What is Todist Karma?
Todoist Karma is a point/score system that can motivate you to complete tasks and in general - get productive :)
Each time you complete a task, add a task, use Todoist or even post here in the support section - you gain Karma. When you postpone a task or leave it overdue for more than 3 days, you lose Karma.
It has no impact on the app and any features at all, it's just a fun way of keeping track of your productivity as you can try to get more positive than negative Karma and advance to next Karma levels.
Can we turn off karma? I don't really find it useful or fun.
Yes it can be turned off, under your Account Settings page (top right corner).
I think the karma points are cool, I just don't get the productivity bar graphs down below. I know they're trying to tell me something and I desperately want to know what it is!
If you're referring to the horizontal bars right below the Karma graph - these represent the colors of the projects in which you've completed tasks at the given timeframe. So if you've completed 2 tasks, one from a yellow project, one from a red project - the bar will be split in half (yellow/red).
Perhaps I've missed it, but what are the intervals to update karma? It seems very inconsistent
It is random actually, it can change from time to time.
IMHO to postpone a task should not give negative karma!
I often have task, where I wait for input from other people. In this cases, the due date is just to give me a reminder, that I may do a follow-up to get the info I need.
In such cases, I make a note in the task and postpone it to next week (+ 6 days). Sometimes, I just postpone it to give the third party an additional day or two. :-)
I get negativ karma for postponing, but actually I worked on the task? Not motivating, from my point of view.
Thank you for sharing your feedback! There are certainly exceptions and we'll look into making the Karma system more intelligent in the future. :-)
Just for your information: although I have postponed a task several times I did not get a negativ karma yet. So, maybe the system is already more intelligent then I thought.