Since we felt that our last Anon post on a subverse issue was both successful and appreciated, we’ve decided to allow the community to give feedback on new rules we will be adding to aid in having more clearly defined guidelines around certain issues.
As you know, we don’t have much time, so we’ve laid out in the simplest terms possible, the policies we need.
Here is an opportunity to provide feedback, find issues, and help fine tune these policies before we institute them going forward. Since we live and die by rules (i.e. rules can be used for or against us) they should be as simple and straight forward as possible.
Voat strictly prohibits all doxing (posting of personally identifiable information) of a Voat user. Your account will be immediately and permanently banned.
We have been very poor at handling dox issues but we cannot allow this to happen going forward.
Our Community Policy
Moderators that decide to alter rules in a subverse that results in new content being deleted and/or users banned, where said content and/or users were previously allowed, and vice versa, must get community support before putting these changes into effect.
This rule is intended to handle takeovers or redefinitions of communities. We don’t have all the tools ready to allow communities to vote on policy in subverses yet, but it is our future plan to have the community actually vote on rules and moderators, and at which time, this is how we envision changes to take place.
Catch All Policy *
Moderators that control generic subverses must allow free conversation to occur and not stifle it, unless clearly defined upon subverse creation.
This rule is intended to cover a situation such that a subverse moderator decides to ban all Toyota posts from a subverse called v/vehicles.
* This rule needs more thought and to be more clearly defined.
Sexualized Content of Minors *
Voat prohibits the posting of sexualized media of minors (under the age of 18) or any media depicting minors in sexual situations. Your account will be immediately and permanently banned.
Pornographic images of minors are illegal, or at best in a grey area, Voat does not feel that this content increases participation or is conversational in nature, thus has little benefit and a lot of problems. * This rule needs more thought and to be more clearly defined.
To aid in the reading of your feedback, it would be helpful to stick to 1 rule per comment if you are offering changes or finding fault.
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.