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Why don't we get points for giving upvotes?

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Why pokemaster why!!!!???!!!

asked Jul 11, 2011 by Eoko
edited Jul 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
You do get points for giving upvotes only 1 point though
I never got any.
You used to get 2 points for giving up votes. Then, Pokemaster changed it and removed the points you get from giving up votes, I'm nto sure why.

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Mainly to stop people trying to game the system by upvoting everything. We currently have over 6,000 questions and 13,000 answers. In theory you could get nearly 20,000 points just by upvoting EVERYTHING.

Of course, that takes a helluva long time but some people did manage to get a few hundred points quickly by upvoting a lot. So I removed the point for upvoting. You still lose 2 points for downvoting, this is to discourage random or spammy down voting. (And as mentioned many times before, if the post is spam or just plain wrong it will likely get hidden and you may be those points back.)

Also I feel you shouldn't be "rewarded" for just upvoting, it's something everyone should do where appropriate. Hope that all makes sense!

answered Jul 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Pokemaster, I feel the effect of the -2 for a down-vote would be negated by the fact that there no longer are negative points. My suggestion therefore is to bring back negative points.
or people wont down-vote at all to keep points
I agree with Trachy, but the purpose of a down vote is to also show that that question or answer is not a very good one, not just to make people lose a few points.