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

I think people can do whatever they want within the confines of the User Agreement. Yeah, it's not how voat was intended to be used, but it is what it is.

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[–] marswithrings 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

i think it largely defeats the purpose of the rules that were set up differentiate voat from other sites like reddit.

there's always going to be a balance between freedom and control. i'm very wary of where i vote in favor of control instead of freedom as it's hard to take back freedoms you give up but i think the rules in place essentially may as well not exist if we allow people to just vote manipulate their way over the threshold

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[–] Genghis_Khan ago 

If we're to accept this then I guess we have to agree that they're doing isn't spam, because I in a way it might be.

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[–] SpaceRosa [S] 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Yeah. There are a lot of people around recently shitposting and leaving deliberately controversial comments to bait people and so on.

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[–] catechumen ago 

Speculation, but fairly certain it's already occurring for that reason. IMHO of course.

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

Right now can you get upvoats in one subverse and then use it to downvoat in other subverses? If so, then that's messed up. I think each subverse should be considered its own community and you have to invest in that community to decide what is relevant in that community. So you have to get upvoats in the same community that you downvoat in. That would make this kind of gaming irrelevant to the rest of voat.

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[–] conductor 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That's how I figured it already worked. It makes way more sense that way.

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[–] QuaffWhileThouCanst ago 

Oooh, I kinda like that.

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

I'm not sure about right. I think it deliberately breaks the intent of the site. It doesn't currently seem to break the UA, but I think a right to do it is kind of far.

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[–] SpaceRosa [S] ago 

It's like breaking an unspoken rule. That's what it seems like to me. It's not on paper, it doesn't break the UA, but pretty much everyone is respecting it as if it were. The general attitude is that points are earned, not something you're entitled to.

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[–] SpaceRosa [S] 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

I don't like them cheating this way, but what would justify banning them from other subverses? They're cheating to get points without contributing, but unless they're violating any rules from those subverses, it would just be banning someone because you don't like their activities, wouldn't it?

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

Let me address the global point accumulation and nothing else. Unless there is a rule in place that completely forbids doing so, there is nothing that could realistically be done on a site level that will eliminate "begging for points". On a community level, moderators can set a rule and users could downvote other users who do it. Raising the amount before one could upvote can help migitate it—however this will not stop them. They could simply go to another subverse and upvote each other, and those who may dislike it follow and downvote them, ad infinitum.

However, on a personal level, maybe a suggestion to not care about another person's digital numbers all too much. It's similar to the reputation or post counts in some forums. It is an interesting stat to look at, and it can certainly mean something, however it's not the end of all things. The sidebar on the right shows the score which is named as IKP, and it is indeed IKP.

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

Why should I care what people do on their subverses as long as they aren't actively attempting to cause me issues?

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

You don't think Atko would handle it?

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

Subverse?

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

Is there really no site wide rule for this? Vote manipulation?

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

Yeah, but I wasn't gonna link it because there are shitposters around who would love the chance to get free points so they could downvote everybody.

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