Why divide by join-time? Doesn't this just mean anyone who joined early will gain a lot more karma per activity than those that join late?
And I'm pretty sure the lack of "karma" on this site is intentional :-P
Is there a way to quickly check?
no at the moment but your karma is :)
Thanks. Is that good? 🤣
Personally, I am not a fan of karma or point scoring on forums as the whole thing devolves into a competition for Karma not skills (I like your skills, I don't care about your karma). Your algo on serps/posts may be interesting but it's not my site so it's not up to me.
I try to maintain the lowest karma around. 😳
your opinion is reasonable, but competition serves to improve more and more :).
Agreed. But the 'karma club' starts to come into play (brigading/upvotings/sockpuppets/'leaders'). It speeds things up & shortens product lifecycle.
This is why followers are hidden rn. Same principles. Though the problem with hiding it is someone with 40yrs experience vs someone with 3 weeks is less clear & the equal platform aspect substantially degrades the quality of the info provided but real experts & inflates nonsense/weak knowledge.
Using your algo on search would surface better code (people) which makes everything better.
can add karma rank on dev.to officially :).
Karma opacity is a feature not a bug imo.
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