I understand why most people dislike /r/coontown on Reddit. I get it. There is a big shock factor when seeing "that word" being said so casually. "How can these people exist? These people live among us, oh my god! I thought I supported free speech but this, oh my god, this?! How can it be!? Ohhh nooo!"
Reddit didn't want people making fun of fat people and now it looks like they don't want about 18,000 CoonTown residents who have stayed within their 'gated community' (as we like to consider it) on their website either.
With Reddit's proposed policy change coming this week a lot of members of /r/coontown are starting an early migration to Voat's appropriately named /v/coontown which will likely be a place that you should not go to if you are easily offended. It's very easy to ignore content you do not wish to see, to do this, simply do not go there. Yes, it is that simple.
So, will Voat welcome /v/coontown and allow us to exercise free speech in the same behaved and well mannered method that we do on Reddit? @Atko, what do you have to say about this? Are people going to waste their time migrating here? Does Voat's service provider have any issues with Voat being a 'free speech' platform?
To those of you who disagree with the content of the sub, we already understand why you disagree. We are not asking you to join and are not asking you to like it. We are asking you if you truly support free speech and will welcome our practice of it.
So far, the community here has shown great support for free speech, even towards things they disagree with. Voat is very mature and actually quite welcoming of free speech when compared to Reddit. The members here have enough logic to understand that they can simply not subscribe to things they do not want to see. For that, I applaud you Voat.
@ATKO : You said here ( https://voat.co/v/subverserequest/comments/6363/3750 ), and I quote:
I have absolutely no tolerance for racism. This one will be banned and all others like it. I see people are coming from 4chan so this is just a prank.
Edit: after giving this some more thought, I will be looking into legalities of allowing full, uncensored speech on whoaverse. I don't want to be personally liable for the consequences of free speech (lets face it, there will be racism).
Do you still feel that way? (About free speech, not racism). Voat is larger and now a serious player are your concerns still the same?