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[–] 10248379? 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

If there are that many paid opinions to block out actual content chances are something is being spammed and those involved will be banned and the content removed. If content isn't being spammed then refute their points, or downvote and move on. Downvoting will still enable us to push undesired content to the bottom and even collapse bad comments. It just won't be the force responsible for getting accounts restricted and then banned.

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

My other response works for most of this, so let's continue most of it there. The only thing I'll say here is:

If content isn't being spammed then refute their points, or downvote and move on.

How many downvotes will be needed when it's found that Shareblue can't be fettered by the users? Having to downvote the same user in every political submission will really put a damper on use of this site.

People are going to either stop, or write a bot to do so for them, so they don't have to do it themselves.

I'm interested in who these supposed legitimate users are that are limited from posting. I'd love to see their comment history.

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[–] guinness2 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Having to downvote the same user in every political submission will really put a damper on use of this site.

Also, Putt said he will ban anyone for brigading... which leaves us defenseless.

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[–] 10248641? 4 points -2 points (+2|-4) ago 

How many downvotes will be needed when it's found that Shareblue can't be fettered by the users?

But they can be. It takes four or five downvotes to collapse a comment out of view.

I'm interested in who these supposed legitimate users are that are limited from posting. I'd love to see their comment history.

I've encountered many, p0ssum the only notable one whose name I can remember. Most of them are either trolls or affiliated with ShareBlue, but there are much younger and unseen accounts who get downvoted immediately after joining because they said something negative about Trump or criticized conservatives, and thus begin their time at Voat with 10 comments a day. It is an imperfect system and some of the suggestions in this thread can achieve the same restrictions without imposing restrictions on possibly innocent users.