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[–] Ominae 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Why wouldn't I complain if my elected politician did something wrong? More than that, when exactly was this person "elected"?

It may be an unpopular opinion here, but I'd much rather take a dictatorial admin who believes in punishing overzealous mods than the overzealous mods thereof.


[–] Fact_Checking_Alien [S] 13 points -7 points (+6|-13) ago 

This is the other discussion that needs to happen, because it's not an unpopular opinion. You're taking the stance that moderators are somehow inherently evil, and that dictatorial administration is less evil. Even though that is literally the reason you all came here from Reddit in the first place. This irony is so thick I'm choking on it.

The moderation of AskVoat isn't even dictatorial. None of you paid attention to the subverse about rules and guidelines, which was publicly available and still is. You're not complaining that an elected official did something wrong, you're complaining that you didn't get to vote on an election you didn't go to.


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

Admins being corrupt on Reddit relies (to an extent) on the moderators being just as corrupt. I came here because everyone in the aforementioned hierarchies is corrupt or becoming corrupt or being forced out.

A single dictatorial admin that is slightly corrupt but idealistic is preferable to a system of moderators that exist as multiple points of failure. If the admin becomes completely corrupt, that's it. Show's over. The chance of that happening are low because it's in his best interests to only become corrupt to the extent his user base will tolerate.

If a moderator of a single default becomes corrupt, they can drag that default down and render it defunct. And then another. And another. And another. The chances of this happening are moderate to high as we've seen with Reddit over and over again, because they have no real incentive not to.

The difference is that a corrupt moderator can be dealt with by a dictatorial admin. A dictatorial admin cannot be dealt with by a corrupt moderator. The power remains at the top and is entirely subjective.

I prefer a single dictator to a fungal cancer of corrupt moderators.