For everything positive action at ZOMDir you will earn karma points.
The following generic rules apply:
To promote fair play these rules only apply when they are probably positive. For example repeating the following actions will yield no additional karma points:
The lower in hierarchy the higher the multiplier for your karma points. The multiplier varies from 1 to 2. For the homepage the multiplier is 0. So you will not earn any karma points at all for an action at the homepage. At the other hand at a page regarding a detailed subject and a detailed location you will double your points.
The number of karma points you have decreases slowly (karma isn't forever). Karma points have a half-life of one year.
Karma isn't a competition, however huge contributions are greatly appriciated. Therefor you get a salamander award when you have earned enough karma. Note that these salamander awards are based on the maximum number of earned karma points.