Bug 2303

Summary: Karma should count ITT 'Thanks!"
Product: [Websites] maemo.org Website Reporter: Roger Sperberg <rsperberg>
Component: ProfileAssignee: Henri Bergius <henri.bergius>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact: profile-bugs
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: High CC: mr_abruce, rabelg5
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Windows   

Description Roger Sperberg (reporter) 2007-11-16 19:34:06 UTC
Karma should credit people who are helped in Internet Tablet Talk forums

Nothing currently.


ITT forums implemented a "Thanks!" feature yesterday. Readers who feel a post
is especially useful can click a "Thanks!" button to acknowledge that to the
person who made the post.

(I'm affiliated with ITT but I didn't have anything to do with implementing
this. It was all Reggie.)

Thanks! votes would seem to be more directly related to Internet Tablet karma
than Technorati or delicious or digg levels because 
- the votes are specific to posts that actually contribute something, 
- the votes are made by tablet users or want-to-be-users, the actual NIT
- the votes are separate from threads started and posts made at ITT

Reggie can probably be persuaded to make an API for this information so it can
be included into Karma
Comment 1 Quim Gil nokia 2007-11-19 08:58:15 UTC
Alright, so you are proposing to use the Thanks! values instead of postcounts
(the way we had thought for acquiring ITt related karma in maemo.org). It's
your site, so whatever you think it's best to count user karma from ITt will
work for us as well.

Now we need to work together in order to:

- maemo users should be able to claim or link to ITt profiles in order to say:
this is me at ITt.

- ITt should provide values about users that maemo karma system can digest and
convert into karma points.
Comment 2 Quim Gil nokia 2007-11-19 09:00:00 UTC
Ooops, sorry now I see at Bug 2304 that you are proposing Thanks! in addition
to postcount. Ok, no problem, let's discuss both things separatedly and let's
see what are we able to implement.
Comment 3 Reggie Suplido 2008-06-07 18:44:16 UTC
I have created an XML query to help link the itT user thanks and posts to
Karma. Here's an example: 
Comment 4 Henri Bergius 2008-10-29 15:49:28 UTC
This feature has now been implemented as a new karma plugin:


Needs to be installed to the server and then for karma recount to happen, of

If you want ITT karma, ensure that you have filled the "Alter egos: Internet
Tablet Talk" URL field correctly in your profile.
Comment 5 Alan Bruce maemo.org 2008-11-03 22:31:03 UTC
When will this show up on maemo.org? I expect my karma to change.
Comment 6 Henri Bergius 2008-11-04 08:19:10 UTC
It was deployed on the live servers yesterday afternoon, and full recount of
all accounts takes about 48 hours.