Upvoting is the act of voting for content to increase its cumulative tally of popularity. In Steem, it is used to curate content, such as posts and comments.
To upvote content, users must click on the upvote button, denoted by a circumflex mark (^), found at the footer of the content section.
Voting does not incur any cost on users, and can result in curation rewards. If a post is upvoted before it increases in popularity, the voter can earn a curation reward, which will depend on the voter's amount of STEEM Power (SP).
Voting influence depends on the user's voting power, which decreases with every vote. Less voting power translates to less voting influence. Every user starts with 100% power, which recharges by 20% daily. Once a user reaches about 500 STEEM power, a voting slider will appear when the user votes, granting the user the ability to adjust the weight of their vote between 1% and 100% of their voting strength. Less voting weight will consume less voting power, but will also lead to less voting influence. To view a user's current voting power, visit his steemd.com profile. View a user's steemd profile at https://steemd.com/@[username of the user], for example, steemd profile of ned is https://steemd.com/@ned
- Steemit FAQ : How do I upvote a post or comment? Retrieved in June 8th, 2017
- @liberosist : Mind Your Votes! An investigation and guide to maximizing your Curation Rewards. July 29, 2016
- @liberosist : Mind Your Votes! II - A guide to maximizing your curation rewards June 6, 2017
- @harleymechanix : Explaining Vote Hierarchy On A STEEMIT Post September 27, 2017
- @runicar : How to earn more curation rewards? Vote Smart! Make your UPVOTES work for you! September 30, 2017
- @whatsup : Your Vote Is Your Power October 3, 2017
- @sndbox : Earn STEEM by Upvoting (How Curation Rewards Work on Steemit) October 3, 2017
- @sndbox : Learning from the Steemit Carrot - An Illustrated Guide on Payouts + Upvotes October 26, 2017
- @gmichelbkk : When is the Best Time to Upvote on Steemit? November 1, 2017
- @tomasgeorge : Starkerz Full Steemfest Talk | 2nd Nov 2017 | Promo-steem and Responsible Upvoting November 2, 2017
- @jerrybanfield : SteemFest² Speakers Inspire My New Upvoting System! November 2, 2017
- @cryptoctopus : The virtuous cycle of upvoting your comment section... December 5, 2017
- @jga : How to optimize your upvote (mathematical analysis) January 2, 2018
- @sndbox : What is a Steemit Upvote? (An Illustrated Guide to Rewards) March 9, 2018
- @kevinwong : Time To Wake Up and Fix Steem's Voting Problem May 25, 2018
- @fitinfun : Minnow Tips! Get Upvotes Now! June 2, 2018
- @crypto.piotr : (solved) Am I a victim of vote stealing? - perhaps your account has been also abused and you don't even know it ... May 15, 2019
- @steemitblog : HF21 Addition: Vote Window Change July 2, 2019
- Wiktionary : Upvote
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