[–] k_digi 6 points 41 points (+47|-6) ago 

You know when you do a turd but it goes all over the back of the toilet, do you really want to pick that brush up and scrub it?

Think about how filthy that brush handle is.

@She is that turd and no one wants to scrub.


[–] CptCmdrAwesome 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

From what I have seen in the last hour or so of reading, and over the last few days, it appears they (plural, ie. the mods) have retreated into their echo chamber and now are outright denying the facts of the situation, and spreading all sorts of bullshit and revisionist history with the help of other members of their little internet cabal.

In other words, it appears their imaginary internet powers are worth more to them than the community which they are responsible for looking after. I was afraid this might be the case, and early signs seem to indicate this is exactly how they are going to play it.

If this doesn't get nipped in the bud now, it will continue to fester and completely nullify the advantage Voat has over other places such as Reddit, and speaking personally, will completely negate the point of signing up here in the first place.

I hope I'm wrong - to be honest I tire of this manufactured drama, it's not what I came here for, but I remain involved because I believe it's a worthwhile pursuit to defend something I value against these little crowds of nutjobs that are trying to subvert an entire community with their horseshit games.


[–] Evarett 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

@She seems like they have too much time. I had many years where I had an amazing amount of time every day. The idea of being a "mod" on an online forum is defiantly not a way I would want to use time in life. To be at the whims of random strangers who find the most oddest reasons when deciding what to post online.

The only way a person could be a mod in my eyes is if they are willing to give up life time to do such a boring and time wasting task.

Find someone truly willing to use time to moderate and you might find a replacement. I know many people like to stand up to the plate, but at the end of the day most people get burnt out on "moderating" after 48 hours. Its not a fun thing to do even in slightest. @She is a masochist of modern day reality.


[–] CptCmdrAwesome 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

This is why moderators are referred to as "internet janitors" haha :)


[–] sparkybear 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Being a mod sucks when you do it right. It's a thankless job. Taking care of crap that belligerent users like to throw, attacking others, threats of violence, plus removing illegal or inappropriate content. Not only that, but these users trend towards more confrontational, meaning death threats, among with the lovely messages of go kill yourself and the like.

But, if you're a mod of something that affects 100,000 people, it gives you a sense a power because your actions can directly affect that many people. Once you realize you have the ability to change the conversation it can be tempting to do so. Thankfully, you have users that keep mods accountable and catch when they do try to change the conversation, along with other power abuses. If anything it should motivate/scare/force you into doing your job well, as every action is now scrutinized by that many people.

@She has been trying to get away with it without the consequences, which is a mistake. Suffice it to say, she will be removed at some point and if she's not then it's going to be more of a shitshow than it already is and people will get scary because that's an unfortunate part of being anonymous on the internet.


[–] Foul_Knave 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

As far as I can tell, the community was not pleased with her conduct and most want her gone.

You seem to be confused. Voat is not a direct democracy. It is not even a representative democracy.


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

Right, which is why we're discussing it instead of voting on it.


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

Because after having the sub removed from default they are being given a chance to redeem themselves


[–] kevdude [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Wouldn't deciding as a group to remove u/she be a positive move in that direction?


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

perhaps but I don't think setting a precedence where a mod is removed for a comparably small mistake without the chance to improve their moderation skills is a good thing. The ball is in the mods court at the moment. will be interesting to see how things turn out.


[–] Pawn 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Because SJWs have a fuck ton of time on their hands from living off the government or their daddy's money. SJWs tend to hold on tooth and nail to whatever position of power they have.


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

Join us in v/protectvoat - We are trying to do something about all of this.


[–] Lilija 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

If she acknowledges what she has done wrong, she should have a chance to redeem herself. But if she is unable to understand what has happened and why people are upset, then it would be better for everyone (including her) to step down. For her own sake I hope she gets to that conclusion soon.

Sure, communities can have whatever rules they want and people joining those communities should respect them. However, when the rules are abused or seen as stupid by a large portion of the community, the last thing mods should do is trying to enforce their own views without listening to what people have to say. This always ends up badly for both the community and the mods. Especially now when people for quite obvious reasons are afraid of censorship ruining the bastions of free speech.


[–] LegoMyEgo 12 points 3 points (+15|-12) ago 

What did she do wrong other than enforce the rules as they were at the time? Was it a bad rule? Yes, and they've lost their default status because of it.

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