Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Anybody understand the reddit voting system?

I just posted something, it currently has a zero rating/score.

But somehow it dropped my main score down to 41 from 43, a drop of -2 karma for one single post?
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September 20th, 2006 6:16pm
post a link to it, we'll mod it up. reddit and digg are all about groups giving their members a pat on the back. everything else is a mystery.
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September 20th, 2006 6:45pm
http://reddit.com/info/j9p5/comments

Actually, not that interesting but still.
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 6:46pm
um, what?
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 20th, 2006 6:48pm
who?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 6:49pm
"Actually, I wish reddit could post a large datafile or something similar that had all there data in one place. Past Links, comments, scores. Would be great for research and not as gung-hoe as an AOL type corp."


No as gung-hoe? Waa?
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September 20th, 2006 6:50pm
"gung ho"

AOL posted their user search queries.  Everybody bitched and moaned about it.  They retracted the information.  Reddit could get away with posting their information because they only have like 3 employees.
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 6:53pm
Hmmm. Did you do anything with the AOL data?
Permalink cpm 
September 20th, 2006 6:56pm
Nope
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September 20th, 2006 6:59pm
Downloaded it and unzipped it?
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 6:59pm
So you must be pretty excited about the chance to download and unzip the reddit search data too.
Permalink cpm 
September 20th, 2006 7:07pm
I can't wait.
Permalink Send private email Bot Berlin 
September 20th, 2006 7:13pm
But we have to break the system first!!! Revolution!!!
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September 20th, 2006 7:13pm
Bot - as I understand it all votes are taken equally for the points of the post but the karma of the voter is taken into account when calculating the effect on your karma.

This means that if some users with good karma vote you down but other users without much karma vote you up you can end up with a post with +ve points that has a -ve effect on your karma (and vice versa, of course).
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September 21st, 2006 4:56am

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