Lately there seems to have been a rise in the number of users upvoting certain other users' posts just because they are friends, regardless of the quality of said post.

I'm here to make it clear that such activities are heavily discouraged, as well as being very close to breaking our rules, or even outright breaking them; depending on your perspective on it. Upvoting a user's post because you are friends regardless of its quality subverts the intent behind the points system and creates an unwanted environment.

These "upvote cults" as the community calls them, have two major effects: point inflation, and pushing some low effort and/or meme posts to the front page, pushing some high quality posts out of the spotlight.

What do I mean by point inflation? Well, say, for example, a user uploads the maximum 3 crafts a day, every day, and the same three users upvote all of them regardless of their quality. Within 30 days that user will have gained a considerable amount of points for simply consistently posting low-effort posts and having their friends upvote them. For obvious reasons, this is unfair to people who put a high amount of effort into their posts.

Anyone is allowed to upvote any post for any reason, however please consider the value of your upvote before upvoting another user's posts only because they are your friend. I get that you want to support them, and I was guilty of this previously as well, but it is problematic in high numbers and threatens the entire meaning of the points system in the first place. Thank you.

Oh, and one more thing. Please do not harass people that do this. Harassment is against our rules, and is generally just undeserved.


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    Updated again.

    Pinned 1.5 years ago
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    @SupremeDorian suppose someone asked me to upvote their craft, what shall i tell?
    even if it is my best friend

    8 months ago
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    Please stop this hes right

    8 months ago
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    15.6k Unfunny

    true

    +1 9 months ago
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    4,910 FelixFan1

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    Thank you for helping me out, I wasn’t sure how to respond initially. You guys give me hope for the future, We should be friends and help others too.

    one year ago
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    @pianoAerospace okay

    one year ago
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    @seventeen I am now following the rules. Seems like FelixFan1 is doing that, too.

    one year ago
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    Check the comments of FelixFan1, and to me, some of them are kinda breaking the rules and seems to be harrassing me.
    @FelixFan1 Please read the rules and stop making bad comments. If you keep doing that, I will say you again.
    In my first months or so, this happened to me too.

    one year ago
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    @HorizonsTechnologies ok

    1.2 years ago
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    @pianoAerospace he isn’t harassing you. You just are annoyed of him and want him to be banned for your pleasure. You need to stop blaming others for stuff they didn’t do. Everybody is kind of sick of it.

    +3 1.2 years ago
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    @XionmassResearchDevt Again, another user called FelixFan1 is harrassing me all day long.

    1.2 years ago
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    Thought that this is against the rules, but it is not.

    1.2 years ago
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    @XionmassResearchDevt Note: SRM is now banned because of that reason.

    1.2 years ago
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    Idk but I feel there is a conspiracy going between sr2 player's, new sr2 player's and dev's ... Their like , being very much like they preach against. They still Upvote as devs and stuff to their old friends that's been on here as long makes great looking stuff . But flies like trash.. they don't understand you can't sell broken items that even looks good, but they promote them being false advertising.. thank you for making , and sharing tho.. but this is drama , to much for what this game is .... In all reality, I liked sharing my building.. but if I don't feel anyone cares . Then that ruins it all.. well wouldn't everyone?? We all sucked at first to... So run peps off before they get good??? Idk .. management sucks .. especially here on this site , promote it just because it looks good on your page and was taken with high end computer graphics.. I got a PHONE!! THATS ALL.. but my builds are not getting the votes as they was , or ya SRM. That got in trouble for spamming votes.. at least they gave a reason to keep playing and sharing and get better.. it was curtious , like an addaboy rather than it's a greatest build.. heck , if their new and made something ok ish.. , Give them darn credit for it.. don't be an selfish i"s nit .'"". (American slang for poop... . and all I got to thank is this post .. matter of fact on sr2 discord supreme is dev to. Was in chat letting others talk about men's genitals vulgarly , said I was out of topic when I uploaded a pic of a creation.. and now who was really off topic and I got In trouble. I don't like how I been treated by your devs firstly.. and second I don't like how they try to ruin fun if feeling we made something special even if not.. it's depressing and down right , a reason to take my stuff off and stop sharing.. I can't judge this site by few peps or things .. Andrew did something great here . And it don't need to be running off Peps that PAID FOR THIS GAME TO PLAY AND SHARE PERIOD!!

    @AndrewGarrison not focused to you but ya you might like to look at what I did write

    +2 1.3 years ago
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    @XionmassResearchDevt Visit the 2 posts that I made about SRM upvoting too much.

    1.3 years ago
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    @XionmassResearchDevt Hmm…

    1.3 years ago
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    @pianoplane you don't know if srm legit likes whet they Upvote or not.. it's not your place to decide that either.. some players gets Upvotes because not just the item . But the fact maybe they just do quality stuff,, either looks quality or it works better than the good looking stuff.. I've seen more crap with 29-40 Upvotes that looks awesome but doesn't work worth a darn... Quality is around even if it may not seem so.. suggestion is actually download it and try it out if even remotely interesting.. I have junk.. I have decent.. and I have epic.. so sometimes.. the builder is getting credit, from just by having made great stuff and they do deserve some acknowledgement of doing so... I have stuff that's way better in working wise but looks ok.. and see awesome looking builds but doesn't fly.. now .. what's the point if it doesn't work?

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    SRM is spaming upvotes and harass other players

    1.3 years ago
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    To much hype , and taken to serious.. it's a game we obviously like and everyone new and pro feels like they created something special to share.. so please .. be considerate,, like what you like and dont worry about social criticism

    1.3 years ago
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    (Talking about pianoplane), Dorian I think that guy is underaged, but also he keeps spam mentioning everyone. The reason I haven't blocked him yet is because, first of all, it does not contribute to remove him, and second of all he will still continue to harass other players

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    Understandable have a nice day

    1.4 years ago
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    1,713 DrexxVolv

    Seems it was taken down now. This forum has broken forum records.

    1.4 years ago
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    The upvote points system is highly overrated anyway, so why does it even matter?

    1.4 years ago
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    2,395 Ergie

    Ok

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    Now everyone is scared to Upvote much at all .. this was definitely a good thing to post about , I'm glad mods are trying to keep quality posts on front pages .. as for some same always voting on certain builders.. I myself know certain builders have quality work no matter if I download or not.. I know their good.. so yes some builders do vote on each other's stuff.. but that's not always a cult thing.. it's just knowing who makes decent stuff . And like kirRu .. if they post something.. I know it's good.. and many many more such as...

    Thank you devs for trying to keep site clean of trash.. but not all is a cult voting thing.. that's maybe why we have a follow button.. to follow and see our favorite builders stuff and if I'm a fan of their stuff.. well I'll probably Upvote most of all they post when I notice it..

    +4 1.4 years ago
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