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[–] dv1155 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago  (edited ago)

I don't get the anti-business mindset. I don't mind reading somebody promoting themselves as long as it's interesting and not shoved down my throat. If voat was inflating the upvotes, or a mod was being paid for it to bend rules underhandedly without disclosure, that would be shady. As it is, it's somebody making a legitimate AMA post about their business, anybody can up/downvoat as they please.

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[–] firex726 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Yea, plus as users we can discuss legitimate topics.

I'm an optician so am happy to help answer questions even though I'm not being paid.

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

This 'AMA' is cringy AF! I can't believe this troll's on your guy's front page! haha

Voat is a joke. Reddit of days. Peace, Fags

EDIT!!! Mods have been afk for MONTHS!! Haha this is going to be here forever! I'm fucking dying!

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[–] Grifter42 [S] 9 points -5 points (+4|-9) ago 

Prove you're an optician.

What are the letters on your sight chart?

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

It isn't anti-business. It is pro-talking shit.

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

There is a big difference between asking about a person and about his business. I'd be totally ok with a sub dedicated to self-promotion in a healthy manner (no bullshit), but in my opinion AMAs should be focused on people.

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[–] Grifter42 [S] 15 points -5 points (+10|-15) ago 

It's obvious that it's been astroturfed to the front page though. It's a knockoff chinese sunglasses company.

What part of that would appeal to the average member of Voat enough to upvote it a hundred and fifty times?

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[–] dv1155 2 points 13 points (+15|-2) ago 

I upvoted it because I really like small business stories. I really doubt it's being inflated as 150 votes isn't even that hard to achieve, and voat doesn't seem like the sort of place that does underhanded deals like that.

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

If it's really the actual person who started their business - I'd be happy to give them some internet space to promote it. Is IAmA so clogged that legit AMAs are getting pushed out (hint: no)?

OP is answering questions thoughtfully.

Foxconn is based in China - that doesn't automatically render their products crap.

You're asserting their lenses and frames are cheap - are they? Have you tried them or seen reviews (actual question - not cynical or rhetorical)?

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[–] worthlesshope 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

It really depends. One day I too hope to open a business that perhaps sources from china so production costs could be lowered. It wouldn't be cheap knockoffs, but an original product. Still to have first hand information on how I can contact those companies and what specifics I have to go through could be helpful to me at that time.

I'm not sure how you imagine the average voater is though. But I don't want to be a person who works for a shitty company for my living. I rather own the company.