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Don't deduct karma points for inactivity


This is a slightly trivial request but it would be nice if karma points weren't deducted simply for inactivity. I really like the karma points feature as it does make me use todoist more. However, when I was on annual leave for 3 weeks recently I lost several hundred points even though no tasks were overdue.

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Brendon Wadey staff
Replied on Jul 02, 2013 - 12:47


Thanks for the suggestion.

Please note there are more ways to gain Karma than there are to lose Karma, so you should be able to get it back quickly :)


Andy Puest premium
Replied on Jul 03, 2013 - 04:01

wow, I wasn't aware of that. Do you actually lose Karma points for not using Todoist? Even if no tasks become overdue?

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 03, 2013 - 16:45

Hello Andy,

Yes, you can lose some Karma for inactivity, but this only happens if you're not accessing Todoist for more than a week. Also, there are many more ways to gain Karma so you can quickly get it back :)

Best regards,

Andy Puest premium
Replied on Jul 04, 2013 - 05:28

I honestly don't like this approach; now I can chose between being punished by Todoist for not using it during my vacation or by my wife for working on holidays :-(

I don't mind being punished for missing deadlines - it's my own fault if I don't plan them properly around vacations. But I should not be punished for relaxing ...

David Trey staff
Replied on Jul 04, 2013 - 06:02


Please do not consider a decline in the number in the top-right corner as punishment ;) Consider it as a "productivity Karma" measurement which naturally declines if there is no productivity, but it's not a punishment.

Again, the decline is not rapid and you will gain the lost points back in no-time after your vacation :)

Best regards,

Rui Simão
Replied on Jul 05, 2013 - 06:18

It realy makes sense to pause these mechanism during a period of time, like vacation, illness and so on.

It's just an idle time that will not be considered as lack of productivity.

Best regards,
Rui Simão