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[–]Jesus 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

Also, I know this is sort of anti free speech but my suggestion would be do ban any obvious shill. One needs to read the cryptome . org internet disinformation document to understand all the tactics the use. Obviously, this place will get bigger and when it does there might be some shills lurking. However, that too depends on the moderators. For instance, CST on reddit was great at keeping shills away. In the beginning of voat pizzagate, there were zero shills but someone exposed something and then all these pedo shills started to post CP and the mods who were compromised allowed it.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

I agree. It's a problem that requires a delicate touch. I think the pyramid of debate (link) addresses almost all the concerns with this issue. If a person is consistently dragging discussion down levels on the pyramid of debate, they are exhibiting trolling behaviors almost always, behaviors we don't want in the community. I plan to protect the quality of discussion on this site from people who wish to poison the well (so to speak). I am aware of this problem and we plan to have the community flag these people down in a way they can be removed for reasons that are transparent to the community, after exhibiting a long-term pattern of behavior of dragging discussion down the pyramid.

That's the plan.

[–]Jesus 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Awesome, is there anyway to combat users using dozens of alteregos? If you spot a shill based on their history and the communities agreement, what stops them from having multiple new accounts for them to spam, as this was and is the number one problem at voat and most subs on reddit.

[–]magnora7[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

There are several layers of protection we have against this, but cloudflare is one of them. We can even turn on cloudflare DDOS protection if we need to, as voat has been doing for the last month or so.

Plus their behavior on the pyramid of debate will expose them. And if there's an IP associated with those, and it's causing a lot of troubles, we will ban the IP.

A lot of this will have to play out as it happens, there are limitations to the protections. But there are methods for every layer of attack, and while none of them are perfect, I believe if we form a tight community and remove bad actors on a regular basis, we can sustain a higher quality of conversation than there is on voat or reddit.