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[–] 4158180? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm asking you to hang in there for 30 more days to see if it improves. I know it seems doubtful, but I've seen some signs of progress.

It will be more of a cesspool without you.

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[–] Forbin [S] 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you. Voat could be a really great platform but if the users (and mods) cared half as much about quality posts as they supposedly do about "free speech." My frustration stems from the fact that Voat's hive-mind has become every bit as anti-intellectual and censoring as what has occurred on Reddit. The big, default subs here have zero standards for content and are full of nothing but right-wing soapboxing. Just go look at /v/news or /v/politics...a great quantity of the comments are conspiratorial/racist/paranoid and the links are often to fringe agenda-driven blogs. Even v/technology is a cesspool. I might hold out some hope if there was any serious movement to reign the nonsense in, but with the election cycle I don't see it happening. Voat could have been great, but it's deteriorating into Stormfront-lite and that's not the kind of place I feel comfortable supporting. There are a lot of great people here but it has become increasingly more difficult to engage them now that the place is rigged to promote garbage content, conspiracy theories, and paranoid fantasies.

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[–] 4158553? 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Never give up, never surrender!

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

Darnit, yours is one of the few subs that provide something useful.

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

Still better than reddit.

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

Probably back to various forums inhabited by reasonable people who like to discuss things in a civil manner. The default subs here are just worthless because there are zero standards about links and soapboxing by the fringe element is out of control. Voat has been taken over by an activist group of paranoid, right-wing assholes who believe every conspiracy WND spins. Voat has good people, but the quality of the content has gone downhill, and trying to start engage the sane people here in dialogue is next to impossible when the lunatic fringe downvoats anything they don't agree with into obscurity.

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

I am having serious reservations about contributing any further to Voat. I am a strong proponent of Free Speech, but I'm becoming disgusted with the conspiratorial, far-right-wing, paranoid, and racist tone that has spilled over and come to dominate many of the default subverses.

Asshats are gonna be asshats, but free speech doesn't mean that those yammering have to be listened to - I've blocked the stupidity so I can ignore it.

I find reflects poorly on the entire site and makes me question why I bother to provide content or attempt to engage in a constructive manner.

Because if those of us who do that leave the place will be over run with asshats? :-)

I like the sub, contribute when I can and have time, and would hate to see it fall into unknown hands, so I hope you hang in with us.

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