I confess I upvote my own posts. I thought about it once and just did it. And now when I feel a bit low, I upvote my own posts.
I also laugh at my own jokes. I'm actually laughing at this as we speak. It's so silly. But I am asking for forgiveness. As some of you might not like me breaking the rules.
And sometimes I laugh out loud. I/our family used to have a gadget that laughed. I was made of pink plastic. And it had its own drawstring bag. To activate it you pressed the button. And it would let a loud mechanical laugh. I think about the bag every now and then. I wonder where it is. That laughter in a bag.
If this post makes you smile. I'm glad. Smiling is very good for the soul and the mind.
Sometimes I have not voted for how good or how bad I think my posts are
i used to be conceited but now I know I am perfect ... (Just for anyone wondering, that is a joke).
the whole thing of up or down voting is wrong. Some very useful posts receive no votes either way, some posts which are irrelevant have received up votes, and some good posts have received negative votes. And it is very easy with my gorilla sized hands to press inadvertently..
Very few posts get likes or dislikes in double figures anyway, so it is hardly a huge endorsement or othetwise anyway, the only thing it does is put a post in the top 3. With perhaps the same relevance as the pop charts for deciding how good a song is.
Just going to put this out there... maybe it's us? Maybe up/downvotes, likes, kudos etc. are an NT thing - they help feed their need to gain status within their peer group plus reinforce their sense of worth/reputation.
The reading I've been doing since getting my diagnosis suggests NAs don't do that. I've always been pretty much immune to both praise and criticism...
Them: "That was a really good presentation you did!"
Me: "I know"
Them <thinking> "What an arrogant ***!"
Them: "That was a terrible presentation!"
Me: "Oh, really? What was terrible?
Them: "Oh, you know... it was bad - it didn't make sense"
Me: "What part didn't make sense?"
Them: "Well... um... it's hard to pick a specific point..."
Me: <thinking> "This idiot knows nothing and their opinion is of no value, how can I get away?"
So, maybe we need labels on the buttons that are relevant to the way we think?
'cos also, what does 'Upvote/Downvote' even mean? It's not defined and so every one of us could think it is to be used in a different way... if we even care about them at all.
Like everything, the stock template for this forum will likely have been designed by NTs, for NTs...
I think this loops back to Lagrangian's question about "What would WE want this forum to look like?"