Will karma be coming to Lemmy ?

what lemmy devs and community think about reddit’s karma?
Is it in the works ? do plan you on integrating it when lemmy becomes bigger? would you use it for automodeation ?
Ps: I personally hate that thing, what about you?

@nutomic
mod
admin
282M

We originally had the karma count in user profiles, but decided to remove it because it leads to negative behaviour like karma farming. I think you can still see it in the API somewhere.

Dessalines
admin
222M

We also recently added a user setting to hide scores entirely, which is probably better for mental well being overall.

Blessed devs

@AgreeableLandscape
admin
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Thank you! I really appreciate that on a social media platform!

@sirsquid
12M

That’s nice, would be a good default really to have less focus on points and more on interesting posts and discussions.

@dragonX
creator
92M

I agree with that too.

@sirsquid
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Good, I hate the points systems and it really does lead to people being terrible on the likes of Reddit. Internet points makes some people go mad with power.

Good move.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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NO

Please no.

I agree with all the other commenters saying no to karma. Reddit’s karma system leads to negative behaviors (users and mods putting importance on magic internet number -> spam/scam bots gaming the system to increase this number -> users complaining about bots and reposts).

We’re better off without it

@TheImpressiveX
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I highly doubt it. And I think Lemmy is better off without karma.

@Belaptir
72M

Agree. Karmaremoved is an issue on Reddit. People farming karma to sell accounts among the things. Yeah, better without.

Lemmy doesn’t need a karma system similar to Reddit.

@tracyspcy
92M

Much better without karma mining thing

God I hope not

If I remember correctly, there’s already a karma system in place in the backend, but there’s either no frontend way of displaying it, or the admins of most Lemmy instances don’t bother turning it on.

Dessalines
admin
62M

It actually does still come through the API, but we choose not to display it.

@anescient
42M

Karma should be a trivial statistic at most. Go to user’s page, see their post/comment totals; they don’t really affect anything directly, but you can see the numbers if you want to go looking. Even limiting it to that, I think users should be allowed to hide theirs.

@federico3
22M

Instead, we should have better filtering mechanisms based on personal preferences.

Google Reader had excellent suggestions based on the “reshare/starring” of a post done by accounts you follow.

@soferman
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@BigDaddyWarBucks
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