As I was browsing r/CryptoCurrency today and upvoting comments and posts, I started thinking about how Moons are distributed. From what I understand, every month a set number of Moons are distributed amongst the subreddit's contributors based on how much they've contributed. Each cycle the amount distributed is reduced by 2.5%. That means that when I upvote another user's comment or post, I'm actually reducing the amount of Moons that will be distributed to me.
So why should you upvote other people's content and reduce your share of moons?
I think it's important to view this community and Moons with the mindset of "a rising tide lifts all boats". The more you comment and upvote other's comments, the more that content rises, and the more upvotes you will get. The more you contribute quality content and upvote content you enjoy, the more popular this community will become, and the more valuable Moons will become. It just doesn't pay to be selfish.
I'd like to hear other people's thoughts on this. Has the introduction of Moons encouraged or discouraged you from upvoting?