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[–] kevdude 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago  (edited ago)

We could make a rule that

"v/protectvoat concerns itself with matters that are primarily discussion related. Aside from screen captures to document things, image posts serve no purpose on this sub and will be treated as spam."

Thoughts?

edit: I should have clarified that I was posting this as a possible answer to "What can be done...?" I still firmly believe in user moderation.

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[–] Cynabuns 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Just to play devil's advocate here, what if I make 21 posts using various alts calling you names (i.e. all text based)? I think that this is also spam by virtue of sheer repetition; what say you?

Edited to clarify text based

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

God I fucking hate slippery slopes. I don't trust anyone, even myself, to enforce rules that call for subjectivity. I will be the first to admit that there is a ton of subjectivity in the flairing of posts, but since a flair doesn't delete I would say subjectivity is not as dangerous. It can be reversed and it doesn't stop discussion.

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

I like it.

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[–] frank_the_tank 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I think for the most part that would be a great rule to add. It would help get rid of the people who only come here to post pictures of vegetables and things because they would actually be breaking a rule of the sub and not just being annoying.

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[–] neonneophyte 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

just delete the obvious spam. no one is going to even blink at the move.

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[–] 4105469 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why not delete the shitposts but link to them in the modlog as suggested? There's no free speech removed that way. Instead of banning you could temp ban, that way the user still gets a say on important stuff.

later edit: I have to add that the shitpost don't bother me much at all. I've been on the chans before.

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

Link them how? Once a post is deleted, it's gone from the main page of the sub.

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[–] 4105544 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

In the sidebar you could have a bolded link reading something like: Some threads are deleted to keep the archive pure but you can still view them in the modlog here

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[–] stretched_girl 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I found that using /v/AVE to ignore that user works quite well. Try it.

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[–] kevdude 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

He created like 20 alts to get around the 3 posts per day limit.

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

Yep. It took me all of a minute or two to ignore them and refresh ;-)