FINAL EDIT Shills have effectively brigaded me. Yes it's possible, even here. 5 people went through all of my past comments and downvoated the majority within 5-10 minutes. This means that 5 people were colluding together and I think it's obvious who these people are. You all take a look and judge for yourselves. I went from having over 50 comment points to -79, and as of now am prohibited from posting any comments or sending any messages, if I want to speak, I have to through this post now. I can now no longer contribute here. @MightyYetGentle7 posted death porn of a child (PROOF: the link that says "sure thing nigger"), and nothing is being done about it. Non-shills of v/pizzagate, please look at my example. This is how TRUE censorship works.
FINAL FINAL EDIT (lol) 5-10 minutes after last edit I'm at -118. Hi shills!
REALLY the final edit.. It appears I have been brought back up to 27 comment points by some good samaritans. Wow. Thank you for bringing my voice back, even though it had to be done in a weirdly backwards way.
I have noticed a lot of aggressive speech being thrown around, and I would like to start a discussion about how to raise our standards in producing quality content for this community. Everyone who is posting content needs to become familiar with how to create posts with informative titles, free of baseless accusations and sensationalist propaganda. Even if you mean well, if you post with a bad title you are actively helping useful information to become buried or discredited. Provide informative titles, and well-formatted and thoroughly researched content in discussions, or don't post at all.
Phrases that alienate groups, like "liberal scum" or vague threats like "finish them" should not be tolerated at all within this community. Racism, sexism, religious persecution, and other forms of oppression are absolutely unacceptable in the context of this investigation. We need to have absolutely zero tolerance for violent or hateful speech here. The media is trying to label the entire movement as hysterical and murderous, and it is our duty to prove them wrong with each and every submission and comment.
Anyone who jumps in a thread and lays down an uninformed and/or aggressive comment should be suspect. This is a serious investigation, and any juvenile attempts to throw out opinions or accusations with no facts should be noted within the community. However, this is not a place for witch hunts. With accusations of shills being thrown around, we lose focus on what is accurate information and what is not. I'm not saying there aren't shills, I'm saying we should not fuel the fire they are trying to stoke by pointing fingers everywhere. Like Snowden said,
“The answer to bad speech is not censorship. The answer to bad speech is more speech. We have to exercise and spread the idea that critical thinking matters now more than ever, given the fact that lies seem to be getting very popular.”
We need to drown out the shills with truth. Point out when someone is making an inconsistent argument that has no basis in facts, then leave it at that. They want us to fight each other, don't forget that. People may try to rile you up, but the truth will come out, and there's nothing they can do to stop us.
This is a place to put all the information we have, in order to help us form an organized view of this scandal. Ignorant input cannot continue here if we really want to properly research this matter. If you want to post something, do some additional research first. Anticipate questions and debates that fellow v/pizzagate members will have for you. If someone posts an inaccurate and/or incomplete submission, that is okay. Downvoat the submission, and calmly present your findings in the comments without hostility. If someone is incorrect, formulate your response assuming they are misinformed, not stupid, and enlighten them on what you think they aren't understanding.
If anyone posts in this community without following these standards, downvoat/repudiate their submission or comment, and continue investigating pizzagate. Do not allow them to distract you from what is important. There is still tons of material to go through.
EDIT: a couple of words.
EDIT 2: People are now actively trying to flood this thread with bigotry and hatred. Do we really want to align ourselves with this kind of rhetoric? (i.e. repeated use of "faggot") I almost feel sorry for people that feel they need to speak that way.
User reasonedandinformed stated:
A big chunk of what you described is part of the CTR strategy to try to control the narrative for the mainstream media. In some cases it involves people with inherent bigotry who are outraged, but there is no place for the bigotry on this platform.
And I agree. The goal is not to censor free speech, the goal is to give pizzagate the best possible platform for stating our case, and I think that means distancing ourselves from belligerence.
EDIT 3: kingkongiswrong has a point that I think many of the hostile commenters below are either not looking at, or willfully trying to ignore.
OP isn't calling for a rule change, or comment censorship or anything like that. He's just asking the community to change their titles, and consider what they post and how they use their upvotes and downvotes. This is 100% fair, and if he's being upvoted then the community agrees (unless in the case of bot buys, but why would shills support this argument?). You guys can bitch about it, but telling OP that he can't ask for this and that he's not allowed to say this is a form of control and censorship - and if you guys were moderators and ENFORCING this by say, deleting OPs post that would be a form of control and censorship. Remember that fascism exists in every extreme.
EDIT 5: MightyYetGentle7 has just posted death/child porn in the thread. Mods, please do something about this.
EDIT 6: Basically every single post I've ever made has now been downvoated around 5 times each. I went from having over 50 comment points to almost -60. Now THAT is actually censorship.
EDIT 7: I have actually been censored from commenting. I get a "You have been doing that too much, wait 30 seconds" error no matter how long I wait. I am hoping that this edit is working. Why MightyYetGentle7 is not banned is beyond me. He posted child/death porn and as such is officially an enemy to this movement.
EDIT 8: I am now prohibited from commenting and messaging anyone due to over 100 sudden downvoats (within 5 minutes, explained during edit 6) on all my past comments. Now I can only speak through the edits on this discussion post. This is all very ironic considering the perpetrators of this censorship blame me for the very thing they are doing. This is ridiculous and apparently voat is now an unsafe venue for people who want speak out against hatred.