I'm suggesting a new privilege of the ability to up vote one's own question after mucho reputation.

What Stack Exchange site reputation level should be given the privilege to up vote one's own question?

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    But why? -----------------
    – Pekka
    Nov 22, 2013 at 20:21
  • 27
    The ability to downvote your own questions would be more fitting. Nov 22, 2013 at 20:22
  • 3
    Nothing to do with the question, but a red free hand 42 avatar, that's meta!
    – Marc-Andre
    Nov 22, 2013 at 20:23
  • Well if you have an incredible amount of reputation and you have an incredible question and you think it's incredibly deserving of an up vote then you should have the privilege of up vote that question. @probablyPekka Nov 22, 2013 at 20:24
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    @CatPlusPlus It should be mandatory. So all questions start at -1. Better yet. All questions should start at -4 so they don't show up on the homepage until someone upvotes them. :P:P:P:P:P:P:P
    – Mysticial
    Nov 22, 2013 at 20:24
  • I'm suggesting we don't. Nov 22, 2013 at 20:55
  • @java ignoring "having the right to", what positive effect would this have on the stack exchange system? Nov 22, 2013 at 21:16
  • Best judge = MEDUH Nov 22, 2013 at 22:56

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This would be somewhat pointless (well, worse).

I'd literally upvote every post I post if able, because:

  • Naturally I think they're all useful
  • Just to potentially increase the attention my post gets (and to keep up with others doing the same)
  • To get reputation, if you were thinking that it would give you reputation

(and I'm sure everyone would do the same with their posts).

I say "worse" because:

  • According to your proposal, only high-reputation users will be able to do this, so low-reputation users will be disadvantaged.
  • Everyone who doesn't do this to all their posts will be disadvantaged (and if everyone does this to all your posts, why not just do this automatically to all posts?)

There's also the minor issue of users voting according to what score they think a post should have, as opposed to voting based on whether or not it's useful, or because other people are doing the same, but that's a minor issue.

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    I recently wanted to downvote a crappy link-only answer ... only to discover I wrote it 3 years ago.
    – Bart
    Nov 22, 2013 at 20:36
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    @Bart I'm sure you thought it was useful 3 years ago. Nov 22, 2013 at 20:40
  • @Dukeling I'm sure it was considered useful three years ago /grin
    – user206222
    Nov 22, 2013 at 20:41

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