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[–] mineMineMINE 0 points 58 points (+58|-0) ago 

I assume part of them have moved to the chans. Also, it's mid Nov so I expect any college students are prepping for midterms. There also hasn't been much going on politically, so I'd expect that anybody who is already redpilled is bored and is off having a life.

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[–] smallpond 6 points 6 points (+12|-6) ago 

I'd expect that anybody who is already redpilled is bored and is off having a life.

I think there's enough bullshit going on politicially, but voat has reached such astronomical heights as a safespace that there's little point discussing it here. Talk at a mirror for long enough and you start to feel stupid.

Disclaimer: I may not be able to reply. Unpopular users with less than 10 CCP cannot post, and are temporarily banned as soon as they make 10 comments in a day. Voat does not respect free speech, though past comments have stated an intention to improve things.

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

Not all of voat.co uses the down button as a disagree button. Personally, I use it for spam and people being cunts.

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

The 10 comments max feature is there because people create bots that try to post and farm ccp.

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

I think it is not as much as the safespace effect as the extremism effect, I am okay with some racism and of course having a laugh at faggots, but the nazi and jew stuff I draw the line at. The prob is there is nowhere else to go. I am roughly on board with Amerika.org, that level of extremism, but there is no discussion board like that.

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[–] PeacefulAssassin 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

yeah I feel it, sometimes coat can be just as bad as reddit at times with being an echochamber. don't dare criticize Trump, or you have hoards downvoting you and calling you a shill or a jew.
I guess voat is the ying to reddit''s yang.

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[–] Subtenko 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Well there's an answer....

There also hasn't been much going on politically

so voat is a political site first and foremost? That sucks

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

Member for 2.3 years... how have you not noticed this?

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

Unfortunately it has become that way. Most posts are political and what's not is seldom OC

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

In many ways it is just another political site. But, that's because people haven't been posting OC on other subjects.

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

to be fair, we live in a very politically charged time, a volatile and important time for the future of our lives and mankind. It shouldn't be everything, but it also should be defended and engaged with.

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

Not too mention that school affects more than just college students. Parents are too busy now too

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[–] RoundWheel 1 points 55 points (+56|-1) ago 

The winds are changing. People are burned out on politics and the rampant crime in government. Voat's growth is going to require doing what others hate, which is to provide for communities of alternate interests other than politics. Most of these communities on Voat are dead. As there is no escape to enjoy on Voat, people are going elsewhere for their escape.

It's not that Voat is dying. It's that people need a break. When things flair up, they'll be back.

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[–] ZetaReticulan 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

People also don't want to get doxxed and the more you explain your hobbies the more likely it is to be doxxed.

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

Agreed. We have to make a deliberate effort to do so.

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[–] ExpertShitposter 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

Some people are to boring to post anything other than politics. So when trump turns out to be a kike the lose their sense of realty and just leave.

Good thing there are people like us who know what's really important in life such as shitposting and advocating for the public execution of Adam Levine. Almost 2 years on voat and still going strong. I am the king.

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

The problem with that is no way to identify subs. There should be a way to browse them alphabetically instead of randomly so you can search out things that interest you and contribute.

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

https://voat.co/discover

It's under your subscriptions at the top.

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

Also please try SearchVoat.co/subverses.

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

Yep. I think a lot of those alternate communities have been shut down. When I'm feeling overwhelmed I submit to /v/mealtimevideos but it has been removed. When I can't take the politics show I try to find a popular gamer that has died and investigate what happened and post about it in /v/RIPgaming. It is also gone. A lot of the small inactive sub's I visited once a month are gone. I'm surprised this isn't a more talked about issue on this site.

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

Maybe we should have visited those subs more often than once a month?

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

It doesn't help that some users are hostile to non political posts. Also, most non political posts are not as heavily censored on Reddit so people will tend to stay there

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[–] middle_path 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

This was the best answer. I love voat, but it needs to get its shit together in terms of community participation and simple things like answering sub requests.

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[–] TheSeer 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

A few months back I was told I would be made a moderator on /conspiracy. Then the current mod changes his mind out of nowhere and decides to stay in charge! Suffice to say that has made me not want to contribute to that 'community'. The other day I was redpilling people about the Nazis and Zionists working together, but that is very advanced redpill stuff and people weren't ready for it, so instead of being curious or wanting to discuss it, people just downvote it to 'make the bad comments go away'.

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

G'day Div, you wonderful soul.

I couldn't agree more Div mate.

Also, as much as I believe in the free speech mantra of Voat.co, I find the constant and unnecessary hate of black people regardless of their situation, accomplishments or history very tiring and somewhat childish and have always felt more comfortable around people I can learn from and or people that would rather not subscribe to willful ignorance if they can help it.

I understand Voat.co is the place people come to when they have become outcast from or fed up with other internet sites and also commend the Voat.co creators/helpers for their commitment to helping almost all people regardless of their take on the world to give them a medium where they can say what they feel without fear of it being edited or deleted.

With all that said. I still love voat and most of all of its subscribers even though I am finding it increasingly difficult to take some of voats content seriously.

Ultimately though, I guess you have to take the good with the not so good when advocating for free speech.

Love your work Div mate :)

peace...

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

Was going to mention this. The anti-black, anti-Jew comments in almost every single comment thread are what make my own participation wax and wane. When it gets to be too much, I just leave for a few days and come back when it's less shitty.

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[–] 0011011000111001 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, he said it well. The anti-Jew/Black thing gets to me after awhile as well. I will play around with it sometimes but it gets a bit absurd sometimes. I am all for freedom of speech but there is a lot of negative articles here about everything (politics, world, deep state, etc). It is kind of depressing. I need a break from time to time.

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

I love niggers and am uncomfortable when people don't suck them off constantly

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

and being constantly logged out. I'll admit most of the time I go to reply I find Ive been logged out, and I can't be assed to go through the 30 steps of logging in again only to find myself logged out.

And the needless extra step of checking messages and flags is... another factor in me avoiding them.

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

Might want to check your end. I NEVER get logged out unless it's a bug (like hitting "top" from the voat.co main page).

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

I'm finding that a bit of effort goes a long way in changing the culture of whole subs. Granted, they are more technical subs but the quality has been improving and the dumb shit is being posted elsewhere.

It's a start.

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[–] o0shad0o 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

That means the shills are winning.

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[–] R34p_Th3_Wh0r1w1nd 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

There are forces spending a lot of to make you feel that way.

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

The people that get off on that political/racist bullshit on voat have censored their opposition, so they're bored/lonely and coming after the rest of you.

Disclaimer: I may not be able to reply. Unpopular users with less than 10 CCP cannot post, and are temporarily banned as soon as they make 10 comments in a day. Voat does not respect free speech, though past comments have stated an intention to improve things.

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[–] gabara [S] 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

The entire internet is becoming a fucking time suck/echo chamber.

There was a time when it was not? Even Gopher was a time sink

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[–] ArsCortica 3 points 20 points (+23|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Some go back to Reddit, I presume. Others to the chans. And really, I agree with neomadic in that Voat's gone boring because literally everything is politics.

/v/news - "HURR THE SAME NEWS ABOUT DEMOCRATS, SPICS, NIGGERS, AND MUSLIMS 25 HOURS A DAY, ALSO INSTANT DOWNVOTES FOR ANYTHIGN NOT 115% POSITIVE OF TRUMP EVEN IF IT MAY BE TRUE"

/v/funny - "HURR MUH LIBRULS R DUMB AND ALSO LOOK AT THIS NIGGER DURR"

/v/AskVoat - "HURR WHY IS WHITE RACE SO SUPERIOR DURR"

There really should be no surprise that such topics are prominent here because it's precisely the stuff that gets you a ding-dong-bannu from Reddit, but most other subverses that are not related to or can be made related to politics and/or white genocide in one way or another are either dead in the water or only have one or two posters providing a heartbeat. Sad part is that this is not exclusively because people wouldn't post other content, but because only content feeding the circlejerk gets upvoats and thus can be seen on /v/front or /v/all unless you want to wade through an endless flood or political stuff in search for anything that isn't political.

At times it's almost comically ridiculous. Make a post detailing a highly important breakthrough in science or what not - get ten upvotes, zero comments. Make a post about some mentally deficient black guy taking a shit on the street - 314 upvotes, 75 comments. You can point fingers at posters while accusing them that they only want to see their e-peen grow via SCPs, but at the end of the day, people won't be willing to share news or other stuff if they expect no-one cares about them anyway.

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

Bullshit, people post stuff critical of Trump all the time. It might not get pushed to the front page instantly but I don't see it being downvoated unless it's the sort of rhetoric laid out by p0ssum. People who are clearly trying to attack Trump aren't tolerated, but if you're asking a genuine question I don't see it.

Let's see - going pack 15 pages on /v/news, I see five articles are more or less obviously anti-Trump

https://www.voat.co/v/news/2239664

https://www.voat.co/v/news/2239323

https://www.voat.co/v/news/2242431

https://www.voat.co/v/news/2241556

https://www.voat.co/v/news/2241538

All of which either have a negative score or have been largely ignored.

Do you even have an example? I don't see white supremacy memes here often, if at all. Honestly, provide three examples from the past month, I'm curious. I don't spend a lot of time in v/AskVoat but I don't buy this claim.

You misunderstand. This is not meant to be about white supremacy as a specific topic, but about aforementioned politics forcing its way into literally fucking everything. As for the White Supremacy/White Genocide stuff

https://www.voat.co/v/AskVoat/2234622

https://www.voat.co/v/AskVoat/2218997

https://www.voat.co/v/AskVoat/2218007

The annyoing part is that these aren't really genuine questions, but rather rhetoric ones, with the questioner already knowing what he wants to hear and (usually) already knowing what the answers are going to be. Not much different from Tumblrites going "Omg, white people, right?"

It's not a circlejerk, it's the community of Voat. As you pointed out, we're the people who have been banned elsewhere. So naturally we're going to discuss certain topics that can only really be discussed here. That's natural. As far as the upvoats go, it's what people here are interested in. Clearly people with your opinion on the topic are a minority, otherwise what you're describing wouldn't be visible.

To clarify: I don't want the discussion of these topics to be gone. Quite on the contrary. As you correctly point out, it's natural that such topics enjoy popularity here. My issue is that subverses like, say, /v/pics or /v/science get one or two posts per hour at best, and that, as a result, people who might be attracted by Voat's free-speech concept eventually return to wherever they come from because there's not much to Voat other than politics and constant drama about niggers, spics, and the other usual suspects.

Again, not a circlejerk. Natural accumulation of politically incorrect ideologies and beliefs in the only place willing to host those ideologies and beliefs. Now you're here wanting every possible topic to be discussed and there's nothing wrong with that, up until you start saying that there's a problem with the website as a whole and the community in general because the shit you post doesn't get enough upvoats. No one owes you anything. Voat isn't that massive of a website, content aggregators like this thrive with numbers.

I would disagree with that on the aforementioned ground that people will stop posting content other than politics and/or racial politics because, again, there's no real point in sharing it when nobody cares about it. Which feeds into the question as to whether or not Voat is bleeding users, because this produces a vicious cycle in which users keep leaving the site because the subverses they like to visit are slow ore completely dead altogether, and there's no point in posting stuff to them if no-one visits them.

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[–] smallpond 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

There really should be no surprise that such topics are prominent here...

... because reddit? No. Despite its own censorship there is still real debate on reddit. It's because voat has censored away almost all opposition to hivemind opinions, and now you're just left circlejerking.

Disclaimer: I may not be able to reply. Unpopular users with less than 10 CCP cannot post, and are temporarily banned as soon as they make 10 comments in a day. Voat does not respect free speech, though past comments have stated an intention to improve things.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I've curtailed a lot of my posting for a few reasons. Some related to Voat, others not.

The shill/pedo/gas the kikes bit gets old after awhile, regardless. Having fun and shit-posting is all well and good, but all of the above drown out better topics and discussions. I like to talk shit and have fun and all like the next Goat, but sometimes it's just a bunch of normie, LARP'ing autists circle-jerking each other and I have nothing to contribute.

Dead subs and lack of transfers is getting old. My IRL stuff gets in the way of more than just casual browsing and commenting; this is the biggest one. I have a lot bigger fish to fry right now.

Still here though and love you goats.

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[–] SteveB1945 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Still here. Joined early on, when Reddit blew up. However I agree with @neomadic: too much garbage. Not so fun any more. Of course, I contribute to the problem with my own political views.

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

I'm here but getting busy at work again.(i should be working right now).

also i think it's beacuse @hwy__395 is MIA OR KIA.

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

Shit, not them too!

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

looks like last post was few days ago.

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

He might be coming back, read a few of his recent comments.

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