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[–] HST 5 points 151 points (+156|-5) ago 

"I wish I could downvoat this but I don't have enough CCP"

That was one that pissed me off immediately because it's the lowest effort form of circlejerk.

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[–] Shibe 0 points 56 points (+56|-0) ago 

Not to mention the whole point of getting CCP to downvoat is so that you actually contribute and give back to the community. "I want to be able to downvoat NOW" doesn't contribute.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Yeah. I mean, look at me, /u/Kleyno or /u/mick. It's not hard to get CCP.

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

Essentially, people just need to comment a shit ton and see what sticks. The current system might be too easy. A troll could spend a couple days making popular comments and then spend the rest of his time abusing his votes.

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

I don't know if this counts as a circlejerk, but I see a lot of people post things like "You are my first downvoat."

I always downvoat those comments, they add nothing.

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[–] napolean 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

fuck off i wish i could downvoat this but i don't have enough CCP

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[–] HealthySteven 36 points 77 points (+113|-36) ago 

The whole police are evil thing. I get that violence rates amongst cops are rising, but I don't feel the need to antagonize the whole, because there are still a lot of good people that do believe in "Protect and Serve."

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[–] TheBrokenWorld 24 points 54 points (+78|-24) ago 

The majority of police are the problem, if that weren't true, the majority would be keeping the few in check.

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[–] korkyshadow 19 points 33 points (+52|-19) ago 

The majority of people are the problem, if that weren't true, the majority would be keeping the few in check.

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[–] Biohazard 14 points 25 points (+39|-14) ago 

And here we go

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

/facepalm

Way to miss the point of the entire thread

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[–] Explodedimp 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I can't believe you can say that with a straight face. People like you are the problem.

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[–] Juceyriou 3 points 16 points (+19|-3) ago 

I consider myself a good citizen, but I dont believ in protect and serve, I really appreciate the work, the in my opinion real cops do and catch criminals like murderers, thiefs and drug bosses, but when I see what happens to some friends at demostrations and because they got <1g of cannabis in their bags, I just dont think they are my friends anymore.

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[–] umpaloompa 4 points 11 points (+15|-4) ago 

Even if you think drugs are totally fine and not dangerous to use they're still illegal in the USA and you should respect the law about that. In your room you do as you please but once you go outside and break the law (even if it's immoral) you have to keep abiding the law. Push for decriminalization and you can start smoking on the street but for now it's illegal so don't bring it near the police because in the end they'll just be doing their jobs.

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[–] atw 5 points 9 points (+14|-5) ago 

I see what happens to some friends at demostrations and because they got <1g of cannabis in their bags

As much as I think all drugs should be legalized, you're just being an idiot if you bring drugs to a "demonstration," act badly enough to give the police cause to search you, and then complain that you're being punished for breaking the law.

Also, what state are you in? There are almost no places in the country where having <1g will get you more than a fine and/or a misdemeanor charge, and at a demonstration there are very few cops who care enough to go through the paperwork for that kind of offense.

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

Drugs, that's a touchy subject. They are illegal, for the most part, and you don't need to be carrying outside of your house. Your friends fucked up and broke the law by having drugs on them. That is on them, not the cops.

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

They're just following orders dude. If you don't want that shit to happen to you stop (getting caught) doing risky shit.

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[–] atw 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

I get that violence rates amongst cops are rising

Do you have any proof for that because that sounds like BS. There are over 1.1 million cops/LEOs in the US, it's not exactly surprising that in a country where basically everyone has a video camera at the ready at all times you're going to see some bad cops every month or so.

Also most of these "police brutality" cases turn out to be BS, like Michael Brown, who had just robbed a store and was attacking and grabbing for the cops gun.

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

Last night I was walking home in the early morning hours after a night out drinking when I met a pitbull on the road. This dog decided he did not like me and was barking ferociously at me. When I tried to walk away, he would get even closer. If I had tried to leave, I'm fairly certain it would have taken a chunk out of my leg. So I was in a standoff with this dog. I had to keep making aggressive moves toward it to keep it a decent distance from me, but it was not letting me go anywhere. I tried talking calmly to it with my hand out, nothing was working. After five minutes or so a witness to the scene called the police. They arrived shortly thereafter and I was grateful I still had all my flesh.
I won't be so quick to jump on the 'fuck the police' bandwagon after being personally helped out by them.

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[–] Gerplunckamo 8 points 71 points (+79|-8) ago 

Cecil the fucking lion.

There are plenty of much more pressing dilemmas in the corrupt, fetid shithole known as Zimbabwe, starting with the industry that allows people to hunt endangered animals in the first place.

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[–] Biplane 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

I would love for the media to just focus on TPP. Dam cats always get the spotlight

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

I agree. That would be great. Except that the mainstream media is controlled by corporations that support the TPP and are actively suppressing any dissenting opinions about it on television.

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

There are plenty of much more pressing dilemmas in the corrupt, fetid shithole known as Zimbabwe, starting with the industry that allows people to hunt endangered animals in the first place.

Isn't the death of Cecil an example of one of your "more pressing dilemmas" you're talking about?

While we're on the topic of ranking various pressing causes, I think it's unfair to rank different causes.

There will always be someone who has a cause that they think outranks your cause. For example: Cecil < Human trafficked children < homocide < genocide < global warming. I put global warming at the perceived "top" because it will ultimately wipe out all life on the planet.

Ranking causes is silly. It's just like saying, "You shouldn't care about this issue; look at this other issue that's worse." This is a cock size competition to see who has the "best" cause.

What's important to me is that people care about anything and have the capcity for moral outrage, whether I agree with it or not. However you choose to manifest that outrage is completely up to your discretion.

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[–] armday2day 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Hunting preserves ensure the existence of a species by creating an incentive to keep the animals alive.

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

This and the people who think the guy should be executed for killing a lion. Capital punishment is a stupid punishment for anything, but killing someone because they went hunting for a lion and for all we know just got a bad guide who didn't tell them the whole story so they could make a bit of money is the height of stupidity.

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[–] SpaceRosa 42 points 48 points (+90|-42) ago 

Anti-SJW, Windows 10, corrupt police.

SJWs aren't the treat they're made out to be. It's the boogeyman.

That post people were freaking out over the other day? I read that was taken from an old version and no longer accurate.

Corrupt police? Maybe it is a problem in American, but stop calling them all pigs and acting like it's the be all and end all. The reason you're only hearing about bad police isn't because they're all bad, it's because it's not news when a police officer is good, because that's their job.

How about realising that it's not all black and white and people who disagree with you aren't automatically shilling something or retarded or whatever you're going to call them.

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[–] escape 9 points 100 points (+109|-9) ago 

SJWs are the reason why the previous host dropped voat and why the PayPal account was frozen. SJWs hate voat because they can't control voat, so they try to destroy voat. There are millions of reasons to hate and oppose SJWs.

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[–] Imapopulistnow 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

SJWs are not that far removed from the thinking of the New York Times, leadership of most colleges and universities and much of the political class in Washington. When i disparage the SJWs, i am really addressing the worldview of the progressive elite for which the SJW has become a symbol.

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[–] puddlewonderful 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Social justice warriors embrace censorship and it can be used by any group in power. I think its been narrowed to a stereotype, and this is distracting from how dangerous censorship really is. All the witch hinting of "feminazi activists " are the least of anyone's worries in this regard, but they're the easiest to target for supporting similar principles. Media outlets are the real problem, everyone is just a pawn except in the rare spaces cencorship is not inflicted.

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

I would be part of the circlejerk if I took it to spite SJWs, or for ideological reasons. Additionally, it's a massive exaggeration to call it a stronghold of any kind. If it were a stronghold, it would never been inactive for me to claim in the first place. I took it over not to get one up on the phantom SJWs, but to take something known for being a good thing and try and turn it into a good thing. If I were part of the circlejerk, you'd hear me slinging around the word SJW a lot more in sentences that don't start with "______ is not an.."

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

If you consider SJWs the same thing as rights activists, which I don't, then I agree with you. If you consider them the same thing that I do, though, then you and I must be reading completely different news sources. Because from what I see, SJWs are responsible for death, destruction, suffering, abuse, and all-around shitfeeling worldwide.

Microsoft's biggest strength is its marketing force, so forgive me if I'm a bit jaded from hearing "chill, it's no big deal" about one of its products.

I kinda agree with you about the police. The police are an extension of the government, so if the government is made up of honest people doing their jobs, then the police are just honest people doing their job. And if they're not, it's still the government's problem.

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[–] BloodPool 9 points 36 points (+45|-9) ago 

The Bernie Sanders circle jerk. Guys, I get it, you want him to win. The stream of posts about him gets ridiculous. V/news and v/politics are not advertising subs.

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[–] Sadistic_Bastard 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

Unfortunately, yes they are. Subverses and subreddits like that are breeding grounds for shills and agendas.

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

Then interact. The more you do, the more you drown out their signal.

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

I hear you. He never really adds to the discussion. Just negativity.

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

I actually haven't seen many Bernie posts, it's mostly about the TPP.

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

Meh, i more than tend to circle jerk on Hillary and progressives to where i feel almost guilty so a little CJ on the other side provides some balance?

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

The most popular single-issue or single-person agreefest is Hillary. No doubt. It is so far-and-away number one -- so nearly perfectly unanimous -- that, even in answering this question, people won't admit it! LOL

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[–] Ripley_Riae 7 points 24 points (+31|-7) ago 

-Sits down and waits for someone to say FPH-

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[–] Morgendorffer 1 points 36 points (+37|-1) ago 

They have their own sub to circlejerk in and they do. It's only a problem when they come out and do it elsewhere.

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

I think the fact that they're quite a large and vocal percent of the voat userbase at the moment does mean they spill out more often than you'd expect if you knew nothing of this place and what happened with reddit to drive people here.

It's weird seeing AskVoat threads about general topics were fat hate type subjects get near the top of the responses. There was one about two worst words to combine or something like that not long ago and "Fat Acceptance" was the top response when I looked at it. Just a bit mad to me that this particular voice is so strong around here.

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

did they take them selves off the front page again? I haven't seen a post in a while and I have been lurking without login in for a bit

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

There's 6 on the front page from FPH on /all right now...

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

They took themselves off /v/all for about a month right around Pao-time, so that new joiners wouldn't be put off by the sheer volume of their posts, but then when they felt there was enough new blood, they said "Fuck it, man, you've had enough time to put up enough content to make our output commensurate." I paraphrase, of course. FPH came over as a group some weeks before, so they were pretty cohesive. But you can always go to their sub and block them and you won't see it as much, though they do bleed out everywhere anyway. Man I wish they would apply their rage to something more productive.

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

/All is different from the front page. FPH isn't a default subverse. Yes, they are still showing on /all, but it's only if you don't block the subverse. I only see FPH posts when I'm not logged in and click on /all. It's refreshing every once in a while. Then I notice that about 2/3 of every post on /all is an FPH post and it gets old in about 10 secs. So, I log in and that problem immediately goes away. There's absolutely no reason to complain about FPH showing up on /all when you can simply block the sub. That's on you, the individual.

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[–] Derpologist_PHDerp 2 points 22 points (+24|-2) ago 

I just hope voat does not become what many of the other place said it would, a dumping ground for all of their most toxic users. I'm all for free speech, but content is king and if the front page is always filled with negativity, well.. What do you think that attracts. I can't stand the thought of this great community getting lost in circlejerks that are already being played out in other forums anyways. Moderation as always is the key.

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[–] KRushing 8 points 3 points (+11|-8) ago 

Yeah, I quite dislike seeing /v/fatpeoplehate multiple times on all. I get it, you don't like fat people, but it's just blind hate. You don't want new users to see that. It's the most negative thing I see on here, and yes I'm fat, but shit, I do not hate any set of people like they do.

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

I get that they represent a backlash against people who are trying to promote obesity as a lifestyle choice to be proud of, but when I look at the extremes of the examples I see on each side, that's all I see, extremists. And extremists are why we can't have nice things most of the time.

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[–] 2716057 3 points 21 points (+24|-3) ago  (edited ago)

I really hate the posts that ask, As Voaters, could we just (insert some personal desire) as if we'll change the way we are and act just because you want to call them "upgoats" instead of "upvoats."


Windows 10 is watching you! as well as Windows 10 has always been watching you, none of this is new!

Or You can turn off the Windows 10 stuff! and These Windows 10 privacy settings are from the beta, and aren't in the final build!

Pretty much anything to do with Windows 10 at this point.


Reached my daily voating limit (insert the same Bill Murray golf meme every single time)


I want to get into Linux, so what's the best one? (even though I'm not going to explain what I'm looking for or how I'm going to use it)

I don't mind helping people learn/use Linux... I firmly believe I enjoy it. There's nothing like helping a new, inexperienced person figure something out and helping them make their computer their own. But, unless you give me details about what you're looking for or how you're going to use it, "best" becomes a nebulous term that could encompass just about anything.

Sometimes I just want to be an ass and reply with just "Arch or Gentoo... you'll figure it out, you genius, you..."

EDIT: LOL... downvoats, huh? I must have struck a nerve with people who do one, or more, of these things. Go ahead and use that downvoat as a "diagree" button. We were all asked a question, and I answered it. Not sure how you can disagree with it other than to be offended because you're one of these people, but I guess I didn't expect anything less.

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[–] USonic 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

I think you just hate discussion groups and clashes.

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[–] 2716057 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I don't know about that, I just hate when there's twenty of the same exact thing, and ignorance.

Asking Voat to change "upvoats" to "upgoats" is just ignorant. If it's good, it'll catch on its own... there's no need to ask/tell us to do it. And when this type of ignorace happens all of the time (for a month, /v/AskVoat was nothing but this), it gets old and tired.

When every other post, every day for a week is either about how Win10 is or isn't secure, it gets old and tired.

When you're literally using the same "Bill Murray Fuck It" meme to express the fact that you don't have 20 CCP, it gets old and tired.

When every other link in /v/Linux asks about installing Linux, and doesn't specify anything, it gets old and tired.

And, when I say "old and tired," I mean that we don't need that many of the same posts. It tells me that, before posting, not only are we not searching to see if the content/post has already been done, but we're not even SKIMMING the front page to see if it's there! AND THE SUBMIT BUTTON IS ON THE FRONT PAGE!!!

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

Also why are these posts in /v/technology and not /v/Linux?

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[–] 2716057 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Because most of these new users are long-time Windows users that are jumping ship from Win10... which ties two of my annoyances together.

They've never really considered Linux until now, and they've never really done any research into it... none-the-less researching which subverse to go to. It's all computer stuff, and that falls into /v/technology for them.

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

Woah there buddy, I don't think 3 downvoats require a bitchy edit like that, and you're being the person you're complaining about in your first sentence.

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[–] 2716057 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It was more than that yesterday.

And how am I telling Voaters to do something? I thought it was a widely accepted standard that the downvoat wasn't a "disagree" button, and should be reserved for people who don't contribute to the discussion?

I feel like I answered OP's question with the answer that's particular to me, and people disagreed with my opinion, as if that's something to disagree with.

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