I know that we've got a system set up for aspiring researchers to join this site, but is there anything in the procedures to discourage self upvoting? I've noticed it's become somewhat of a problem among the newer members, especially when they're writing up their first SCPs.
I've added a paragraph about not upvoting your own stuff to the how-to-write, which is required reading for the application, so that should cover it.
Um. I put something about this in the How To Write page almost a month ago. Revision 95, the one that says "Added Don't upvote your own articles." I announced it and everything. And if you scroll the How To page just right, you can see both "Don't self-upvote" points…. So, apparently that point needs to be emphasized more in the How To page— and y'all need to learn how to make a Spot check.
That, or we need to strengthen the point that when you read it, you better read THE WHOLE GODDAMN THING.