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[–] Vladimir_Komarov 0 points 70 points (+70|-0) ago 

Fuck that place. I wasn't as much against Pao as I was the corporate direction the site began to take as a whole. Before leaving I began to see the whole site as a target for guerrilla advertisers and social scientists using the massive userbase to establish and hone new marketing and propaganda strategies. When Voat crashed out during the fattening I tried to go back to see if I was just jadded and cynical, but even if I were I found no solace in my return. This is not even touching the current primary election chaos which I do not have time to go into. So again, and as many times as I can say it. Fuck Reddit. Fuck Reddit and all of their ass hat corporate manipulators and political fear mongers. Fuck em. Fuck em one and all.


[–] Rd23sls91 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I just signed up today. I love the lack of censorship and political correctness here.


[–] Ben77 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

We do love our lack of political correctness! :)


[–] The-Nard-Dog 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think there's two sides to the coin. Reddit has followed the natural progression of most internet conglomeration sites. Start out being everything you've imagined, build a user base because your content is original, organic, well-timed and frankly the best one-stop-shop for internet goodies. All is well.

However, the allure of monetizing becomes pretty appealing. But you can't monetize a website with communities like FPH, niggers, and deadbabyporn as well as you can one like Yahoo, especially when some of these are becoming quite visible. Thats the problem with use generated and democratically approved content, it doesn't care how much money it makes you.

So the tricky thing is then getting rid of advertising unfriendly things while still maintaining the user generated content, or at least the facade of such. Reddit has gone down the obvious road of appealing to the largest base of users, that is subs like funny, til, pics, videos, etc.

TBH, I wouldn't blame Voat if it eventually went down the same road. But it should be obvious that a large percentage of the userbase will migrate to the next community.


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

I would blame voat if it went down the same road, given that is exactly the reason it was set up.


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

Yahoo just went up for sale citing a total financial failure. So maybe not the best example. Especially given that it's failure was driven by the same reasons as Reddit.