If you haven't heard of it /v/disagreebutton is not a brigading sub that downvotes comments, but upvotes those that got downvoted for dissenting (not for having a poor quality). If a post doesn't adhere to what the sub it is posted in considers a quality post, then it would be ignored or if it's shitty downvoted. Quality being not a matter of how eloquent you are: you can't post an essay about quantum mechanics in /v/funny and then post it in /v/disagreebutton expecting it to be restored. We didn't have an agenda, it was apolitical and everyone could decide how to vote on a post for themselves. You took a risk by posting there: because if you did and quality was lacking, then it would be downvoted. The argument has been made that I am hypocritical because I allegedly was against brigading while having a brigading sub, despite having never said I am against brigading. I am instead deeply against stupid and uninformed conversation and the sub literally stimulated the contrary by giving support (upvotes) to it.
Once upon a time (one month ago) /v/disagreebutton was a wildy popular idea. Back then, people coming from Reddit were sick of the echochambers, hiveminds and toxicity that came with 'punishing' dissenting views and were thinking of ways to prevent this and instead promote intelligent, friendly and informative discussion. The notion of not downvoting because you disagree was deeply rooted in the culture of Voat at that time, but since the last large influx of users from Reddit, it has been accused of being a SJW-sub in order to create 'safe-spaces'. Some have connected it to AskVoat now having a minimum requirement of CCP in order to downvote, despite it being very obvious it was due to every post from innocent users who just want to post and discuss questions was being brigaded and downvoted harshly (in order to sink activity and get people to go to /v/AskGoat). I went from being respected: https://archive.is/uKpZi, to losing legitimacy because of this accusation. People didn't realize I can both disagree with her actions as a mod and with every comment of her, despite being perfectly fine, being downvoted for that. People supported me to the extent I contributed to the effort of /u/she being burned at the stake (and also because I disagreed with and changed the sidebar rules and actively engaged with the community), wherein a lot abandoned camp reason and didn't care for each action being evaluated and analyzed on its own. They instead desperately tried to connect things and imagine ghosts behind things to fit their own narrative: they became delusional SJW's (People with paper thin skin who always find something to be offended about, especially if that thing only exists and is created by their own delusion) in the attempt to fight SJW's.
It's also annoying to see the denial of the current users that the abuse of the downvote button to silence dissent isn't or couldn't be a problem, that it is a SJW sub and like /v/disagreebutton can't solve that problem. If the majority likes to be naïve in thinking Voaters wont abuse the downvote button and that we are better than Redditors, then I said I would delete it.
I have not put disagreebutton on lockdown because those opposing it are right, but because I am what in ethics is called a consequentialist, meaning that I judge how good something is through the effects that it has. The effects are clearly detrimental to the point harming the /v/AskVoat community, which I am tasked to stimulate. Also, while about 10-15 people were active there prior to weeks ago in agreement with the sub some of these users have left Voat because they felt unable to turn it into to place for intelligent and informative discussion because of many more people limited to thinking in moral absolutes becoming active on the sub to further downvote things. Until /v/protectvoat was notified of the thread on /u/she, only me and TheToucan were active on it.
Honestly I am losing more faith by the day and perhaps am already in denial about how drained Voat is in stupidity because of SJW anti-SJW's. If you guys don't stop
being fucking retards and don't going into mob mentality everytime a sliver of incomplete information that fits your narrative is given to you, then i'll eventually quit with Voat alltogether.