Upvoting and Downvoting
Validation feels good, and for a reason. Public validation builds our reputation. As our reputation grows we are entrusted with greater responsibilities and privileges.
The terminology used on this forum for validating someone's post is "upvoting". This term is used commonly by forums around the world. Upvoting is similar to clicking the LIKE button on a Facebook post. Upvoting tells the author that you appreciate their post and simultaneously tells the community that you vouch for the author. Upvotes accumulate or tally into our reputation score which is used to determine our level of privilege on the forum.
To upvote a post, click the up arrow at the bottom right of the post.
To downvote a post, click the down arrow. Keep in mind that downvoting also deducts one point from your own reputation score, so use these sparingly.