Upvotes on Repl.it
I just hit hundred cycles (yay). This made me think about how I got upvotes, in comparison to how you should get upvotes and how you shouldn't. So I decided to make this tutorial. Hope this is informative. Btw this isn't directed at anyone, I'm just pointing out some mistakes done by some people (even me) and how you can fix these mistakes.
This might not sound as if it fits in, but I think this is actually quite relevant. Some people take a trending post, say for example currently game dev simulator. These people will change some elements of the game, such as the name or the description, and re post it as their own. Now we have moderators for this kind of thing, but they cannot find all these posts. The best thing we can do is not upvote these kind of posts. But it is okay if they credit the work to the original creator, and have actually made an effort to recreate the game, using the original code.
Spam posts are exactly what they sound like, spam posting a repl that has little or no code. This might be done sometimes to get upvotes (sometimes with different accounts they own), as there is no loss in doing this. There is not much we can do for these types of posts, apart from alerting it to the moderators (if they haven't already dealt with it).
POSTING THE SAME PROJECT TWICE OR MORE
Sometimes, people might post a project they've already posted, sometimes not with bad intention, but sometimes to get more upvotes from people who haven't already seen the first post. I can't tell if this is actually bad, but from what I've seen, a moderator will usually delete one of the posts. So I think it's best not to post it again in the first place, or if you decide to re-post it, delete the original post.
This one is actually committed unknowingly sometimes (once by me). Cycle farming is when you ask or tell someone to upvotes your comment or post. Most cases, people might do it unknowingly, as this covers a wide range of methods of getting upvotes. In my opinion, I think it is best to just add it once in your description, and that should be the end of it.
Hope you all like it. And once again, this is not meant to offend or point out someone, and even I have made some of these mistakes. If you see someone repeatedly do these things though, I think it might be best to report them, but that's my opinion, ask a moderator if you're not sure
Hope you all like it :)