I've heard various ideas such as limiting it only after mods have expended their points (this will require implementing a cooldown to prevent a user from getting points again too soon). I want to hear your feedback, and I'll roll together something for the next major update of the site. Leave your comments
Please don't stop giving a numerical karma score. It's nice to have a clear number rather than a named category that could mean almost anything. One of the things I really like here is that details aren't hidden just to look good.
On my (very long and growing) TODO list is to have a Transparency mod. Slash collects an absurd amount of information. Its on the list to try and decouple Stats.pm from the admin interface and allow anyone to look through our raw numbers, as well as having a user specific page where they can see various information about themselves, or if they've been banned/etc.
On the other site, you could be marked "-1 posting" or such and you'll never know it short by checking each of your posts. Staff on the other site for instance are marked +5, so their posts *always* show up no matter what. We leave it as the default for staff, though when we re-add the subscriber module, all staff will get subscriptions, so they'll get the +1 subscriber bonus right out of the gate.
Sounds fantastic, it's great that we'll be getting more information about what's going on rather than having it dumbed down like on many other sites.
Firstoff, a small bug that seems new since 30 Mar, when last I was here (I was on the road, it's not my fault! :)
I click Reply (actually RClick & Open in new tab) and instead of being at the same font size as the page I came from, it's two sizes smaller.
I noticed immediately cuz I need the font set at 120%, and here it was back to default. SeaMonkey sets font on a per-site basis, so it's not a per-page-SM issue, far as I can tell. It had worked normally here until today (or some day since last Sat. anyway).======
In "stuff we can see", I like being able to see all the mods done to any of my comments.
I'm not sure what I think of karma aging... I think another reply has the right of it, that it's liable to encourage a certain type of karma-troll rather than make the rest of us 'work harder'. Good posters post because they have something to say; for good posters, karma is merely a nice byproduct, not the goal.
Can you file this as a bug with screenshots on our github repo? https://github.com/SoylentNews/slashcode [github.com]
I don't know enough abotu CSS to describe the problem in technical terms :-/
I don't see where the bug report thing is...??
Yep, appears it is indeed in the CSS, as I do NOT get the issue when I turn CSS off. (Which I can do with PrefBar.)
https://github.com/SoylentNews/slashcode/issues?mi lestone=2&state=open [github.com] - direct link :-)
I don't see it on the list yet, but it should be at
https://github.com/SoylentNews/slashcode/issues/12 8 [github.com]