Dear @Github, its time to put karma in user profiles
From past few days, i am
watching some Github open source projects. On this duration, I found something missing in Github.
- Some people open new issue and ask a question or ask for help. Most of the time they don’t even bother to search/read/learn it.
- If a guy is facing same issue which is already open, he tend to reply with
Both of this thing happening every day and guy who use to manage big open source project (and also watchers like me) certainly receive all of the stupid email notifications. I don’t know how those guys tolerate this emails.
My proposed solution for this problem is to introduce
karma type of reputation engine like HN and/or Stackoverflow. This will solve both of this problem in very clever way.
People don’t open new useless issue unless he is very sure. If he does, the community (or open source project peoples) will downvote his issue which will turn make a negative impact on his profile due to the points.
People who were facing same issues will
upvotethe issue, this will give idea to
contributorthat he need to solve that particular issue first.
There are many other applications where it is very advantageous, you can guess it.
What do you think guys?