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[–] TheSoaringShite 8 points 9 points (+17|-8) ago 

Long version

In my opinion, a bunch of SJW tried to take over this sub by accusing the moderation team of being SJW. This is roughly what happend on the 8chan gamergate boards.

Gaining Full Control

It is important to also be harvesting and continually maneuvering for a forum moderator position. Once this position is obtained, the forum can then be effectively and quietly controlled by deleting unfavorable postings - and one can eventually steer the forum into complete failure and lack of interest by the general public. This is the 'ultimate victory' as the forum is no longer participated with by the general public and no longer useful in maintaining their freedoms.

Depending on the level of control you can obtain, you can deliberately steer a forum into defeat by censoring postings, deleting memberships, flooding, and or accidentally taking the forum offline. By this method the forum can be quickly killed. However it is not always in the interest to kill a forum as it can be converted into a 'honey pot' gathering center to collect and misdirect newcomers and from this point be completely used for your control for your agenda purposes.

Breaking the Banhammer

An agent may come to the forum in question with an anti-authoritarian, anarchist tone. This seems legitimate enough at first glance, as any research or activist forum is certain to be aware of the corruption of The System, and those in charge of it. However, by directing this anti-authoritarian attitude towards the very moderation team who are there to ensure that research and activism can take place, they attempt to undermine the authority of and respect for the moderation team. You mean you're banning people? Aren't you about free speech, the constitution? Etc. This is a technique known as Occupatio, and presents the moderator with a catch-22; either ban the troublemaker and lend credence to the claim that the moderation team is hypocritical, or don't ban him and continue listening to him complain about how the site's staff is hypocritical.

If there are other agents on the forum, and the moderators ban the troublemaker, they may begin hurling accusations of witch hunts and McCarthyism at the moderators, attempting to rile the userbase into a shitstorm against the moderators. Divide and conquer.

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

I am not an sjw, I was the one who posted the submission that front paged and then was removed by @she for lacking a ?

I do not want/seek power here on voat. My wanting @she 's removal now simply stems from poor moderation and shady behaviors involving several others mods and alternate accounts on this site, not forgetting to mention the irc she mentions that she chats with several other site moderators on.

Their side of the argument will have you believe this is a "witch hunt" and that they, nor @she have done anything wrong. They continue to try to label me a shill, troll, or sjw. Yet I am none of those, and was only ever involved because I felt the quality of the site, and the purpose of the site (freedom of speech) was being threatened by poor moderation.

I never encouraged harassment (most of which I am certain @she is making up anyway) nor did I encourage any postings other than my own. I invite anyone, admins included, to please look into it all they'd like.

I firmly believe @she , along with several other site moderators, are colluding to gain control over many subs through the subverserequest system. They all admit to regularly communicating on irc, and of the mods involved in this groups almost all of them have successfully gained control of large subs recently, or are on their way to doing so.

When you encourage this type of moderation, this way of accessing control of subverses, this type of shady collusion begins. A buddy system develops and begins to taint the meanings of the site, begins to bring about their own "culture".