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[–] Sadistic_Bastard 2 points 23 points (+25|-2) ago 

Yeah, I'm curious as well. If they haven't, who gives a rat's ass. They're an opinionated mod, whoopty-doo.

If they have, then fucking remove them, since they're clearly a rogue mod.


[–] HowAboutShutUp 3 points 17 points (+20|-3) ago 

I think the main issue is the mod in question appears to subscribe to the same ideology that turned reddit into a censorious shithole. To be fair, reddit was a shithole in various ways basically from the start, but people could still have disagreements without it turning into an orgy of censorship and harassment by a select group that appears to operate with carte blanche. Additionally, it was possible to avoid crap you didn't wanna see, but moderation by hardline ideologues gradually bled into huge swathes of what should have been innocuous parts of reddit. Naturally people are going to be gun-shy of that, because what assurance do they have that someone isn't going to moderate by the same ideological viewpoints that led us here to begin with? I think if there were a way to institute some check and balance sort of mechanism on rogue moderating, there'd probably be less of an uproar.


[–] Sadistic_Bastard 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Yes, I understand that, but does she not has the right to hold on to her beliefs and express them? That is after all what Voat is supposed to be about. She still gets downvoted and negative comments, but (as far as I know) she hasn't abused her powers as moderator. She has the freedom of speech to voice her opinions, however radical they may be, same as any other user on Voat, but when she crosses the line by actively censoring users and deleting comments, then we have a problem.


[–] oaken 9 points 7 points (+16|-9) ago 

It doesn't matter that she has similar views to those on reddit. She is entitled to them. As long as she doesn't let those views affect her moderation, there is nothing to talk about here. And so far, I have seen 0 proof of her doing so in this thread.


[–] ialreadyhaveaccount 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well said!

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[–] MCVoat 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The internet needs less opinionated mods


[–] Sadistic_Bastard 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago 

Why do you say that? Besides the idea that they might slip and start censoring stuff, what's wrong with a mod having opinions on things?