[ManageWP.org] Submitting new sites and flagging new articles now earn more than double karma pointsNov. 6, 2016
Three years when the site was designed we decided to give a bonus of 25 karma points when you submit an article from a site that has never been submitted (in effort to promote diversity and discovery).
Similarly when you flag an article and it gets removed you would get 5 bonus karma points.
This worked well, especially for new users who start with 100 karma points so these two activities could provide an easy karma boost early on.
As site matured, these bonus points have become less relevant relative to member's total karma. Also finding new sites has been increasingly difficult.
So today we have the following changes to the karma algorithm.
- New site submitted earns 50 bonus karma points plus 2% of members' total bonus karma points
- Article flagged and removed - 10 bonus karma points to everyone flagging the article. Additionally 1% of members' total bonus karma points to the member who flagged it first.
These changes at least double the effect and for more active members can triple or quadruple the effect. Pay attention next time you submit a new site or when an article you flag gets removed to the number of points you won - can be significant.