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[–] sadam029 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

Please stop trying to turn this into reddit.


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

I agree but at the same time you have to understand where people are coming from. All the reddit crowd is now showing up here and what they think they want is reddit minus the drama. Until the differences become apparent expect people to act like this is reddit 2.0


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

People have to stop trying to compare this site to Reddit (not going to happen, I know). For Voat to succeed it has to become independent of Reddit, it has to form it's new image and its base community. When Reddit started it was a group of programmers, geeks, and generally tech savvy people. That was their image and they built upon it. If Voat's initial image is Reddit 2.0 I don't know how much growth or individuation it'll achieve. It might become 9gag 2.0, or Buzzfeed 2.0 if we're not careful.

The ideal thing to do would be to not even mention Reddit, or Pao, or Victoria so that Voat users and by extension Voat can come up with their/its own identity.


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

Serious question, how can we be so sure Voat is not going to end as Reddit in the next few years?


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

Assuming that the following will never change (or will change within a reasonable tolerance), there are a few key differences with the first being that Voat is currently more transparent than Reddit when it comes to communication between the admins and the users, the second being that they promised that as long as the content is not illegal to hold on the software, there will be no censoring, and the third being that users are highly encouraged to have more discussion rather than circle-jerks. Thankfully, there are limits placed on the downvote button in order to eliminate downvote trains seen on Reddit.


[–] sadam029 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can't be sure. It will most likely happen. But there is no need to speed it along by simply importing everyone from reddit.