Today I would like to write a brief update regarding self-upvotes.
This morning, we have released a new update that removed the self-upvote feature for comments. As you can see - I'm using a screenshot from @demo-account, the upvote button for your own comments is removed:
Self-upvoting posts (articles)
You can still upvote your own posts. However, the only way to do so is by checking Upvote post down-right your post creation:
Once the article is posted, you cannot upvote it anymore in case you haven't upvoted via the above way already.
Why did we do so?
We found out that some users have abused self-upvoting their own comments. The most striking example is @senghuy who had posted many comments on old articles, only to upvote himself:
As you can see, his comment consisted only of one icon or one word. We believe that this abuse should not be tolerated. It's a shame that he is using his voting power to enrich himself, instead of helping the community and new writers by upvoting good content as well.
What can you do to help the Serey community?
The answer is CURATION. We need to downvote/flag bad posts and comments anytime we see them. If we believe that someone's post or comment is not deserving of owning much Serey, it's fine to downvote it - especially if you leave a comment with a reason of the downvote.
I wish you all a nice evening!