I propose adding a function of karma decay. Over n-amount of time time, x-amount of karma is lost.

Loss aversion would make this upsetting, perhaps more upsetting than gaining karma is pleasing.

Loss aversion was my first reaction to the 30 day karma feature.
I wonder if the point was get people used to loss?
Also, since it causes continual loss, it might make people less likely to notice isolated downvotes.

[META] Karma for last 30 days?

by ArisKatsaris 1 min read30th Aug 2012179 comments


Has anyone yet mentioned or reported that for the last couple days, the "karma for last 30 days" is showing zero for everyone? And that we no longer can see the top contributors for the last 30 days either?

Do we have an explanation or estimation for a bugfix on this?