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[–] JJEvil [S] 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

If the admins don't step in here, they are basically giving the perpetrators the green light to cripple any sub on voat that they want. Not good for the future of this site.

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[–] JJEvil [S] 6 points 9 points (+15|-6) ago  (edited ago)

We've put up with this crap for months in /v/Meanwhile. Now they are doing it to subs other than this meta sub. @Atko, @PuttitOut. How can anyone have their own community on voat when something like this is possible?

EDIT: Not months, weeks. I lose track sometimes.

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

It's vote manipulation which is technically a violation of voat policy (edit: as AI points out, Voat apparently has no formal policy forbidding this). I'm not a huge fan of @Atko's recent behavior, but I can't see him letting this sort of thing occur without any sort of response.

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[–] JJEvil [S] 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

It sets a really bad precedent for what can happen to ANY sub on this site.

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

More like weeks, I guess. Feels like months.

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[–] JJEvil [S] 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

I don't think it's PV. They would not overplay their hand this badly. First, I'm not going to shut up. Second, It's clear vote manipulation, and a site rules violation. It sets a bad precedent because it's a tactic that can be used against any small sub on voat, meaning the admins would have to intervene. Third, if the admins can see who is doing this and can tie them to the constant downvotes we've been getting for months on /v/Meanwhile, there will be shit hitting fans.

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[–] 6double5321 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago  (edited ago)

They can try, littlehousewife. Some of us are too persistent to stop...

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

-29 due to the alleged brigading by /v/ProtectVoat likely in reaction to this post https://voat.co/v/ProtectVoat/comments/821008

FTFY

When looking for the PV post I noticed someone @pm_me_your_arches has flood PV with pepes

FTFY

Odd how both subs get brigaded in the same day. Almost as if there might be some 3rd party trying to stir up 2 groups of people against each other. You know, a group that loves trolling and drama? I particularly liked this post that came after the brigade on v/truescience but before the shitpost brigade against v/protectvoat. ( https://voat.co/v/ProtectVoat/comments/826595 )

Funny how both attacks would suggest the involvement of a few users and many alts.

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

I'm inclined to believe a third party is involve in this incident to stir shit up. However, I'm also inclined to believe that regulars on PV are the ones that have been bombarding /v/Meanwhile with downvoats for weeks.

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[–] Boukert 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

This is pretty bad, especially because it's just a smaller sub.

I just noticed, the way /v/meanwhile has been treated/brigaded with down-votes is a disgrace as well.

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[–] burtzev 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Yeah, I just noticed that and posted about it. It's most likely somebody who has 24 to 28 aliases rather than 24 to 28 different people. I don't know if the admins can do anything. Any ideas about how to prevent it in the future ? Please check what I posted and add anything else you think might inform and reassure users.

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

I urge anyone that has an interest in /v/TrueScience or who doesn't want to see small subs crippled by bad faith users, EMAIL the admins right away and ask them to look into this. Right now, it's 2 subs that I moderate. Who knows how many it will be next.

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

@kevdude

If my subs can be crippled, any subs can be. Take a look at what's going on in v/TrueScience.

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

Wow. Looks like it goes right up until 7 days. The older posts have no downvote activity. I'm sure half of your troll army is positive it is people who subscribe to v/protectvoat, but assuming it isn't PV, can you think of anything related to the v/truescience sub that could have pissed a group of people off? I do see a lot of downvotes in v/meanwhile - did the clusters come in the same window?

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

I agree that there is voat manipulation going on, and obviously by a small set of users with multiple alt accounts. That being said, I am not sure what could be done. As it stands, anyone can make an account, and if you have enough alt accounts, you can quickly make the new alt downvoat active.

With keyboard warriors, trying to identify the accounts, and then play whack-a-mole becomes an ever increasing royal pain in the ass.

In my experience, if ignored, they will eventually find a new cause.

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