I wish I didn't so love to aid and abet threadjackings...Anywho, before I get to the 'real' political stuff, I just want to point out that what landi says about forum karma simply points out that it's actually analgous to 'real' karma, and hence a cosmic mystery that all who care are doomed to contemplate without hope of a clear conclusion.
woah, somebody's goin' deep. I want karma so I'm included in whatever karma related goodies Stardock might offer (namely admittance into the Gamma, or alpha if it becomes available to users) and it does serve has a fun sort of competition. I would like to imagine that the effort I put out does reflect well in 'real' karma if such a thing exists. And my studies into Quantum mechanics suggest it does (by "studies", I mean documentries I've watched. I'm not actually so educated that I can honestly say I've personally done research)
When it comes to how I give out forum karma, I try to follow the golden rule. If it looks like somebody spent time on it, I try to give it karma. Pictures, mock-ups (I should probebly give Tamren more karma on that note), or particularly extensive riding certainly deserves karma. I also give karma 'just cause' for things like... giving another cookie (to those I think might get the joke) or special numbers (like spartan's 100th karma is proudly one I gave. Even though he's got more than I do and doesn't need it XP)
All that being said, You had better give me karma GW
(you know, if you're going to post an edit to your post GW, you might as well edit tho 'quote' sections to work. Go into the HTML if you have to. just add "[" + "quote" + "]" and don't worry about all that "who="landisaurus" junk. If that still checks out, make sure you have the correct slash, which it appears you do. So lastly I'd say be sure to check for html junk. my rule on that is, if you don't know what it does... you likely don't need it, and use the "preview" button if you don't know html at all )