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[–] Kleyno 6 points 846 points (+852|-6) ago  (edited ago)

Holy shit in a hand basket. I think I must be dreaming. Did the Admins just do something to fix something, or something?

Someone, pinch me!

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[–] gaftra 0 points 576 points (+576|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When a company with 2 employees can fix rogue mod problems in under a day, how can a company with 66 employees and still no solution hope to compete? I fucking love voat

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 275 points (+275|-0) ago 

This is when you start to realise, that the other place is fully capable of solving all their problems, both with certain aspects of the community, and the tools they offer that community at large, but because they are only interested in becoming profitable, and see it as a job, rather than a labour of love, they have no incentive to improve their shit.

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[–] tribblepuncher 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

They're not trying to. They're trying to cultivate a marketable culture to encourage advertisers and/or make the site more attractive as an acquisition. Ironically they may have shot themselves in the foot there, considering the rioting.

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[–] BlackBetty 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't do it @Atko. I'm a mod and all my sooper-powuuurs will be rendered useless. Oh wait, I forgot...I don't give a shit. I'm a glorified janitor. Nevermind.

Atko: Talk Shit, Get Hit.

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

Because to that other place, mods like @she are RightThinkers™. They don't see the site's most toxic community as anything harmful.

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[–] escapefromredditbay 0 points 141 points (+141|-0) ago 

the sight, my god, its glorious.

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[–] Kleyno 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

Don't stare at it too long, you'll come away being unable to see anything other than @Atko for the rest of your life!

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[–] Lord-Baltimore 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

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[–] SpaceRosa 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago 

You're surprised? Atko doesn't just sit on his arse counting donation money, you know. He works hard, and actually pays attention to what's going on on Voat.

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

I think I've been just so accustomed to the reddit admins that I didn't know something like this was possible.

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

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

I am like the abused puppy. I don't know why my Master keeps beating on me, but I have come to accept it.

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

The admins! The admins are here! We are saved!

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

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[–] Un3qual 0 points 547 points (+547|-0) ago 

Moderators need to calm their tits

I fucking love @Atko

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[–] leixiaotie 1 points 108 points (+109|-1) ago 

Is it referring to /u/she 's?

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[–] voatforgoat 1 points 94 points (+95|-1) ago 

Without a doubt

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[–] codyave 1 points 45 points (+46|-1) ago 

BAH GAWD KING, /u/she HAD A FAMILY!

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

100% sure he is

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[–] codyave 3 points 50 points (+53|-3) ago 

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[–] TheBlackerMath 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

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

Agreed. Atko really brings to mind the personality of Aaron Swartz. I'm glad he's the one in control of this ship.

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[–] WolfPackNigga 6 points -3 points (+3|-6) ago 

Are you fucking kidding me? You haven't seen much from the guy, yet. He made this site as a side-project for fun and it blew up. He supports free speech alright, but that's all. Stop sucking his cock, he may be a good guy, but cocksuckers like you make him a demigod.

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[–] nyarlathotim 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I am definitely working this phrase into any situation I can today.

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[–] FitMachoNaziAtheist 5 points 179 points (+184|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Went back to reddit, voat is no different.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 192 points (+192|-0) ago 

I wasn't aware that it was abandoned. Thanks, I'll discuss it with @puttitout.

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[–] FitMachoNaziAtheist 7 points 152 points (+159|-7) ago  (edited ago)

Went back to reddit, voat is no different.

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[–] Krael 50 points 10 points (+60|-50) ago  (edited ago)

Does nobody else see the irony of Voat considering an outright hostile admin takeover of a sub?

The head moderator disappeared. Ok, pick one of the active mods to take over. Problem 1 is solved. You don't like how they're approaching the situation? Delist them as a default. Problem 2 solved.

Kicking them out of what is unarguably their subverse sets a really fucking bad precedent, in my opinion. What happens next? You disagree with how I'm running /v/Skyforge and I suddenly find myself taken off the modlist? If someone has a different idea for how a subverse should be handled, they can make their own. Isn't that the entire point of subverses in the first place?

EDIT: Seems my radical suggestion of "don't steal subverses from people" turned out to be a little controversial.

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[–] NeptuneRises 5 points -1 points (+4|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Some of the lads on my warthunder verse are great. @SmashedFinger @clownz and @biplane. highly recommended.

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

Ill run it, Atko. With an iron boner fist.

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

Great suggestion.

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

Yeah. Let's just let what happened on reddit happen here...

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[–] no_censorship_bruh 4 points 112 points (+116|-4) ago 

Even Atko is pissed :/

It's best to have discussion on subverse rules and let the community decide. That way, mods won't have to do all the heavy lifting and come up with their own rules. Providing a list of pros and cons to each rules with examples would also provide more insight as to how a rule can affect the community.

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[–] Kleyno 5 points 39 points (+44|-5) ago 

An easy way to fix this would be to give Mods the ability to modify post titles, with what was changed, and why, publicly visible in the Mod Log (important that last part, to ensure any abuse can be identified).

Or, we can just wait until @Atko and co deliver on their wonderful auto-mod bag of goodies.

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[–] SniperPriest69 2 points 44 points (+46|-2) ago 

I agree that mods should be able to change the titles, but the title changes should be instantly visible by changing the colour of the edited characters to red (or something else obvious).

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

Went back to reddit, voat is no different.

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[–] SacerdoteBlasfemo 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

No. I think the ability to edit your own titles within some time after the publication is already enough for typos etc.. giving the mods unlimited access to titles is just asking for abuse, transparent abuse maybe, but still. If we want to prevent agenda driven moderation, providing redundant exploitable functions is probably a bad idea.

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[–] no_censorship_bruh 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

That's... actually a good idea. It would solve some other minor problems too like users asking a mod to correct a spelling error on post.

[–] [deleted] 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

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

So that unpopular opinion subs can no longer exist?

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[–] 1758858? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nope, democracy is just another form of tyranny. There is nothing wrong with the site owner making or delegating those types of decisions based on feedback from the users. If the owner turns evil there is nothing you can do about it either way other than move on to the next site like pilgrims seeking their freedom.

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

I think this is one way that Voat can really help itself while were still hammering out details of what we want to this place to look like. I personnaly think @Atko handled this very well, but I understand why some users have concerns.

What I'd like to see as Voat is built out is a set of tools to give the community a voice. Polls is the most obvious, but I'm sure there are others. That way communities could clearly state their will. With a clear mandate from users, it would be much clearer that mods and admins are acting at the behest of users and not imposing their will.

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[–] dingo_bat 1 points 106 points (+107|-1) ago 

I will not support subverses (by featuring them or making them defaults) with moderators who impose questionable rules such as "your post has to end with a questionmark".

Like a fucking boss!

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[–] TheBlackerMath 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Hit on Deborah

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[–] neverenuff 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Get rejected!

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[–] AlphaTaco 2 points 90 points (+92|-2) ago 

@atko seriously thank you . This right here is why I'm here and not other places. You care more for mods to focus on growing their communities ,not dictate them . you have faith in the community and you hear our voices and act . for that alone thank you.

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[–] Wasting_Time 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That is one of the things I've always disliked about reddit, the idea that mods 'own' the subs. I'm of the idea that the community owns the sub, mods are there to make things flow smoothly. My biggest turn off from reddit is how mods can do unpopular things with no punishment, especially from the community.

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[–] darwin_prime 2 points 70 points (+72|-2) ago 

Moderators need to calm their tits and focus on nurturing and growing their communities.

I love this guy.

Voat also has automatic public moderation logs and everything you remove will still be visible in these modlogs and your actions may be questioned by the community, just like what happened yesterday.

This. Things like this right here give me so much hope for the longevity of this site. Thank you @Atko.

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[–] ElectricParkour 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Honestly the transparency tech is pretty great.

Comments and posts show upvoats AND downvoats. Everything mods remove is logged, publicly. THIS is the stuff I like to see. I feel more like I can see the data - the information - myself, and make my own decision.

So voat, what other great transparency tech am I missing out on?

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[–] gurlat 1 points 58 points (+59|-1) ago 

You've just demonstrated exactly why Voat is where I want to be.

That was impressive, decisive and effective. But you also showed restraint.

I'd buy you a beer right now if I could.

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[–] Link1299 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

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

Atko is making a good argument for a dictator!!

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