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[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 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 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 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 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 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.