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[–] peacegnome 4 points 108 points (+112|-4) ago  (edited ago)

If they want to have a discussion then that's great, if they want to rule and argue the best way to censor content then they can GTFO. they come here and try to shut down discussions using their old shitty ways "you are racist", and that shit doesn't work here.

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[–] Foralltoosee 1 points 48 points (+49|-1) ago 

I see OP's point play out here as well. No, those silencing tactics won't work here, but I've seen the "Go back to reddit" line used in a number of situations where that wasn't the case, and it's really the same thing. Yes, most of the time this leads to two chumps just arguing back and forth, but it has the same ability to drown out a legitimate voice of dissent by attacking the user and not the argument, which is something we absolutely need to avoid.

Voat is still better in this regard as we don't remove the 'reddity' posts, so others can at least read them and judge for themselves. But if you're dropping a line like that in order to discredit someone without addressing the point they made then you're really no different than the SJWs.

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[–] tcp 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The discussions, arguments, and flaming can spew everywhere, and it won't make all that much of a difference. Ultimately, it comes down to not allowing mods to abuse their power no matter who they are. There are people that will come to Voat to subvert and infiltrate. They will seek out mod and supermod positions. They will try to control the chaos and methods of conflict resolution that happen internally or among high-level mods.

That is the real danger. As for what they have to bring to the conversation, I don't personally see them commenting, so I don't know what that would be. However, it may not be productive arguing with someone who is either blind to or accepts the dreadful policies at that other site.

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

I don't think ive seen that yet. Typically people that are told that are trying to silence people or ignoring facts.

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

People who don't like Donald Trump or v/niggers really should go back to reddit if they aren't willing to block the subverse and ignore news they disagree with. I don't go to Bernie threads and cry, so why are these faggots coming to trump threads, throwing a tantrum, and cluttering up the conversation. Back.2.reddit

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[–] STARVE_THE_BEAST 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

My thoughts to a tee.

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[–] Sty1us 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I completely agrew, I feel the people who have the made the switch to come have been because we here at voat shouldn't and don't worry about censorship. We should all be level headed and debate openly about our opinions. We shouldn't have to worry about the sjw having one view sensored because it does not match theirs. On the flip side we shouldn't be sensoring the sjw because it may not match ours.

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

See? we can agree sometimes.

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

If they want to have a discussion then that's great, if they want to rule and argue the best way to censor content then they can GTFO.

Happened to me just minutes ago

https://voat.co/v/Showerthoughts/comments/791553/3911908