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[–] Stip 1 points 142 points (+143|-1) ago 

Hey I'm all for more members to join Voat. It's awesome and I welcome all of em. But maybe it's just me, but I'm noticing a HUGE difference in quality of comments and the level of kindness.

A couple days ago I was deleting my old Reddit account. Comment by comment. That took a lot of time and it sucked. What sucked more was seeing my comments change over time. I became so much more bitter and threw out easy comment just for the karma.

At voat I feel like I can speak my mind and say what I truly mean or feel. The red message envelope doesn't automatically mean I pissed someone off anymore. It's just a reaction or an enticing argument. I love it.

TL;DR they are welcome, but please leave the shitty attitude behind and start fresh.

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[–] ezdi 1 points 37 points (+38|-1) ago 

Hopefully the 100 CCP before the training wheels comes off helps keep things civil. On the other hand, the most recent exodus caused a huge drop in the post quality, especially that first weekend when 3/4 of the population had upvoats, but no downvoats. It's slowly getting better.

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[–] Stip 1 points 44 points (+45|-1) ago 

I actually changed my approach to up and down voting. On Reddit I down voted because I disagreed or if a post didn't give me the enjoyment I was looking for in a sub.

Here I even upvote stuff I'm not agreeing with just because I enjoy the proper discussions. Downvoats are reserved for jackasses and racists.

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

I really like the 100 CCP rule and even the 20 CCP rule. You have to work for your place in the community, but it isn't impossible, and it stopped me from being a lurker. I almost never posted on the other site because I'd get buried anyway. Now it's like I have an actual voice, and it means something. I also upvoat more comments now, just because I know what it can mean to somebody. (Not to say I throw upvoats willy-nilly).

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[–] DonnieDumpster69 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

I hope people remember that Reddit isn't burning just because of its terrible management, but because of the community it's been cultivating, too. It's gotten full of ultra-pc shills who bend over backwards to justify any terrible idea the admins come up with (it's not censorship if it's a private company!), wannabe 4chan kiddies (hey check it out I still make advice animals in 20 fucking 15) and repost-spamming power users (Gallowboob and iBleedOrange). Not to mention the god awful novelty accounts.

The whole thing is rotten, from the top to the bottom. The only thing worth saving are the weird/honest niche subs. Once something gets popular it gets watered down by the lowest common denominator. If the users flood Voat expect it to become Reddit 2 instead of its successor. Most of the people here who came from Reddit did so because they value their free speech and freedom to share whatever they want. We got the kind of redditor that made Reddit interesting back in 2009. If we get flooded by them the decay will speed up and leave us with 2015 Reddit.

We already got Unidan coming over here. Same name and everything, went over to /v/introductions and introduced himself as Unidan, riding the karma high from Reddit. Next thing you know we're going to get more Reddit "celebrities" trying to invest in their Voat count in case Reddit shits the bed for good.

I say fuck 'em. The site's full of lurkers and casuals who just come to browse /r/pics, /r/funny and /r/MotherfuckingAdviceAnimalsGoddamnPeopleYouAreRetarded. If the ship crashes they can go back to Facebook or 9gag to continue their steady flow of reposted stolen content and stale memes.

We're also going to get an influx of lukewarm users. The kind who don't contribute anything positive, but are ready to go once there's shilling to be done. The kind of cannon fodder whose only purpose seems to be to pick a side and start petty drama (I hope to god no SRS or SubReddiDrama users en up here).

I hope to god, allah, yahweh, baphomet and Bruce Springsteen that this site doesn't go down the shitter like Reddit did. Even if it means having 1/30 of its userbase.

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

I'm genuinely curious how many people went to 9gag. I found out about voat in the comments over there, but never read anyone mention 9gag.

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[–] faggleamirox 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Hopefully voat doesn't become the typical karma whoring, cringe-worthy top comment culture that infested Reddit. It made me vomit.

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[–] Tim_Honks 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

I have cancer. Want to see my cat? Here is my war veteran friend holding him, and her cleavage is showing.

To the top!

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

When I started to realize Reddit was over was when I noticed really hipster college kids browsing it.

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

A couple days ago I was deleting my old Reddit account. Comment by comment. That took a lot of time and it sucked.

For future reference, there are scripts out there that will delete your reddit comments fully, and it even replaces the content of the comments before doing so. https://github.com/x89/Shreddit

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

Beat me to it. It's physically painful for me to imagine doing the job by hand...