User Moderation Policy Explained
As a community we need to commit to self-moderate. Trolls and shitposters often take advantage of the free speech environment afforded by minimal moderation to brigade us with troll attempts and shitposts. Harassing with shitpost brigades was (and is) one of the techniques employed by SRS on that other site. Our policy is not to delete these posts or ban these users, so we need the rest of the users to use their votes. Trolls will get tired if the only response they receive in here is downvotes. So sort by "New" and downvote all the troll and shitpost threads, then sort by "Hot" to browse the sub. Important threads will always be stickied
Adspam, Copypasta (duplicate posts and/or duplicate comments within the same thread), Dox, and Porn (exposed breasts/genitalia/anus/explicit sex acts) will be removed by the mod team. We will also remove posts that hijack web browsers in any way.
What is a "Concern Troll?"
Standard Answer for Concern Trolls
This sub is for documenting the attempts to drag Voat down into the mud by various censorship, advertising or shilling groups. One of our main goals is preventing the spread of PC-Driven Censorship to Voat. We watched self-righteous elitist powermods destroy the free speech environment that once existed on reddit. We will not allow that to happen to Voat.
The primary way to defend our free speech platform is to confront censorship when we see it.
If you feel you have been the victim of censorship, try PMing the mod to see if it was a misunderstanding of some kind. If this does not work, make a thread in here. Provide a link to the thread or relevant modlog. Ping the offending mod in a comment stating the issue. We will do everything we can to resolve the issue.
Use archive.is to screen-cap threads.
Resources and Important Links:
Voat Sitewide Ban List