For clarification, they are:
Rule 1: No Spam or Memes
Rule 2: No overt attacks on people's race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, or creed
/v/conspiracy moderators have an extremely hands off approach to moderation here. Occasionally, some comments get lots of reports, but we almost always ignore them.
About a month ago, I deleted a comment that had been reported multiple times that was in violation of rule 2.
Granted, I recognize that Voat's entire raison d'etre is for free speech, but it's becoming increasingly clear that TPTB are trying to equate conspiracy theorists with unapologetic racism, and that's completely unacceptable.
However, this brings us into the dangerous realm of subjectivity, and could potentially conflict with Voat's commitment to freedom of expression.
What do the actual users of /v/conspiracy think? The Voat concern trolls have made their position abundantly clear, but ultimately this decision should be made by the legitimate users here.
If the community wants to remove (or keep) either (or both) rules, please make your voice heard now.
The overwhelming opinion seems to be that rule 2 conflicts with the goals of both voat and this sub, so consider it null.
While the concept of "memes" is subjective, spam is universally recognizable, and will continue to be disallowed from polluting the sub.
Henceforth, if anything is removed for "spam" without proper justification, there will be moderator accountability.
That being said, please stop spamming our sub.