My idea for voat is Capital Punishment, forum style. In other words, Voat should treat censorship as a Capital Offense, and we should delete the of accounts of users/mods who attempt to silence others. The whole concept works the same as the death penalty does in real life. Nobody should be killed (silenced), unless they unjustly kill (silence) another. In such a case, they too shall be killed (silenced).
A big problem we free-speechers grapple with is maintaining the principles of free speech, even in the face of people actively advocating against it. If we advocate for free speech, then we'd be hypocrites to silence the opposition. The problem is, while encroachment on free speech does not stand up to the scrutiny of logic, it always succeeds to spread in practice. We have seen it before and we can see the beginning of it again here. We watch ourselves thrive in the marketplace of ideas, until the petty regulators come in and start silencing people. They treat open forums like a banzai tree, clipping away at what they perceive as out of place, delicately and slowly manipulating it, cultivating it into their own little masterpiece. Just because we stand for free speech DOES NOT mean that here at voat we must let these cancerous individuals continue their mission of shitting on the world. Luckily, they are very easy to identify.
We need to stop being cowards and stand up for free speech, instead of just exercising it.
Those who advocate silencing this or that opinion should be REMOVED. Mods who delete or ban people for their opinions should be REMOVED. I think the community (discounting the redditfugees of recent weeks) is already attuned to and against these types of users, but our hands have been tied by our understanding of the principle we hold so dear. But I say NO MORE!
If we don't start doing this, I fear voat only has a short life left. We can already see drastic changes in the types of discussions happening here. It's time to ramp up our defenses. Make no mistake. We ARE public enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the tyrants.
P.S. - Build a fucking wall for Voat. No more refugees! They are going to tear this place down.
EDIT: /u/InnocentBystander is a YUGE faggot.