Hello everyone, I believe there are some facts regarding AskVoat and recent events regarding @She's moderating that may have been missed by the casual observer. This is in response to Atko's rash decision to remove AskVoat for what amounts to the machinations of ten or so people.
All AskVoat rules and guidelines have been publicly discussed and open for public discussion on /v/ModsOfAskVoat. The new guidelines were adopted 2015-07-23 01:42:43. (Archive.) @She requested AskVoat ownership by 2015-07-23 03:33:11 later that same day. (Archive.)
This is when user @nomerasques, who we see in every instance of AskVoat @she drama, begin his baseless tirade against She. When prompted for evidence by @Moe, his reply was I will not waste more of my time here with you, my job is done. Keep playing dumb moe. Bye.". He further Goes to try and create a brigade scenario from FPH.
Henceforth we begin to add to our "Usual Suspects" list, because @Scandinavian also shows up (who we also see in many instances later), with advocating free speech by saying things like "Don't fall for this. Don't transfer AskVoat to someone who's not here to contribute to the community, but to ruin it like they did Reddit." without providing evidence. In that same thread @Nomerasques attempts to provide evidence but, as is explained by other people, isn't actually evidence.
Throughout all of this drama from 21 days ago (at time of writing) forward, many users have been defending She, such as @Babablaksheep and this post, @SpaceRosa, @Mokum, etc. Who are later accused by GayBlackWomanWitAIDS (archive) of being sockpuppets and, curiously enough, Scandinavian appearing again to encourage the sockpuppet accusation.
By 2015-08-12 17:37:26 nomerasques Requested AskVoat Archive. and, unsurprisingly, prior trolls who routinely appear in this series of events like @Gatordontplaythatsht (Who also submitted THIS (archive) obvious troll submission), and accusations against other AskVoat mods. @Scandinavian also makes another appearance.
In that same thread, Other user @Pleasefeedthedino are also catching on. We also get links to other threads, in one of which we see our usual suspects Gatordontplaythatsht, Nomerasques, and @FitmachoNaziAtheist nominating one another and being nominated by NeedleStack. FitMachoNaziAtheist is one of our usual suspects as he posts a character assassination in Represent601's submission about 20 minutes after he's submitted it complete with archive links and all - and of course other people mentioned already also show up in that thread to bang the circlejerk drum.
Enter @ElectroLumus, who further fans the flames and discontent.
2015-08-11 21:00:09 - Do you think we could benefit from a voating system to elect mods and to depose mods? (archive)
2015-08-11 21:03:36 - Will you be switching to /v/AskVoat2 in protest of the terrible moderation by /u/She? (Archive)
2015-08-12 11:24:41 - Admits to exploiting the way voat works to create drama (Archive) explaining how in this comment (Archive)
2015-08-13 14:43:13 - Which mods do you think need to be ousted from their positions of privlage? (Archive)
- User Nomerasques, on 2015-08-07 23:47:37, "Yeah well, ok, you got me, I love drama. sue me. And I am only putting about 10% effort, wait until they catch me inspired one day." (Archive) - Nomerasques also moderates /v/Amalek.
Not only have most of you been trolled with character assassination to convince you to act irrationally. Let's also not forget, early on (Scandanavian) encourages other users to not provide evidence (archive). Apparently evidence is bait, and refuting it, according to Scandinavian, is "the oldest trick in the book".
Here's one interesting point regarding people taking up accusations of She alt accounts and other nonsense. A known troll, @JTtheGhost, admits to making it up.
Then we have the response to a select group of individuals and trolls who have orchestrated (probably independently) the lies that created this fake outrage. Atko Removes AskVoat from Defaults (archive), vindicating the pursuit of silencing dissenting opinions through downvote brigades and character assassinations. All because he disagrees with publicly discussed and agreed to guidelines, that anyone can also discuss, and disagreed with rules being enforced as rules.
We see more of @Atko and his opinions on mob rule in this thread (archive), and plenty of users like @Babablaksheep's post against the idea (archive) for its obvious defects.
Finally, to show Atko has done this before, on 2015-03-26 23:44:41 @Atko removes @Crimsonsun99 https://voat.co/v/news/comments/69464/106383/106557#106557 (archive) from his position as moderator...also for enforcing the rules and because of the same falsely generated outrage of a few select individuals as detailed above.
Whatever you people think @She has done, it pales in comparison to the efforts of ElectroLumus, Scandinavian, Gatordontplaythatsht, FitmachoNaziAtheist, and Nomerasques, to spread mass hysteria to their benefit. Gatordontplaythatsht, Scandinavian, and Nomerasques are still gunning for askVoat, and FitMachoNaziAtheist posting ridiculous made up shit like this to fan the flames. All while using made up shit from troll user JTtheGhost. At the same time, Electrolumus gets to continuously shitpost and be upvoted for his efforts while enjoying newfound popularity in AskVoat2.
Not only have you all been had, but Atko has as well. The fact you blindly support punishments on moderators by Atko, especially in circumstances where you've all been deceived, speaks volumes to how easy you are to dupe. I will leave you with the following observation: AskVoat got removed by the collective opinions of fewer than ten individuals, in spite of far more people siding with @She. Do you call this freedom of speech or democracy, Voat? Idolizing someone who didn't actually do any work to investigate what was going on with AskVoat's moderating before acting, and relying on the ten or so people who generated the mob to decide for him?