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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.


[–] 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.


[–] Truly 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

The problem is not her views. It is her methodology in arguing them. Making silly blanket statements like this and being involved in an openly anti-free speech movement is a huge concern for everyone.

Go to nearly any forum online and you will see there is a different set of rules for mods and admins compared to the users. There is an expectation that you will maintain a certain impartiality and level-headedness. She has shown a decided lack of this attitude and is a bad choice for a mod.

I would feel the exact same way if a v/niggers nutjob were here trying to take control of askvoat. Do we really want someone to zealously in favor of an ideology so tightly tied to anti-free-speech?

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

"Lack of understanding on reasoned argument" wooow

Stating your opinion as fact and claiming to know the minds of what you see as your opposition is a huge lack of understanding in how a reasoned argument should be made. Period.

"Heavily biased against an entire group of people" that's hilarious.

She has admitted as much. There is a large movement opposed to the chilling effects on discussion the SJW movement has had. Trying to pretend its just a bunch of hicks who are mad they can't be racist is absolutely stupid.

It really isn't a "really stupid" statement. While there is a fringe of people who do seem to go out of their way to be self righteous and offended at everything, most of the people who complain about political correctness, especially outside of the context of finding the stupidest things they can on Tumblr and circlejerking about how much more laid back they are, really are basically complaining about being expected to exercise common decency. Even if you disagree, there is no reason to complain about a mod having a difference of opinion with you. Their job is to maintain the quality of the sub, not to pander to the Voat hivemind.

Read my other posts here for a better understanding of why its not as simple as you make it. And I strongly disagree with your belief that:

most of the people who complain about political correctness really are basically complaining about being expected to exercise common decency.

What made you have the opinion that this is the case? Do you really believe that most anti-PC people are just huge bigots trying to not get called out for it?