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[–] pilgrimboy14 1 points 59 points (+60|-1) ago 

I would like it to be known that many of us came here from Reddit prior to the admin abuse due to moderator abuse. The default political/news subs over there are sterilized by the moderators.

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[–] 1918137? 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

thanks for the reality check

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[–] Coroner 12 points 6 points (+18|-12) ago 

Who cares? A sub creator should have complete control over the sub, they should be able to decide what who how the sub gets moderated. You don't like what the mods are doing, you're free to start your own sub or read and contribute to other subs. The only real issue I see is admin abuse, company employees censoring or influencing moderation, content and comments.

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[–] DungeonMaster 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

No. Just because someone types the name of a sub into voat first, does not mean they are the right person to manage it completely and properly forever. People with proven track records of doing the right thing and solid moderation skills are the better candidate. For the same reason if a company fires an employee, the first person to run in and sit down int heir chair doesnt get their job, the company looks around for the most qualified, best fit for the position.

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

There is a problem in that some online 'real estate' creates a natural monopoly. Even when a lot of people started complaining about /r/news there were no really successful alternate subs because /news is such a generic and easy destination. So alternates don't really ever get the traffic they would need to ever out compete the old sub.

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

I agree with this 100%. This is why I cam from the other site, not because of SJWs taking over subreddits or whatever, but because the admins were coming in and dictating what kinds of speech were okay. I wasn't a member of FPH or coontown and disgrace vehemently with their positions, but I think they should have a right to exist if solely for me to point at and say, "don't be like that."