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posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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I often start "high" threads and never submit them.

Thousands of lines of text have gone to waste.

Does this influence the Karma score in any way ?

A question for the Board.




posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

I don't know what a "high thread" is, but as far as I know, a post that's not submitted can't have any effect on any ATS score.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

I don't believe post length has any contribution to the way Karma is calculated. Also, posts that go without submission can't affect anything. But go ahead and post those lengthy comments. We love to see quality, thought out work from members.

Here's how the Karma is calculated, by the way.


originally posted by: aboutface
reply to post by hellnotes
 

K = (stars * 15) + ((flags + applause) * 10) / posts

Example:
7619 stars * 15 = 114285
(524 flags + 92 applauses) * 10 = 6160
114285 + 6160 = 120445
120445 / 4074 posts = 29.5643103 rounded to 30


Edit to add: Link to the post above
edit on 1/1/2016 by cmdrkeenkid because: Added additional information.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
Thousands of lines of text have gone to waste.

The character limit on opening posts is 7413 (don't ask me why).
Anything over that limit would have been cut off anyway.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

All you have to do is end the first post with something along the lines of, "Post continues below." Most people refrain from posting to allow you to get it in continuously.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid
To be honest, 7500 just about meets my needs, so the necessary trimming is only the occasional pain in the neck.
I was trying to make the OP feel better about not using all those thousands of lines of text.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

I don't believe post length has any contribution to the way Karma is calculated. Also, posts that go without submission can't affect anything. But go ahead and post those lengthy comments. We love to see quality, thought out work from members.

Here's how the Karma is calculated, by the way.


originally posted by: aboutface
reply to post by hellnotes
 

K = (stars * 15) + ((flags + applause) * 10) / posts

Example:
7619 stars * 15 = 114285
(524 flags + 92 applauses) * 10 = 6160
114285 + 6160 = 120445
120445 / 4074 posts = 29.5643103 rounded to 30


Edit to add: Link to the post above


wow...thanks for that one. I was wondering what's the algorithm.



posted on Jan, 1 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI

originally posted by: MarioOnTheFly
Thousands of lines of text have gone to waste.

The character limit on opening posts is 7413 (don't ask me why).
Anything over that limit would have been cut off anyway.


it's not about the char limit...it's that I get puffed up to writting something...and then...midway through a post I give up and just cancel



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly
If/are you are writing your doctoral thesis on this forum and loose it in totality would say you might have a problem.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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What exactly is the aim of the Karma score?



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:27 PM
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originally posted by: sosobad
What exactly is the aim of the Karma score?



And what is a good Karma score, A bigger number or smaller one?



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: wildb

originally posted by: sosobad
What exactly is the aim of the Karma score?



And what is a good Karma score, A bigger number or smaller one?


Yeah that too lol



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: sosobad

Incentive.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: wildb

originally posted by: sosobad
What exactly is the aim of the Karma score?



And what is a good Karma score, A bigger number or smaller one?

According to mine; infinitely smaller is better.



posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Phage




posted on Jan, 2 2016 @ 06:47 PM
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a reply to: sosobad

Sounds good to me.



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: [post=20216288]
Who added 13 points to my Karmic score?!



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

It's calculated automatically by the site using the formula I referenced above.



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 10:40 PM
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originally posted by: cmdrkeenkid
a reply to: vethumanbeing

It's calculated automatically by the site using the formula I referenced above.

So not divisible or multiplied as is a one whole number (absolute) and completely subjective to content of post values? I understand (who added 13 points to my pristine record of none) unless it was myself vicariously through an algorithm in place (its all my fault)

edit on 4-1-2016 by vethumanbeing because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 11:30 PM
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a reply to: vethumanbeing

I'm assuming it's just rounded to the nearest whole number, since I've never seen a fractional Karma score. Content of the posts doesn't quite matter as much, though great content is encouraged! Of course, great content often leads to applause from staff, which in turn does factor into the Karma score.




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