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

Drive by thoughts. Disclaimer: I'm a lurker in this sub, not a usual contributer so take my opinion as you like.

I think a lot depends on how often /v/gaming gets posted to and also if more relevant/alternative and active subs exist for the game-related content any user is trying to post about.

3: Memes actually can convey a poster's thoughts in a single image, gif, or video. For example a gif that shows the absurd difficulty of some certain popular or well-known game where the player constantly dies (eg videos about impossible super mario brothers custom levels or Dark Souls 3 gameplay). A post definitely should not serve as an advert (IE spam), but still it might be better to allow creative and expressive content even if in the form of simple memes.

5: needs constant mod attention to determine if that subject matter is in fact illegal where Voat is hosted. Nothing more needs to be said here except that mods should not jump the gun and delete a post linking to a download, crack, mod or what have you without evidence of illegality.


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

I appreciate the feedback! I'm not a fan of #3 (memes) myself, mainly because "meme" is so difficult to define and often falls into a gray area. Reacher did a pretty good job of pinning down a workable definition, but I'd often find myself erring on the side of caution and being more lenient when in doubt.

Thinking sub-wide, I think we can agree that no one wants /v/gaming to end up being a meme-fest like other online gaming communities, but we'll all probably disagree on how far we should allow the slider to move before we reach that point. I'm eager for anyone willing to help pin down the definition farther so that this rule is more predictable and easier to call, or just seeing how we fly without it if enough people want it gone.

About #5 (illegal content) I can't remember the last time we needed to enforce this. We're not the copyright police and don't want to be. It's mainly about making sure Voat as an entity is safe from copyright claims, and that's not too difficult to do. I actually wouldn't mind dropping this one if the community decides to, especially since Voat's site-wide rules prohibit unlawful content already.

Some awesome and very well thought out feedback. Thank you for getting the discussion started!

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