Sunday, October 18, 2009

Karma Update

We have given project hosts more control of who can sign up for their projects. By leaving the karma box blank the default will allow anyone to join a project. This includes anyone with negative karma. By setting the karma to “0” people with no karma and positive karma will be allowed to join. Of course for those projects very dear to your heart you can still require more karma by adding in a higher number.

How to redeem yourself after receiving negative Karma?
Usually, project host give negative Karma for people who don’t participating after signing up for a project and then are non-responsive to any correspondence.

Life happens, and even though the karma won’t be erased, there is a way to gain positive karma to show other traders your credibility. You may do this by

* signing up for site-hosted swaps

*signing up for swaps open to anyone.

* remember to fulfill your obligation once you’ve signed up

* Don’t take on too many projects if you’re feeling overwhelmed

*If something happens- COMMUNICATE with the project host and, if necessary, withdraw from the project.



  1. Is giving karma optional? What should a person do if a swap member does not give them any karma? I signed all 3 of my matchbox shrines on the reverse, but never got karma for one of them. Not a BIG issue, just wondering what the protocol is.
    Thanks, Diane Keane, aka Diakea

  2. Giving karma is optional. Mostly Karma is given from the members to the host and from the host to them members. Sometimes members will give each other Karma for the received work if they choose to do so. I wouldn't say there are any hard and fast rules.