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[–] Nurdoidz 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

For a long time, we've been discussing transparent sub moderation, meaning that everyone would be able to see what each moderator did to keep them in check. Voat is still in early development, so the dev team is still adding features to the site, so our ideal voat will come eventually. For now, the system works, especially with how small our userbase is. We just have to give it time. :-)

Welcome to voat!

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

Transparent sub moderation would be cool.. Not sure it would work out, though. Say, for instance, someone posted something inflammatory in my sub, which I do not allow, and I remove it... At that point, everyone still sees the inflammatory post that was removed, negating the moderation. The question is one of 'Who Watches the Watchmen'.

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[–] Property_Is_Theft [S] 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you don't have transparent moderation, however, then it becomes impossible to discuss ousting a censorious mod. On Reddit, such mods always censor comments that criticize the censorship, so eventually the illusion is created that nobody has a problem with the censorship. (EDIT: In fact, the casual observer can't even tell that censorship is taking place.) Perhaps the most a mod should be able to do is reduce a comment's visibility (sort of like what happens when a comment's score reaches -5-- its visibility is minimized, but you can still reach the content if you're curious). Also, if a minimized comment or submission gets enough upvotes, the moderator's action should be negated completely.

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[–] AmishCooking 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why couldn't we have a system to where if a mod deletes a post or comment the deleted item would show, deleted, but then you could press a button and expand the deleted content and view it. Then you could have a separate up and down vote and if a threshold is met for upvotes then the post could be undeleted. So this would basically have the same effect as jury nullification or how real democracy should work. If a law is made that a certain threshold of people don't like, then theoretically it should be overturned.

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

Hm... you bring up a really good point. Sorry to say that I can't continue, here, since I don't know that much about these types of concepts.

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

Maybe a separate meta-sub for reporting mods?

As long as there are decent admins, they could be the ones to see whether or not a moderator is being fair and remove them from a sub if needed.

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[–] serg 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm a developer by trade - how can I contribute to Voat? Either on the front end or the back end?

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[–] Nurdoidz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If you're familiar with Git, you can come on over to the GitHub repository. You can also give @Atko a shout. He'll appreciate the help.

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

I just want to thank you and everyone working on this. If you guys got an app running that would definitely help people make the switch.

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

A mobile app is currently being planned, but we still need iOS and Android developers to do it.

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

You should let users opt-into and opt-out of moderation. A "protected" experience shows a subverse how the moderators intend. A "uncensored" subverse shows all comments just like how undelete reddit used to work. Moderators should not be able to over-ride user preferences for their experience.