It seems no matter what I post on ZAM nowadays somebody will come along and rate me down. Don't get me wrong I understand that it is a right of the community to do this but since I started posting on FFIXV forums, people are arbitrarily rating people’s posts down without reason or any sort of discourse explaining their reasons. I actually pride myself on writing readable and articulate responses on ZAM, try and help people out and when an opinion is asked for, give it with as much diplomacy as I can muster. To get someone come along and get rated down from Excellent to Decent in the space of 5 posts for just either stating an opinion or supporting an OP is getting very tiresome. I've never knocked anyone on ZAM and have always tried to keep things positive. I've always considered us a community and therefore consider my reactions and interactions very carefully before clicking 'send'. If there is an admin out there that can shed some light into what is happening with the karma bombing I would be very interested to know. Put it this way, my karma rating was excellent on 95% of my posts until September of 2010, coincidentally the time CE was released. I remember a light hearted post I made about the music in Thanalan sounding like a song I had heard and getting put into default for this.
I use the Karma system to rate people up and down. If they have made a valuable contribution to a post, give a particularly convincing argument or help out a member of the community I give them a rate up. I try and avoid rating down unless something is especially wrong (i.e. giving incorrect information). As I understand it, the Karma system is there as a tool of trust between members of the community, a seal of approval. When I look down the list on the general forum nearly everything is default or decent and hardly any excellent ratings exist. I used to use this as a guide for which posts I should first read but now, as most posts carry decent or below, it’s very hard to tell. Some really good people out there now have such low ratings. The only people who seem to maintain their Karma rating is the admin and that’s because they are un-rateable!
Please admin do something about this. Either remove the karma system, reset it or start checking on who is doing the karma bombing.
Yours in anticipation of a sub-default,
Edited, Mar 17th 2011 3:44pm by Kaolian Lock Thread: ok, thread done,.