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

Disallow mod deletion of any content, allow users to crowd-moderate content as either spam, against voat TOS and/or subverse rules. When it reaches a threshold number of flags as spam or rules violation, the flag is authenticated for the sake of user filtering. Empower subverse mods to reverse false reports if they'd like (but never to outright delete any content), at least until the site admins are confident the authentication algorithm is working as intended.

Try to prevent flagging abuse with algorithms that identify false-flagging patterns used by cabals & sockpuppets, but that can be tricky. Therefore, you should add filters that each user can enable/disable for each subverse so those who want to see everything can. This prevents cabals from hijacking a subverse (aka reddit's downfall) while allowing thin-skinned users to hide whatever posts violate the subverse's rules. Only site admins can delete content and for the sole reason of it being against voat TOS; any other content isn't so serious that it can't wait to get filtered by the aforementioned user flagging.

Banning users is only done by site admins and according to a published set of rules. Suggest not banning anyone other than spammers and illegal content, and post proof of banworthiness in a subverse explaining the reason for all admin-banned users.

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

Yeah but every user still has the option to show *all *content in a sub, so when users start to recognize brigading it's a simple matter of flipping a switch to show all content.

The point is it prevents mods absolutely from deleting content, and if they conspire to bury content and it becomes apparent, you can simply flip a switch to show all content for that sub regardless of whether it was flagged or not.

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

This right here. I would also like to see slashdot or stackexchange like comment ranking instead of raw numbers that beg for pandering. For reference slashdot rates posts 1-5 on different scales (funny, insightful etc), stackexchange uses upvotes but accounts track medals visibly.

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

Reddit caught major shit for obfuscating vote counts, and I don't see much harm in people pandering or circlejerking for upvoats since they are essentially meaningless. Staying transparent about how many liked/diskliked your comment does however make it easier to tell when you're being brigaded.

Perhaps to help pay the bills, they could even have a feature for subscription users that lets them see the individual usernames of those who up or downvoated them?