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[–] SnowWombat 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

There are a few quick n dirty ways to limit the bullshit.

  1. Limitations on how many subs an account can manage
  2. limitations on sock puppet bullshit.

The best defense though is actually broadly aand fairly enforcing the rules for everyone.The SRS cancer has only got this bad due to the fact that the reddit admins have not just been turning a blind eye, but actively encouraging it and giving the SRS crowd special treatment.

If reddit admins actually enforced their rules, SRS would be gone over night because they are the worse of the worst. They are the spoiled kids who's parents never discipline them.

This is a "top down" cultural problem with reddit management, which allowed it to get this bad.

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

I wish people would question more why the admins allow SRS to do the things they do. Why would the admins of one of the most popular social forums let this shit go on sitewide? Because they're all buddy-buddy? It doesn't add up. There is more going on here than meets the eye, I simply can't believe this begins and ends with a clique of neckbearded internet allstars. They allow it because it serves a specific purpose. Dilution, distraction, diversion of attention from real issues. Classic, proven propaganda techniques.

Did we all forget that in 2013, the "most addicted to Reddit" city was Elgin Air Force Base?

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

Because the admins are SJWs themselves. They pretend to not pick sides, but they do. Look at the whole GamerGate drama. Shaddowbans allllllllll around. Ok, so people were cross posting between reddit and 4chan. There was no brigade going on. I was was browsing both sites at the same time.

The mods of r/gaming and the admin of reddit are the reason GamerGate blew up to such epic proportions. Really, I didn't give a shit about gaming journalism.... until I found out how corrupt the system was. I'd Google search a game to check it's reviews before I purchased it... These reviews have led to some pretty shitty purchases before. That's when I really quit paying attention to reviews and stuff like that.

Then the whole GG shit, and I finally understood why when I listened to reviews I'd end up purchasing a game that would be better off as a beer coaster than in my gaming console.

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[–] AwesomeTowlie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The only thing about the limit of how many subs an account can manage is that one user can create several accounts and just moderate from all of those. I suppose an admin could check IPs for modss to prevent that from happening, but that could still be worked around with proxys/VPNs.

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[–] SnowWombat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah. The best defense is not a technical one as it is a management one.

Again, if the rules aren't enforced selectively then we won't have the SRS issue.

SRS is so powerful now because they KNOW they will never be even slapped on the wrist.

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

limit of how many subs an account can manage

I think this can only be good, though I would wager the fair limit for this would be higher than a lot of people would think.

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

I would agree with the limitation on how many subs an account can manage even if it would be relatively easy to workaround. Personally I do not want to create or moderate a bunch of subverses I wouldn't pay attention to but not everyone will think the same way. If there's a limit, they'll have to think twice before moderating a sub, even if they have to pick a specific account. Just my two cents.

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

Limitations on how many subs an account can manage

I agree with this. There are people on reddit who mod over 300 subs. They have too much power. IMO here anyone should not be allowed to mod more than 20 (or some specific number) of subs.

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

Voat currently has a limit in how many subverses you can moderate to prevent this from happening. If I remember correctly, it's either ten or fifteen.