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[–] Synxsynxsynx 1 points 200 points (+201|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Voat is like a local backwoods tavern that is well funded by the regulars who show up every day and night to buy the cheapest drink they can. It uses that fund to then sponsor a local soccer team or float in a parade. (or take in refugees during site migrations due to censorship)

If you drive by outside when you're not from the area, you wonder why a dilapidated old building always has its parking-lot full, or how they have the money to keep the lights on.

Once you start showing up though, you realize there's no other place like it in the world, and you're hooked.

It might be the mold in the never cleaned feed-lines that gives it its flavor, it might be the search for a place where you can get unadulterated truth.

The fact of the matter is that voat is eclectic. It's for people who hate the layout of chans but love the culture, feel ostracized from other platform, or are just some sick fuck looking for a giggle.

Either way, it's a community that once you start frequenting you start loving.

[–] TheTrigger 1 points 47 points (+48|-1) ago 

This is probably the most honest answer you're gonna get, op.

[–] Womb_Raider 8 points 1 points (+9|-8) ago 

Until you realize how many accounts aren't real, anyway. Half of them belong to a Control The Record-type group, the regulars he's referencing. He's part of that same group - "soapdoxbanhammer", also known as soapboxbanhammer. They feign non-affiliation.

[–] Momo_Applebach 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Voat's better than the chans for the simple fact that it's not constantly spammed with cuck porn.

[–] TheSeer 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly. You think nkf is bad, to chase newcomers away, you haven't seen the chan's repulsive self-defense mechanisms.

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

Also traps.

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

Shhh

[–] SyriansFuckCorpses 4 points -1 points (+3|-4) ago 

I wish voat had more of a shock factor though. Not necessarily cuck porn, but voat is pretty soft compared to 8chan

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

Man that's a perfect metaphor for this place.

We're an odd bunch and even though outsiders think this is one of the seediest places on the internet, I've enjoyed taking part in, and lurking through some really quality conversations without the fear of being censored.

The best part is that while this place is full of grumpy internet outcasts, I regularly see some real feel good shit in posts and people lifting their fellow goats up. I guess we kinda look out for our own since no one else would.

[–] MDEneverdies1488 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

We HAVE to look after each other. In a niggerfaggotkike way, of course.

[–] XSS1337 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Take my plus one nigger faggot