As many of you know, we had another “Rogue Moderator” incident at a subverse with a history of problems. This is now the second time this subverse has thrust itself into the spotlight and required admin intervention. It most likely will not be the last either, which is why I am writing this message.
As you know, Voat faces many challenges with the No Censorship and Freedom of Speech model we stand behind. Whether we like it or not, v/niggers is a major factor in the future of Voat, entirely due to its name and not necessarily the content. It is the first thing investors have a concern with and it tarnishes Voat’s public image.
I have read countless comments from users that they disagree with its existence but will fight to allow it as Freedom of Speech incudes both the good and the bad.
As we’ve said before, Voat is yours, it isn’t ours and as such, I want to put this to the community to get your opinions.
We have three options:
- We can again handle the situation by purging moderators and handing this subverse off to another user. (Rinse and Repeat)
- We can do nothing and let this particular subverse die.
- We can disable this subverse and transfer content to a replacement.
Every option has its pros and cons and we may even have more options that I haven’t listed.
I already know what I would do, but this is a topic that I think the community should weigh in on, as we are all in this together.
So, let us know your thoughts.
I’ve marked this thread as anon so we can freely communicate on this matter.