Not me, just in general. Upvoat to get more of us to 100 voats so we can start downvoating the shills and bots trying to discredit pizzagate. I'll try to do it more myself, and if you can too, we all win.
That is all.
Edit: a wise voater has expressed concern that we should be discerning before we voat. I agree, and thus request that you continue to voat, but don't be dumb about it.
I've received some complaints because people thought I was asking for upvoats. I was not asking for upvoats. I appreciate them, but I was really asking that people would upvoat more often. As in, if something is good quality content, it should be upvoated.
It's hard to imagine why that's not clearly a good standard. I think some people's initial feeling might have been that since people upvoated this post, I must have been trying to get upvoats. I wasn't.
Whatever the case, the one thing that is obvious now though, is that many people feel similar to me about this issue. More people should upvoat good posts. That's why people upvoated this one, because they agree. I didn't anticipate that, but now we know.
An argument was made below by Phobos_Mothership:
"Upvote when upvoting is necessary. there is no 'upvote more often'. we aren't an echo chamber, we are an investigation."
I know Phobos_Mothership means well, but I strongly disagree with the argument made. Here is my reply:
"Yes, but participation is never bad. Voting is a privilege and should be taken advantage of to make our voices heard. Those who remain silent inhibit democracy and pave an easy path for the status quo to rule and real change to remain undone.
That is exactly the kind of thing that leads to corruption, what we are supposedly currently fighting. Are we not?
I would have said "voat more often, both up and down" but that is exactly the problem - many of us can't, because of our elitist system that places barriers around the lower tiers of this little society. Strange how the rules replicate, isn't it?
The ironic part is that now here again in this new system, it feels to some like the elites are trying to squash down the few rights of the peasants for fear that we might disrupt the status quo. Yes, we WILL disrupt the status quo. And it will be OK.
We can never repeat history. Let's encourage voating for whomever, whenever, wherever. Let's not be afraid of the people."
All that said, Phobos_Mothership is right about another point made: we should not ask for upvoats, and if anyone asks for them we should ignore them. I agree, and I'm going to take this advice to heart.
Thank you, everyone, for your input here. Especially Phobos_Mothership, with whom I both agree and disagree, respectfully.
I find it highly ironic as well that this post has been tagged "Relevance in question" as if this is the main stream media and I'm bringing up pizzagate. Again, it's strange how the rules replicate, isn't it?