Saidit now has a new rule to make the site better represent what the users want to say, and to cut down on astroturfing.
Some users were upvoting themselves using other accounts they had created, giving a false appearance of something being popular on saidit, when in reality it is not popular. Astroturfing in this manner is explicitly no longer allowed on saidit.
I've just added it to the content policy, available to read here: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/j1/the_saiditnet_terms_and_content_policy/
To be extra clear: You ARE allowed to have more than one account. This is ok. However you are NOT allowed to upvote one of your accounts with another one of your accounts. Accounts engaging in this behavior will be warned once, then banned if it happens again.
We have many ways to detect this behavior. Just to be extra fair and make sure everyone has time to see this new rule, we will begin enforcing it in earnest when this post is 24 hours old.
This should make saidit more fun and friendly to use for the real users, cut down on astroturfing, and have a frontpage that better reflects what the people of saidit actually think. Cheers!