You shouldn't be able to like your own post

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by abhishake, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. abhishake macrumors regular

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    I recently noticed you can up (like) your own post... This leads to artificial inflation.

    Just thought I'd point it out.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nobody cares about the voting of posts anyways, so it's a moot point.
     
  3. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    You can do only once per post, no big harm can be done; be your guest. Just ignore the number. It's a relict from times where unneeded down voting could be compensated. Just ignore.

    Did you up-voted yourself :D
     
  4. Apple Key macrumors 6502a

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    The real problem is that once you've up-voted a post, unless you remember which thread it was in, there's no way to undo it. We need a way to be able to see all posts on which a user has up-voted. :p
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Maybe you and I don't, but there are some frequent posters here who are quite wound up over it.

    I agree with OP, it does seem odd to allow upvoting yourself.

    Honestly, the whole thing should be dumped. It is currently being used to show some "popular" comments below the front page articles, but the result of most of those seems to be smart alek or rude comments floating to the top.

    Edit: For the record, I did not upvote myself in this post. :D
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    I up voted you post because I thought it was correct.

    Now i've up voted MY post because I think i'm right !

    ;)
     
  7. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Well that's because they make the mistake of taking things on the internet personally.
     
  8. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    It's good to have high esteem for one's own opinion.
     
  9. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    I down voted your post because I think you are wrong.
    Alas I have to keep the running total in ram. It is terribly mentally taxing.
     
  10. abhishake thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha i did up-vote myself... just to prove a point.

    When i'm reading through a thread with 100+ replies, i skip over the ones with 0 up votes because I find them irrelevant. Now that may just be me, but I feel it does artificially inflate a comment. I understand the history of posts and being able to counter down votes, however, we've already removed down voting.

    My two cents. or 100,000,000,000,000+ cents :apple:

    edit: I left this post untouched with my own up-voting
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Yeah, it is odd, but just subtract by 1 for every post you read. It'll even out.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Thank goodness you're here to point out all of the fallacies of the site!
    Few, if any, should care about the voting.
     

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