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[–] PuttItOut [S] 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

I don't want to ban anyone. I'd rather have a universal system in place that governs all users equally.

Voat will continue banning spamming accounts and spammed domains.

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There is an ignore/block function that could be used to also cut-down on the spam. There are multiple ways it could be used as such. There could be a "default" ignored group which is just individuals who have been ignored/blocked by the vast majority of regular users which could be optionally toggled off in the account settings if one so chooses.

There could also be "ignore" sets that could be "subscribed" to that could be curated by mods/admins.

I think the best option is allowing the individual user to have the maximum control over the content they wish to see without having to censor the content from others who just may wish to see it.

This would be a hands-off method of dealing with spam which allows for the most personal freedom and keeps us away from the whole danger of authoritarian censorship.

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[–] teatime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The only way to do that is to exclude human bias from the process. I see nothing wrong with a system that checks for specific keywords, CAPS, bold, large font, frequency of posts, and frequency of comments that determines if someone is spamming.

People make too many irrational decisions but machines don't care who you are or what your sob story is. A fair system doesn't include people.

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[–] glennvtx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In addition to a "spam button" we could enable sub owners to have the option of +V people, akin to IRC. Only users "voiced" could post in that particular sub.

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[–] HarveyKlinger 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

You mean the cucked mods that own many of the once popular subs? Those fuckers need to be banned as well.

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

System subs don't really have mods though. So that's a problem

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

Until I have the ability to click on a Mod's nick and unmod* them from my perspective I really don't want to give them that power.

*unmod them (for me) and see everything they've spiked, banned, censored and blocked. If other people want to keep them as -their- mod that's fine as long as I have the ability to "fire" them.