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What is Karma?

On the Splunk Answers and Splunk Apps sites, karma is something you earn by participating in the Splunk community: contributing thoughtful answers and comments to people's questions, uploading apps, etc. Karma points provide a rough measurement of your reputation in the Splunk community and how much the community trusts you.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or give a helpful answer or comment, your input will be upvoted. When a question or answer is upvoted, the user who posted it will gain some points, which are called "karma points".

On the other hand if the answer is misleading, it will be downvoted. Each vote in favor awards you 15 karma points, each vote against subtracts 5 points from your total.

Posting an app is a great way to build 'instant karma' (haha), giving you 100 points for every app and add-on you upload. Check out "About submitting content" in the Apps manual to learn more about submitting apps and add-ons.

When you register and verify your email address on Answers, you start with 20 karma points, enough to ask two questions a day, upvote questions or answers, or comment on questions or answers.

As you earn more karma, you're given more powers on Answers. With enough karma, you can add tags to posts, edit other users' posts, restructure Answers postings, close and delete spam or duplicate postings, and more. Our users are what makes this site great, and we trust you to help maintain its awesomeness.

Check out the rewards table to see how much karma is needed to earn various privileges.

Karma Post ratio

Karma Post (K/P) ratio is a number that measures the quality of a user’s contributions on Splunk Answers.

A user’s K/P ratio is calculated using their total karma points divided by the total number of posts by that user which includes questions, answers, and comments.

KP ratio = total karma points / total number of posts

You can find a user’s K/P ratio in that user’s profile under their profile image.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Answers and Splunkbase: splunkbase


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