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Why do people like their own post?

Swastik Baranwal
A noob
・1 min read

Why people like their own post or why forums, blogs, social media give option to like their own post?

I find this dumb to like your own post. No offense!

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Jethro Moller (He/Him)

Sometimes when I post something (e.g Reddit) the default is that the post is already upvoted by me, in which case I just leave it. Who cares if you like your own post I don't think it's that big of a deal 🀷

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Jethro Moller (He/Him)

Actually here on dev.to it's the same, I'm not going to unlike my post if it's liked by default πŸ˜‚

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

The other way to say, is Reddit allows you to downvote yourself.

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Swastik Baranwal Author

Agreed

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jeikabu

I think it's "conceptually odd", but a non-issue at the same time.
For the sake of consistency you can always open a post and have a "reaction". Regardless of who wrote it. Also, it kind of incentivizes you to check your post.

But, really, it's a victimless crime. One extra up-vote is meaningless.

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jeikabu

But... while you don't auto-heart your posts, it does with your comments. Now that's odd. 😜

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Swastik Baranwal Author

lol yeah

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Amruth Pillai

To get the ball rolling. As simple as that.

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Jason C. McDonald

Except that fails when we're conditioned to read 1 as the new 0. :P

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michael-andreuzza • Edited

I also wonder that,...is a form of narcissism.

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icarusComplexz

Because at some point, you've got to believe in yourself.

While I'm kidding there's something there I think. Generally, it's automatic so the platform is assuming you like that thing you're posting.