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[–] Blacksmith21 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

5 - NO HYPERLINKS IN TITLE.

Maybe it's me, I don't click on title links not knowing what they are.

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[–] Vindicator [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

So you are saying we should not allow Link posts at all and only allow Discuss posts?

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[–] Blacksmith21 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago  (edited ago)

No. Just links in the title with nothing in the body of the post. Hell - Post a description of what the linked title is in the body. Take 30 seconds to give a shit about your post.

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[–] maggiethatcher 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree with @Blacksmith21 (see my reply below)

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[–] Honeybee_ 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I actually brought this up a few months back, I agree the "share a link" option leads people down the path of unknowingly breaking some of our posting rules. ♡ hi btw, just relocated and I'm back to help.

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[–] kazza64 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

i'm enjoying the new meatier choice of delicacies on the pizzagate menu since the changes were implemented .... it was getting a bit dry before .... i'm terrible all i care about is the subject matter i dont really care about the source .... it could be a homeless dude who looks like gargamel or it could be a senator .......i tend to look everywhere for info but you mods rock you are the schoolteacher marking a stack of exam papers and i love yas for doing it ...... it keeps voat classy :) i probably wont start posting because there are enough enthusiastic people already doing it and even though i have a university degree i hate formatting assignments .... always did and always will

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[–] septimasexta 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I vote #4, getting rid of headline requirements. Let the free market do its work. If the title isn't enticing or relevant, readers are less likely to click on it. Let the Voat system do the job. If someone likes the post but not the title, they can give a suggested title. It would be up to the author whether to change it or not.

I agree with Blacksmith21: 5 - NO HYPERLINKS IN TITLE

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[–] kestrel9 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Initial thoughts: It's a shame to lose good posts due to rule 3.

I like #2: the 24 hour 'edited title' flair idea for posts that otherwise meet the other rules.

I just helped out on Darkknight111's post (filling in titles on a list of PG links). His is part 3 of a series that's already been accepted, so his title could be grandfathered in, as long as the content meets the other rules imo (which I believe it does).

Had the 24 hour period passed without him addressing the flair, I doubt he would have reposted all of the very lengthy post, so in his case rule 3 really doesn't work.

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[–] Blacksmith21 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

And yeah - if the sub rallies to support a quality post, but technically bad within the 24 hour flair, then let it stand. It's a technicality which allows shitposts to be removed.

Shitpost:

  • Poorly written title or misleading
  • Link with no explanation of content
  • Post with no stated relevance to Pizzagate
  • Post with no relevance to Pizzagate

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[–] ben_matlock 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

i agree. as important as i think titles are, we should definitely err on the side of letting submissions stand if they made a strong effort in good faith (especially if the post engages the community.)

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[–] letsdothis1 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm going to go against the consensus here and say that I don't have a problem with hyperlinks in the title as along as the title is descriptive and relevant for this forum (and also a description can be added to the comments section if required). I make all types of posts: short ones, long ones and hyperlinks. And sometimes a hyperlink is useful to draw attention to something specific. I also know from experience that many people will not follow a link within a body of text. They will read a post superficially. The thumbnail feature tends to attract a higher rate of viewers just because of the visuals. So, I personally think it's a mistake to get rid of the hyperlinks. And to the people who don't like them, there is the option not to click on them. Just sayin..

I don't click on everything..we all make personal choices on what we are interested in. As long as people are conforming to the rules why decrease the variety of threads on here just because some people find hyperlinks inconvenient in getting to the comments section as it is a different pathway than the other posts. It has to do with one's attitude to 'habits'.

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[–] ESOTERICshade 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am also a #4 (maybe not get rid of it, but more leniency?) because only the people that watch the action around constantly really understand the rules well enough to comply regularly. Posting can be a tedious gauntlet for people who don't keep a steady eye on the rules although it seems relatively easy to those who understand it. If its a shit post the content of the post will quickly reveal it to be a shit post.


Maybe the rule could be reworded such as "please try to make title as relevant as possible and reflect the content of the post as closely as possible." At least the instruction and request are still there. I also don't want shit titles though, so I am not sure what the answer is.


Other wise I think the flair experiment has been a real success. There is now a level of respect displayed for the time and effort of the posters here that this sub has never had in the past. Sincere efforts are being made and I see progress from the efforts. Great work guys :)

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[–] ReddittRefugee 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

All I want to say is that I hate those fucking "link posts" that take you to some outside site.

It's way too easy for lazy morons to post these link posts that:

1) have no text explaining them or providing context,

2) that waste your time transferring your Voat browser tab to outside sites

3) that sometimes 404,

4) then you have to click the back button to get back to voat,

5) then you have to click on the discussion link to see discussion comments

WTF you lazy slobs! Get off your butts, do some real research, and stop wasting people's time.

Agree and amplify what @Blacksmith21 says: 5 - NO FUCKING HYPERLINKS IN TITLE

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[–] Vindicator [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thanks for chiming in Cargill. Voat will soon have a referendum feature that will make this process much easier than this sticky and collect comments method. Hopefully!

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