Frequent question: How much karma can you lose from a post?

Do you lose karma for deleting posts?

Nope. Deleting posts or comments neither loses you any positive karma gained nor restores to you any negative karma lost.

How much karma can you get from a post?

In general you’ll never get over 5-6k karma from a post. Although there’s no specific amount.

Is it possible to lose karma?

When one of your comments or posts is ‘up-voted’ karma is applied to your account. Equally, when your comments or posts are ‘down-voted’, you lose karma. … This is done to fool people using vote bots to manipulate the system.

Do Downvotes takeaway karma?

The gist of it is that you can only lose so much karma per comment or (was it per comment thread). So even if you hit -5000 downvotes or something you’re only going to lose a fraction of that.

Do you lose karma over time?

No, reddit karma doesn’t decay. Also any comment and post over 6 months old can no longer be voted on, or if you had already voted, you can’t change your vote after the thread has been archived.

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Can a post have negative karma?

Next to every Reddit post or comment are upvote and downvote buttons. By clicking one of these, you are giving either positive or negative karma to the post. Positive karma increases the number of points a post has, while negative karma decreases that number.

Why do I have 1 post karma?

Yes, that’s how reddit works. Brand-new accounts start off with 1 post karma, and all of your posts and comments start off with 1 upvote. Past that, the only way to get karma is for others to upvote your posts and comments. Be aware, though, that karma is not one-to-one with votes.

Do you need karma to post?

Unfortunately your account does not have enough karma to submit things to /r/videos at this time. /r/videos requires users to have a minimum of 10 link and 10 comment karma. We suggest that you comment in some popular threads and make submissions to other subreddits to build up your karma and then come back.

Does Upvoting give you karma?

Karma refers to points received from upvotes, which are the Reddit equivalents of “likes” on Facebook. You receive approximately one point of karma for each upvote, and you lose about one point of karma for each downvote.

Why is my karma negative?

If a user has a high karma score, it means their posts and comments are well-liked, so they’re viewed as more of an authority within the community. A low or negative karma score means the user’s interactions upset people, and usually point toward the user being a bot, spammer, or troll.

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Is negative karma on Reddit bad?

The big one is that you will be limited in your ability to post in subreddits where you have negative karma. If you have negative karma in a particular subreddit, a Reddit algorithm will limit you to posting in that subreddit only once every 10 minutes.

Why do I have more Upvotes than karma?

It’s a combination of upvote on comments, posts, and other stuff. Reddit doesn’t say exactly what their algorithm is but we know it’s not 1-1. Karma is not equal to upvotes. It starts out at about 1 karma per vote but the more votes a piece of content gets the less karma you gain or lose from each vote.

Can you post on Reddit without karma?

You need a small amount of comment karma before you can post anything. This is to keep spam posting less common. Just post a comment or two. The amount is only known by admins, but use 10 as a go to.

Does Downvoting cost karma?

No it doesn’t. Karma is only affected by people upvoting or downvoting your posts/comments. Whether you upvote, downvote, or don’t vote at all will not affect your karma in any way.

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