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[–] l-emmerdeur 4 points 56 points (+60|-4) ago 

Moderators, like other humans, should be allowed to have opinions.

And then voice them on voat, which everyone hails as a bastion of free speech.

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[–] Charley 1 points 43 points (+44|-1) ago 

But, like judges, mods must differentiate between their opinions and enforcing the rules of their subs.

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

Exactly this. There is a massive difference in a moderator stating an opinion, and maybe even polling a rule about their idea. For example if you want a sub with political correctness, why not poll that? Why not just outright make the sub and say it's gonna be politically correct. Don't impose your political correctness on other subverses though.

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[–] puddlewonderful 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

To say the mod should be censored is contradicting the idea this is a free speech platform.

I also don't see the issue with that phrase. I do see an issue with people witch hunting after a person for a voiced opinion, which is what this thread is getting at.

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[–] Clayton [S] 7 points 4 points (+11|-7) ago 

I'm not witchhunting. I am showing how stupid the argument is that @she is censoring /v/askvoat. The previous post that was removed was removed because it violated rule 1. That started the "I am being censored" drama. This post does not violate rule 1.

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

They should have the freedom to voice their opinion and upvote or downvote comments like normal users. They should not delete comments because they disagree with them.

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

Yes, but to enforce your own beliefs and make it law is wrong.

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[–] weezkitty 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

So far it hasn't been deleted. You know why? It does not violate the rules. I don't see any censorship. I only see people who are butthurt about having a post removed because it violated the rules.

The result has already been biased. The mods know they are under scrutiny so it would be in their best interest to lay low

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[–] Superking 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

I believe that is a very ignorant opinion. Political correctness is a cudgel. Like any other social mechanism it started out as a way to ostracize bigots but it has long ago morphed into something else. Now, it is a means to destroy careers, slander/libel people, and ban "wrong think" from being discussed.

It should have no place on Voat, and neither should moderators that support it.

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[–] ILikeMyDogNotYours 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Like any other social mechanism it started out as a way to ostracize bigots

nah, its always been about controlling debates/language. For example, the term illegal alien was attempted to be made a racist term by certain SJWs here a while back? Why would they want such an accurate description to be dropped? Because it paints illegals as law breakers, which they are. So, if you swap to their P.C. term of "undocumented workers". It just sounds like these are some folks who need a bit of paper work and they're good.

Thats the end goal anyways. When you cripple your opponents ability to convey their side of the story, you've won.

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

it should have no place on Voat, and neither should moderators that support it.

Maybe it could have a place on voat if somebody just made a subreddit that's dedicated to being politically correct. Just clearly state in the sidebar, that this sub is politically correct.

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[–] Gake_The_Cake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Political Correctness, or rather, forcing other people to comply with it is not only not "good." It is downright fucked up; it is downright immoral.

A) The punishment is hugely imbalanced. People who receive disparaging statements don't fucking lose their livelihoods over it. For some reason, the extremists believe that they should.

B) PC hurts the very same people they're trying to protect. Whenever you play along with an emotionally or mentally damaged individual playing along with their perceived reality actually makes it worse for them.

C) PC advocates are becoming more depressed and angry. If you call a person an idiot for their entire lives they will begin to act the part. If a person considers them-self a "victim" than they will act the goddamned part. Additionally, constantly checking what you're about to say, scanning for things that will upset nearby people, is roughly the same line of thinking as that which brings about depression.

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

Yes. People on Voat should not be able to criticize you when you call people niggers and faggots. That mentality has no place on Voat.

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

Yes, that is the type of strawman reply I would expect from someone with very limited reading comprehension and critical thinking skills.

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[–] anustart2015 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Nobody said you weren't allowed to criticize people, you're just not allowed to use political correctness as a fulcrum to leverage your agenda.

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[–] TelescopiumHerscheli 4 points 11 points (+15|-4) ago 

I'm deeply unhappy with a moderator who appears to actively condone the repression of legal free speech. I would prefer that the moderator in question resign all their positions immediately.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

@clayton I don't agree with you on a lot, but thanks for reposting this.

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

You're welcome.

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[–] 1Sorry_SOB 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think it sounds like a person hesitant to debate.

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

On the contrary, I would actually assume this is a user ready for debate. To be a mod and voice a strong opinion, isn't that the point?

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

Why should he be disallowed his opinion?

As long as his moderation duties aren't biased by that opinion.

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[–] DingleMyCringle 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I remember her trying to lecture me about using "gendered words" like bitch. That was a fun time.

I haven't seen this user do anything malevolent personally; they just have a different world view. That's fine as long as they don't let their beliefs interfere with other users.

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[–] puddlewonderful 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"gendered words" like bitch

You don't see it as a gendered word?

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