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  • Think of karma as a video game score. You are awarded karma when your comments are deemed valuable by moderators. If you've got a high karma (you have the maximum now), you'll be awarded moderation points to spend on other people's comments. Karma was Rob Malda's solution to slashdot's ungainly comment system. There are more FAQs available about moderation on
    • Ok, but how do I spend the points? That's what I don't get.
      • On use.perl, or any other generally well-behaved slash site, you don't--the points are a mostly meaningless indicator of the length of time you've hung around. They're only useful on slash sites populated by a more typical-of-/. crowd, where low karma marks people as trolls or going against the conventional wisdom, and high karma gives automatic extra points to stuff you write.