Profile overview for Darth_Voater.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to videos

1 submissions to whatever

This user has so far shared a total of 1 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 6 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 3 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 2 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality, submitted: 9/29/2015 1:57:36 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Atko's fundraising meeting at Voat HQ, submitted: 5/5/2016 9:19:46 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality, submitted: 9/29/2015 1:57:36 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Atko's fundraising meeting at Voat HQ, submitted: 5/5/2016 9:19:46 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

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3 highest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by Atko2008 to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

I took the liberty of examining your source, it links to two other sources as evidence for the claims it makes. The first one I tried was this: http://www.assatashakur.org/forum/they-all-look-like-all-them/5158-who-were-moors.html . This is a forum post that specifically states

Alhough scholars generally agree that the word Moor is derived from Mauri there are profound disagreements among historian authors on what the word originally meant and how it was applied. Further research reveals the Moors were not all of Arab and North African mixed blood as many historians report, many of them were Black.

These statement does not back the original articles point of the Moors obviously all being black. Indeed other posters also mention

in roman history: moor was applied to in.habitants of mauretania (morrocco and algeria) who were in part phoenicians colonist.

In any case, quoting a forum doesn't seem like a great fact checking source.

The second source is this: http://atlantablackstar.com/2013/10/07/when-black-men-ruled-the-world-moors/ And the one of the sources for that article is this page: http://stewartsynopsis.com/moors_in_europe.htm Here there is actually statement from a source (American Heritage Dictionary) that specifically disagrees with them being black:

Moor: A member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab descent, now living chiefly in northwest Africa.

Berber: A member of a Caucasoid Muslim people of northern Africa.

While checking the source material I did notice some interesting points:

1.) All the source websites are black communities specifically looking for a black societies/cultures. While this doesn't invalidate their points it does bring into question whether the sources may be biased given no neutral sources are given.

2.) Both the sources point to one book "Golden Age Of The Moor" by Ivan Van Sertima as the original source. This means there is actually only one source being referenced by both sites

3.) Ivan Van Sertima was a black professor of Africana Studies at Rutgers University. He was known for controversial Afrocentric ideas about civilisation that other academics "describe his claims to be ill-founded and false". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_van_Sertima#Reception

4.)Now while there is no specific mention of his work on African ancestry of the Moors, the fact that his previous research has found to be so wrong does raise questions about whether he is a reliable source, especially given his book seems to be the only actual "research" source cited stating the moors were black.

TL:DR check your own sources before telling people they are wrong

Mime culture is absolutely disgusting to me submitted by Internet_Refugee to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago

I can't for the life of me understand why this fad is so popular, but it isn't the memes themselves that are the problem. And, I'm sure when done responsibly (better yet, legally) and without pushing it on others, there are no major negative consequences (yes, I know it can't kill you). Never done it myself since I don't go on 4chan, but I'm sure if I did, I'd never want to consider myself an "old fag" 4channer in 2016 (cause memeing is dead). This is because the culture behind it is absolutely vile to me and I despise it more with every passing day. The pious, arrogant love that 4channers have for those “dank memes” is so extreme that it's baffling, but what exacerbates the issue is how online, no-one is allowed to have any negative opinion about them. At all. Even if you don't like it, you just have to praise the “lulz”. Yet, from what I've seen online, 4channers do absolutely nothing to make their memes look good. Instead, they've utterly killed it. The idiotic culture surrounding it makes me want to stay far, far away from memes in general. I've always found any kind of edginess unpleasant, but I could at least accept memes if they weren't shoved in my face from every direction. The incessant need for 4channers to defend memes and encourage other people to do it comes across as profoundly obnoxious. Furthermore, many 4channers like to see memes as a magical force that can unite the world in peace, and yet it is prominent in the very nasty, un-peaceful chan culture. Even as they gradually get accepted throughout the world, their dark reputation will always linger. It's not a "nice" subject, it's disturbing and lowbrow. Meme pictures and videos are ugly and creepy. Meme humor is terrible and intelligence-insulting, especially when it involves Marijuana smoking mime artists. Meme songs are almost always complete crap (Rick Astley's abysmal "Never Gonna Give You Up!" being the absolute nadir). Celebrating the use of them on the internet is even worse and comes across as really scummy and pathetic. How exactly am I supposed to NOT see it is disgusting? It's uncomfortable and unpleasant to think about. And that's why I hate meme culture. The whole thing is endlessly creepy, filthy, obnoxious and moronic. Am I really the only person who feels this way? I can't stand it, and I feel so alone in this specific mindset.

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality submitted by Darth_Voater to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

I think it's the only way to keep open debate without punishing people for disagreeing with the mob. There have already been people saying they are leaving Voat simply because they get shouted down every time they don't agree with someone. We risk turning into an echo chamber.

3 lowest rated comments:

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality submitted by Darth_Voater to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I hadn't seen your system before, but this is exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality submitted by Darth_Voater to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Possibly, I'm open to suggestion on how a better voting system would be implemented. You may still get the issue of an unhelpful shallow comment without the differentiation of "I disagree"/"Your post wasn't good quality". How do you prevent people downvoating because they dislike it then just leaving a comment telling you they disagree?

We need a second Upvoat/Downvoat for Post Quality submitted by Darth_Voater to whatever

Darth_Voater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I think any system that prevents some people simply downvoating what they don't like would be preferable to the current situation. However you might find that actual posts debating the topic would be drowned out by people simply stating they disagree, I have seen similar restrictions on post length on other sites where posters simply fill out the necessary space with random text. It would also become very difficult to downvoat spam comments since you would have to comment on the spam to be allowed to downvoat that comment.