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[–] Amacae 0 points 249 points (+249|-0) ago 

Trolls make a whole lot more sense now that we're goats.

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[–] DetectiveSplat [S] 9 points 38 points (+47|-9) ago 

This.....so much this.

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[–] Ladellrian 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

now that we're goats.

I like to think we were always goats. We just needed to find our herd. :')

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[–] hoodsarse 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't we call 'trolls' trolls because they hide in bridges and confuse otherwise passersby away from the intended traffic? Like, see there's this discussion going on, I post "Maaaaaaaaa... *goat sound" and commence the circlejerking. Other trolls join in to populate thread and voila, we now have shit content in an otherwise wonderful thread. Makes me wonder how goats get into the equation.

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[–] owyn_merrilin 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually, no, it's a fishing reference. It comes from "trolling," which is literally a method of fishing that involves a piece of bait dangled behind a slowly moving boat. Figuratively the "bait" is the inflammatory statement, and the "fish" is the person who actually falls for it and gets riled up -- which is why you sometimes hear people saying someone "took the bait" or replying to an obvious troll post with "Nice bait." The references to the kind of troll that lives under bridges and harasses goats came later, as a play on words.

Some background

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[–] Amacae 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

Yeah, that's an interpretation. But there's also the Three Billy Goats Gruff story about three goats that try to cross a bridge but a troll that lives under the bridge is being, well, a troll. Here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Billy_Goats_Gruff

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

YES> WOW, why have I not seen this mentioned yet.. I know I haven't been here long, but damn.

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[–] Biplane 2 points 67 points (+69|-2) ago  (edited ago)

My 2 cents.

Upvote = Upvoat

Downvote = Downvoat

I think somethings relating to goats should be ok, but if we make everything, especially the thing we're saying every 2 seconds, say goat I will not be able to tell anyone i go on this site without looking like some goat fornicator. Plus aren't we mostly ages 20+? Can we not turn this into dress up?

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

Totally agree. Reddit doesnt own the concept of voting. Lurking was also a thing loooooong before reddit was even a concept.

Some special words make a site cute and fun, but going too far makes it awkward, and I feel like we would be going too far if I start seeing too many goat-related words become popular.

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

I want voat to become a place that people can talk about outside of the internet without others saying "oh......you're one of those.....goat people"

And when im showing this site to my gf or something I don't wanna say " XD these memes are soo great! And if i want more kids maaaaaaa to seee them i can upgoat or downgoat XD isnt this site soooo random!?"

Im exaggerating but thats what it feels like.

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

You're never too old to play dress up.

It's practice before having kids too

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

Im upvoating you to nullify that downvoat that you have because you are on topic. I don't agree with you though. I'd rather not be doing daddy trainning 24/7.

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[–] OldSchoolRPGs 6 points 46 points (+52|-6) ago 

Cake day = Hay day?

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[–] osX 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

And on your Hay Day you can be the Hay King!

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

So on your hayday you get a little hay hat like that next to your name. Wonderful

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

I hope that shit doesn't continue here. It turned into nothing but "It's my cake day, give me karma"

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

to be fair some of the "It's my cake day, give me karma" posts can be very creative and funny

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

It's already been decided Voat won't be doing "cake days" as 90% of the userbase would have their cake day within the same month.

Also it's lame.

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

So true! But that could be funny & really make people be creative, bc everyone's going to be submitting during this month so come up with something good. Tbh I do not know when I registered and therefore will just have to think of the months of July & June as months I need to contribute, actually I do know it was after July 2nd!

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[–] DetectiveSplat [S] 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

Hay Hay?

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

hay HAY hay.

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[–] ForgotMyName 2 points 37 points (+39|-2) ago 

IMO - GOAT THEME ALL THE THINGS. Because I find it amusing and it's harmless.

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[–] causuistry 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I've learned more about goats in the last 8 weeks than I have in the rest of my life. I agree, not a bad thing.

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

I'm gonna get a pet goat instead of dog now. They're just awesome.

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[–] Internet_Refugee 2 points 32 points (+34|-2) ago 

Lurking/lurker is the universal term. It's not limited to Reddit, so I'll continue using that. Still a neat idea though.

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[–] OTL_ 2 points 34 points (+36|-2) ago 

You must be so fun at grazings

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[–] owyn_merrilin 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

The whole goat thing is going to get real annoying real quick. So does calling voting voating. Just feels forced.

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[–] 1d3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Worship the goat Merlin.. WORSHIP. THE. GOAT. MERLIN.

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

BTW i'm a goat don't hit on me silly farmers

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

I won't let you goat the last word.

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

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

It's polite that you call it a neat idea, but I think you know as well as I that it's actually a fucking stupid idea. "UPGOAT"? Say it! Say "UPGOAT" I will "upgoat" you!

Yesterday I UPGOATED SOMEONE ON VOAT.

NO!

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[–] witty-name 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Upgoat. There, I said it, now upvote me.

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

Your username is really impacting how I read this. I kinda like all the goat stuff but now imagining Indiana Jones saying this to me is making me change my mind. Actually, when I first wrote that sentence, I had "I love all the goat stuff" then changed it to "like" then "kinda like." I realize this is off topic, but try to use your power wisely.

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

Shh.. I'm trying to be nice here. You're blowing my cover.

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

I was trying out simpler terms for up/downvote like goat/ungoat.

But ungoat just feels so contrived like tacgnoL

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

Same with voting. I'll never call it 'voating'.

[–] [deleted] 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] Ancient_Unknown 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I think it's absolutely retarded, but I think we're in the minority.

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

I feel like these are the people that if they had half the chance at reddit would of had, upcats and downcats.

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[–] Qi 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I don't like it either.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Nah, bro. /u/nastycarl finds it cheesy and lame. /u/nastytodd finds it merely "cheesy"; /u/MeanSpiritedTed finds it "lame", "retarded", and even "faggy". Your mileage may vary with Ted.

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

I'm burning all my up votes on comments disagreeing with op.

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[–] DetectiveSplat [S] 2 points 21 points (+23|-2) ago 

New voaters are called kids.

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

This is the only one of these that I really like

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

Me too, it's definitely the best. It's not as glaring as shoehorning the word goat into stuff. I think maybe because kids is such a common word that (for most people) doesn't usually refer to anything goat-related.

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

This one I like! So... are we all kids now?

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

...or are we squids now? くコ:彡

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

This is the first time I've heard this, but I'll go with it.

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[–] Kadivs 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

calling ▲ an upgoat seems really stupid to me, why the hell not call it an upvoat? That way it's a homophone with upvote and still has voat in it, while "upgoat" only sounds stupid and makes no sense.

And all the rest.. why? why is it neccessarry to give everything new names?

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[–] Juhaninski 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Because look at HOW DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE WE ARE! Seriously, this place doesn't need ridiculous goat gimmicks. Just be a platform for open discussion and free(r) speech.

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