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[–] TimberWolfAlpha 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

The fact that the posts have not been culled is itsself an important test. IF they HAD been censored, we'd have our dead canary right there, and know to get the fuck out.

The fact that they have not is a good sign. But it does not mean that scrutiny is not necessary.


[–] Icy-Defiance [S] 7 points -6 points (+1|-7) ago 

Sure, but wouldn't it have been a better test to just repost the original deletion with a question mark? You could even make a /v/conspiracy thread about it and brigade it a bit so it's noticed. I don't think there's any rules against that (yet). If that gets deleted, then go batshit.


[–] TimberWolfAlpha 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It would be best, if AskVoat changed their rules so that an active and popular post that is obviously a question, even if it's missing a questionmark wasn't deleted.

It would be next to best if She had recused herself due to the obvious conflict of interest and alerted a fellow mod to act on it instead.

It would be almost as good if Voat were to be upgraded so that titles could be edited.

It would be better than nothing if the AskVoat staff had exercised discretion in their choice whether or not to delete the thread, and kept in mind that Rules are Tools, not straightjackets.

But like what you propose, none of these things are what happened.