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[–]OmegaUser296[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Trust me I understand your many concerns and I have seen what you mean with people trying to turn this into Voat and I don't want it either.

Also I think something is wrong with the Spam Filter. It has added your comments to Spam 3 times I keep having to approve them manually. I checked and it isn't automod or anything it seems.

Edit: I think I fixed the spam filter problem but reply to this just so I can check.

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (9 children)

Good I'm glad you see where I'm coming from. This is something I take very seriously.

The spam filter is probably in the sub settings, not the automod. You probably have some filter set to 'high' instead of 'off' would be my guess

[–]OmegaUser296[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

I understand how seriously you take it.

Although no offence wanting less subs of this type could be considered censorship by some people cough Jason carswell cough but I see the point in avoiding seeming to much like Voat.

And yeah it was the spam filter, I had meant to set posts and links but accidentally also set it for comments.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

I don't care if it's considered censorship. People have already tried to push that angle. Our key missions are not to become voat, and not to become reddit.

If I have to delete a few posts and remove a few users to keep us from becoming voat, then so be it. I'd rather have a nice community people can actually feel comfortable in, than to cling to some idealized version "free speech" that just serves to give people an opening to fuck this website up and hoist us on our own petard and make saidit look like voat.

[–]OmegaUser296[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

Okay understandable. I had only brought it up because many people here seem to be strictly against censorship and assume this site is also against it.

And yeah the problem is opening free speech commonly also opens the gate for Voat levels of toxicity and crazy shit or Reddit levels of censorship to try and stop the free speech from getting out of hand.

I personally don't mind a little censorship as long as we stay away from going to Reddit levels of it.

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

This site is against censorship, but that also doesn't mean it's a total free-for-all. That's the thing a lot of people don't get. Boundaries have to exist for this site to continue.

I don't want reddit levels of censorship either, that's also our stated mission. But we're much more in danger of becoming voat than we are of becoming reddit.

[–]OmegaUser296[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

That's fine a little censorship won't hurt if it keeps the discussion good.

Although some users like JasonCarswelll might dislike the censorship that shouldn't become an issue as Censorship is needed to keep the site from becoming like Voat and if people like the censorship or not isn't your guys problem.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

To be clear I'm in total agreement with /u/magnora7's policies and his statement on censorship above. On rare occasions I don't agree with his implementation or enforcement. That means I agree 99.98%, give or take.

[–]magnora7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

If you are in agreement with my policies, then act like it.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I have. Why don't you moderate as you preach.

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is where I was when the lightning took out my power.

I was writing the greatest and best comment ever. You'll just have to believe me.

I also take it all seriously.


Even though I just linked some comedy doesn't mean I'm not serious about my goals here. I'd previously stated I thought jokes were fine but since I see those rules /u/Jesus posted, I see those rules as being perfect, easier to mod, and avoids the slippery slope - and it should exceed the standards of SaidIt, and maybe even improving it if we were to consider discussing and applying some of them to other subs.