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Vault-karma

 As the first step toward revamping the crowd-sourced sorting, ranking and recommending process (voting :-P) on the Vault, I've instituted Vault-karma.

Vault-karma (Vk) is earned by posting new content, making comments and having content attractive enough to attract attractive (or otherwise) visitors.

Some content is more valuable that others: Articles weigh in at a record breaking 15 points per article. Projects are 10 points, Media and Blog posts are 5 points each and new Forum topics are 3 points each (note: moderators can take away points for nuisance or exploit posts :-P ).

In addition, making a comment is worth 1 point. So is having a registered user visit your content (Article, Project, Media or Blog). 

Additionally, you may donate some of your points to an author you think is underappreciated or whom you simply wish to reward for an outstanding post.

We may adjust these point values in the future. In fact, I can almost guarantee it :-P. But we're hoping the heavy weight of articles will encourage tutorials and walk-throughs, and the bonus points for Media (screenshots, videos, podcasts & other supporting stuff) and Blogs (available to Moderators, Devs and Admins at the moment) will pump a bit more energy in there as well.

Eventually, along with the Vk ranking will come Vk titles with extra privileges (and extra voting weights on the 10-star scale).

We are all starting today with 0 Kv. Even me!

Oh, wait. I get 5 Kv for posting about Kv =) Cool!

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Squatting Monk

Very nifty. Can't wait to see how it works out in practice.

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Shadooow

This really doesn't sound good to me. So instead of content we are now rating the author? Those who will ear most VK points have most content anyway so they were visible on old vault and (if new vault finally implement content sorting by categories) will be visible anyway.

I mean, why not it might encourage to commenting but how is this supposed to replace the old voting system from old vault? I don't really think it was *that* bad, yes some content such as scripts was often underrated and there were votes influenced personal feelings but if user searched some scripting system such as loot or XP calculations he could look at HoF which gave him the most used ones. I think that this was highlz usefull feature sort the content per rating.

 

EDIT: Oh and BTW: these points for comments supports not editing comments and abusing comment to write additional info on users own's content! Do we really want to bloat this site with spam?

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Werelynx

I kind of agree with shadoow with that: make it possible to give karma to article/project/media as well as authors. Maybe give 1 Kv to the project for each visitor?

If spam comments will become a nuisance we(I mean Rolo and those who can nag him all the time until he breaks) can stop awarding points for comments or simply change the scale like 0.1 Kv for comment.

 

PS: Hehe, I have earned a 1 Kv!

 

Edit: Wait, after 3 hours someone has already 1000 Kv? How is that? Oh I see that you are gradually giving the points for all projects done in the past. From your post I understood that those from the past will not count "everyone starts today with 0 Kv". 

devil I can grant myself many points.

Maybe one day they will be like bitcoins, when NWN finally returns with its former glory, there will be chinese farmers that wil farm for Karma points to trade them for dollars and NWN3 will be released.

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Rolo Kipp

Yeah, I wanted to reward the people who've already invested in the new Vault, so they get retro-Vk.

Please note also that you can give Vk to someone else (which I intend to do a lot of, as I don't think my rank will matter much :-P)

Also, for Shad, this isn't supposed to *replace* the old system. I promised at the start that no project will be harmed by the shift to the new vault, and that means keeping the old votes and achievements as well.

But I do want to

1) be able to encourage certain categories (like tutorials & projects) but still recognise supporting contributions like comments and media.

2) Give a community-cenetered mechanism for self-policing/moderation

and

3) Have a little fun with meta-gaming :-)

@ Werelynx: Give your self all the points you want... but what happens when I reverse polarity =)

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henesua

I like how this works on question/answer sites and am interested to see how it works here. I suspect it will take lots of tweaking.

 

In the spirit of making content more visible however I would really like a better system of navigating through it.

Searching by tag would be good. Doesn't seem to work for me now. Searching by keyword in title doesn't seem to work either as I am looking for the sigil tileset by CODI and cvan't get it to come up. Also when clicking on an author's name I'd liek to be able to see a list of their contributions.

All of that would help make content more visible.

 

Yeah, off topic, but similar goal.

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Rolo Kipp

Well, the Sigil tileset was misfiled under hakpak (the old vault category. I fixed that and tried the tag search on the catalog page:

http://neverwintervault.org/catalog?field_category_tid=All&field_categor...

And got the rightresult. But the search box is behaving like the project wasnt indexed :-P

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PJ156

I think this sounds like it could be fun. The AME use dragon status as you gain Karma from egg to ancient gold dragon or some such.

 

Any thoughts on wnat you are going to use?

 

PJ

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voyance (not verified)

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(left for giggles - Rolo)

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Zwerkules

Let Google translate that French text above. The result is quite funny. cheeky

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Fester Pot

Gosh. Spammers are here too.

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Shadooow

They were lured here with a promise of vault points! devildevildevil

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Rolo Kipp

That *was* funny :-)

ok, Buh-bye...

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