Profile overview for Citizen.
Submission statistics

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

2 submissions to voatdev

1 submissions to ideasforvoat

This user has so far shared a total of 0 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 245 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 447 and downvoted 23 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 1122 and downvoted 26 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Block a subverse without opening it, submitted: 7/12/2015 9:06:07 PM, 41 points (+42|-1)

Renting a dedicated server, submitted: 5/25/2017 1:20:46 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

[Bug Report] Subverse in URL text or code block gets mangled., submitted: 7/12/2015 10:43:43 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

[Bug Report] Subverse in URL text or code block gets mangled., submitted: 7/12/2015 10:43:43 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Renting a dedicated server, submitted: 5/25/2017 1:20:46 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

Block a subverse without opening it, submitted: 7/12/2015 9:06:07 PM, 41 points (+42|-1)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

What is the most **EVIL** thing you've done in a game? NSFW submitted by dw1987 to gaming

Citizen 0 points 69 points (+69|-0) ago

Dwarf Fortress. I embarked in an evil reanimating biome.

I set up a drawbridge trap where I could drop any invaders into a pit from which they couldn't escape. So, the goblins decide they want to invade. I dropped them into my pit. Let them stew for a while. Next year, they send another 100 goblins to try to wrest my fortress from me. I drop these goblins into the same pit with their friends. Third year, 150 goblins come to see what happened to all of their friends. I let them see.

So, I have a pit with 300 goblins hell-bent on killing me. I have a thriving fortress deep underground. I have a squad of marksmen that have been training for years to combat the goblin menace. I have another squad of Hammerdwarves that would love nothing better than to bash in some goblin skulls. I have a team of Legendary masons all prepared to carve the many valorous acts of battle. I have a puppy.

I lock the masons in the viewing room, and open the gates to let them see the goblins in the pit. They try to run, but alas, they cannot. I am prepared for battle. My masons are afraid, but I hope that they will carve what they are about to see upon the many walls of my glorious fortress. I set the puppy on the drawbridge.

I pull the lever. The puppy falls into the pit. The goblins kill it instantly.

The puppy comes back to life as a zombie.

The goblins kill the puppy again.

It comes back as a zombie a second time. Eventually, after repeatedly being stabbed within moments of reanimating, it manages to rip off a goblins arm. Now the zombie puppy has an ally. The puppy zombie and arm zombie together manage to revive and kill one of the goblins. 299 goblins are sitting in a tiny pit watching and waiting. Each mistake the goblins make cost them, and increase the zombie's ranks. Slowly more and more goblins die to the ever-growing zombie horde. Within moments, it is all over. I now have a pit of 301 zombies and assorted zombie limbs.

TLDR; the most evil thing I have done in a game is to kill 300 goblins with a puppy, and forced my dwarves to watch.

And after all of that, all I got were carvings of some really nice tables.

Many users have noted oddities in the behavior of the Voat admins. Speculation: Voat may be serving as a data mining program collecting speech patterns used by wrongthinkers. submitted by superesper to Conspiracy

Citizen 5 points 26 points (+31|-5) ago

"Voat may be serving as a data mining program collecting speech patterns used by wrongthinkers."

You wouldn't need the cooperation of the admins to do something like that. It doesn't sound right to me.

I'd guess that it started as a hobby for Atko. Atko being a strong believer in freedom of speech allowed "hate speech", but the discord overwhelmed the accord. Maybe he's a bit disappointed or embarrassed by what it's become. There is a lot of deconstructive and exclusive conversation as opposed to inclusive and constructive conversation.

deleted by user submitted by decualquieramanera to ideasforvoat

Citizen 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago

Yes, it's a great service. Unfortunately, it's not compatible with Cloudflare's layer 7 DDoS protection.


Skip the following if you want, it's a semi-technical explanation of why Voat can't use Let’s Encrypt with Cloudflare.


Cloudflare uses a layer 7 proxy. That is to say, it intercepts HTTP requests, and sometimes responds with a page generated by Cloudflare instead of a page generated by Voat's server. The Cloudflare page runs some Javascript to validate that a real web browser is behind the connection instead of an automated system (probably involving some proof of work; at least that's what I would do). The Cloudflare page then sets a key on the client, which allows the client to skip the Javascript verification step for 15 or 20 minutes. While the client is allowed to bypass the JS verification, the Cloudflare server gets the request, and makes the same request to Voat's server, it then takes Voat's reply and sends it back out to the client; acting as a transparent HTTP proxy.

Now the problem with this is that SSL would encrypt the communication between the client and the server. If Cloudflare doesn't have the SSL private key, they can't decrypt the communication and can't do any HTTP proxying. So, Cloudflare must have an SSL private key for the domain in order to function on an SSL secured site.

At the time I looked into it, Cloudflare didn't support uploading third party SSL certificates. It's additional work for Cloudflare to support it, and a net loss in profit. I'd imagine they intend to do so at some point, but it isn't high on their priority list.

So, in summary, Voat requires Cloudflare's Layer 7 DDoS protection, and as such, they must use a Cloudflare SSL certificate.

(I skipped some details, such as caching, because they don't affect the explanation.)

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by TheLetter10 to ideasforvoat

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

I would go one step further and turn shadow bans into real bans after a three or four day delay. Perhaps even allow unbanning by filling out a captcha (after the one week delay) in case of an error.

And policy should state that shadow bans are not to be used for content, but solely to combat automated spam and bulk posting.

deleted by user submitted by exisredditus to politics

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

You said that "Not all kids will be promiscuous, this is overkill" It only takes one infected partner for you to become infected. Also, "The American Social Health Association reported estimates that about 75–80% of sexually active Americans will be infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime." So, one partner, greater than even odds that you will be infected. That's hardly promiscuity.

Serbias state lottery head resigns after the winning numbers were announced on live television - before they were actually drawn submitted by Kolache to news

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

As I said, the wrong number appearing on screen during one of the first four pulls is the only (statistically) unlikely thing that happened.

If it is suspected kind of cheating, (entering the numbers in the wrong order,) the odds of number 21 being pulled at that point are 1 in 1. If it isn't, the odds of the number 21 being pulled at that point are 1 in 26. If we knew the overall odds of it being cheating, we could use Bayesian analysis to find the odds of it being cheating in this case.

If we assume the null hypothesis, that it isn't cheating, then the odds of the number being pulled after being announced are not unreasonable. The alternative hypothesis, that it is cheating, still merits investigation, but this is not a "smoking gun".