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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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    Also, once new people make an account, they should be redirected to this page immediately after they log in and check out their account page. If they tap anything, they should be brought to this page.

    3 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    PIN POST NOW!

    Then new people can just go to the forums and not do this thing.

    6 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    Quite basically the “Don’t abuse the voting system” remade

    6 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    The 3 rule is pinned

    6 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    @SupremeDorian also here’s my point of teasers: teasers let people know what they are gonna upload next but also for mods to know if you’re uploading too much.

    8 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    @SupremeDorian just give us how many [everything we can post and can be viewed on the website] in the rules?

    8 months ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    @SupremeDorian how many bug reports/sugestions and fourums a day?

    1.3 years ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    @SupremeDorian thanks

    1.4 years ago
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    @PZLAerospace there's no upload limit for planets because otherwise uploading a system would take multiple days, since systems require you to upload every planet

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,165 PZLAgencies

    Wait… I know you can only upload 3 crafts/sandboxes a day, but how many planets/planetary systems a day?

    1.4 years ago
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    Pin this post now!!!!!!!!!!

    1.5 years ago
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    26.5k Zenithspeed

    @SupremeDorian got it, thank you :)

    1.5 years ago
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    @Zenithspeed yes, absolutely! Good posts are to be encouraged; that is what the upvote button is for. Upvote what you like. :)
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    In-general, this post is rather old by this point and the issues it talks about don't seem to be nearly as prevalent as they were at the time.

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    26.5k Zenithspeed

    i know this is an old post, but i've been upvoting many of the planet posts of some users on the site and as such it might be considered as an "upvote cult", but i upvote them not because i know them or anything, but because i genuinely think they're actually well-made - is this allowed or not?

    1.5 years ago
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    While I'm here getting jack squat with some really kickass models, in MY opinion. Sure would be nice to see more activity. I think we could benefit from an IN GAME "upvote" panel. People are downloading, but they never come back to drop feedback or interact. V.v

    I love this "game" and I can't wait to see what the new release brings. Hopefully a more inclusive sharing mod at some point.

    1.5 years ago
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    this is probably the most important thing on this website!

    +1 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

    2.3 years ago
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    Please stop this hes right

    +1 2.3 years ago
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    4,960 FelixFan1

    @HorizonsTechnologies
    @seventeen
    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.

    +1 2.6 years ago
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    15.5k Hylo

    @pianoAerospace okay

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

    +1 2.7 years 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.

    2.7 years ago
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    @HorizonsTechnologies ok

    2.8 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 2.8 years ago
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    @XionmassResearchDevt Again, another user called FelixFan1 is harrassing me all day long.

    2.8 years ago
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