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[–] metawizard 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I think it's safer to grow gradually. A growth spurt can drastically change the culture here to the point where it's really not the voat that we've grown to love. Growing gradually encourages newcomers to adapt to the the environment rather than take it over.

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[–] ArchangelleShe 5 points 19 points (+24|-5) ago  (edited ago)

This is what happened right after reddit went dark during the Victoria/IAMA fiasco. /v/all was full of gifs and memes for a good week, and we had baby weaklings advocating reddit-like strong moderation during the Shedrama.

We worked hard on getting rid of the redditards and we're better off now. It's best to grow organically.

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[–] guinness2 [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Any ideas on how voat can grow organically, because it seems to be very slowly trending downwards?

I don't disagree with you, however I wonder if people who value censorship and moderation and safe spaces would naturally quit voat under their own volition, given they are fucktarded-cucking-faggots :-)?

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[–] guinness2 [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Any ideas on how we can help grow Voat gradually? I ask because the trend seems to be very slowly declining or at least leveling off.

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

Keep sharing information you find valuable. Tell you're friends that like these types of forums and encourage them to do the same. That's basically it. The value of the content and loyalty of the communities will build Voat over time.

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

I just recommend voat to my friends and mention how heavily censored reddit is.

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

Hi, I'm kind of an outsider here. I switch between this site and that other site, but I thought that I might have some input because of my habits. Today I opened up voat after maybe a week hiatus and the first article I'm greeted by on the front page is from /news. Now bear with me.

That's fine that /news is on my front page and all that jazz but the first article is actually a horribly written anti-Semitic piece about a bomb maker? I think? I couldn't even figure it out because the article seems like it was written by a 12 year old hateful child who's teddy just was supposedly stolen by some evil man wearing a Yamaka (sp?). I would love voat to be more popular but at the same time the Internet has give a voice to all our shittiest, worst, hatefilled humans as well as our best and brightest.

In my opinion, for voat to become more popular some of the practices that make voat so liberal and free would have to be curbed in order make the level of quality of content to a higher place. I'm not saying lets censor any dissenting opinions to the mods or anything that made that other place what it is, but it would be quite nice if I wouldn't be forced to see an article that has been gamed to the front page, that has awful hateful writing in it, and a comments section that reminds me of a bot circlejerk.