We’re back with a new enhancement to the blog, intended to improve the Apple user experience. After launching the new commenting system along with the ability to access our publication through your Facebook account comes a new improvement.
This is an improved version of the user karma system , with which we aim to recognise good user contributions to the blog, both in terms of the quality of these contributions and the level of user activity and commitment to the publication.
The idea is to reward the most committed and active users, whose contributions bring quality to the blog and its content, to value the interaction with the blog and to achieve a clean and transparent system, which is also robust against the most “destructive” users.
Thus, to calculate the new karma, up to 11 different factors will be taken into account, divided into three categories, each with a relative weight, which will be transformed into the user karma :
The key factors when calculating a user’s karma are the votes on the user’s comments, the number of users who have added him or her as an expert or participation in the blog comments and then the other factors equally.
This karma can now be consulted in two ways: on the one hand, through the stars as we have done up to now; and on the other hand, through a new numerical value between 1 and 100 which will be displayed on your user page.
The equivalence between stars and karma points will be as follows:
- 1 star – 0 to 20 points
- 2 stars – 21 to 40 points
- 3 stars – from 41 to 60 points
- 4 stars – 61 to 80 points
- 5 stars – from 81 to 100 points
Finally, if you have good karma, don’t worry, as the transition will not result in any user losing karma to start over, it will simply be upgraded to the new system.
Be patient if you notice any errors, and let us know as soon as possible so that we can review them. We hope you like the news and help us all to improve the community , which, after all, is why we are here.