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[–] truthwoke33 4 points 127 points (+131|-4) ago  (edited ago)

What are your plans to mitigate user abuse e.g. creating a secret CP sub or a harassment sub? I've always been of the opinion that private communication should be relegated to a different platform, as it is the antithesis of a public forum for open discussion.

What internal reasons are there to create hidden subs? Why use resources on a feature that wasn't requested by users?

It's a bit redundant, no?

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

Somewhat related: You shouldn’t call a service private if the operator is able to access the content at will.

“Gated” might be a more accurate term.

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[–] PuttItOut [S] 5 points 23 points (+28|-5) ago 

This is a very good point. Every feature we dev has a negative side to it, and what you mention is one.

Maybe some way to counter/offset this perhaps?

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[–] sakuramboo 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

Unless all users can interact with a subverse, there should not be any affect to SCP/CCP in said subverse.

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[–] Honey_Pot 2 points 48 points (+50|-2) ago 

Maybe some way to counter/offset this perhaps?

Kill all the Pedos?

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[–] truthwoke33 13 points 19 points (+32|-13) ago  (edited ago)

And as expected, you give non-answers to softball questions.

Why are you using resources on a feature that nobody requested? How does this benefit users?

Putt, honestly, from me to you. What is the point of this. Why bother with an AMA if you're going to be so aloof about it?

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

The very word secrecy is repugnant.

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

private communication should be relegated to a different platform, as it is the antithesis of a public forum for open discussion.

Exactly this.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yep, Discord was created for exactly this kind of gay shit. And it's become an internet faggotry and gay op breeding ground.

The platform dictates the behavior. See also Twitter. Leave Voat as it is, or it will become Voat + Secret Gay Clubhouse Voat.

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

So, no more direct messages that nobody else can see?

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[–] SpottyMatt 1 point 12 points (+13|-1) ago  (edited ago)

In my mind, this is the biggest concern over private subverses as you cannot really maintain meaningful transparency of any sort while still allowing meaningful privacy.

Does voat's general population of users have real use cases for private subverses? If not, consider not making this feature available to the general population and keeping it internal.

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[–] AbyormenitePiranha 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

This feature will make voat into reddit only if the administrators force selected subverses to be private. It is logically impossible that providing more freedom for subverse mods will cause less freedom.

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

What about direct messages?