Meet Voat - People are calling it the Reddit-Killer(voat.co)

over 4 years ago from Bilal Mohammed, Voice of K-2SO

  • Hmphry xHmphry x, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

    The problem with FPH is that they legitly harassed people and their mods actively encouraged it. This harassment included brigading people's twitter and youtube profiles, which is not only against reddit's own rules, but can be against the law in some areas. This is not really a problem with the subs you listed, despite their content being similar. Do notice that subs like fatpeoplelogic are still active, which does not witchhunt people.

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    • Christopher JamesChristopher James, over 4 years ago

      I seem to recall FPH enforcing a NP link standard in addition to having harassment/brigading rules. Can you back up the claim that FPH mods "actively encouraged legitimate harassment"?

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      • Hmphry xHmphry x, over 4 years ago (edited over 4 years ago )

        Here are some examples in an article from Vox. You can search subs like SRD for a more indepth view.

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        • Christopher JamesChristopher James, over 4 years ago

          Other than a quote from Pao about banning harassing subreddits when "moderators don’t take action" I don't see anything in the Vox article about moderators "actively encouraging harassment"; I'm skeptical if this was ever the case.

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          • Hmphry xHmphry x, over 4 years ago

            In a time where automoderator is built into reddit and default configs are posted by the plenty, failure to prevent witch hunts is either willful negligence or direct malice. Before the ban, I can guarantee you the admins messaged them on multiple occasions. I know this to be true because the sub I moderate always get admin messages when we're doing something detrimental(often times, crashing reddit every sunday between September and February).

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