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userSM

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.

PLAGARISM

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

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.

CYCLE FARMING

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.

THE END

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 :)

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nadifseo

I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

userSM

@nadifseo Thank you very much. Wishing you the best of luck as well!

Bookie0

In my opinion, I think it is best to just add it once in your description, and that should be the end of it.

or not at all, as I have learnt to do

CodingCactus

a pretty decent guide of what posts to report

userSM

@CodingCactus Thank you

CodingCactus

@userSM The problem is, is that you never actual say to report them

userSM

@CodingCactus oh I thought the report button was for more "serious" crimes, like discrimination based abuse

CodingCactus

@userSM report is for everything

userSM

@CodingCactus I added it now

CodingCactus

@userSM literally if you see anything on here, just report them. It makes it quite a bit easier for us

userSM

@CodingCactus can I be a moderator, if not can you tell me the requirements

CodingCactus

@userSM that is not my decision, but considering I have never seen you on the discord server or report anything and they aren't looking for more mods, I would say no

userSM

@CodingCactus ok thanks anyway