Thank you for your time.
Issue reported here:
It seems like the system isn't set up for the original poster to be able to vote, but I'd like to encourage community members to participate by awarding them reputation for every post.
It seems like the system isn't set up for the original poster to be able to vote
What do you mean? Original poster can upvote other posts/replies on the topic. Just not their own.
@pichalite Sorry. I meant vote on their own posts, like you can in reddit.
@deiden26 I guess you can create a plugin and listen for post create hook to call upvote on the post using an admin's uid.
@pichalite Seems straight forward. I'll give it a shot. Thanks
So I found a solution that approximates my desired behavior. In the admin panel, go to Extend > Rewards. Create a new reward with the following rules
If User's: Post Count
Is: > 0
Then: Award Reputation
Amount of reputation: 1
This will add 1 reputation for a user on every post, but each post will still start with 0 votes.