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Title: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 05, 2008, 04:48:40 AM
Dear Admin,

I notice with interest, and some amusement, that my Karma score is -1 when it was (and everyone else seems to be) zero.

What does the Karma score mean, and how is this calculated? or is there some form of human input?
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: jmoore on March 05, 2008, 11:48:16 AM
i was going to ask what is that karma thing there is someone that should be a neg 20 for the attitude, do we click on it to vote?
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: pyourke on March 05, 2008, 12:53:51 PM
Me too... I was curious what it meant also, and what it was based on? :-\
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 05, 2008, 01:34:27 PM
Seems like I'm the only one that needs to worry at the moment :D
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Sparky on March 05, 2008, 02:08:39 PM
Ian, at least someone has thought enough about you to give you a rating :).

In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, says only this: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.' A skillful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskillful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things. (Events are not skillful in themselves, but are so called only in virtue of the mental events that occur with them.)
Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 04:09:40 AM
Ian, at least someone has thought enough about you to give you a rating :).

In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, says only this: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.' A skillful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskillful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things. (Events are not skillful in themselves, but are so called only in virtue of the mental events that occur with them.)
Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.


 :D that's cleared that up then!

Thanks for your positive slant Mark  ;)
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 04:39:19 AM
OK people, in the absence of admin to answer, I played a bit... under our names I've noticed 'applaud' and 'smile', these seem to increase your Karma ratings... you can't do it to yourself though.

During my experimentation I applauded you Marilyn, I hope you don't mind ;)
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Sparky on March 06, 2008, 07:52:47 AM
under our names I've noticed 'applaud' and 'smile', these seem to increase your Karma ratings... you can't do it to yourself though.

The applaud and smile do not appear under any names on my browser.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 09:05:21 AM
under our names I've noticed 'applaud' and 'smile', these seem to increase your Karma ratings... you can't do it to yourself though.

The applaud and smile do not appear under any names on my browser.

They are under the 'Karma' that appears under the names on mine ???
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: pegleg jack on March 06, 2008, 10:13:00 AM
OBL, sorry that i didn't figure it out sooner, but it is a way to let you know that some has read your posts, like just now i hit your applaud and you now have a +1
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Sparky on March 06, 2008, 10:58:11 AM
OBL  PLJ, I do not have that option, I can see the Karma ratings but cannot vote.
Karma isn't mentioned in the 'Help' section either?
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 11:10:29 AM
OBL  PLJ, I do not have that option, I can see the Karma ratings but cannot vote.
Karma isn't mentioned in the 'Help' section either?

Please don't have a go at me for stating the obvious and I'm sure you realise this, but... you can't see it under your own name, only under other people's... can you see it under other's names?
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 11:11:54 AM
OBL, sorry that i didn't figure it out sooner, but it is a way to let you know that some has read your posts, like just now i hit your applaud and you now have a +1

I don't get that... surely it's only if you like 'smile' or love 'applaud' their post? not just that you've read it?
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: jmoore on March 06, 2008, 11:26:45 AM
i do not like this karma thing we can not make everyone happy we post what we feel is import to us and other people help us out or they do not, but letting people vote on what we say i feel is not right if you do not like the post do not read it but to have someone put  i have bad karma just does not sit well with me.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Sparky on March 06, 2008, 12:04:50 PM
OBL  PLJ, I do not have that option, I can see the Karma ratings but cannot vote.
Karma isn't mentioned in the 'Help' section either?

can you see it under other's names?

That is where I'm looking - nothing.

I agree with jmoore, what is there to be gained by voting for or against someone's post.  If I like what someone has written I will post and say so and if I don't like what has been written I'll post a reasoned argument. That way everyone knows what makes me happy and what doesn't. The Karma scoring doesn't show why or what for.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 06, 2008, 01:07:42 PM
I agree, though there isn't any bad Karma, it's only smaile or applaud, at least that's something..... none of it may be better...
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Marilyn on March 06, 2008, 01:36:21 PM
OBL, thanks for giving me good Karma and not bad in your experimentation!   ;D

It's kind of a fun thing, but not really necessary to have the good vs bad karma.  I do try to keep my karma on the sunny side.  I studied Buddhism for a time.  It really makes sense, and basically all 'karma' boils down to is "As you sow, so shall you reap."  And I find that very true.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 07, 2008, 05:04:16 AM
So now I've got -4... I'm feeling a bit beaten up... but if you have to hit a 'smile' button to give a negative score I don't get it? Is it good or bad? Is smile good, but just not as good as applaud? If so why the negative? Questions questions... the issue I have with it is that you don't know where it's coming from... being anonimous it's for cowards if it's negative.
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: pegleg jack on March 07, 2008, 09:52:15 AM
OBL, we are not beating you up, it is just that your post made us smile and in some small or big way made ouir day.

So look at it this way, you have gotten four people to smile when they read your post i know that i have. And as i sit here and have my first cup of coffee and watch it snow, which dont happen often down here, you have started my day off with a smile.

keep smiling
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 07, 2008, 10:02:40 AM
OBL, we are not beating you up, it is just that your post made us smile and in some small or big way made ouir day.

So look at it this way, you have gotten four people to smile when they read your post i know that i have. And as i sit here and have my first cup of coffee and watch it snow, which dont happen often down here, you have started my day off with a smile.

keep smiling

Thanks for that, I feel better now... ;D

It's sunny here, and I'm just off for the weekend... see ya!
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Mitchee on March 07, 2008, 12:50:52 PM
I think it says smite not smile.  To me, it likes like a T rather than an L.

I think smile would be much better.   :)

Title: Re: Karma
Post by: jmoore on March 07, 2008, 02:41:05 PM
hi pl jack it is smite not smile i agree with mitchee smile would be better or really no karma thing at all
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Oneblueleg on March 07, 2008, 06:43:31 PM
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: Marilyn on March 07, 2008, 10:52:02 PM
Well, unless I've lost my mind (highly likely!!), it appears that our venerable expert has taken out the 'karma' thang all together... Just as well.  We don't want this to turn into a popularity contest or anything like that!
Title: Re: Karma
Post by: jmoore on March 08, 2008, 11:28:50 AM
thanks you guys in charge to listening to us i am glad that karma thing is gone again thank you 8)