Upvoting allowed for User(s) with no posts.

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by justperry, May 8, 2018.

  1. justperry, May 8, 2018
    Last edited: May 8, 2018

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Maybe a good idea is to disallow upvoting for new users or the ones that have been here long without posting.
    I know one which upvotes quite a lot, has been a member since March 19 2015 without any posts, no name here but staff can look it up.
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I think doing that could discourage that poster from making his/her first post on the forum.
  3. justperry thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    No loss.:)

    For us.
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Anybody who invests their energy in making a fake account to man spam their own or other people’s anti-Apple sentiments has far too much time on their hands (I’m assuming that’s the case based on what you’ve said). But it’s just as likely others lurk and upvote things they agree with without ever posting anything.

    I wouldn’t worry as either scenario is the exception to the rule and a rarity, rather than a part of some pestilence that needs culling.

    If anything your suggestion would encourage new members to post any old rubbish just to be able to upvote. That would be far worse. I know a few who post sparingly but upvote others a lot if they agree with the comments. Nothing wrong with that.
  5. RobaxMan Suspended

    May 1, 2018
    Curious why up voting bothers you - does MR give out prizes to who ever has the highest thumbs up per thread?

    I'm new here but I almost never look at the number of up votes here or on other forums.
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I don't see how that would be helpful in any significant way.
  7. justperry thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Why not, just have a one post rule, or 10.

    It doesn't bother me, I observed.
  8. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why increase the complexity of the site for something that is completely unnecessary?
  9. flyinmac macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2006
    United States
    They could just turn off voting altogether. Then nobody will feel like their posts are any less appreciated.

    If votes affect your sense of worth, then your posting for the wrong reasons.

    But, if you want more votes, you can just take the popular opinion of every thread.

    Apple sucks and Trump sucks seem to be easy ways to get votes.

    But, honestly I don’t care who gets the votes. Speak what you believe. Votes really shouldn’t matter.

    Post count is irrelevant too. But I suppose instead of voting, a user could just write a bunch of posts say “I like that”. Then they’ll have enough posts to justify the right to click the like button.

    Seems like a bunch of extra concern for no good reason.
  10. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I can't believe it's a concern at all. It's not like upvoting can derail a thread or cause any issues.
  11. justperry thread starter macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Well, in my opinion people (if they care) should at least post a few times before being able to like a post.

    I am not bothered by it, I do think that if someone registered several years ago they should at least have 1 post.

    Or, just disable upvoting completely, replying to a poster is much better than upvoting or downvoting.
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    As I recall, part of the reason behind something like upvoting/liking is to avoid posts that really don't say anything more than "+1" or "This" in replies to posts that someone likes.

    Not sure what difference it makes whether or not someone has any posts in relation to them liking something. Does it affect anything?
  13. nnoble macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2011
    If you have nothing original to say, then say nothing. If someone says something you agree with, let them know you support them. What's the problem?
    I'm neither an actor or singer, I don't act or sing. I watch plays and go to concerts - I applaud. Normal behaviour.
  14. Scepticalscribe, May 11, 2018
    Last edited: May 11, 2018

    Scepticalscribe Contributor


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Just to make the point, which is relevant to the topic under discussion: Originally, I hadn't intended posting on this thread, but decided to do so simply to make the point that all of the posts I have up-voted express sentiments and thoughts on this subject matter with which I agree.

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