Profile overview for smallpond.
Submission statistics

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

4 submissions to whatever

2 submissions to voatdev

1 submissions to AskVoat

1 submissions to ideasforvoat

1 submissions to introductions

This user has so far shared a total of 2 links, started a total of 10 discussions and submitted a total of 1164 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 491 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 835 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

[PREVIEW LinPg] Doubled sticky post, submitted: 9/8/2017 4:53:05 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

Recent flooding only hinders progress on free speech, submitted: 9/8/2017 12:34:40 AM, 5 points (+6|-1)

[PREVIEW WinPg] JewLove link posts not appearing under Vout "Incoming" list, submitted: 8/25/2017 1:24:38 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Insecure hateful racist sexist Islamophobe checking in..., submitted: 2/15/2017 11:49:11 PM, 2 points (+3|-1)

US and Saudi Arabia sign arms deals worth almost $110bn, submitted: 5/21/2017 5:47:50 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Give unpopular users more than zero downvotes, submitted: 2/17/2017 5:34:33 AM, -10 points (+2|-12)

If you were a Zionist Jew, what would your strawman look like?, submitted: 8/6/2017 4:47:31 AM, -6 points (+3|-9)

The US government is removing scientific data from the internet, submitted: 7/2/2017 6:58:08 AM, -1 points (+3|-4)

@Crensch reduced to spreading outright lies, submitted: 7/7/2017 3:55:38 AM, -1 points (+7|-8)

If we are conversing, I will soon fall silent., submitted: 4/6/2017 11:48:00 AM, -1 points (+4|-5)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Who else is sick of the "Voat doesn't have real free speech" posters? submitted by middle_path to AskVoat

smallpond 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago

Here on voat each downvote reduces a user's CCP score. If that CCP score gets too low that user is censored in that they no longer have the right to post anything, and only have the ability to comment < 10 times a day.

Downvotes shouldn't have anything to do with censorship, but with CCP-restrictions in place, they act to censor unpopular users.

Who else is sick of the "Voat doesn't have real free speech" posters? submitted by middle_path to AskVoat

smallpond 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago

Did you bother to read my comment linked to in PuttItOut's announcement above? That's what I would do.

Having the website admin publicly acknowledge the censorship problem was a nice surprise then. I'm kind of in limbo waiting to see if he ever follows through on that.

Meanwhile there are plenty of people who don't understand the concepts, and plenty openly supporting voat's censorship and seeking to mislead others so they can continue to promote their favored ideologies here without opposition. They provide conversation.

Voat should be honest about what it is: either a site that respects free speech for all, or a heavily censored right-wing echochamber that only promotes free speech by providing unopposed speech for a particular group of people who may be censored elsewhere.

PS: This is my 10th comment for the day. There's no way I can reply to everyone on a thread like this.

Can't be fucked to go on reddit anymore submitted by Fexel to introductions

smallpond 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

Censorship involves preventing someone from speaking as well as deleting speech already submitted. Everyone accepts bans as censorship, the repeated temporary bans that result from comment restrictions are too.

3 lowest rated comments:

Any clever men on here? submitted by Molo66 to funny

smallpond 41 points -35 points (+6|-41) ago

Sorry, repeating the lie you tell your morons doesn't make it true. CCP rules mean people with unpopular opinions have their speech severely restricted compared to your run-of-the mill voat racist/sexist. I don't think shit content like this would survive without voat's severe inbreeding by design.

Disclaimer: If we’re conversing, I will soon fall silent. I may want to continue, but because my views are unpopular here I have less than 100 CCP, and am temporarily banned as soon as I make 10 comments in a day. Voat does not respect free speech. Don’t be a hypocrite and pretend that it does.

Any clever men on here? submitted by Molo66 to funny

smallpond 30 points -21 points (+9|-30) ago

Another cherrypicked/fake story of a woman being stupid so you losers can imagine you're better than something: Yep, voat is the Usain Bolt of internet retardation.

Disclaimer: If we’re conversing, I will soon fall silent. I may want to continue, but because my views are unpopular here I have less than 100 CCP, and am temporarily banned as soon as I make 10 comments in a day. Voat does not respect free speech. Don’t be a hypocrite and pretend that it does.

Downtime? Perhaps Maybe... Go outside and enjoy this holiday weekend! submitted by PuttItOut to announcements

smallpond 18 points -17 points (+1|-18) ago

I am here firstly advocating for free speech, but also view voat as a dangerous safespace that creates hateful/violent racists out of weak-minded people. Donating towards that is a non-starter right now: if voat ever decided to adopt free-speech as a serious priority in future that could change.

Where would we be now if voat had adopted policies consistent with free speech a long time ago, and avoided becoming such a toxic circlejerk? Perhaps the site would have a larger userbase with healthy ideological debates, and also be more financially viable: similar to my thoughts above, there aren't many advertisers who would risk tarnishing their brand by putting it on voat's front page.

Edit: I doubt I have enough money to buy principles of free speech that you should already be upholding.