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[–] bambou1991 4 points 58 points (+62|-4) ago 

Because, maybe, just maybe, your content isn't challenging anybody's beliefs and is only fucking stupid.

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[–] goatsshadow 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

actually after posting............ i read your point. i should have read it first it makes better sense here at the less intense * reddit style * voat

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[–] Gerplunckamo 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

We teach toddlers to use their words. What does that make you?

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

Unable to disapprove silently?

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[–] antiliberalsociety 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

You don't know sanegoat?

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

*do

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[–] Grifter42 1 points 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

Because Correct The Record isn't here to debate rationally. They're here to censor, belittle, and harass.

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[–] TAThatBoomerang 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

This is exactly the reason. The whole "only downvoat posts not contributing to discussion!!!" only works if everybody does it. As soon as one spectrum of the discussion starts to use voating as the effective tool for controlling the narrative that it is, it becomes an info-war.

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

I try to make efforts with people I know are real and arguing in good faith. That's not a ton of people.

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[–] Grifter42 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I assume people have ulterior motives unless they have proven themselves otherwise.

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[–] Aldo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Why would they spend money here though?

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[–] Grifter42 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Because to the higher ups, it's more important to control the discourse at this point than to make money.

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[–] antiliberalsociety 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Why do those bitching about downvotes downvote those who call them out as petty?

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

Because they're faggots? I'm pretty sure it's because they are faggots.

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[–] go1dfish 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

I blame Facebook and the Like button.

The most widespread form of content voting on the internet is based on agreement rather than value.

Too few people are able to recognize the value of comments they disagree with unfortunately.

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

Value is entirely subjective.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Absolutely, but it is still orthogonal to agreement.

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

If you SPAM or spout propaganda, I will downvote. As simple as this. How do I know when you SPAM? because you post 6 same posts in one minute across different subverses.

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[–] incomplete_thoughts 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is not necessarily spam.

Voat is designed to aggregate information. People that read the post do so so they can read useful information. People who post information do so to spread that information. Voat is broken down into sub Voats. The purpose is, so you don't need to weave through every piece of information on Voat, just information that is interesting to you, for example if you are not into Lesbian Basket Weaving then you don't need to subscribe to that sub.

A neat little game is played on Voat where people vote on information in a positive or negative way. People like, it is up voated, people don't like down Voat. The more you post information people like, the more upvoat points you get you understand. What you don't understand is that different, yet similar subs, don't necessarily have all the same people subscribed, so people post to many similar subs so more people see the info, and more potential points. It is very basic. And it is not spam nor propaganda.

You can now move on in your life, and no longer be upset about people using Voat the way it is intended.

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[–] roznak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That is not necessarily spam.

It is flooding the v/all, by the same person so for me this is SPAM. I would not regard it as spam when it is distributed over time by different people.

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[–] Plague1 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

After the 600th time refuting the same, absolutely retarded "argument/position", it becomes time to move on. Some people aren't worth wasting your time on. Here's a protip, if you're getting downvoats but no discussion, you did not successfully challenge anyone's world view.

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[–] VIP740 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Personally, I'd be more likely to upvoat something that challenged me. The things I'll downvoat include things like insults, lies and half truths, propaganda...

People don't like being told what to think, if a challenge comes off as "I'm right and your wrong", you'll put people on the defensive and it will be harder to get your point across. A point which seems self evident to you may come off as a baseless insult to the person you're trying to challenge (and hence unworthy of response). Some people are simply immature too.

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