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[–] [deleted] 4 points 143 points (+147|-4) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 2 points 51 points (+53|-2) ago 

You are exactly the type of person who can be trusted with the responsibility and power a mod has. This community needs more like you!

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[–] HowAboutShutUp 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

See, this guy here, fire up the cloning tubes.

I believe we should have mods, but I think that defaults need to be held to a higher standard or something along those lines.

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[–] Aubryn 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

If I lost the sub here, I would be crushed. It's my baby.

I just don't understand why someone like you, a total non-asshole, would be concerned about this just because it's something that can happen to someone who is an asshole. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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[–] DanikaCutter 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Perhaps because the sword can swing both ways? I would imagine that, even if you are confident in being a conscientious moderator, the possibility that someone 'above' could make a unilateral decision to take that away (on a whim) might be disconcerting. I mean it's fine while they're after the twats but there'd be no real guarantee of not expanding the scope.

I'm not saying that's how it is, but that's what ocurred to me.

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

Reddit is only taking action against who they believe are assholes as well. With a system like that, you have to worry about who the axe is pointed at. The beauty of Voat is that you don't have to worry because there is no axe.

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[–] Zkv 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Because there's a lot of vocal outcry about removing mods, or at least cutting their claws off and making them into kittens.

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

I agree, sometimes we need mods. I like the idea of modless subs, but those should be separate, we shouldn't remove any mod so we can experiment.
The solution to mod abuse isn't getting rid of all mods, but holding them accountable to their abuse.