I've been getting a few questions about how Karma works recently. Here is the FAQ for your enjoyment.
And of course, you lose lots of Karma simply by not participating. Which is sad!!!
Once upon a time (a year ago) my name was up there with the kings of karma but now I'm down at the bottom rung (15!!) and I've been so nice and sweet in every way. Such is karma, Neo!!
@Dingo. Good point. Good activity is forgotten eventually, so your karma will typically drop with inactivity. Of course, crimes of the past are also forgotten, so if you've been bad, your karma may actually improve by doing nothing :)
It's almost like a credit score, no? Credit report=karma score :)
I think the location turtle should be on SR's homepage.