Hey everyone this is a post I've been meaning to make, we need to discuss a few things.
Moderating on voat:
First welcome to voat to those of you who came over after our banning on reddit. Voat is still new and ever changing, there are some moderator features it is lacking so please be patient with us.
If you want flair please message the "Flair" moderator as modmail is not functional.
There is no report button, if you need to get our attention you can either message one of us a link to the comment or post or simply mention us in a comment by putting @<username>. This will notify us of your comment.
There is no modqueue or automod we will try to remove what needs to be as we see it but you will have to be our eyes for what we miss.
Direct links to clickbait and shitty websites:
If you want to link to an article by gawker, or buzzfeed, or any of these other SJW, FA, HAES pro sites please use archive.today or archive.is. We do not want to give these websites traffic. We will remove direct links to such sites and tell you to use archive.
Linking to slimgur:
If you're linking to slimgur for your verification pictures PLEASE PLEASE remember that slimgur does not make pictures private by default. They are automatically shared unless you make them private. When you upload the pictures make a new album, move the picture to it, and make the album private to you and anyone with the link.
When posting with slimgur please use embedded image urls. This will allow the images to be viewed directly from voat. On the image page in the bottom left simply click "embed codes" and copy the "image URL" and use that link.
Rules and posting guidelines:
Rules are mostly the same. Some things are more laxed now since we are no longer on reddit. As far as identifying information goes we are following voat's user agreement please read over it in its' entirety.
Keep Personal Information Off voat: You agree to not post anyone's sensitive personal information that relates to that person's real world or online identity.
We are obviously allowing more content than we were on reddit as we are not currently as large or active and do not have or need atm other subverses to cater to certain content.
That about does it for now. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section and they will be addressed as we have time.