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how to get the first few karma points?

asked 2011-12-13 12:35:21 -0500

yn1v gravatar image

The lower karma action is up-vote and it requires 15 points. At this point I see about 891 users and only 115 got 15 points or more. This is 12.9%

This is like not getting a job because you don't have experience, but you need a job to get experience...

Probably if people with karma give a hand to people with less karma, just to be sure there is critical mass.

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I agree, it is a little frustrating at first if you are used to forums or irc where you can jump in, but, with a few answers or questions you will have privileges here in short order.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-12-13 13:10:34 -0500 )edit

agree, I want to ask a question that couldn't found but just dont have enough karma to do so

Matthew gravatar imageMatthew ( 2013-07-29 08:09:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-12-13 15:18:46 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

I strongly believe a minimum threshold is necessary. Of course it can be discussed if 15 is the right value for up-voting (maybe more? maybe less?).

Such threshold is needed to discourage spammers and silly people to disturb the harmony and the spirit of sites like this.

I also like to feel those thresholds like goals to become little by little a trusted and respected user for the community.

To use a similitude I see the up-vote threshold for this site like the capthca questions on blogs and similar web sites. Captchas are annoying and also time consuming for the majority of users but necessary to keep websites clean and usable.

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Thanks @Francisco_D for pointing my right about re-tagging in stackoverflow. @yn1v I think that we that have enough karma for voting up etc... have to contribute more to avoid that happening

Andre Ferreira gravatar imageAndre Ferreira ( 2013-09-04 10:08:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-12-13 12:48:33 -0500

mether gravatar image

updated 2013-05-27 22:36:26 -0500

Most users just register and don't participate and that is not unique. You can get karma points by asking good questions or answering and others can vote for you and increase your karma points. In other words, participate. There is no deadlock as you suggest!

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@shaiton askbot is configured to award some badges more then once.

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2011-12-13 14:32:38 -0500 )edit

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