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[–] big_fat_dangus 3 points 29 points (+32|-3) ago 

I think this is a good idea, but it comes with the significant downside of becoming a popularity contest.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht [S] 4 points 18 points (+22|-4) ago 

Sure, but I'll bite that bullet over having the same group of power mods as reddit, wouldn't you?

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[–] 12_Years_A_Toucan 4 points 25 points (+29|-4) ago 

The limit on the number of subverses you're allowed to moderate is to help with that

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[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy 4 points 8 points (+12|-4) ago 

So now it's the same group of power users instead. So instead of having potential for moderators that actually... mod, you're left with internet politicians.

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

Nope. I would much rather disagree with the leadership than have leaders who are unwilling to make decisions because they might get removed for it.

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[–] johnlocke90 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I will note the admins themselves have a fair amount of power when it comes to controlling power mods through subverse promotion and front page subs.

The problem with Reddit is that the head admins actually like the idea of a handful of moderators controlling most of the major subs and promote those subs through the front page.

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[–] umpaloompa 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

It shouldn't be a popularity contest. Mods make the rules. If the majority doesn't like the rules (and being enforced) the users should be able to take away those mods rights.

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[–] Zkv 8 points 4 points (+12|-8) ago 

No, they shouldn't. They should leave and create their own sub.

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

Mods make the rules. If the majority doesn't like the rules (and being enforced) the users should be able to take away those mods rights.

Sorry but I disagree. If you look at the user agreement it states

Subverses may create their own rules and enforce them as they see fit, providing they do not violate the terms of this agreement. You agree that voat is not responsible for the actions taken or not taken by moderators.

If you don't like the rules a subverse has, go create a new one. "But it's too hard" Well no shit its hard, if the moderator really is acting corrupt then everyone will migrate to the new subverse.

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

Just kinda sounds like democracy to me...

Which is exactly the problem. Democracy means that the majority opinion rules. Everywhere. Significant dissent will not be possible. It should be possible to run a sub which pisses off the majority or users. Mod independence is a freedom of speech issue.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht [S] 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

They don't like the idea because it means them losing power. Teh-sauce-guy and space rosa are power mods from reddit, and this suggestion terrifies them.