Proposed change to Developers/Developer page on our wiki

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Fri Jan 15 15:16:30 PST 2016

> On 16 Jan 2016, at 1:49 AM, Bjoern Michaelsen <bjoern.michaelsen at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 03:00:44PM +0100, jan iversen wrote:
>> The upside is, that is makes it easier to see what karma people have, the
>> downside is that it creates a sort of grouping, which is kind of unwanted.
> Right, thats a big negative.
>> Please let me hear what you think ?
> I dont think it to be an improvement a/ for the reasons you named and b/
> because I dont imagine that list to be used much at all beyond for the license
> statement and rarely maybe a IRC nick to git name mapping.
> So, Id suggest to keep that (huge) table as is.
> Best,
> Bjoern
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In a real sense, karma is a negative. On a discussion forum like Hacker News it can be helpful, but even there they discourage it. It certainly encourages gamesmanship, and that’s very bad for a merit based project. 

I used to be very involved in Wikipedia (I invented [citation needed] and their admin’s noticeboard) and so I am speaking from experience. 

It’s nice to know the number of commits that have been made, but an artificial grouping is not only unimportant, but can causing serious friction between contributors. 


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