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[–] go1dfish 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago 

Looks like a pretty good list to me. Anything you could conceivably want to submit to Voat (other than maybe porn?) would fit in one of the above subs.

IMO if there are to be default subs, that should be the goal of the list. This is one of the biggest deficiencies with reddit since the fall of /r/reddit.com IMO. There are large swaths of content that just aren't allowable in the defaults anymore.

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[–] kevdude [S] 2 points 20 points (+22|-2) ago 

There are large swaths of content that just aren't allowable in the defaults anymore.

And we can never let that happen here.

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

I would consider anything that is clearly the first place that a person interested in a topic may go as close default equivalent:

products, states, cities, nations, TV shows, movies, certain single words or terms. etc :)

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

A circlejerk sub has a singular focus and contrary opinions are not permitted. The only way to create such an echo chamber is with deletions and bans.

Why do you think bans are necessary for this? (thanks for the link to this thread btw)

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[–] Scandinavian 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago  (edited ago)

I think this is a good list and an important work to undertake.

I'd like to support the premise for at bit. On Voat - and in many other communities - there are roughly three types of active users:

THE TROLL

His motivation is reaction. Often starved for actual, postive attention, he goes on online boards to mess up its users. For 'lolz'. In real life, this is a coping strategy for individuals with bad social adjustment skills or poor discipline. They'd rather make everyone as miserable as them than try to fit in to the group or heighten their own standards.

Present on Voat in /v/fatpeoplehate, particularly the mods.

THE OFFENDED

Her motivation is, somewhat oddly, approval. She suffers from lack of self-worth, partially driven by the fact that she's not very resourceful or disciplined. She has recently discovered that feminism paved a way for her non-productive being to steal the spotlight from real causes. 50 years ago she would've been the insufferable gossipy housewife with the secretly gay husband, now she has the internet, welfare and gender studies degrees.

She's on Voat to feel worth something. And the easiest way to do that is to try to gain power. She knows, deep down, that she is - in fact - not worth a whole lot, despite being raised on American participation trophies. So she has to quell all voices lest they confirm her fear, verbalizing her inadequacy. That's her only actual motivation - eliminate elements that could take away approval from her. She's the most concerned with votes for this reason.

Found on Voat in /v/Meanwhile, found scattered across the board in sleeper accounts from the first move to Voat, was found in AskVoat, but expelled by the community.

THE CONTRIBUTOR

Is here to exchange ideas and thoughts, however good or bad they may be. These people comment and upload links, some to persuade other people to believe what they believe, others to provoke outrage or gain internet points.

Found on Voat: everywhere


The premise is that group 1 and 2 can't be allowed to take over Voat's discourse or machine room. I agree that this proposal by Kev is a good way to keep focus on letting Group 3 actually have a space.

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[–] kevdude [S] 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

the insufferable gossipy housewife with the secretly gay husband, now she has the internet, welfare and gender studies degrees.

My sides.

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[–] HomerSimpson 17 points -2 points (+15|-17) ago 

Present on Voat in /v/fatpeoplehate, particularly the mods.

Awww. You love us <3

What would you categorize /v/protectvoat then as? The retarded? SRS? Wish they were HomerSimpson and company? The amount of times it has fallen for trolls is ridiculous. The amount of witch hunting against users who shouldn't have been witch hunted is retarded. The amount of brigades you guys do is amazing. Some good mind you.

Also. Side note. Mod pls @kevdude?

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[–] Scandinavian 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

You must be so starved for attention in real life. :(

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

Merry Christmas. Not going to mod you.

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[–] smokratez 2 points 15 points (+17|-2) ago 

Add to this the sjw knights of new, who sit around waiting to downvote content that doesn't fit their narrative, so that it doesn't even gets seen by many people on voat.

[–] [deleted] 2 points 15 points (+17|-2) ago 

[Deleted]

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

We need more ways of dealing with them. Seeing who they are is indeed the easy part. Only thing we can do at present is complain to Atko and Puttitout about it, and hope they do something. That's not enough.

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[–] kevdude [S] 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

Do they have a sub?

I think you have hit on another mission for PV. Maybe some of us need to squat on all/new and watch for politically-oriented posts getting hit with DVs? We would need to be careful not to become like them, maybe another thread with a set of guidelines?

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[–] smokratez 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

I only recognize a few names here and there who keep repeating the same shit about how voat has to change. I don't know much else, or how organized they are.

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[–] Agitprop 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago  (edited ago)

For brevity's sake you can remove /v/Undefined, since it's some kind of glitch sub with no content.

Edit: Disabled CSS, I guess it does have content. Nevermind then.

[–] [deleted] 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

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[–] [deleted] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

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[–] kevdude [S] 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Thanks for checking in. You have comments as recently as 9 days ago. We aren't looking to go nuts with this. Look at @oaken 's profile. That is what we are worried about.

I hope you get better.

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[–] Mickgoestojail 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

This is a great idea.

[–] [deleted] 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

[Deleted]

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[–] kevdude [S] 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Once we get a few folks we will break up the subs and get to it. Shouldn't take more than a couple of days.

Basically a textbook example of a mod who is absentee and should be removed would be @oaken in v/politics. He has been completely MIA for over 2 months and the last time he was on he deleted a couple of comments that he had no business deleting. So he is a "squatter" risk and would be a legitimate target for demodding based on his behavior even if he wasn't absentee.

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[–] Techius 12 points -3 points (+9|-12) ago 

So he is a "squatter" risk

Or he's just someone who's left and doesn't really care about Voat and has no bad intentions for the sub.

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

Alright, I went through all the @system owned subs, and made a list of all inactive moderators (longer than one month without a post/comment/submission)


Moderators of @system subs that are inactive:

@ForksandGuys - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/aww, /v/news, /v/technology

@Eat_Bacon_nomnomnom - 5 months no posts, moderator of /v/aww

@AJ - inactive for almost two months, last few posts are just to keep himself active - mod of /v/books, /v/movies, /v/technology, /v/videos, /v/WhoaverseMascot

@PrivateJoker - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/books

@oaken - 2 months no posts, moderator of /v/funny, /v/pics, /v/politics

@Magnar - 2 months no posts, moderator of /v/gifs

@SurvivorType - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/introductions

@farqanator - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/introductions

@Clayton - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/introductions

@AntigravityHat - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/introductions

@brightfuture - inactive for 1.5 years, moderator of /v/movies

@Lumifire - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/newsubverses

@somekindofmutant - 1 post in the last 3 months, no posts for 1 month, moderator of /v/politics

@CantankerousMind - inactive for 1.5 years, moderator of /v/programming

@Craftkorb - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/programming

@cynic - inactive for 1.5 years, one post on voat total, moderator of /v/programming

@discopig - 3 months no posts, moderator of /v/programming

@gndn - inactive for 1.5 years, moderator of /v/programming

@labatts_blue - inactive for 1.3 years, moderator of /v/programming

@mwolf - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/programming

@Sylos - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/programming

@Bashlet - inactive for 10 months, moderator of /v/science

@Slug - 2 months no posts, moderator of /v/science

@YourBlueIsMyPurple - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/science

@Jake - inactive for 1.5 years, moderator of /v/sports

@kidarkness - inactive for 1.3 years, moderator of /v/sports and /v/technology

@kooldawgstar - 5 months no posts, moderator of /v/technology

@zook - inactive for 10 months, moderator of /v/whoaversejobs

@Astromachine - 1 month no posts, moderator of /v/worldnews


And the final stats

Worst default mod - AJ - moderator of 5 defaults, 1 post in the last two months (11/13/15)

Worst default sub - Programming - 9 moderators, 8 inactive, newsubverses - 1 moderator, inactive

Best default sub - Gaming - all moderators are active, TV - one moderator, active

Number of moderators inactive for 6+ months - 9

Total number of inactive moderators - 29

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

I am regularly checking voat. I just do not prefer to comment on stuff because when I do it turns out poorly.

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

Great job on this.

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[–] kevdude [S] 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Wow - you are the man!!! @puttitout @atko - check parent comment.

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