Voat Admin (Puttitout and Atko) Conspiracy Megathread
Does Voat Have Admins or Just Body Doubles?
Are Our Admins Really Our Admins At All?
executive summary little funs version
things we know
a. atko and putt dissapear nary a word a month ago, putt supposedly in the middle of things.
b. atko reappears a little weird two and a half weeks later, says he was biking around switzerland.
c. nothing has been said on putt's whereabouts
d. putt has been gone for a month now
e. atko has announced a vacation before
f. i have directly asked atko where putt is. no response yet.
g. recently, our indicator species have been
attacked (v/niggers) possibly unrelated.
- been pushed to the bottom? (amalek)
- stopped posting (hecho) - on his main, anyway.
long form with links much funs version
1. everything seems to be all right
Atko: "Thanks for filling me in. Sub transfer could be undone, but for the rest of his subs I see nothing good coming out of us interfering.
As for all default sub rules - we could try to abolish them all and see how it goes. If spam or irrelevant content floats to the top... well, so be it. I'll talk to Puttitout."
Atko: "Thank you, this is an eye opener. I will discuss it with puttitout asap. I hope you stay around until we resolve this once and for all."
except maybe for this:
d42 7 21 441 1kk QY BBm 9 (v/test)
and puttitout as well, all seems fine
PuttItOut: "Two tethered iPhone 4s for the database and one IBM thinkpad running Windows Me for the web server. I miss using that thinkpad. /s
The reality isn't much different than this IMO."
like this post
and this comment within
PuttItOut: "Vote delay fix will be in soon."
2. then atko and puttitout go missing
last things said by atko, where he takes a personality change from always talking dev to getting giggly with @theodorekent not odd, just noting a serious sustained departure from most all previous comments other than test ermergerds and a couple errant ones like <3. (and more specifically to the conspiracy, the marked change is between "downvoating algo needs to change..." 1 month ago to "amen." 1 month ago on this page of his comments:
his last comments before the long sleep:
Atko: "Nah, just casual stuff ;) I ain't famous and I ain't loved. I also ain't powerful :p"
Atko: "You're just saying that to make me feel better :p Love you anyways :)"
Atko: "I want kids. Lets do it. <3"
before putt dissapears, he says things publicly like:
PuttItOut: "I'll take care of this tomorrow, thanks for the post."
and then promises to finish a manual subverse request for me:
PuttItOut: "No, I usually do transfers once a week, will get to tomorrow. No need to delete/repost."
and then disappears...
for example: https://voat.co/v/subverserequest/new?page=1
he hasn't done a subverse request in a month and a week and a half
>I'll be back later, like in 3 or 4 hours
3. the admins at least say goodbye, right?
nop, atko posts this epic post about war after posting a news story about a gay mormon pop singer, and says he's "on the road" at the end of the post offhandedly ( https://voat.co/v/whatever/comments/1185619 ). consider that https://voat.co/v/announcements/comments/21373 atko has announced a vacation in the past.
4. nothing for weeks
i post a post jokingly taking bets when putt will return https://voat.co/v/whatever/comments/1223400
5. atko returns in chat, posts supposed picture
link to paste of relevent chat text: http://pasted.co/84be96d1
and posts a comment
then atko posts something about a boy finding out he'll be brother of twins
6. i post another front-page v/all 'where's putt' post
7. atko posts an hour later
the "monthly" voat stats
and mentions puttitout "What could I or Puttitout do that would make your life easier?" but makes no comment on where putt is, what's happened to him, nor does he say anything to the group of goats bleating for a response on putt's whereabouts.
and also says:
that "I'm alive and well :) I was on holidays but also, Switzerland is amazing during summer, so I take every chance that I get to go out for a ride on my MT07."
and links a pic https://i.sli.mg/VfuG92.jpg
8. and now. we hit the 30 day mark. a very long time to go without putt.
Questions Time, Goat Kids!
why did our admins leave without telling? safeguard voat? well, maybe..
why would our admin say he's doing one thing and do another? again, to safegaurd voat?, what against? sanegoat? well, maybe. 8D
why would our admins leave? so many bugs, so many problems, financial instability, alpha getting old, is the last time to go on vaca. maybe they were burned out? take turns vacaying. no time? fine do it together, but keep a watch and a presence through cellphone voat use. sheeit. it's not that hard. what, they failed to consider the options? failed to consider that option? and just left voat for a solid 2 and a half weeks entirely admin-less? we could have posted so much illegal content they would have come back to fibbies and no voat. not only were they gone, we KNEW they were gone. as you may have seen, i've been posting about it regularly.
why all the questions? because the admins won't/can't answer!
it's of considerable concern that the admins would both disappear without a word without a trace for over two weeks, only for one to return after a considerable hullabalo is ruckused up about them missing, and public posts are made; could be causal, could not. but here in v/conspiracy we can't afford to believe in coincedence, so, without much further preface:
THEORY TIME, GOAT KIDS
let's explore the theories i've heard and have had:
Vacation Dicks Theories
putt's on vacation and totally left without telling anyone but atko, and atko's just not bothering to tell us because opsec or to putt (or atko) it could simply be nunya -- - none of our business. although an argument can be made that it is our business. and atko went on vacation as well without telling anyone. at the same time. both without telling anyone. also, it doesn't explain why akto's still silent when we have asked for a bone to be thrown.
there is a rumor putt went to ibiza, so naturally, he may have gone to ibiza, this is in line with the previous theory.
along the prior theory, putt went to ibiza and is dead. it's a crazy world. that's a sad one and we don't like it. or he could be detained, or for some other reason unable to return - sick, injured, etc.
it's possible there's a much larger conspiracy that started within the ibiza vacation. putt could have gotten atko caught up in a uncharted-like mess, "DAMNIT NATE" and while atko's back alittle, he's really just gearing up for the final assault to free putt from the sex-torture chamber in a black fat anti-trump billionare's dungeon under a castle right outside ibiza.
the vacation stories are a lie; putt and atko are being dissolved in a barrell of acid by the CIA, as they had to replace them; atko's already a replacement atko. replace-putt is currently being trained. this IS v/conspiracy :D
putt's having a laugh on old sane and just not touching voat as long as it wrecks sane's head.
putt and atko were never real, were just covers, this has always been a honeypot...
the GRAND THEORY: putt and atko went missing together, both without saying anything ('goin for a ride' doesn't count, atko), and the only proof we have of atko being back is a picture with no stamp - nor any relative objects like a newspaper with the date - and some text and a couple posts. it took weeks, but the replacements could have tortured the passwords out of them and now have access and are pretending to be atko, and will eventually come on and pretend to be putt once the story they have concoted is all fleshed out. where atko and puttitout are, who knows?
kek v/conspiracy is fun. we should have more voatspiracies... orrr maybe not. 8D
in any case
"WE LOVE YOU" said puttitout and we say "I LOVE YOU" back
hope you're ok, buddy!
@failure says putt has talked recently in a dev chat. no proof
@derram has pointed out some creepy shit
tech and crispy go dark around same time as atko and putt
tech comes back when atko does
putt and crispy still missing.
SLIMG DEVS DROP OUT SAME TIME ADMINS DO
DID VOAT JUST GET SERVED?