Confusing upvote button on discussions

I have recently noticed that GitHub Discussions now have an upvote button:

I find this confusing for two reasons:

  1. It’s separate from the thumbs-up emoji, which has been used until now for upvoting on GitHub. I don’t think there should be two ways to do essentially the same thing.
  2. When I click it, it says “You must be logged in to vote” and does not do anything, even though I am logged in.
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:wave: Welcome!

I’ve had a look - from my testing it looks as though that message is being shown regardless of why you can’t upvote. I tried it with some locked discussions and saw the same message.

Thanks for letting us know!

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