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[–] 12293013? 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

New users aren't even limited until they participate. They are only limited to ten posts if they are strictly downvoted or downvoted more than upvoted, which only happens to spammers and people who post nothing but political content contrary to Voat's general hivemind. The system wasn't designed to limit unpopular opinions and Putt even tried to propose changes to the restrictions to better reflect the sole intention of curtailing spam, but no viable solution could be developed, when the entire community put their heads together, that didn't centralize the power that is currently decentralized.

So the whiners can cry us a river.


[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago 

honestly if a leftist presented themselves well I doubt they would get downvoated just for going against the grain, but the only ones that seem to turn up here are cringy spergs who are bothered by the fact that people think differently than them


[–] Hydrocephalus 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

kannibal was leftist for a while, maybe he still is, no one downvoated him into oblivion. He also wasn't a massive fucking faggot.


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

exactly this. they chimp out first and dont even try to act civil.


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

isn't that exactly why they get downvoted ? those who downvote them are also bothered by the fact that people think differently than them (cringy is relative to what stance you've got)

I think karma shouldn't affect how you use the site at all, or it'll quickly turn into a reddit-like echo chamber with a different flavor


[–] The_Laughing_Storm 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

As a skinchanger myself (username-wise) I can assure everyone that getting 100 upvoats in one day is totally feasible. In fact I believe I did that with my current account. The initial restrictions are easily met for people that are here trying to be part of the community.


[–] 12293115? 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Oh most definitely. I have no sympathy for the people with -3500 CCP who whine about censorship. They didn't get there without trying.


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

You can. I just joined a few days ago. I think it took me less than 24 hours just by commenting.


[–] logos_ethos 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Remember when one of these trolls forgot to change alts before posting? Some of these users post things that are intentionally going to attract downvoats so that they can farm upvoats on other accounts. Their other accounts would reply to the mass downvoated comment with a comment that the community appreciates, and receive upvoats for it.

The 10 post per day limits the ability to upvoat farm like this, which is spamming the website & looks just like some of these infamous accounts that always attract downvoats and complain about the 10 posts per day limit posting restriction. Unfortunately, we have nothing to detect the pattern of accounts that are run by the same person/group to receive upvoats. And I do not want there to be anything that will make real privacy concerns worse.

For example, I do not think that we want to add an IP address hash to each post. But there is another idea that does not affect privacy: If someone's CPP mostly came from comments that were replies to a downvoated comment, then that would be a red flag on their account. I suspect that if the community simply stopped rewarding replies to trolls with upvoats, then this problem will be less of an issue (although they might spam more to make up for the difference if they need to meet their quota of new accounts that can downvoat).


[–] 12294185? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I think the proper solution to this issue is community awareness. Attempting to control for such cases will just end up punishing innocent users.


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

Well to be fair, if you lack the testicular fortitude to listen to something you disagree with, or to tolerate being called a word, and you get sucked into replying to the trolls/faggots who call you a faggot, you will burn through all of your 20 replies in a few minutes and then won't be able to reply to a discussion you may actually be able to contribute to. But that only happens to faggots though. It happened to me once. Again only faggots though.