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Karma - Do I Seriously Still Misunderstand It?


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OllieR
10/26/2017 10:29:16 PM


Status: Union Hack
Karma - Do I Seriously Still Misunderstand It?

I haven't looked back at any other recent votes, but I voted in "The Meaning of Owls." I thought my voting was fair and seemed to be in line with the final scores, so I took a look.

I gave 6's, 7's, and one 8. The top finishing chop was just under an 8, so it's not possible that I voted more than 2 points too low for any entry. The entry I awarded an 8 to actually finished closer to the middle of the pack, but it was still a mid range 6.something. Nothing I voted for deviated more than 2 points from the finishing scores. So how did I lose 20 in karma?

I thought I understood karma scoring. Am I stupid, did it change, or is it a glitch? Help!
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HoHouse
Republicans
10/26/2017 11:13:49 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
It looks like you missed on two scores, gave 6's on 8's, that's what the 2 main judges gave. We be down to 2 judges now. The other 8 voters in the contest, don't have as much karma together as the two that pick the winners, and you didn't read their minds, I did, gave everybody an 8, because my scores were 6's.
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HoHouse

OllieR
Republicans
10/27/2017 8:15:59 AM


Status: Union Hack

On 10/26/2017 11:13:49 PM, HoHouse said:
It looks like you missed on two scores, gave 6's on 8's, that's what the 2 main judges gave. We be down to 2 judges now. The other 8 voters in the contest, don't have as much karma together as the two that pick the winners, and you didn't read their minds, I did, gave everybody an 8, because my scores were 6's.



Thanks HoHouse. I was wondering if it calculated using the votes with mine not included. Makes sense that it was against the judges votes. The FAQs imply that the deviation is measured from the final score. If that were the case, I would have been within deviation.

"Deviation is how much your vote on some particular entry deviates from the final average of this entry. Karma works with each particular entry - it looks at the final average on the entry and compares it to your vote. If the deviation is high (more than two points), it adds a small penalty. If the deviation is not high (within two points), it adds a small gain. Then all your karma gains and penalties are added for all entries, and there you have your total karma change for a contest. "

With so few scores setting the expected vote, it doesn't seem like the current karma is going to work too well without using psychic powers. I like karma because there are some people that throw out 1s, 2s, 3s, and 4s.

I was really disappointed that the one I gave my 8 to finished in the middle of the pack.
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