Karma is both a way of theCrag recognising user contributions to the index and for you to establish your credentials in the climbing community.
Every time you contribute to the index, you are helping to build and improve this free online guide for the benefit of the whole climbing community.
Karma is also used to help establish editor permissions. Site admin will look at your karma when granting permissions and in some cases permissions is automated if you have sufficient Karma.
Karma points are added up across the index to give you a score for each area, up to the World level at the top of the index.
Each crag contribution will add to your Karma points. You currently get points for the following:
|Update Area Description||50|
|Update Topo Route||30|
|Update Route Description||30|
|Request Area Name Change||10|
|Update Principle Grade||10|
|Register Node Link||10|
|Update Area Tag||10|
|Update Route Details||10|
|Request Route Name Change||10|
|Update Route History||10|
|Update Grade Contribution||10|
|Update Area Type||10|
|Update Route Tag||10|
|Update Star Contribution||5|
|Update URL Stub||5|
|Update Route URL Stub||5|
|Update Area URL Stub||5|
|Add Public Comment||1|
|Start Public Discussion||1|
Account activiy karma is planned shortly. When implemented the following account activity will also generate karma:
|Followed By Account||5|
For a particular contribution type you will only get the points once for each node in the index. For example, if you upload more than one photo for a particular route you will get 20 points in total for all the photos you upload to that route.
More than one person can get points for contributions to a particular node in the index.
In order to help prevent people gaming the system Karma is not assigned immediately to your account, but put into a review queue. After about a week, it will be assigned to your account. During that week we may alter the amount of Karma that will be assigned.
While it is cool to do genuine updates to the database for the purposes of gaining Karma, it is not cool to make rubish updates. Luckily there is so much to do, nobody seems to be making rubish updates.
Please note that the algorithms are quite involved for assigning karma and because of this there may be cases that we accidently miss assigning karma. If this happens then please contact us so we can fix it for the future, but be aware that we will not be able to back date the karma even if you were entitled to it.
If you want to see how your contributions measure up there is a site wide Karma leaderboard.