I just realized that lemmy doesn’t have karma like reddit. I’ve never paid much attention to karma. But even so it does seem to play an important role in moderation on reddit.

For instance, many subs put a karma restriction on who can post which helps decrease trolls.

And while it’s true that karma gives an incentive for people to seek karma I think it’s overall regulatory principle might be worth considering as a trade off.

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No. This leads to the commercialization/capitalization of accounts and β€œkarma farming” in general. Increases numbers of bots, decreases content quality. It will become yet another Reddit. If Lemmy implements that I will be out of here.

Hope you devs can see the issues with it @nutomic@lemmy.ml and not become liberals. Stop the gamification!

Please fucking no. Karma is responsible for all that is bad on Reddit. Lemmy, so far, seems to be avoiding the worst of that.

For the love of the platform, no.

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I suppose this could be implemented as a config options, so instance admins could choose to enable or disable it. Of course someone would have to write the code for it, contributions welcome :)

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More interesting question would be, how to deal with incoming messages from other systems, which doesn’t support a karma system? πŸ€”

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Lemmy stores vote count for all posts/comments that it knows about. In case another platform doesnt support votes, the count might not be completely accurate. But anyway the count wont be accurate for remote users, because most likely we dont have all their posts/comments federated to the local instance.

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Do you mean an accumulation of the scores, the total upvotes to posts and/or comments?

I think it’s been discussed among the devs, but they didn’t want people posting low quality content to harvest upvotes. I’m of the opposite opinion, I think a lot of high-quality posters want to look at their total scores and would like an overview of the total scores.

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Yes I think karma would be useful.

What’s the biggest complaint about lemmy right now? Besides performance it’s lack of engagement, lack of content.

Are there externalities from people chasing karma? Yes but there are ways to design around that. I really think this is something the devs should reconsider.

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