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

I was thinking that this was a proposal to keep different people from crossposting the same url within X minutes, but this one is good as well.

I think stopping different people from crossposting the same URL gives would give credit to the first person that found it, rather than allowing some to steal credit for someone else's find.

[–] totes_magotes [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not so much that. The crosspost itself isn’t a problem. It’s when it’s at the same time. The algorithms will make sure you’ll see pretty much every post that gains traction in /all so when you see two by the same person at the same time, it’s eating up /all space because you can only go “Next Page” until you hit page 20.

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

(Bit of a digression here: Why that 20 page limit anyhow?

It makes a lot of sense for something like 'funny' but not so much for subverses that represent serious research. Say you spent hours researching your posting, for posterity and the good of humanity. Then 20 pages of stuff comes along and it's no longer accessible to the browsing public because of 20 page index limits. If I recall correctly, your post is still on voat, you or other interested parties just need to have saved a link to it.)

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

Because asking for high page numbers was an avenue of ddos attacks.

Not gonna say your point is irrelevant but I will mildly disagree. Mildly. Google indexes voat now. There's search. Also browser history. I don't think that a user should have to do that kind of work to find a post (there's also the save feature) but there's the 20 page limit. If someone posts 2 links 4 times, that's almost 4% of /all content. That's not an insignificant amount. With the traffic on Reddit, 4% of /all content is lot of traffic. Figure in comment activity and you have a lot of potential for karma (scp) , forum sliding, shills, spam, targeted service attacks ("just search for 'xyz', first 4 posts"). And so forth.

Not to mention that unless the sub is dead, it will always make front page. It's an abuse of the sorting algorithm