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What is an upvote?

Upvote is a standard method used by many community-driven products which allow users to signal their approval or support for a post. Upvotes usually help move a post towards the top of the feed, and they are a way to measure how many people approve of the content in a post.

Upvoting in

Upvotes are a great way to support articles, show your appreciation for the work of the content creators. If you've read an article and found it helpful, we highly encourage you to upvote it.

Upvoting is important on several levels:

  • It helps our feed algorithm understand that the community approves this post, thus affecting the ranking of the post
  • It gives recognition to content creators for the hard work to create the content
  • It signals other community members that a particular post is interesting, thus saving them time and effort to find the most exciting thing to read

How to upvote

To upvote, just hit the bottom-left button (โ†‘) in an article!