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General Discussion

I noticed that you can upvote your own forum answers. Is that intended behavior?

I tried it on a question and noticed that I couldn't undo it without down voting my answer.

3 Answers

Michael Poley
Michael Poley
8,769 Points

Good question. If you run for president you can still vote for yourself - right?

Hey Sean Gaffney/Ryan Wilke/Tyson Rosage is self-upvoting intentional?

Good question. I never actually worked on this feature, although the forum was my domain for quite some time. My suspicion is that it's not an intended behavior. I do know that we don't intend to award points for upvoting yourself. I'll pass this along to the appropriate dev and see if we can't get it sorted. Thanks Nathan Smutz for pointing it out!

The ability to favorite / bookmark posts would be a helpful feature. Forum statistics would be great also, but as Dave McFarland pointed out, that information will most likely never be included in the public API.

I asked support about this once. The answer was to submit this feature for staff review, although, I did not get a response back. I thought of ways both for and against voting yourself up. Sometimes when an answer is voted down, not always is it done so properly. People tend to vote for answers they prefer instead of answers that are correct. I've used voting myself up when I felt a response was voted down incorrectly. However, I find this scenario mostly in technical-related cases. It's also good to note that people rarely ever vote themselves up; nevertheless, it would be helpful to know how all of this is intended to work.

Sue Dough
Sue Dough
35,800 Points

I love this feature.