Hi, pro-voat and anti-voat readers! I wanted to come back and visit this topic again. Now that the attention is probably off it, it will be maybe less noticeable for its responses. I saw an interesting opinion and I'll represent it here in my way, adding some more info from me, based on my experience. So, both those of the so called SJW ("social justice warriors") as well as those opposed to them, use pretty much the same methods! For instance, over at Voat is this thing about abusive mods (of course I do agree some of the mods are really abusive like that The_Penis_Wizard
). So, it is a witch hunt, a witch hunt plain and simple. The heads will claim that you are 'abusing' your mod privileges, if/when some action (such as removal of a post that doesn't belong in the flock) occurs. This is the usual excuse. And disagreeing with their methods is another reason. What will happen then is they'll make a big post somewhere on the issue at their flock, add the @-sign in front of your nick (to 'call you out' on the action). If you ignore them, then will come the hordes (including the downvote brigades) downvoting everything you post (it may also happens, if you answer them). They will at the same time lie to your face that there is any sort of organized group against you (or something else; honesty is not their priority). They either communicate else where on the net or the mention without response is the key to go into downvote mode. They'll continue this until they drag you into their little drama party, where you're invited to the dogpile (about the term dogpilehttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dog+Pile
) with you being the underdog. After they ran off all the major contributors that did not agree with them, suddenly it was about actions not people.
The person I mentioned at the beginning was one of those and it's not because there was ever a deleted thread, nor so much as a banned member in his sub. Their issue with him was he calling them out on their methods which were no better than those they are opposed to
Good to have more information about the problems in Voat
), which is not going to be a leading website.