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Why do points start at 1 instead of 0?

Memo1010

2 months ago

I've never understood this. When you first make a comment it says it has 1 point until it gets up/downvotes. Shouldn't it just start at 0 so how many points it has is how many votes it has? The 1st point doesn't seem to count towards your karma anyways (since everyone has more comments than karma).

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  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

You automatically give yourself 1 upvote.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I know, but what is the point in that? It doesn't count towards your karma anyways. Just seems like a way to throw off counting for no reason.

Not that it really matters, it just seems a bit odd to me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

But you can't downvote yourself and thid offends me. Sometimes I feel like taking myself down a notch.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Because the site was written in Fortran instead of C.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Your first point is basically your "Participation Ribbon". You get credit for playing the game. The other players determine the value of your contribution from there.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i ran across a few, but it is very very rare

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

probably people who knew what they were talking about before they made an account and stuck around for a very short amount of time (fridge accounts?)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I would take a look at IForgotMyPasword's profile...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you delete comments, it's pretty easy to do.

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