Did you know that if you get 20 Karma Points for having the best accepted answer, you are still at risk of losing the 20 points if the poster makes a request to have a CV expert answer the question after they awarded you the best accepted answer?
It's highly possible that you might have given a very good answer that deserves the accepted answer boost even though a CV expert comes up with good or better response to your the question posed.
It is not true that merely having an expert answer the question revokes your 20 karma. Your award can be revoked only when the OP chooses to accept another answer (regardless of whether it's an expert answer or not), in which case your answer becomes "unaccepted", and your 20 karma is revoked.
This is very much by design. If this wasn't the case, people could farm karma by using shadow accounts (you know who you are ;-) to answer their own questions and then switching acceptances between the answers back and forth.
We also cannot split 10/10, because you can do this multiple times, in which case... do we round down? Award fractional karma?
In the end, whatever decision we make, somebody will always be displeased.
You are not informed and unless you work at CV, you wouldn't know this not to be the case. This can actually happen.
Yes, I do in fact work at CV :-)
Also, would you please kindly refrain from using your shadow accounts to downvote people you disagree with? Yes, I can clearly see it's all you @CameronBameron
I can confirm that @fsoikin works at CollegeVine, but more importantly can confirm that @fsoikin's description of what happens is accurate. Only one person can get the 20 karma accepted answer reward and it has nothing to do with expert status, and there is not a policy as stated by the original poster. If you have further questions about this, please reach out to email@example.com and we can help you!
What is the issue of Shadow accounts? Won't they get banned?
Once you're paid, you're paid. Come on CollegeVine.
I think you should add : "I don't really care about points."
What do you use those points for?
If you're asking a question, you can use the Karma for someone smart for the topic. That's all I can think of, lol.
@CameronBameron does not ask questions; she is the answer ferry godmother. I am surprised CV has not hired her yet.
You use karma points to enter the weekly scholarship. I just won $350 for only putting in 90 karma last week.
You can currently use karma points for scholarships, expert answers in these communities, and for peer essay reviews (https://www.collegevine.com/essays/review)!
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