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[–] novictim 7 points 52 points (+59|-7) ago 

I suggest we get rid of the soft censorship thing with down voats. I never thought it was a good idea. Or at least make it take 25+ down voats to get soft-censorsed.

We need not have our eyes "protected" from the stupid things that people think, ok. Down voats do not need to = difficult to see comment.

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[–] kyprioth 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ironically, all the posts below you are hidden due to downvotes.

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

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[–] smokratez 3 points 5 points (+8|-3) ago 

That would help in getting my comments seen in this thread. Which op said are the most op voted on voat. Guess I proved you wrong huh buddy.

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[–] TH3_1D10T 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

See the minus sign?

Click it, they go away.

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[–] Vladimara 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

7 spam comments... I feel sorry for you :c

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

OP regurgitates the same crap under a different user name ever few weeks.

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

Or make it a customisable option where you yourself set the threshold.

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Like it!

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[–] deerhoof_fan 20 points 48 points (+68|-20) ago  (edited ago)

Gotta agree with OP. There are a disturbing number of people on here who advocate genocide against various groups, i.e., Muslims, blacks. Whether these people are legit skinheads or angry 14 year olds is up in the air, but the fact remains that genocide is not an effective or realistic solution to the world's problems.

Am I saying that every person in the aforementioned groups is a good person? Am I showcasing my white guilt or showing forgiveness to the people in those groups who commit heinous crimes? Absolutely not. But I am saying that the juvenile, reactionary "kill 'em all" attitude does not solve anything.

To OP's point, it is always worth voicing your dissent, despite whomever's narrative it may contradict.

Edit: LOL at all the downvoats and the bloodthirsty voaters responding to me. To quote OP, "What's the point of having a website where mods don't delete stuff that doesn't "fit the narrative" if we're just gonna do it ourselves anyway?" The irony is palpable.

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[–] wolflink009 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

The obvious solution is fuck them all to death!

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

Well fuck you too!

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[–] Scandinavian 4 points 11 points (+15|-4) ago 

You missed the point, though. The solution, according to OP, isn't for you to berate people. It's to stop downvoting and outshaming things you disagree with.

You didn't manage more than exactly 7 words and one period before you started shaming people.

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[–] NoRagrets 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

- Winston Churchill

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[–] Samchay6 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Your comment was still read by many, which means your voice was heard. It is probably the most engaged comment in the thread, even if the other users are just taking time out to tell they disagree. Your comment wasnt deleted, and the thread was not locked.

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[–] Volcris 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

The fatal flaw of all systems is that they are made by and run by humans, and humans (including you and I) are lazy, emotional, and idiotic.

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

It is said that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. Sadly, guaranteeing the "benevolent" part is problematic.

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is why there is a CONSTITUTION and CHECKS/BALANCES. It is when you don't have a constitutions that you have no protection for minority rights/free speech.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not particularly. We just need a controversial sort feature.

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[–] 4038852? 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

I only ever downvote spam. Everything else either gets upvoted or is left alone.

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

I also sometimes downvote things that don't contribute to the topic. Unless they create other discussion, which I don't mind.

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

It would seem that many posts could fit into multiple subs. For a lot of content, I don't see only one perfect sub where it can be posted and it won't fit anywhere else. Aren't subs supposed to guide you toward similar content, not have brick walls up with only very specific content included?

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[–] VictorSteinerDavion 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

hear hear!

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[–] Samchay6 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I take time out to read the hidden comments, as long as its not Spamhood 101 Many of us read their comments, and the do any combination of these three things:

  • Downvoat or upvoat

  • Show support or tell you to go fuck yourself or

  • Formulate a decent counterargument, or build on the OP's argument.

None of these things are censorship.

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

Since when are downvotes censorship? Nobody is stopping you from having your own opinion or even expressing your opinion. Nobody is deleting your posts or banning you or in any way censoring you. If people disagree with you, then they'll downvote you, people exercising their right to disagree with you in no way infringes on your right to free speech.

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[–] 51rH0n3y84d93r 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

'Censoring' via downvoats or 'censoring' via timestamp. People only have a finite amount of time. I think the up/down vote work well enough. I'm not going to read every comment. Some here appear to argue that if you don't read everything, you're living in a safe space.

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

Exactly.

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[–] stretched_girl 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

I don't downvote. I use AVE to Ignore the haters. There are subverses for the haters. As long as they don't spew their worldview into the normal subverses, I say let them circlejerk themselves to death.

When they start ranting I block them with AVE's Ignore. That clears the path for discussions with rational people.

They're the dogshit you scoop off your lawn so you can walk there without stepping in it.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 4 points 14 points (+18|-4) ago 

Pretty sure /v/niggers have been invading /v/news for a while. I've seen "monkey" comments a stunning amount of time.

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[–] cynoclast 5 points 7 points (+12|-5) ago 

And /v/politics. They think it's a bigot safe space. I've literally been told to leave and that 'my kind aren't' welcome'.

That's the bullshit that's going to kill voat. It's been slowly declining since September: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/voat.co

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[–] smokratez 8 points 2 points (+10|-8) ago 

So when people who hate niggers post in news it's an invasion? Would you prefer to segragate people? Depending on whom you don't want to mix with, we could find some common ground.

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[–] novictim 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

You just identified yourself as part of the problem.

As soon as you choose to not see the "haters" (surely you understand the irony of that phrase in this context?) then you have placed yourself into a cocoon where you can no longer challenge your own assumptions.

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[–] 51rH0n3y84d93r 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

He has a finite amount of time; should he subject himself to BBW porn at FPH? Should we prohibit people from subscribing to subs? IE: People only get the fire-hose, period? I don't blame him for only subscribing to his interests. I also am not interested in looking at BBW on FPH.

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

What challenge? You got any obligation to watch commercials or do you go take a piss and get a beer? Anyone who wants to challenge them can wander right into their 'verses and do it.

These dumbfucks put their bullshit every damned place and you think we're obligated to read it? Fuck, man, that's not making a cocoon, it's using an umbrella to keep the piss artists from raining on your head.

You are the problem if you think people should put up with these fucktard assholes just because they can post bullshit anywhere they fucking want.

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

That doesn't stop other people from downvoting stuff so you never get to see it in the first place.

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[–] stretched_girl 3 points 7 points (+10|-3) ago 

Coincidentally, the ones who get downvoted out of existence are the usually the ones I Ignore because they spam their hate and ignorance everywhere. If I want to read hate, I can go to MH101 or Niggers, or anyone of the other hate subverses.

I don't go there, because they have nothing I want to read or see. When the haters bleed-over into normal Voat, I add them to Ignore. Problem solved.

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[–] european 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Some rapper said it at some point so it must be true.

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[–] stretched_girl 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm not laughing at you. I feel pity for you.

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[–] salad_daze 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Yeah, as if you have the lock on how people ought to fuck.

You fucking retard. Have you ever had sex with a human?

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