I have received a few PMs asking about Karma and what it is exactly.
For those who haven't even noticed it, it is listed under your username on each post you make:
To explain, this is straight from the SMF manual:
Karma is a feature that shows the popularity of a certain member. To make it available, the administrator must activate it in core features. If members are allowed, they can choose to to raise (Applaud) or lower (Smite) a person's karma. This is how a member's popularity is calculated.
Karma applaud label - the text that will appear in the link for increase the karma of a user (default [applaud])
Karma smite label - the text that will appear in the link for decrease the karma of a user (default [smite])
So, basically, Karma means nothing, as in, it doesn't earn you anything besides respect on the boards, but as the forum grows I think it will prove more and more useful.