Profile overview for Vailx.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to ideasforvoat

1 submissions to technology

1 submissions to ThePedes

This user has so far shared a total of 1 links, started a total of 2 discussions and submitted a total of 601 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 73 and downvoted 48 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 502 and downvoted 221 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Voat is different than reddit, submitted: 5/18/2017 4:55:36 PM, 303 points (+321|-18)

Slashdot discussion on Windows 10 data leaking, Windows ignoring hosts file- some workarounds too., submitted: 8/27/2015 9:31:45 AM, 52 points (+54|-2)

I never want to see another mobile site again, submitted: 7/12/2016 4:02:30 PM, 13 points (+15|-2)

5 lowest rated submissions:

I never want to see another mobile site again, submitted: 7/12/2016 4:02:30 PM, 13 points (+15|-2)

Slashdot discussion on Windows 10 data leaking, Windows ignoring hosts file- some workarounds too., submitted: 8/27/2015 9:31:45 AM, 52 points (+54|-2)

Voat is different than reddit, submitted: 5/18/2017 4:55:36 PM, 303 points (+321|-18)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

We're saying goodbye to global restrictions based on SCP and CCP submitted by Atko to announcements

Vailx 14 points 71 points (+85|-14) ago

No, downvoting is what YOU like. There are places where it's utter shit. Letting subverses opt out of downvotes is amazing and smart. Plenty of places have "downvote problems" where a few dedicated shits run around on sockpuppets and obliterate comms. Since the things are of niche interest (specific minor video game subreddits, etc.) these places end up totally crapped on, because the normal rate of upvoting doesn't cover the few metatrolls.

I think the ability to block downvotes in a subverse is a huge competitive advantage this place has over reddit. Some places have the mods as god emperors, and others have them as people pruning spam and crap, and the type of subverse determines which is appropriate.

TPP has provision banning requirements to transfer or access to source code of software submitted by cpoakes to technology

Vailx 1 points 70 points (+71|-1) ago

Wait, so by article (2), Windows (mass market software) can freely grab GPLed code and use it, and the GPL clause stating that Windows code must now be distributed is unenforceable under article (1).

So Microsoft can add GPL code to their product as if it was public domain, but anyone who doesn't qualify as "mass market" can not.

Microsoft can harvest all GPL code, close source it, and no one will have any legal defense at all. This ends open source and free software.

If this is a correct interpretation, this cannot pass.

Sams Club CEO Admits She Discriminates Against White Males But Its OK Because Shes Black submitted by VoatForFreeSpeech to news

Vailx 3 points 67 points (+70|-3) ago

See, racism is "prejudice plus power", according to left wing sources. Dictionaries don't have this usage because they are racist. And while the CEO is prejudiced, she doesn't have any power, because she's a CEO, and we all know CEOs are powerless.

3 lowest rated comments:

The more a subverse has been blocked by users the more difficult it should be for it to show up on /v/all submitted by HitlerIsBlack to ideasforvoat

Vailx 16 points -14 points (+2|-16) ago

I don't think you should use the "downvote" to accomplish this.

Your idea is sound- for the purposes of being aggregated or appearing on "all", unpopular subforums should have a really hard time to have a post pop to the top.

To show why the current system is broken, it goes like this:

Pretend that instead of a text preview (the title), each post was an image, like on an imageboard. Now pretend that there was a devoted but small group of people who exchanged some image you find disturbing, or something you wouldn't like showing up if you went to browse "all". Assume that this picture set was universally blocked by many users who did not want to see it. Neither did they want to go to the forum for any purpose, downvoting included- they want to leave them alone to their sick ass pictures.

The current algo would result in a lot of those pictures showing up on "all", because a decent number of users would simply be ignoring it. They don't want to go and brigade or otherwise harass, they just want to ignore. But by doing so, the pictures show up on an aggregate page, despite their unpopularity- unpopularity not expressed with "downvotes", but by simply opting out of interaction.

The more people opt out of a sub, the less likely it should be to show up in an aggregate place, because it means that the sub is not very indicative of the user base- it's simply something that people aren't trying to fight or fuck with, they just don't want to see it.

I do agree that you might have to factor in how much the "blocking" account is actually used- you wouldn't want someone to be able to "block brigade" trivially with fake accounts, or at least, this should be about as hard as vote brigading.

I think putting something like this in is going to be needed if the site continues to actually offer tolerance for a broad variety of views. Every site that shuts down conversation on certain topics increases the density of people with those views on sites that continue to allow free speech. If voat.co was the only site on the net where you could discuss digimon, you'd expect a lot of goddamned digimon posts, after all.

Facebook deletes more than 1 million posts mentioning Tsu.co submitted by doctorshady to technology

Vailx 14 points -4 points (+10|-14) ago

Because it's spam.

Imgur Alternative 'Slimgur' Attacked with Child Porn Uploads After Reddit AMA, now taken down by provider submitted by ArsCortica to news

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

No, there aren't. Because most people seeing the block are on work computers, and it's against policy to do whatever proxy avoidance you are implying. They are categorized as porno by at least one main internet lister guy, so it'll be a hard block at most companies. imgur doesn't have that issue, and these guys will need to address it however the hell that happens.