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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

Its spam and shitposting throughout voat designed to create more moderation. Mostly gets handled by users and some mods go and diffuse them when they get attacked personally.

Has been looking like someone is trying to start problems throughout the voat community between users and various subs.

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[–] AOU 3 points 19 points (+22|-3) ago 

Paid faggit shills are doing this.

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

SBBH.

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[–] SexMachine 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

This really. On a different community, on a different website, I made the policy only so many shitposts at a time. If all of page 1 is covered in shitposts, then yeah, that's getting cleaned up. I only banned 1-2 users in the span of 2 years.
Oh, and bots are banned on sight.

I mean, that's a pretty good approach to moderation I think. Can you sticky threads on voat? Make a weekly shitposting thread.

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[–] 10131081? 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Thanks for the transparent report; totally in the spirit of Voat.

I don't frankly give a shit what they think is victory or not. The only thing that matters is that we remain committed to the principles of freedom, as well as a respect for our own content -- and that whatever course of action we take, we take as a community.

I see no issue would setting up guidelines that ask that /v/Linux be used to post content related in some reasonably serious manner to GNU/Linux. If they want to shitpost about Linux, they can make a sub for that -- asking that this subverse be used for Linux content predominantly does not limit this website's ability to freely shitpost about Linux. Trying to start petty wars between communities is even worse than shitposting. I say delete the bait posts and delete the shitposts, and if the posters want to contest those publicly visible bans they will be free to do so.

The important thing Voat has to do to not become reddit is to keep the administration out of the whole censorship business and to take a small government / no government stance in terms of allowing an infinite number of other communities to start up if they please. Putt is no where near becoming like the reddit admins, and so if Voat mods want to moderate their subverses in such ways that encourage content actually related to their subverses, I fail to see how this is an issue or a slippery slope.

So delete their posts and let them think they've found victory. Freedom remains untrampled upon.

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[–] ThisIsMyRealName 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

Your user name checks out in the first line of your post, and then again when you said, "GNU/Linux". Nobody says that, and only commie tards, in my experience having encountered a couple of those, would refer to Linux like that. How do you feel about systemd?

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[–] 10135460? 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

systemd is shit. Don't give a shit what you think about how I refer to Linux. I'm not a commie tard; far from it, and a few conversations with me would prove that to you rather quickly. Not sure if the first line of my post offended you; don't care if it did.

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

I'm not OP, but systemd is a fucking abomination as-is. It very well could haven-be made a lot better, but Mr Poettering is an egotistical jackass who cannot abide constructive criticism.

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

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux...

Sorry, saw the opportunity and had to take it.

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[–] CujoQuarrel 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Hunt them down and eat their livers

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

"With a nice Chianti and some fava beans"

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

Nah, make them run through an LFS install.

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

I wouldn't wish that, even on my enemies.

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[–] Disappointed 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

Flair and downvote you mean? Sounds familiar @kevdude.

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

PV was doing this for almost 3 years now.

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[–] Empress 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

Exactly this. Traditionalwives isn't my sub, rather it's the communities sub and they don't appreciate trolls attacking the sub and down vote consistently. We even have users that enjoy luring comments out of the trolls just so there's more to down vote. If you get troll posts, flair them accordingly and sticky them so that the community can do their job. Once it becomes forum sliding then you can consider the ban hammer.

Haven't been around much and haven't followed the attacks on Linux, but there's a difference between a good natured troll and people being jerks in an attempt to unsettle you. I don't mind good natured trolls for the most part- hell, they usually make me laugh and keep me from taking myself too seriously- it's okay to laugh with them. The mean trolls, well just don't feed them too much and they'll get bored and go away.

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[–] 10131060? 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

When they incited it and started spamming posts I consider that brigading. For me that's where I'd absolutely draw the line. The spammers that get banned from voat could be considered free speech as well and we don't let that slide.

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

My advice is pick some good mods out to help you along. @jinbnters stuck his hand up a couple of times now and some others as well.

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[–] Trigglypuff 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I'm gonna stick my head out here. Be careful adding new mods. v/TraditionalWives has been under attack recently, the perpetrator of this attack was Antiracist.

https://voat.co/v/RidersoftheReich/2045679

His MO is to infiltrate mod teams, and then fracture the mod team/user base and destroy the sub. This happened repeatedly with v/Niggers and Coontown before it. The Spam of subs is one part of the attack, the other is 'friendly accounts' designed to infiltrate the mod team. @Empress and I have already discussed this on TW. We won't be adding mods.

Our tactic so far, has been to flair shitposts as shitposts, and let the community downvoat. When the whole of /new was shitposts, we banned all those accounts.

TLDR don't add new mods, it's a power grab by Antiracist

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

I know who eugenix/antiracist is and I also know some of the people here who stuck their hand up aren't him. @Kleyno knows what hes doing and he knows he can ask me anything anytime. I'm hoping this will be enough for people to stop anyway. The shitposters guys aren't the same cut of cloth as antiracist.

Edit: my post sounds dismissive reading it back, its not meant to be. Thanks and we should keep an eye out on who we mod for sure.

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

@kleyno please see the above comment ^

I should have pinged you

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[–] You_are_a_bitch 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago  (edited ago)

speaking of shitposters, here is your spammer: http://archive.is/Uy9tE

they also utilize vote botting, was that ever used in the linux spam? Posts with obvious artificial upvoats?

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[–] 10131162? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

It was reported the other day and nothing ever came of it.

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