Muscle Gurus Karma Scoring
There is still an awful lot of confusion when it comes to understanding our whole Karma scoring system here at Muscle Gurus. We want all members to understand our logic behind this since it benefits both the integrity of site and the members that make up our community. In an ongoing effort to help improve our community and make members feel more at home, we continue to ask for suggestions so keep the coming.
While all review sites have the same motive, we want to maintain a site with somewhat of a different personality. Social change is needed since many review sites have evolved into an unpleasant atmosphere for some of their members and especially for newbie’s. Getting bashed for asking a question,leaving negative feedback about a source, or just plain disagreeing with another member is not a valid reason for getting you karma docked. The founders of Muscle Gurus wanted to create a site free from this unfair behavior. A community where members are not afraid to speak or leave reviews, and you are all welcome into our community as long as you understand that .You can find more on our motive here so let’s get down to the karma chat.
As stated in the rules, karma scoring is as follows:
You will earn +1 karma for adding product and lab pictures in your review.
You will earn +1 karma for adding pictures with you.
You will earn +1 karma for adding a cycle
(psst... You will also get a karma point for adding an introduction)
As of now, you cannot post pictures of products unless they are accompanied by a review. The same holds true for labs (blood work). These rules were put into play to protect our members by keeping cliques and fan boys out. Those of you who belong to other review sites know all about the karma whoring antics and how difficult this epidemic has become contain. We would much rather eliminates any chance of this happening then to let it spiral out of control, and that is why our karma rules are structured the way they are. Members who come from other sites often have a hard time processing our karma rules and often get frustrated because they are not able to rack up 50 points/week from posting pictures or cracking a joke. How easy is it to grab a product picture off the internet and claim it as your own? Awarding karma points for jesters like “lol” and “no homo” is absolutely ridicules; join face book and befriend the world if you want to gain that sort of popularity. Who would YOU rather take advice from, the funny guy with 500 karma from posting gear pic’s or the guy with 50 karma points who has created/contributed to topics of interest? For these reasons we also have a structured star voting system to help keep fake accounts, source vote buying, and fan boy rallying out so we can keep our source rankings honest. We are currently implementing a validation process for suspected culprits as part of an ongoing effort to weed out the members who play such games.
We want honest reviews from honest members so when a member is researching a source, they are not mislead by funny guy with the sack of karma that can’t hold water.
Keeping active is by far the best way to obtain karma here on Muscle Gurus, you must be active if you want your points to grow. There are many of you lurking in the shadows which is perfectly fine but we would like to hear from you! Fill out that intro and jump into the discussion, we know you have something that you want to share. The forums are wide open for just about any topic you may want to create or discuss so keep active, leave feedback, and help our community grow.