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[–] rednirug 9 points 26 points (+35|-9) ago 

It's an insane concept what is going on here. Some of the people who think free speech is the most important thing ever are now trying to prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech. Effectively, they are using their love of free speech to restrict the free speech of others. What the fuck guys?

It would be one thing if she implied a desire to make restrictions and act on her beliefs, but she litterally is just saying her opinion. She's probably a college kid who just posted something without thinking all the much about it.

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[–] Truly 3 points 22 points (+25|-3) ago 

She made a really stupid statement applying intentions to a whole group of people stating it as fact. Its perfectly reasonable to expect a more level-headed person in control of a major subverse.

It appears she is attempting to gain top-level control of askvoat. Showing/discussing that she is so heavily biased against an entire group of people is relevant considering this information.

I believe any poster should be able to say anything at all that they want, but mods should do their best to remain impartial. Showing you have such pre-conceived notions, lack of understanding on reasoned argument, and silly misconceptions seems like a pretty solid reason to stop someone from gaining control of one of the largest verses.

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[–] rednirug 3 points 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

So, in your hatred for political correctness, you want the mods to use a form of political correctness when sharing their opinions? Once they say something you don't like, they can't have power? This is a complete double standard, that a mod can't moderate a subverse and communicate their opinion like the rest of use can.

If there is significant evidence of bad moderating, then by all means, lets take away their power. Or, if they say that will act in a way that is bad for the subverse, then they also should go. But stating opinions is not stating intent to act. The first former is free speech, the latter is not (saying that you intend to kill someone is not protected under free speech). I can't sit here and try to strip the mods of their right to free speech, on the fucking basis of free speech itself.

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[–] sneakybells 10 points 5 points (+15|-10) ago 

FUCKING THANK YOU.

It felt like I was going crazy. Are we really persecuting people based off their opinions? Unless we have evidence of abuse, it should be irrelevant what mod's opinions are. It's the red scare all over again.

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[–] chakan2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Except, look at the sub deletion history...there's pretty clear evidence of abuse...cross reference that with @She's comment history, and any reasonable person would be persuaded to remove that moderator.

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[–] the_gamer_rises 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

how the fuck is downvoating someone considered persecution? are you an sjw or a christian? those are the only two groups i know autist enough to make that statement

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[–] bilog78 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

It's an insane concept what is going on here. Some of the people who think free speech is the most important thing ever are now trying to prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech. Effectively, they are using their love of free speech to restrict the free speech of others. What the fuck guys?

You know how SJWs are these fanatics of social justice (or their perception thereof) that whatever they do does absolutely nothing to advance the cause they purportedly support, and is actually often more damaging to it than most of their adversaries would be, because of the disrepute they bring to it?

Well, voat seems to have plenty of anti-SJW paranoids, for which I think the term “Free Speech Warrior” is extremely appropriate, as they are exactly like the fanatics they purportedly fight.

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[–] chakan2 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

prevent the moderators from being able to have free speech.

Correct...the moderators do not get to exercise their speech by deleting the speech of others. They're free to comment all day...they don't get to remove the commentary of others.

Especially in what's a mostly neutral sub like Ask Voat...if it's remotely phrased as a question, it should be allowed. The community will kill off bad / circlejerk questions at that point. If you want to hide a hug box sub, then go join one of many new SJW subs that are springing up.

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[–] rednirug 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Okay I agree with you. But by posting what she posted, I see nothing wrong she was just commenting, like you said she is free to comment all day. The rage in this thread is from that, just a comment, and that's what I think is stupid. Now, if what I have been hearing about her deleting stuff is true, then she is a bad mod, and she should be demodded.