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Why is begging for upvotes so effective on repl
Kopamed (222)

I mean most posts nowadays have a line saying "upvote because this helps me out". While this is already kinda bad, its acceptable. But there are also post full on begging for upvotes for no aparnet reason other than to earn even more upvotes. This is outrages. I think the begging posts should be deleted by the moderators or we should be able to downvote them

Answered by mat1 (3283) [earned 5 cycles]
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mat1 (3283)

Please report these posts, as they're against the rules.

Kopamed (222)

@mat1 Yes we should all do that

CoolJames1610 (549)

It's a shame u know. Cause I worked hard on a project for one month and I was really proud when it came out but then I see a program labelled 'my birthday' with like 30 upvotes when my project only got like 10 :(

Kopamed (222)

@CoolJames1610 Yeah I know, most projects on repl talk lack quality but people upvote them because... well this would take too long to explain but I am guessing you already know

PDanielY (978)

I used to tell people to upvote in my posts but I don't really do it anymore because it isn't that effective for me

Kopamed (222)

@PDanielY Yeah, its weird how some people get tons of upvotes by begging for them while others only get a few.

HahaYes (1014)

Examples of begging
CHECK OUT MY PROJECT
PLS PLS PLS UPVOTE
GIVE ME A CYCLE

ChezCoder (1479)

@HahaYes i dont think this is nessecary

HahaYes (1014)

@ChezCoder Remember! Upvoting is Caring......Cookie0

rediar (307)

@HahaYes it is, if you enjoyed something, you should upvote it....

ZacPlayz (64)

I don't get it why people cough cough (@DannyIsCoding) just post posts where they just say
"ohhh can u upvote cuz I need them wait for my G.O.O.S.E 2 project but u know what, still upvote. lol"
and I don't get it why people actually upvote like bruh seriously u get cycles not from being a beggar but from coding games programs webpages etc and THEN people upvote for our HARD WORK. I mean I understand that u make a super amazing program and u ask for people to like it... but even then its not really acceptable... what I do is I write in the code ITSELF
"Hey guys [...] and please if u like my game (program) like it to show ur support."

DONT BEG!
I agree with @Kopamed

Kopamed (222)

@ZacPlayz Most users on repl.it are kids which act on emotions. That is why they upvote when they see a beggar. Its like real life - kids see a beggar, they want to give him money. Adults see him and know that 9/10 the person could just get a job but is too lazy

DannyIsCoding (519)

@ZacPlayz I know it isn't a good thing that I asked for upvotes. I won't do that again(promise)

ChezCoder (1479)

@ZacPlayz please don't target people. @DannyIsCoding is part of our community and picking on him is equivalent to picking on yourself. I do respect your claim but next time, please, don't target people.

ZacPlayz (64)

@ChezCoder I wasn't wanting to target @DannyIsCoding im sorry if it looked like that... :( sorry @DannyIsCoding if i offended u

rediar (307)

@ZacPlayz Many people, don’t look in the code, it’s perfectly acceptable to ask for upvotes if you believe your post should get them and you really put some effort it it...

Codemonkey51 (792)

Welll just hit the report button :)

firefish (305)

@Codemonkey51 Exactly what I do. There are so many posts that do that I've hit the reply button instead sometimes

CodingCactus (2746)

I have no idea, it's like you make some dodgy ascii animation, and blam you're at the top of trending. ( @ChezCoder's animations are actually decent tho) .

My problem is when people make series of things. It's like like look what I made! Here it is again but with a different string or something ( @DanyIsCoding's doesn't count because they are actually different, but in the same 'universe')

Kopamed (222)

@CodingCactus No but @DanyIsCoding posted a post that asks you to upvote it for no reason other than because he has a lot of cycles. https://repl.it/talk/share/GOOSE-2-NOW-OUT/36796

CodingCactus (2746)

@Kopamed oh ye, I saw that. That shouldn't have happened. It got more upvotes than the actual thing didn't it?

Kopamed (222)

@CodingCactus I think it actually did. But what really surprises me is the fact that people actually upvote it

CodingCactus (2746)

@Kopamed i'm suprised at the amount of people upvoting bookie0's stuff, because it is the same (pretty low quality) thing pretty much over and and over again, just a different string. I'm pretty sure it is the same people that upvote their posts, so they can just post anything and they get pretty much guaranteed 30 upvotes or something from the same people each time

Bookie0 (3217)

And yes I know my posts are very low quality, I’m not an expert coder, but I am also surprised why some of my animation gets lots of upvotes! @CodingCactus

NoelB33 (308)

@Kopamed
That happened again with another post, and it even had upvote in the title

Kopamed (222)

@NoelBryan Yeah i know, I already reported it because like you said, it had "upvote" in the title and it was posted 2 times in one hour

NoelB33 (308)

Ok @Kopamed
Also because I have nowhere also to test it and coding cactus said if you use six hashtags you get tiny text so I’ll just test it here

test
CodingCactus (2746)

@NoelBryan you can test that suf in a really old post or something lol or in a .md file in a repl

NoelB33 (308)

Oh ok, I’ll just use a mg file. I never knew about that! @CodingCactus

ZacPlayz (64)

@Kopamed yeah ik he just posted a post saying randomly to just upvote his post cuz he "needs it".

Jakman (367)

@Bookie0 that's not a good excuse man.

DannyIsCoding (519)

@Kopamed I know it isn't a good thing that I asked for upvotes. I won't do that again(promise)

Jakman (367)

We are really putting out some hard truth. @Bookie0 and @DannyIsCoding are going down.

DannyIsCoding (519)

@Jakman I saw some other people asking for upvotes and it worked for them so I started doing that too. I know it's not a good thing and I won't ask for upvotes again.

Bookie0 (3217)

Lol fine I’m just sayin upvoting is caring dude @Jakman

Bookie0 (3217)

Ok fine believe what u want @Kopamed

Bookie0 (3217)

Dude, I’m just saying upvoting is caring. I even made a sort of phrase out of it
Some people do

Upvote

So I don’t see what you mean by “begging”
@Kopamed

Kopamed (222)

@Bookie0 But why tho if you know your project is good, people will upvote it. So telling them to upvote is like saying that you know your project is low quality

Jakman (367)

@Kopamed nice point. Telling people to upvote is just quality compensation.

Bookie0 (3217)

First of all, most of my posts aren’t that good, (simple animations, etc.) but also, many other people say “upvote” or “vote up” or upvote this” or “upvote this if you enjoyed, and many other variations. And their projects aren’t all bad, and they also think that their projects are good. I hope you understand :) @Kopamed

Bookie0 (3217)

Look at this example: this person said that if we found it fun, don’t forget to upvote. However, their project is very good, and I’m sure they don’t think it’s low quality.

@Kopamed

Kopamed (222)

@Bookie0 ok so if some people are doing it, you take that as an excuse to do it as well?

Kopamed (222)

@Bookie0 By this point, i don't think that there is any point to argue over anything with you so I wont replie witha any more arguments

Bookie0 (3217)

Well um yeah, I just say “upvoting is caring” or other variations like that @Kopamed

Bookie0 (3217)

Ok have a nice day! :) @Kopamed

Bookie0 (3217)

No many people do that, and its just to remind them that if it helped, select it. Also if it is selects, the answer get pinned to the top,so that other people can see it. So it’s not only about the upvotes @johnstev111

firefish (305)

@Bookie0

But if you put it in a quote like this it makes it look dodgy, therefore more like a beg

Bookie0 (3217)

Ok, for you, i wont put it in a quote, but personally i dont think it does much if it’s not in a quote. Also, making it in a quote kinda shows that its not me who’s saying it, its just the right thing to do
@johnstev111

ChezCoder (1479)

@johnstev111 @Kopamed, @Bookie0 is not really begging when he says to remember that upvoting is caring. He is just telling people to remember that upvoting is caring not that you should upvote. If you said sharing is caring, you wouldn't start sharing immediately but rather apply it to times when you share. So technically, Bookie0 isn't begging for upvotes.

Bookie0 (3217)

Thank youuuuuu! @ChezCoder that is correct : )

CSharpIsGud (418)

@Kopamed If your project is good there is no guarantee people will upvote it. Im living proof of it. remember "python3 interpreter" where they got 80 upvotes for doing print(eval(input())) well, I made an actual python to C++ compiler and it got 11 upvotes

CodingCactus (2746)

*cough *cough

Bookie0
CodingCactus (2746)

@Kopamed no, I like their goose stuff

DynamicSquid (2611)

@Bookie0
cough cough

How do you write small text?

firefish (305)
@DynamicSquid
I've been shrunken! Save me!
Bookie0 (3217)
like this I think @DynamicSquid

Yeah 6 #

NoelB33 (308)

@johnstev111

I am a big person. I shall save you

Kopamed (222)

@NoelBryan

Oh no! The giant has come again to take our sheep away!
Kopamed (222)

@NoelBryan

Yes your giant-sy,just don't take our sheep! Please!
NoelB33 (308)

@Kopamed

ok I have shrunk I will not take your sheep now
Kopamed (222)

@NoelBryan
lol this is why i love repl

ChezCoder (1479)
@DynamicSquid I will take you and put you in my

CHEZ PIZZA - Squid flavor, coming to a store near you xD

Bitkoshy (9)

And what are cycles? I am new so yea?? Do you get like a ligit mini-toy cycle in your inventory on repl or something??

Wilke000 (449)

Yes @Kopamed, @amasad should make it so we can down-vote! I love the idea! And also, people should just report it

ChezCoder (1479)

@IndyCarter i dont think so, we have stackoverflow for that.

JacksonPhilips (60)

The irony of this is that your post has more upvotes than most in the recently asked section 😆

HenryZelonka1 (82)

Maybe there should be some kind of agreement that you must sign when you register a repl account that says you will only upvote posts that took effort to make and/or are useful in some way and will only post things that are useful or entertaining.

rediar (307)

@HenryZelonka1 No, I don’t think that’s a good idea. I should be able to upvote what I want. What I like might to a total outsider look like a low quality post. Besides, many times it’s hard to tell if it’s genuinely a beginner showing off their first project they thought was cool or some dude begging with a no effort project.

GrantKeo (81)

It's unfortunately true though, some of these posts are simply clickbait or asking for upvotes.

ZacPlayz (64)

Yeah, @Kopabed I used to do this before, and I got a warning from a moderator to stop doing it so I stopped doing it and now I see it was pretty dumb. Yeah I agree with @mat1 report these posts.

Kopamed (222)

@ZacPlayz I mean I am happy you did and that the moderator actully cared, but what really makes me happy is the fact that I am a kopa bed lol

Jakman (367)

It's also part of our job on this site to enjoy what has been thoroughly worked on and posted if you really enjoy it. This stuff with only text being shown is generally not exceptable unless a math equation or complex problem is presented. Other than that some projects posted are trash. Some are just blatant copies. Some of my stuff and some of other people's stuff dies in new because it does not present an All caps title or a beg. I and some other hard workers do this to help while others like the beggers do this for greed.

Kopamed (222)

Yes I noticed this happens really frequently and it really dissapoints me because if i resort to begging for upvotes, i get the feeling people are upvoting my stuff because I asked them to and not because it is good. And yes, a good 90% of what gets posted on repl are terrible projects made by people desprete for upvotes. And also, the reason putting the title all in capitals and begging for upvotes, and having a terrible program works is beacuse most of the people on this media are small kids. Not all of them, But there are a lot. I think you have the best answer here @Jakman

Jakman (367)

@Kopamed thank you for your input. Most children on this site are attracted to these clickbait projects. The people who are attracted to actually helpful tools need to report beggers and look in new like i do for quality posts.

rediar (307)

@Jakman The problem is it’s all relative, some posts I agree are just plain useless and clearly a low effort bid to get upvotes. Some so-called “clickbait projects” are cool, although you may not think so. Keep in mind many people on repl.it are beginners who are impressed by something I or you could probably make in 5 minutes.

Jakman (367)

@rediar the problem occurs when beginners spend no time to improve and rely on the same formulas to always get upvotes. If noone improves on the craft then there is a problem.

DynamicSquid (2611)

All I say is "don't for get to upvote!" or something like that. But to be honest, I don't really care if you beg for upvotes in your post, as long as it's actually a good post.

Kopamed (222)

@DynamicSquid I mean that is fine - everyone does that and the user does not feel obliged to do it. But when you directly ,make the user upvote it, such as making a post dedicated to upvotes, that is when things start to get out of hand.

oignons (250)

@DynamicSquid Saying please upvote is already a huge turnoff for me, but then when i comment, and I say, "This is pretty nice", i absolutely hate it when they say, don't forget to upvote.

A trick that has worked for me is upvote when it doesnt have a lot, then when it gains traction, take away your upvote.

DEMONul1234 (19)

I know it was posted months ago, but come on what do the circles do anyway? Just some random numbers that are supposed to rank and divide us? Comments are what's important. If one created a good project, good , doesn't mean one should beg for upvotes just to raise his/her ego.

maxyang (32)

yeah i'm super triggered. One of my posts that I put hours of work into got like 2 upvotes, and then a "my first repl" post that was like 8 print functions got 40 upvotes

KodingKid (3)

I don't really care since I upvote what I like and ignore if I don't like. I also do not beg for upvotes in my posts. (Though I still like Bookie0's "Upvoting is Caring" phrase)

rediar (307)

What do you mean by begging posts? Some posts have good repls attached, and they want to get recognized for their hours of work they put into their project. However if it’s like a one liner with clearly no effort, and the description is “UPVOTE PLEASE”, yes that is bad. Report those kinds of posts, but keep in mind, many people spend a long time making whatever they are sharing.

CodeLongAndPros (952)

@rediar I can make all of Linux's code a oneliner:
sed 's/\n//g'

Bitkoshy (9)

We are able to downvote just saying!

Pepper100 (6)

@Bitkoshy Really, how? I think you might be thinking of reddit!

kbadrinath_tcsp (207)
testing this outttt

is one hashtag big? yes it is i am big brain

@CodingCactus also did DanyIsCoding remove his account or something, I'm not able to access his profile or his posts (was just curious cause i haven't seen their projects yet)

Kopamed (222)

@kbadrinath_tcsp I don't think he has:
Project
Profile
Its just your wifi dude. He would never delete his account

ComputingSquid (5)

No u need a space,

THIS

#NOT LIKE THIS
You need a space between the hashtag
@HenryZelonka1

Jakman (367)

Preach. My proudest upvote.