It's amazing what you can find when you read the Community Announcements Forum
... Andy R. - our intrepid fearless leader posted a notice explaining the new Karma System
back on 07-06-2005 when he made changes to the system.
Things change from time to time - and GB and MJ do a great
job of trying to keep the FAQ
updated ... but, they have other responsibilities in their lives that sometimes preclude DC being their sole and primary consideration. I know - you would think that with as much as GB, MJ, the other Admins, and the Site Moderators get paid to supplement their income for moderating this site ... from the annual dues you pay to be a member
... we could all devote a little more time and do better.
If you want to read the latest site update news - read the Community Announcements forum.