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

One thought I've had would be verified voting, by handwriting the username with a date stamped article on monitor in the background or something like that.

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[–] SurvivorType 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

That could easily be abused in any environment with many computers such as an office complex or university. What is needed is a system with no potential for abuse or manipulation by the users.

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[–] Teh_Sauce_Guy 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Which is completely impractical. Never mind what's wrong with the suggestion itself, the actual practical limitations of this idea should make it a no.

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[–] Ihmhi 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

What is needed is a system with no potential for abuse or manipulation by the users.

No such system could possibly exist. There will always be a way around it.

I moderate some subreddits, one of which I helped start from literally 0 subscribers three years ago. I really would not like the potential for a block of subscribers to a subreddit I helped build be able to remove me from the very thing I worked hard on creating.

Conversely, I understand that there are times when mods are abusive of power and there ought to be something done about it. I think the only realistic solution that is fair to everyone is to start an alternative subreddit and vote with your feet just like people are doing with Voat now.

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

That would require hand counting of votes, which would easily be open to abuse. It would also be ridiculously easy to fake, just change the setup of your battlestation for each of your accounts. Plus, it would now require effort to vote, which means that the people voting will probably not be regular joes who logged on to /v/football to chew the fat and will be much more likely to be activist users who want to cleanse /v/football of anything they think is transphobic, which is everything.