Site Beer Karma numbers drop

Discussion in 'Support & Suggestions' started by SABERG, Jun 17, 2017.

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  1. SABERG

    SABERG Meyvn (1,314) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

    I noticed a several hundred point drop in my Beer Karma totals since yesterday.
    Anyone else?
    Thanks to the staff for any insight.
    Cheers
     
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  2. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,146) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    For what it's worth, I checked and I had "lost" about 100 points as well. I will note that I did notice more recently I thought I was gaining points faster than in the "past."

    When BK came back initially there were adjustments as they tweaked the system. Maybe a new tweak or bug fix? It's all fun, so not a big deal in grand scheme (especially since formula is intentionally secret), but natural curiosity and all...
     
  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,074) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Supporter Subscriber

    I didn't lose any, but both of you did and you're both over 1,000. Maybe likes, posts, or new beers now count for less over a certain karma level?
     
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  4. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,146) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    You may be right. I won't speculate as to the formula; and I actually don't care as most can probably guess what is valued. Let's just say that I guess it's entirely possible something users did yesterday was worth negative points, but that's probably doubtful.

    That said. I am actually just purely curious for a general explanation of a presumed adjustment now that it's been raised. If none is given, I'll soldier on ;)
     
  5. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,424) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    No adjustments were made to the Beer Karma system, but we did rebuild the "Subscriber" user group yesterday. Numbers may have dropped, but then gone back up if you're still a print subscriber to BeerAdvocate magazine.
     
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  6. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (469) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Not a big deal? Not a big deal! Beer karma is my life. They are playing games with my life!:D
     
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  7. cjgiant

    cjgiant Poo-Bah (3,146) Jul 13, 2013 District of Columbia
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    In commenting on this post, did I belie the statements I actually made? People might think so, but who cares ;):p
     
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  8. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (469) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Every point is like my child and I will do whatever is necessary to protect them. Nothing is more important than beer karma. Nothing. That's enough, I'll stop now.:)
     
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  9. JakerLou

    JakerLou Champion (812) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    My karma went from 802 to 699 since yesterday. I must have done some seriously shady stuff...
     
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  10. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,424) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    Or we rebuilt the Subscriber user group and your Beer Karma has yet to be updated. But who knows? Such is the way of Beer Karma.
     
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Defender (699) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    What is "beer karma" and why does it matter?
     
  12. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,074) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Supporter Subscriber

    First rule of beer karma is don't talk about beer karma ;)
     
  13. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (227) Jun 4, 2005 California
    Beer Trader

    The second rule of Beer Karma is that everyone has beer karma
     
  14. JakerLou

    JakerLou Champion (812) Jan 6, 2013 New Hampshire
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Well Looky there. You were spot on. Karma's back to 803. I got an extra point for whining ;-).
     
    #14 JakerLou, Jun 17, 2017
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  15. ManapuaMan

    ManapuaMan Meyvn (1,005) Apr 3, 2015 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    A buddy of mine bought me a Zima after work on Friday. By this morning I was down a 100 points. Correlation?

    Fuck that: causation.
     
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  16. Tdizzle

    Tdizzle Zealot (517) Dec 19, 2006 California

    Anytime I lash out at someone or act like an asshole on here, my Beer Karma goes down. What gives??
     
  17. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,074) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
    Supporter Subscriber

    They can award you penalty points, but suspect they would tell you how many and why.
     
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  18. SABERG

    SABERG Meyvn (1,314) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber

    Thanks for all the work on NBS
    Cheers
     
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  19. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,424) Aug 23, 1996 California
    Staff Subscriber

    So there you go.
     
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