Hey GW, long time no see!
p.s. The global karma math might still have a teeny bug in it. My totals at GC2 and Elemental match, but I'm somehow 1 point lower at joeuser.
I see what you mean but it appears that you're a special case as I checked out a random thread there and the four folks or so that had any karma at all had the same both "here" and "there".
BTW love the new "posted from" information.
However one issue with the new "universal" karma is that it's application is not consistent across SD's different forum sites. In particular the WC site has a plethora of "elevated" users that based on their "forum rank" can issue up to 9 points of karma in a single application.
I'm not begrudging the WC folks their karma levels as I know in many case it's warranted, however making karma universal across sites does does highlight this discrepancy. These days as far as I know the only indication of someones "forum rank" is how much karma they are allowed to give. Forum rank used to be something that was displayed in your profile page and in most cases even minor elevations in rank indicated some reasonable level of contribution to the "forum community" but that many forums did not utilize it.
So are there any plans to reinstate a more obvious "forum rank" status and to make some attempt to make rank consistent across different sites?