1. how many people have been punished with the current karma system? with my knowledge, i would make an educated and say none, or very few. therefore, the system doesn't work. (it's been 20 days - is this not enough data to make changes to the karma system to make it actually effective?)
2. karma used to function as a way to know who was a regular and who was not. i like that function, and i know others did too.
people are upset because admins removed a function people liked. admins replaced it with a function that doesn't work. no one can see the benefit of it. of course, people are going to dislike it.
it's nothing against all the hard work the admins did; pure human psychology. i think it's a neat idea.
1) make karma work, allow it to ban/kick people (even regulars)
2) re-instate old karma