I recently discovered that there are hundreds of Stack Exchange sites, and I joined the ones that I think I need. After posting my first question and/or answer in all sites, I realised that my post is always upvoted once it is given. Even if I get some downvotes after that upvote. So is that the website's work or it is community members?

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    It's community. There is no automatic upvoting. There is sort of automatic downvoting but it goes hand in hand with spam flags.
    – VLAZ
    Jul 19, 2020 at 17:49
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    An automatic upvote for every new post would have oppurtunities for abuse: You could post tons of posts, and win 10 extra rep for each one, for instance, winning new privileges before you were ready for them. So yes, it's definitely the work of the community.
    – Ollie
    Jul 19, 2020 at 18:18
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    i meant automatic upvoting for the user's first post Jul 20, 2020 at 9:57
  • @Muhammadrasul, it would still have opportunities for abuse.
    – Ollie
    Jul 20, 2020 at 14:54
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    @Olie How? I can post first time only once, that's why it's called the FIRST post. Jul 20, 2020 at 15:23

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No, this is not automatic. Your first post on each Stack Exchange site is reviewed by other users in the First Posts review queue and users are encouraged to vote (up or down) those posts. On average, first posts by new users are lower quality, so if you write a decent post, chances are that reviewers are positively surprised and upvote your post, even though it might not be useful for themselves.

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