This (new, experimental) bot highlights when a submission or comment is permalinked from elsewhere in Voat. I figure if someone is talking about my post then I want to know about it. And it should discourage brigading.
But I can see downsides too, and have allowed a method of suppressing notifications:
If you want to link to a post and not notify the OP, add a forward-slash(/) to the end of the permalink url. Instead of https://voat.co/v/SearchVoat/2723025/13861109 use https://voat.co/v/SearchVoat/2723025/13861109/ That won't affect your browser or Voat, but it will break the bot algorithm and it won't post the notification.
Edit Jan 4th 2019: DM me if you want the notifications suppressed every time you cross-link.
I'll post a test post linking here now to illustrate how it works.
If you don't want to be pinged by these cross-link notifications tell me. I can suppress the ping on a user-by-user basis.
Comments, questions, suggestions, objections welcome.