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

I try to follow a rule of, if something makes me reply, the whole comment chain above me and the post must have upvoats, especially if I disagree. It added to the conversation enough for me to want to jump in.

I'll still downvoat posts in the wrong sub and comments that are nothing more than insults.

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

That was the way downvotes on reddit were meant to work but so few read the rules/redditquette. If you wanted to find an interesting counterpoint it was often at the bottom (with the racism and idiots). I hope voat can avoid the same thing.

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

That rule is bullshit. It is censorship for those that have different opinion from majority.

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

I'm fully aware of the minimum CCP rules on lurkers. I'm a mod of /v/lurkaholics. Most of us seem hopeful, happy, or otherwise positive about our no longer lurking.

Even if you don't voat much, it's like "hay, I gotta do this", followed by "hay, I can do this".

I worry that after the 3rd reddit exodus comes it'll be too easy to get lost again.