Well it shows that you have a bid heart to help
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More the karma points you earn the great you making Socratic as a learning place
Karma points show that you believe that knowledge spread is knowledge gained . It shows that You don't mind sharing a piece of a certain data For the betterment of Others.
The knowledge when pooled by many peoples is always greater than by one
Hence your contribution to the Socratic method is denoted by karma
Karma is meant to measure how much you've made Socratic a better place to learn.
You earn karma by answering questions, getting hearts on your answers, and other actions that improve the site.
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