Profile overview for VoatSimulator.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

10 submissions to Vulcan

2 submissions to android

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to programming

1 submissions to technology

This user has so far shared a total of 0 links, started a total of 15 discussions and submitted a total of 148 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 26 and downvoted 5 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 126 and downvoted 2 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

[DEV] Vulcan - an Android app for browsing Voat!, submitted: 5/25/2015 5:31:31 PM, 45 points (+45|-0)

The State of Vulcan, submitted: 8/3/2015 12:15:49 PM, 27 points (+30|-3)

PSA - Voat apps are temporarily down, submitted: 7/9/2015 10:48:30 PM, 18 points (+18|-0)

What are you working on?, submitted: 6/19/2015 9:08:35 AM, 13 points (+13|-0)

Hello World!, submitted: 5/20/2015 11:56:50 PM, 12 points (+12|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

[Status Report] - 12th June, submitted: 7/12/2015 12:41:12 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

[Status Report] 14th Jun - Holy Crap Edition, submitted: 6/14/2015 9:35:52 AM, 3 points (+3|-0)

[Release] 1.2.1 - Misc bug fixes, submitted: 6/18/2015 9:48:09 PM, 3 points (+3|-0)

Readme - Posting, submitted: 5/25/2015 2:16:53 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

1.0 Release Thread, submitted: 5/25/2015 5:13:53 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

[TIL] What is the synonym of "I don't care" in programming? submitted by 14d2025 to programming

VoatSimulator 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago

try {
    someMethodThatThrowsException();
}
catch (Exception e) {
    // TODO
}

This gets bonus 'I don't care' points if it makes it through to production (unfortunately more common than you'd hope).

Regarding questionable content submitted by Atko to announcements

VoatSimulator 7 points 15 points (+22|-7) ago

This is totally the right decision and I'm sure the vast majority of people on here support you. The site clearly states that illegal content isn't allowed, so it's totally reasonable that these subverses get banned.

Will there be any sort of public record of what has been banned and why?

Is there a way to see if reddits numbers are up or down after all the drama? If the exodus has had any consequences? submitted by AlexJones to technology

VoatSimulator 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago

I doubt traffic to Reddit will have been affected in any statistically significant way - it's a massive site with hundreds of millions of users. A few tens of thousands heading over to a new site isn't going to make a dent in that.

It's definitely had an effect on Voat though, from an anecdotal standpoint there are far more users and content is faster than before. And speculating off the analytics from the Vulcan app, there was a massive increase for 3-4 days, followed by a gradual decline nearer to baseline levels (but still a fair amount higher). These are ballpark figures but I can't see why the website would behave much differently.

I guess counting the frequency of new threads on v/introductions would also be a decent enough benchmark to see what's happening with traffic.

3 lowest rated comments:

About Github and Breaking Changes submitted by PuttItOut to voatdev

VoatSimulator 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Wahey, I think I successfully made a meme!

PSA - Voat apps are temporarily down submitted by VoatSimulator to android

VoatSimulator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Theoretically you could do everything that the Voat website currently does, by using its own private API, which is what most of the apps are doing right now. This leaves them vulnerable to any changes made by the website, and also means that when the new API is released the developer would need to invest time in upgrading to that.

Developing with the new API is the conservative option, and it's what most people are doing behind the scenes.

PSA - Voat apps are temporarily down submitted by VoatSimulator to android

VoatSimulator 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yep, the DDOS protection by cloudfare doesn't seem to like the apps. We were discussing this in the dev channel & basically there isn't a way round this short of cracking the Cloudfare protection, or Atko disabling the checks for apps (which would be a bad idea because they could be an attack vector).

It sucks, and unfortunately there's not much us devs can do about it, apart from potentially throwing up a dialog to let you know there's a DDOS.