Karma changes

Asked by Zied ALAYA on 2009-04-15

My Karma was about 403 points.
yesterday I submitted two bug report for Jaunty and this morning my Karma is 156 !!!
can I know how this can happen :(

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Craig Huffstetler (xq) said : #1

This is across the board and a lot of people are asking the same question on the forums, on the Answers team and I just posed it on the launchpad-users list.

Best Tom (tom6) said : #3

Yes without even counting the amount lost on the 2 bug-reports you've lost 61% !! Which is about the same percentage as a lot of people are reporting. The one worth looking at is Mark Shuttleworth, of course.


Good luck and regards from

PS you are appreciated by the community if not by the point-scoring robot ;)

Zied ALAYA (zied.alaya) said : #4

I totally agree that the karma weight should reflect recent activity, but in my case my karma was lesser the 100. I declared some bugs in Jaunty and my karma passes to more then 400.

isn't recent activity ?

thank you Tom for the Link and thank you for the comment.
You are right for the appreciation, and I'm here because I like what I'm doing and wanna the best to my community.

Zied ALAYA (zied.alaya) said : #5

Thanks Tom, that solved my question.

Tom (tom6) said : #6

It is a bit of a mystery quite how the karma-bot functions but you're doing good work there so just keep it up and you'll soon recover ;)

Thanks for the points there btw ;)
lol, regards from
Tom :)

Zied ALAYA (zied.alaya) said : #7

You are welcome :)

linuxrules (linuxrules) said : #8

no oh no mine went 956 => 300

Tom (tom6) said : #9

321 from Answers and 39 from Bugs but i've got a feeling you might earn quite a lot from Bugs when the Karma-Bot counts up tonight ;) With the amount you do i expected you to be on a few thousand points.

Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

linuxrules (linuxrules) said : #10

thank :) tom

linuxrules (linuxrules) said : #11

The code for karma should have acceleration


$score += ($NumberOfBugs_answered + $NumberOf_A_Q_answered + $work_time) + $score * 0.3;

José Lou Chang (obake) said : #12

José Lou Chang suggests this article as an answer to your question:
FAQ #73: “My karma decreased, and I no longer show as being active in certain projects”.