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[–] Sakusha 2 points 17 points (+19|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Rule 1 is unnecessary. "If it's relevant, it's okay" is so easy to abuse as an excuse for deleting legitimate content. If it's old news it'll get downvoated. Rule 2 has seen abuse on that site and is unnecessary. People will downvoat clickbait. Rule 3 is also unnecessary. Archives are screenshots of websites. Images can be newsworthy content. Users will decide with voats. Rule 4 is nice but unnecessary. Downvoats prevent paywalls from reaching the top. Rule 5 is fine. Users may not pick up on it and it is exploitable. Rule 6 is nice but unnecessary. People will downvoat content in a language they don't understand, or if they care enough about it they'll translate it themselves.

Literally every rule here is unnecessary or just nice to have. Make the rules "no spam, no ads, and no paywalls" and that's all you need. Users do the rest and you have less crap to delete.

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[–] wellfuckyoutoo 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

so easy to abuse as an excuse for deleting legitimate content.

I agree.

If it's old news it'll get downvoated.

I disagree. I have the impression that a lot of old stuff is upvoated because they're relevant, not because they're current.

Rule 3 is also unnecessary. Archives are screenshots of websites. Images can be newsworthy content. Users will decide with voats.

If one could archive screenshots directly through a trusted third party (like how archive sites downloads the site directly from the source, you don't upload the site to the archive) your argument would make sense.

Screenshots (of today) have no accountability, there's no way to verify that what you're seeing even comes from the page it looks like. Screenshots are worthless as reliable news providers.

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[–] Ah_Pook 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

Rule 2 has seen abuse on that site and is unnecessary. People will downvoat clickbait.

They mostly don't though, not around here.

Rule 3 is also unnecessary. Archives are screenshots of websites.

They're certainly not. Source is a fuck of a lot different than images.