There has been some discussion over the difference between 'Karma' and 'Points' in BowieNet V.2. So here is a little info about each to clarify these two new features:
:: KARMA ::
Karma is a community tool. Every member can be as active as they would like on V.2, and one way to do so is to 'rate' postings to the site. You can add or subtract Karma from any posting with a simple click, and by doing that, all other members of the site can see which postings were fan favorites, and which were not. Karma is a fun way for the community as a whole to interact in ways which weren't possible before.
:: POINTS ::
Points are a way of keeping track of how active you are on the site. Any time you make a post to the site, respond to somebody's posting, log in to the site, or basically contribute your voice to the V.2 community, you will get points. There is a chart of activities that will win you points, and over time, your points will add up! At certain times in the year, prizes will be awarded to the members with the most points!
And that is it!