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lita-karma is a handler for Lita that tracks karma points for arbitrary terms. It listens for upvotes and downvotes and keeps a tally of the scores for them in Redis.


Add lita-karma to your Lita instance's Gemfile:

gem "lita-karma"


Optional attributes

  • cooldown (Integer, nil) - Controls how long a user must wait after modifying a term before they can modify it again. The value should be an integer number of seconds. Set it to nil to disable rate limiting. Default: 300 (5 minutes).
  • link_karma_threshold (Integer, nil) - Controls how many points a term must have before it can be linked to other terms or before terms can be linked to it. Treated as an absolute value, so it applies to both positive and negative karma. Set it to nil to allow all terms to be linked regardless of karma. Default: 10.
  • term_pattern (Regexp) - Determines what Lita will recognize as a valid term for tracking karma. Default: /[\[\]\p{Word}\._|\{\}]{2,}/.
  • term_normalizer (#call) - A custom callable that determines how each term will be normalized before being stored in Redis. The proc should take one argument, the term as matched via regular expression, and return one value, the normalized version of the term. Default: turns the term into a string, downcases it, and strips whitespace off both ends.


This example configuration sets the cooldown to 10 minutes and changes the term pattern and normalization to allow multi-word terms bounded by <> or :, as previous versions of lita-karma did by default.

Lita.configure do |config|
  config.handlers.karma.cooldown = 600
  config.handlers.karma.term_pattern = /[<:][^>:]+[>:]/
  config.handlers.karma.term_normalizer = lambda do |term|
    term.to_s.downcase.strip.sub(/[<:]([^>:]+)[>:]/, '\1')


Giving Karma

Lita will add a karma point whenever it hears a term upvoted:


It will subtract a karma point whenever it hears a term downvoted:


To check the current karma for a term without modifying it:


Listing Karma

To list the top scoring terms:

Lita: karma best

or simply:

Lita: karma

To list the worst scoring terms:

Lita: karma worst

The list commands will list 5 terms by default. To specify a number (no greater than 25), pass a second argument to the karma command:

Lita: karma best 10

Linking Terms

You can also link terms together. This adds one term's karma to another's whenever it is displayed. A link is uni-directional and non-destructive. You can unlink terms at any time.

> foo: 1
> bar: 1
Lita: foo += bar
> bar has been linked to foo.
> foo: 2 (1), linked to: bar: 1
> bar: 1
Lita: foo -= bar
> bar has been unlinked from foo.
> foo: 1

When a term is linked, the total karma score is displayed first, followed by the score of the term without its linked terms in parentheses.

Modification lists

To get a list of the users who have upvoted or downvoted a term:

Lita: karma modified foo
> Joe, Amy

Deleting Terms

To permanently delete a term and all its links:

Lita: karma delete TERM

Note that when deleting a term, the term will be matched exactly as typed, including leading whitespace (the single space after the word "delete" is not counted) and other patterns which would not normally match as a valid term. This can be useful if you decide to change the term pattern or normalization and want to clean up previous data that is no longer valid. Deleting a term requires the user to be a member of the :karma_admins authorization group.




A Lita handler for tracking karma points for arbitrary terms.





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