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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Way to go bringing reading comprehension into the thread.

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[–] Chiefpacman 1 point 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

This is good news because the ads hadn't really seemed to put a dent in that steady decline of funds.

Enjoyable as they were.

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[–] AnmanIndustries 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Amalek, he quit for our sins.... why would i use an add blocker for such quality adds.

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[–] gergethecyclops 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I would gladly donate to help keep voat up, or even build/run a server myself.

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[–] jackofdiamonds 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Far as I know, the only way to "donate" is to buy an ad over here -->

Sure looks like some people are having fun with it.

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[–] gergethecyclops 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

That's actually very cool. I'm working on designing a laptop shell that will fit any itx form factor parts (of the various itx sizes), so that gamers can build their own laptops. I'll be sure to advertise here once the product is up for sales.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There's a link to donate on the front page; it shows up right below the ad on the front page.

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You can donate using the donation link on the front page, at the bottom of the sidebar. I'd link it directly, but people shouldn't get into the habit of trusting donation links from strangers on the internet. Voat donations accept bitcoin and good old fashioned credit cards.

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They are non-tracking so exposure isn't going to do anything. The only way to increase the benefit to voat is basically to buy something because that's what make advertizers justify speding 55 dollars on a picture. Waiting for something worth buying.. I don't need a scar removal tool. Maybe if someone would advertize a more universal product..

I guess going to advertized boards is a nice way of thanking people who do those kinds of ads.

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[–] 5372904? 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The ads should actually be visible any time you look at a subverse sidebar, even on mobile apps.

Here is what the current ad looks like.

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[–] DigitalRefugee [S] ago 

Some great points.

I agree that we should have something like Gold. Yes, there's potential for abuse, but it can be checked and balanced. Meanwhile we'll have a system for recognizing merit while also funding the community we all share.

Upvoats/Downvoats will still - and always - be the standard for position and merit of comments and threads, but a Gold-like system would stand to benefit the site itself.

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

we don’t think that it will be possible to go lower than 5k/month in operating costs in the near future. --Atko

https://voat.co/v/announcements/comments/1004026

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[–] HeilTheVictor 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Projected Voat Financials

Current Optimistic Middle Pessimistic
Cost Reduction - 50% 35% 20%
Hosting cost 5000 2500 3250 4000
Ad Placement - 80% 60% 40%
Ad Revenue 1375* 1320 990 660
Burn Rate 3625 1180 2260 3340
Time Remaining** 99 Days 292 Days 136 Days 94 Days

*Based on 100% fill rate of 20 days at $25 and the last 15 days at $55

**Based on $12 000 available cash ($5000 Remaining Startup Credits, $5000 donations, $2000 Teespring)


The important take away from this is that there is no current scenario that I can see where voat is profitable.

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[–] FriedFood100 ago 

Interesting. Since you seem to know something about these things, do you think Voat could become profitable? If so, how?

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[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's just when the startup credits run out. It doesn't count ad revenue or donation money. It's basically when the financial training wheels come off and we'll be flying solo.

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[–] bdmthrfkr 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

As well they should! And before you ask, I bought an ad (the one with Apocalypse on it :-) so I have at least done something.

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[–] RedditIsPropaganda23 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

$5K per month expenses with little to no income is not the best business model

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