Profile overview for keeganspeck.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

1 submissions to FollowTheRules

1 submissions to Futurology

1 submissions to help

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to MeanwhileOnReddit

This user has so far shared a total of 4 links, started a total of 4 discussions and submitted a total of 83 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 60 and downvoted 3 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 194 and downvoted 14 comments.

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3 highest rated comments:

You know what I like about voat? It's absent all the negativity and bullying thrown around on the other site. submitted by keeganspeck to MeanwhileOnReddit

keeganspeck 0 points 74 points (+74|-0) ago

Totally agree! It promotes a way friendlier attitude right from the start, like, we're all in this together. Discuss, add content, speak your mind... You won't get buried for it, and those that might downvoat have clearly already proven themselves to at least have added something to the community before being able to.

Edit: also, love the username. His Dark Materials is awesome

You know what I like about voat? It's absent all the negativity and bullying thrown around on the other site. submitted by keeganspeck to MeanwhileOnReddit

keeganspeck 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago

Part of the problem with that, though, is just psychology. It's pretty demonstrable that an already-downvoted comment on reddit gathers more downvotes just by being downvoted to begin with. It also invites harassment of that user (which gets upvoted) and a vicious cycle starts. Generally subreddits with no downvote option have better behavior from their subscribers/posters.

I don't think we should do away with downvoating, but I like that it's restricted until you prove that you can contribute to the conversation over a decent period of time. I think that's a solid habit for your users to develop, a habit of positivity.

You know what I like about voat? It's absent all the negativity and bullying thrown around on the other site. submitted by keeganspeck to MeanwhileOnReddit

keeganspeck 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago

Yep, I feel the same way. When I joined reddit, it was basically a site full of programmers and mature atheists. /r/programming and /r/linux had legitimate discussion about those subjects (not just new tech and android) and the top posts in /r/atheism were often hour-long debate videos, not anti-theist image macros. It was how I learned. Now, the userbase is far larger, far less tightly woven, and far less mature. It focuses a lot on flaming people instead of promoting discussion like it used to. I think voat's voting rules will have a positive impact on how people behave on this site as its user base grows.

3 lowest rated comments:

What would you do if everything was legal for 24 hours? submitted by TheHeadlessPothead to AskVoat

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

But even on voat, safes will probably never get opened

Almost 7 years on reddit... Feels like an actual breakup. Despite the sadness, glad to be here! submitted by keeganspeck to introductions

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

Haha yeah, that's definitely optimistic. But I'm with you on that one.

Almost 7 years on reddit... Feels like an actual breakup. Despite the sadness, glad to be here! submitted by keeganspeck to introductions

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

You're probably right. But progress comes in short bursts; we're in such a fledgling stage of sociality on the internet that no good thing will last forever. But another, better, thing will rise every time a giant falls, and that's how these communities will evolve!

Out of the basic forum digg grew, out of digg reddit grew, and hopefully out of reddit voat will grow. My one hope is that when all is said and done, nobody ever bothers capitalizing the name of their website.