The events of the past 24 hours have proven that the karma system does more harm than good. People are leaving the forum over it and not the "trouble making" ones. The system would work better if we could only give "positive" karma. Even people who claim to not care about their karma rating get upset when they see theirs taking a nose-dive and why shouldn't they? When you log on to a fan site for a band you like and find that someone, somewhere out there disapproves of you in some way it can't help but hurt; especially if you are a caring person with real feelings.
So congratulations, Furthur, on creating a positive place to be. Then again, what more could we expect from on over-priced no$talgia act.
Yeah- $25 lawn seat next month is overpriced.... <roll eyes>