PIZZAGATE SUMMARY THREAD
PREVIOUS RULES DISCUSSION STICKY
I have been enforcing the rules as evenly and objectively as I can. I have been leaving comments in the threads. I would ask anyone reading this to go to the modlog and look for threads I pulled. Check my comments. If you see an issue please speak up and say why. This is an important discussion because enforcement of these rules means that submissions will be pulled and/or redirected to one of the sub-subverses. Obviously people can resubmit their posts, but having your post removed is annoying. We need to be sure everyone is behind these rules before we implement them.
New Submission Guidelines Proposal
***/V/PIZZAGATE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS – Please review BEFORE you submit content. ***
This is an investigative sub which is focusing on a highly controversial topic. To maintain the integrity (and quality) of the investigation, and to prevent disruption of the sub, every submission must meet the following requirements (submissions not meeting these requirements will be removed and you will be asked to resubmit your post after making the relevant changes):
- All submissions should be directly related to Pizzagate. It is the responsibility of the poster to demonstrate this relevance. In most cases this will require a discussion post where you provide a brief explanation of how your content relates to the investigation. Sometimes there will be content (like an article on pizzagate) where a link post with an accurate, descriptive title will be enough to satisfy this requirement.
- EVERY claim that is made as part of your post needs to be sourced. If you are asking a question, give a brief summary of what led to your question and provide sources for those elements. If you are giving an explanation of how your content relates to pizzagate (satisfying Rule 1) and you need to connect a few dots to do so, please provide sources for your “dots”. If you wish to ask general questions about Pizzagate, please do so HERE
- LINK posts (VIDEO, ARTICLE, IMAGE,etc) all need to include an accurate description of the actual content. If you can't provide an accurate summary in the title of a Link post then you MUST submit it as a Discussion post where you provide the link with a brief description of the content.
- Meta submissions and general discussion submissions without sources will be removed. To avoid diluting the front page, please make those sorts of submissions HERE. All other meta concern submissions will be removed. Please bring any meta concerns you have HERE (this is also where the mods will discuss moderating the sub so you are welcome to participate in those conversations as well).
- Stand-Alone Memes will be removed. Please post stand-alone memes HERE. If you feel that a given meme can be used to raise awareness please link it as part of a discussion post where you source the elements that it is related to and discuss the best ways to use it. If you want to discuss the accuracy of a meme, again link it in a discussion post that sources the relevant elements from the investigation.
- NSFW Submissions (Gore, nudity) MUST be labeled as such – This is not an adult subverse.
Please note that Adspam, Illegal Content (CP, Direct Threats against specific Real Life entities, etc), and personal information about Voat subscribers will be removed and the offender will be banned.
WARNING! Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, following links could result in the opening of incriminating material. Always practice common sense before clicking links, and make sure you're browsing safely.
Please give your feedback on these rules. They are basically a condensed version of the previous ruleset, with some more detail/explanation given to reduce misunderstandings. Enforcement will be done with a "remove and request resubmission" so that mods take the role of journal editor rather than content curator.
You will also notice that rather than directing general discussion, questions, concerns, and memes to central threads that often get messy and ultimately turn into "containment thread where stuff goes to die" we are utilizing "sub-subverses" with direct links in the ruleset:
v/pizzagatewhatever - general "anything pizzagate-related goes" subverse
v/askpizzagate - for general (unsourced) questions
v/PizzagateMemes - for all pizzagate-related memes
v/pizzagatemods - Subverse that was originally set up for mods to converse in metathreads without clogging up the v/pizzagate feed. Rather than have a sidebarred "concerns thread" it would be better to give users access to the mod conversations, both for transparency and dialogue.
Also, mods who remove posts will be required to leave a comment stating
A. Which guidelines the post did not meet
B. What revisions would need to be made for a successful resubmission