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

I honestly believe Reddit is manipulating their up votes more than they usually do. The front page used to have 4000 upvotes, and like 2000 comments. Now the comments barely top 2 to 300.

I think many are still staying on smaller subreddits, and coming to Voat at the same time.

Reddit however might start to attract the lowest common denominator and is becoming another Facebook. So it will manipulate as much as it has to for now.

But as others said most of us who cared are already here.

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

I made it the day before they went invite only!!

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

I created 2 accounts, for the names I suppose. I'm so glad to have made it.

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[–] 3226 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Because we're all here now.

I think the people most keen to migrate have done so now voat can handle more traffic, so I reckon fewer people are talking about leaving, they're just leaving.

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

Maybe the Voaters are not "advertising" because they don't want the asshats over here. ;)

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

Censorship may be bad, but it drove out some of the worst redditors who are now here.

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

Pick one. Censorship. We're all over here.

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[–] RedSocks157 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Pretty sure mentioning voat gets your comment deleted, if it gets too many upvotes.

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

Isn't it still impossible to make a new account? That might have something to do with it. People hear about voat, check it out, see that they can't make an account, and write it off.

Also maybe it's just me, but it seems like since the last round the front page of voat is a lot more off-putting to the average redditor. Lately it seems to be dominated by fatpeoplehate, with a good helping of racism and cartoon child porn. That makes it kind of hard to recommend the site as a reddit alternative to the average redditor. The ideological demographics here at the moment are way out of whack. Of course, that's to be expected: when one platform allows free speech and the other starts to ban it, it's going to be the most controversial types of speech that make the migration over first.

Partly I wonder if it isn't a clever strategy (from a profitability point of view) for reddit. They get to appease advertisers by banning controversial speech, and they get to hurt their top competitor by making it look like little more than "reddit for racists."

We'll see how far things go, but I imagine things will balance out eventually and get a bit more "normal" around here, at least on /v/all and the major subs.

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

I feel like this is because at this point in time anyone who wants to migrate or will want to migrate has already done so by now so there are less people who care about voat on reddit.

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[–] l-emmerdeur 5 points -3 points (+2|-5) ago 

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

Downvoated for citing the rules... Nice.

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

I think its one of those, "Youre not wrong, youre just an asshole situations"

He is right that I didn't pay attention to the rules and it would be completely valid for this thread to be locked or deleted based on that.

My bad.

However, there are probably not a lot of ways he could have made his point that would have made him look like a bigger asshole.