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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.


[–] 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.