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No karma for photos (karma: 1)
By calypsomember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 3453, member since Fri Aug 10, 2001
On Fri Nov 19, 2004 03:00 PM

Hi all,

The disco boards are subject to the same rules as the other area of the site. Some time ago, this issue came up and it was decided that karma would be disallowed for photos, as it was being badly abused. That goes for all boards.

We are working on a system that does not involve karma to reward or point out pictures that you enjoy. Until that time, however, karma is not the way- and will be removed from those posts.

bg and the mod squad

31 Replies to No karma for photos

re: No karma for photos
By groovytwinsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14170, member since Fri Dec 26, 2003
On Fri Nov 19, 2004 04:27 PM
Does this include collages?

I always feel dead guilty when i get karma...
Karmas not the intention of them, i just enjoy making them hehe

But karma isnt given to actual pictures on this board .....
re: No karma for photos
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Fri Nov 19, 2004 10:09 PM
Yes, it even includes collages. We had such widespread karma abuse that we had to put a stop to all of it. As Balletgurl stated, we are trying to find a way for members to give recognition for things like the collages you make as well as the photos that are artistic in the photography forum. I certainly feel you deserve something for being artistic, but the karma thing got out of control. Hope everyone can play by the rules until we announce our new features for the website.

Thanks!!!
re: No karma for photos
By Joanne_2003member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6052, member since Wed Apr 23, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 05:10 AM
heya i love making collages and
i give karma for things that have taken
time over and i hope ya do sumthing about
it as i like to recognise people that
have put tought into there collages
so wot do we get karma for and what
can you give karma??????
luv joanne xxxx
re: No karma for photos
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 09:32 AM
Here is the websites description of posts being karma worthy. You all should have read this when you signed on and agreed to our terms of service.

"You get karma by posting informative, humorous, or thoughtful comments."

Scanning pictures does not fit into this definition. The karma abuse was getting so bad that someone once had 12 karmas for a picture of them with a first place trophy. This is an information based website...people come to it because of the content. We allow our members to post pictures to enhance the site. Let us work out the details of our new feature so that you can present something to collages and other artistic things on the website.

I hope you can all understand that if I am scanning a picture of me and my friend, I haven't put in any work...thus it is not karma worthy. We are pretty liberal on what people give karma for, but it was totally abused for pictures. Sorry.
re: No karma for photos
By groovytwinsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14170, member since Fri Dec 26, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:19 AM
Sorry but a collage isn't just scanning a picture!!

I use my paint shop, put 100% effort in and spend all day trying to make someone happy by doing a collage of them!! I thought that would be thoughtful don't you?
re: No karma for photos
By Joanne_2003member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6052, member since Wed Apr 23, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 11:36 AM
making a collage is not just scanning a picture
it takes alot of time to make, and we put in loads
of effort into them to resize pictures put them all together
it takes time, and hopefully collages that are for people
will make these people happy that we took time in our
day to make a little something for them! also i made a collage
of all of my friends and it took like 4 hours u cannot say
that that is not effort????
re: No karma for photos
By champ_dansamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 12145, member since Tue Jan 27, 2004
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 03:35 PM
Hiya

Just want to say - it takes time,effort & thought
when making a collage & if someone makes me one then
i do like to say thankyou :?

Just thought i'd say :D

Jenna xxxx :]

Ps - VOTE JO - LOL JO!!!!
re: No karma for photos
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 03:38 PM
No place in my comment was I insulting or negative about the collages!!! The definition for karma is for "COMMENTS" that is why the concept was created. Collages are not the same as comments...plain and simple.

I think many of the collages are very cool, and I wouldn't have a clue how to go about making one. The mods all think your collages and other artistic photography should be rewarded somehow. There is a lot of preparation involved when taking photos as an art...it is not just snapping pictures. The problem is that the people who do just scan a picture and throw it on the boards were getting karma. People were giving karma for pictures of costumes from catalogues. The mods were spending way too much time trying to control all that and going through all the mod reports for pictures that weren't worthy of karma...and took NO EFFORT at all. I never said the collages didn't take time or effort, I know they do, but we are developing a system so you can be thanked, and rewarded in a different way that will be better and will have artisitic merit.
re: No karma for photos
By champ_dansamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 12145, member since Tue Jan 27, 2004
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 03:40 PM
Edited by champ_dansa (82982) on 2004-11-20 15:34:14
Hiya

Me again lol

Maybe if everyone follows the rules we can all
get on with it :? rules r rules i suppose!

Just wanted to say my view before thats all

Jenna xxx :]
re: No karma for photos
By Joanne_2003member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6052, member since Wed Apr 23, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 03:46 PM
well y dont you allow karma for collages
and not people that just scan a picture
as i enjoy doing collages and our effort
i feel should be rewarded! y isnt every1
sticking to rules anyways!!
re: No karma for photos
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 03:55 PM
Because then someone who has 2 pictures of their dog and their best friend will write to us and say it's a collage....then someone else will say that because they did fancy artwork to their single picture of their friend for her birthday it should get karma. We have enough work to do without having to moniter the disco photo boards, the ballet photo boards, the photography board etc. We have been very lenient because we could take down all the photo boards, and we can take away karma privileges for repeat offenders, but we haven't done any of that yet. Please just wait for Linh to present his new idea to you all. Giving out karma or not being able to give it for pictures shouldn't ruin your experience on the website.
re: No karma for photos
By champ_dansamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 12145, member since Tue Jan 27, 2004
On Sat Nov 20, 2004 04:07 PM
Edited by champ_dansa (82982) on 2004-11-20 16:01:43
Hiya

lol i agree though 2 photos are not a collage !!

A collage to me is at least more than 10 pics :D

Hope this problem is sorted

Jenna xx :]
re: No karma for photos
By Joanne_2003member has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6052, member since Wed Apr 23, 2003
On Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:07 PM
i agree jenna and
collages with effort should
be rewarded! xxxxxxx
re: No karma for photos
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Mon Nov 22, 2004 02:27 PM
Glad we all agree that collages should be rewarded. JUST NOT WITH KARMA. You can thank someone publicly, or send them a PM for right now until Linh unveils our new reward system for creativity such as this.
re: No karma for photos
By dancescapedancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3006, member since Fri Mar 05, 2004
On Mon Nov 22, 2004 02:34 PM
Hiya,

I remember seeing one college and it had been given 18 karma! :O this is really abusing the system!

1 karma, maybe 2? Yes! However 18 is a bit much :?

And surely a college is being thoughtful?

Anyways, i do feel guilty when i get alot of karma for things, but feel like saying this is not a post for karma, you no what i mean?

Love Heidi xxxx
re: No karma for photos
By Lise3Premium member Comments: 4482, member since Fri Feb 14, 2003
On Tue Nov 23, 2004 05:07 AM
I think it's a good rule.
The line has to be drawn somewhere..
And we are not on the site to get karma anyway, at least I'm not.
The rewards sounds great, can't wait to see them.
re: No karma for photos
By fairyfeetmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2821, member since Sat Jul 05, 2003
On Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:08 AM
what even if the picture means something to you?¿?¿?
lv lala xxx
re: No karma for photos
By groovytwinsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14170, member since Fri Dec 26, 2003
On Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:11 AM
And when will the new thing be "unveiled" ?
re: No karma for photos
By xlaurax Comments: 1053, member since Thu Aug 05, 2004
On Wed Nov 24, 2004 01:12 PM
hiya!!

i dont really like this rule sorry but i think its unfair if someone puts lots of time and effort into a collage!! and doesn't get recgonition for it!! but i'm guessing the new thing will be good ??

love Laura xxxxxxx :] xxxxx
re: No karma for photos (karma: 2)
By imadanseurPremium member Comments: 16604, member since Thu Dec 04, 2003
On Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:02 PM
Okay, you all signed up and agreed to OUR terms of service when you became members. If you don't like our rules then you have a few choices. Number one you can leave if not giving out karma is making your life so miserable. Number two you can abuse the system and be banned or contact the moderators and we will evaluate our position on allowing members to post any pictures at all, or you can deal with it and accept it as part of life. This is a free website with lots of great features...are you really all bugging out about this rule that much?

It's funny that so many people here say karma doesn't matter, but most of the posts contradict that. Is that the only way you feel important with your peers? Is that your motivation when working on the collages...dreaming of how much karma you will get? I have written many posts helping people or researched subjects that received no karma but was widely appreciated by others. That is reward enough. Wouldn't it make you feel just as good to be rewarded by someone that thanks you in their post or send a PM to you?? How sad that many of you feel that karma is the only way to be feel appreciated. If you want karma then think of interesting humorous or inspirational comments...maybe visit another board and interact with other members or areas you may be interested in if you are karma hungry!

I do not know when the new reward system will be implemented. I don't believe Linh has a timeline for this. In the meantime why not enjoy the website and people's written encouragement of your creativity.
re: No karma for photos
By groovytwinsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 14170, member since Fri Dec 26, 2003
On Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:38 AM
Ok, but you don't need to mention in every possible way of how "sad" we are for wanting karma - you took 30 or something from me and Do i look bothered. NO

If someone has a moon, then you can see they have posted things that people enjoy, and people like your comments. Thats why i like my moon anyway :)
remember, they're only 12
By SouthAfricanDans Comments: 101, member since Fri Sep 03, 2004
On Thu Nov 25, 2004 02:26 PM
shame! remember, some of the members here are only 12 years old and spend days and nights on here and creating a collage is the highlight of their days - can't we give them karma for it?
re: No karma for photos
By freestyle_dansamember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 9421, member since Wed Jan 28, 2004
On Thu Nov 25, 2004 02:35 PM
Hiya

People just accept this rule they aint going to
allow us to give Karma!!!
My sister has been banned for this!!! :( haha

Maybe they can come up with some thing else
we can give people as a way to sy thanks
love michelle xxxxxx
I AGREE
By SouthAfricanDans Comments: 101, member since Fri Sep 03, 2004
On Thu Nov 25, 2004 02:52 PM
Hi, I agree with the above comment - let's just stick to the rules. I think it's quite pathetic how everyone's 'bleating' and 'wining' and 'moaning' about karma! lol
go get some recognition in the real world and in your daily living and daily lives - not on the internet.... it is all a bit sad.
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