Karma Points and Ranks

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Karma Points are a measure of a user's contribution to the WoW-Pro community. They are awarded for any action which helps enrich the community, including writing guides, leaving helpful comments, and working on the WoW-Pro Addon. You can also lose Karma Points if you do things that harm the community, such as leaving harmful comments or extremely inaccurate or harmful guides.

Ranks are awarded to users at certain Karma levels to allow them privileges on the website. Unlocked privileges include skipping the comment moderation queue, ability to revert bad revisions to wiki pages, and the ability to post news on the front page of the site. You can view the current highest ranking members by selecting the Rankings link at the top of each page.

I'll explain the different ranks and the methods for earning Karma below.

Ranks, Priveleges, and Points Needed

1. Member (0 points):

  • receive karma points
  • create/edit content
  • create/edit forum topics
  • edit wiki pages
  • view revisions
  • send/view private messages
  • access user profiles

2. Trusted Member (5 points):

  • skip captcha challenges (you know, those annoying codes you have to enter to validate every post you make)
  • post comments without approval (no more moderation queue for you!)
  • cancel own vote on polls
  • publish own guides without approvale
  • write user blogs

3. Honored Member (20 points):

  • revert revisions
  • rename the url of your articles
  • create polls

4. Revered Member (50 points):

  • create new encyclopedia books
  • administer smileys

5. Exalted Member (100 points):

  • post news on the frontpage!
  • outline guides into the encyclopedias (change their category)
  • inspect votes on polls

6. Moderator (You will be considered for moderator after 200 points):

  • administer comments and their approval queue
  • administer forums
  • edit guides (of anyone)
  • edit news posts

Gaining and Losing Karma Points


You can gain Karma points in three ways: comments, guides, and addon work. Comments and guides that actually detract from the site will result in a loss of Karma. Note that blatant trolling, flaming, or spam can still result in an immediate ban at the administrator's discretion

Comments:

  • Useful comment = +1 Karma
  • Very useful comment = +2 Karma
  • Bad comment = -1 Karma
  • Very bad comment = -2 Karma

Guides:

  • Okay Guide (two stars) = +2 Karma
  • Good Guide (three stars) = +4 Karma
  • Very good Guide (four stars) = +6 Karma
  • Awesome Guide (five stars) = +8 Karma
  • Bad guide (one star) = -1 Karma

Blogs:

  • Useful blog = +2 Karma
  • Very useful blog = +4 Karma
  • Bad blog = -1 Karma
  • Very bad blog = -2 Karma

Addon:

  • Test one guide = +2 Karma
  • Update/revise code for one guide = +4 Karma
  • Code one guide from the website = +6 Karma
  • Code one guide from scratch = varies, based on the quality of the guide(see "Guides" above)
  • Detailed bug report = +1 or 2 Karma (varies, like comments above)
  • Bug fix = +4 Karma
  • Minor feature addition = +6 Karma
  • Major feature addition = +8 Karma

I didn't include any penalties for addon work considering addon submissions will all be approved by me or Jame before they are released to the site. Also note that by one guide I mean the full guide, not just the part for a single zone. An example would be the full Jame's 21-31 guide, not just the 28 step section involving Stonetalon Mountains.

Please post a comment if anything here needs to be clarified or if you have any other questions.

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You can gain Karma points in

You can gain Karma points in three ways: comments, guides, and addon work. Comments and guides that actually detract from the site will result in a loss of Karma. Note that blatant trolling, flaming, or spam can still result in an immediate ban at the administrator's discretion

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New Trusted Members: annasender and Duchess

Congrats to annasender and Duchess.

Duchess was instrumental in getting the new mapping system and the updated Worgen guide working. I think we spun up soo many worgens, we might have gotten rabies.

Annasender has been feeding me so many guide updates, that I just have to get out of the loop. She is a tester in real life and is very methodical.

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Thanks a TON everyone, and

Thanks a TON everyone, and I'm very sorry it took me so long to get your promotions in. Ludovicus is supposed to be able to do them himself, but something is wrong with our Drupal installation that our main tech person has not yet fixed (sad face) so you were stuck with slow ole me.

Anyway, congratulations!

Star system & Karma

For one I can't seem to find the stars rating a guide (/shrug) and also, I didn't recive any karma for my herbalism guide nor my daily guide. 

 

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Credit where it is due

Andre:

I am sorry you have not yet been credited for the work you have done.   I have concentrated almost exclusively on the Leveling addon and grinding away on the bug queue for it.   Only recently did I acquire moderator status and now have added SPAM swatting and karma awards to my powers, though I still lack the power to award ranks and I have no idea what the stars do.

However, going back to January and awarding karma for all the contributions since will take me awhile.  I ask for your patience, as I have to limit the time I spend on this project or my SO will get annoyed.

Jiyambi's picture

Yes, unfortunately until

Yes, unfortunately until Snowflake gets permissions fixed I will not be able to give you rank changing powers. As for the guide rating system... well it seems to no longer be available, I'm not sure what happened to it but probably another thing lost during the upgrade. Unfortunately it seems several very useful modules on the site were lost, including the one displaying user rank in a clear and concise manner under the user's portrait.

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New Trusted Members: Josral, Estelyen, geri

Congrats to our three new Trusted Members, Josral, Estelyen, and geri.

All three made many useful contributions to the last 3 adddon releases, which you can find documented in the release notes!

Honorable mentions to Crackerhead22 , Gylin, JamesL85, thomdcarr, seeyabye91, Xaviar15814, Lulia, savagefool, Bitsem, TwoToad, and Dez who also contributed as well. You may see some of these folks become Trusted Members soon too!

PS: Karma assignment is more work than SPAM swatting.

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*gets out pom-poms and

*gets out pom-poms and cheers*

Ludovicus, thanks so much for updating the karma! It definitely is a LOT of work, so don't get burned out doing it!

Much love everyone, I'll be returning to the site this summer if not sooner!

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You're turning into Bitz

*gets out pom-poms and cheers*

lol either you're turning into Bitz, or she's stolen your login details

:D

and great to know you'll be returning to us soon, hope all is going great for you.

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Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Gylin's picture

Oh good grief no, don't start

Oh good grief no, don't start that again! :P

Jiyambi's picture

Ahahahahaha, I miss you guys.

Ahahahahaha, I miss you guys. Wonderful.

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Release Notes

Wow, with just the one guide I wrote :P But I haven't found the release notes yet, would be an interesting read, where can I find them?

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapeños: What you do today might burn your a** tomorrow.

~Garfield

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Trusted Member

Congrats to our new Trusted Member, STrek

thx. It is just now that I

thx.

It is just now that I realized that 1+2+2 gives 5 ;-)

--
STrek

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Trusted Member

Congrats to our new Trusted Member, Ludovicus Maior

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Trusted Member

Congrats to our two new Trusted Members, Estraile and Fluclo

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I only have a minute, but

I only have a minute, but Congratulations to all of the recently promoted! Awesome to see so many people willing to help!

*cheer*

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

New Exalted Member: Gylin!

Congratulations to our newest Exalted Member, Gylin!

Gylin has been a huge help around the site for quite some time, but especially for the past month during the mad rush to complete the leveling guides before Cataclysm was released. Not only did he contribute several guides, he also answers many questions both in comments and in the WoW-Pro chat. His patience and dedication has helped make this site a better place to be!

Guides by Gylin:

Thanks for all your hard work!

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Yay Gylin! Congrats on

Yay Gylin! Congrats on Exalted! *Shake shake* :D

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Gylin's picture

Wooooo thank you /shy modest

Wooooo thank you

/shy modest bow

....oh that Fire Fest guide is out of date....

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Hah, it's still a good

Hah, it's still a good example of a guide! :)

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New Trusted Members

Congratulations to our newest Trusted Members, The Pally and Silverchief!

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New Honored Member

Congratulations to our newest Honored Member, Talton!

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New Revered Members

Congrats to Crackerhead22 and Liavan, our newest Revered Members!

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New Honored Member

Congrats to savagefool, our newest Honored Member!

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Congrats Savage! Thanks for

Congrats Savage! Thanks for the helpful comments! :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

wkjezz's picture

Congratulations on hitting

Congratulations on hitting Trusted.

-WKJezz
Moderator

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You made me reallize I

You made me reallize I announced it incorrectly - he's an Honored Member now ;)

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New Moderator: Wkjezz!!!

Congratulations to Wkjezz, our newest WoW-Pro moderator!

Feel free to pester him with questions and concerns. I'll have a fancier announcement in this month's newsletter, but I thought I'd let you all know now that he has been promoted ;)

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Eep! I almost missed one!

Eep! I almost missed one! Gooooo ...

O.O

Wait...What?!

*drops pom-pom*

MODERATOR!!!!!

 

*Ahem*

 

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JEZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lol. In all seriousness Jezz, Congrats. You deserve this for sure! You do amazing work and are always fun to hang with. Thanks for all you do!

Moderator Jezz is Moderating! :D

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

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Congrats wkjezz! Remember how

Congrats wkjezz! Remember how Jame did his first leveling guide with a Gnome rogue - grinding tons of harpies was np for him! ;)

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

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Yes!

And then I tried to do it on my mage! lol  I died... lots.

-WKJezz
Moderator

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Thank you

I am rather silly most of the time, but I can be cereal too.

Wow-pro has been a part of my wow life sinse I rolled my first alt at the end of vanilla. In a time where Jame asked us to grind mobs while questing and collecting lots of vibrant plumes from harpies that liked to silence. While the content has changed a whole lot, the community has always been the same... respectful, driven and helpfull.

No trolling, no bickering, just good clean helpful people being helpful.

Being a moderator for wow pro is a huge upgrade and advancement in my WoW "Career" and I hope that I can contribute to the user base and community of Wow-pro, atleast half as well as the wow-pro community has contributed to me.

Jezz

-WKJezz
Moderator

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New Honored Member

Congratulations to Crackerhead22 on becoming our newest Honored Member!

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***Congrats Cracker!!!!*** :D

***Congrats Cracker!!!!*** :D

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Crackerhead22's picture

/blush Thanks all. It really

/blush
Thanks all. It really is only thanks to you all that I got this far with karma. I wouldn't be near as good (which still isn't saying much) in game or with making the addon guides, without you all showing me how.

wkjezz's picture

Well dones! I would try and

Well dones!

 

I would try and come up with a pun for you also, but I cant think of any that would work well >< :D

-WKJezz
Moderator

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New Exalted Member!!!

I am pleased to announce that we have a new exalted member: Bitsem!

Anyone who's spent any time around the site will have seen the many helpful comments posted by Bits. She's also done a TON of work recording and editing guides for the WoW-Pro Addon, as well as writing paper guides.

Her "paper" guides here on the site include:

She is also our official WoW-Pro Cheerleader! ;)

Thanks so much for all your hard work, Bits. You help make WoW-Pro an awesome place to be!

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O.OWoo-hoo!!!! Thanks all!

O.O
Woo-hoo!!!! Thanks all! I've had so much fun on the site! This proves anyone can get to Exalted! LOL! You're all so helpful and awesome to be around. w00t! :D

*Gets Pom-Poms*
Gooooo ME! lol

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

wkjezz's picture

Now for the Best Bits!

My puns will win the internet!

Great going Bits, you deserve it. You've done a great job at making the recorder purr for you :)

-WKJezz
Moderator

Bitsem's picture

Lol! Silly Jezz is Silly! :P

Lol! Silly Jezz is Silly! :P Thanks!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

New Honored Member

Congratulations to Liavan on becoming our newest Honored Member!

Bitsem's picture

Gooooooo Liavan! Yay! :)

Gooooooo Liavan! Yay! :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

Bits needs the official title

Bits needs the official title "WoW-Pro Cheerleader" ;)

Bitsem's picture

Hee-hee! And to think, I've

Hee-hee! And to think, I've never help a Pom-Pom! :D Maybe I'm regressing to High School! Go Team WoW-Pro! Lololol!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

lol ty guys

lol ty guys

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New Trusted Member!

Congratulations to MagicSN on becoming our newest Trusted Member!

Bitsem's picture

Grats!

Grats! Smiling

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"