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[–] 7584437? 5 points 84 points (+89|-5) ago 

My worries are that the doxing and minors section will be used to shut down /v/pizzagate and (more likely) the other pizzasgates. Reddit has already used those two to do that anything posted about Alefantis or anyone else (allegedly) involved is "doxing" and any photos are "sexualized content". I think that there has to be some explicit divider between "this guy sucks, here's his phone number" and "here's something I think is newsworthy, including that this person owns this business at this location" situations. (I also think the sexualized content thing is mind boggling. "There aren't any pedos here, but you can't post the photos that they've posted because they sexualize children." Wha?)

I'm down with the voting on rules and mods thing if we can finally do something about the vote farming / botting.


[–] 7586669? 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

Voat strictly prohibits all doxing (posting of personally identifiable information) of a Voat user

The Doxxing rule only applies to other voaters. Not to politician's associates. You'd only get in trouble if you said @ILoveKids is John Podesta and here is his phone number. Just posting Podesta's number wouldn't break the rules.


[–] 7587602? 7 points 19 points (+26|-7) ago 

I don't think it should be restricted to voat. We all know what doxxing is, divulging the IRL data of internet characters. IDK how to put it in words, but we should not reveal the identity and personal data of people who didn't provide said data.

"Hey guys, Hillary's committee's phone is xxxxxxx" is OK.

"Hey guys, Buckethead is John Doe, and he lives at xxxx" is not OK, unless he published this info himself.

"Hey guys, reddit user pliftploft is Jane McFeebles, phone xxxxx" is not OK.

"Hey guys, tumblerina UnicornsAreReal is Barbie Blunt, you know what to do" is not OK.


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[–] 7586913? 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

A damn slippery slope. It was the start for reddit.


[–] 7587447? 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

He did stated that the rules are to protect voat users, and not people outside of voat.


[–] 7589220? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So long as it's only to protect other voaters, this rule is entirely fair and I will back it 100%.


[–] 7585307? 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

public figures are generally exempted from privacy laws. that's where the line should be drawn, not investigations. info that people (anybody) willing post to the internet (e.g social media posts) is also generally exempt from privacy laws.


[–] 7587001? 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

What is a public figure? A large number of people that might rightly end up part of community investigation may not be a public figure in most people's book.

And the, "public information posted by them" exception is essentially what doxing is. On one hand the public figures rule would be too strict, and the social media rule would be under strict to the point of making the rule moot and applied selectively.

It's just easier to forget any doxing rule and say we're allowed to discuss people on the internet. Which is pretty fucking reasonable. Also literally censorship in by pretty much the most obvious definition.