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[–] mike_blair 0 points 268 points (+268|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I moved over to Voat 3 months ago and the front page was not nearly as vibrant and alive as it has been in like the past 4-5 days. It was stagnant and not generating much new content and I would switch back and forth between reddit and here. But in the past few days Voat has crossed the Rubicon and has become a legitimately better alternative to reddit. The discussions, the community, the quality of content and everything in between is superior. The only time I go back there is to briefly distract myself at work when Voat is down, and it seems like /u/Atko and company has got that shit on lock now atleast until the next wave of migrants hits us.

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[–] Messiadbunny 0 points 98 points (+98|-0) ago 

Agreed, I think the content here is much better. Reddit over the past few days has been like Facebook for me, I'll check in every few hours or wait up to a day or two to finally check it. Browse through the first page or two of posts, get bored with the stupid memes/meaningless posts/rants/etc and then come back to Voat. It'd be nice to have a little more activity here, which should come with time but the comment section of everything isn't filled with puns, stupid jokes and odds are someone will actually see my comment versus it being buried immediately.

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[–] mike_blair 0 points 67 points (+67|-0) ago 

Oh my god it is becoming exactly like facebook, it's fucking hilarious.

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[–] SooperCynic 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

I saw your comment and I agree, and you know what, I have to post to tell you because I ran out of upvoats - which I think is genius. Can't just spam an upvote and move on, I agree, I like what you said so I comment and engage - genius.

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[–] gyffyn 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

When the redditless weekend is over I'm going back to get my favourite people. We already had our own sub with blackjack and hookers, but this is going to be better than ever! The best Christmas ever! Sorry got a little carried away. I really hope we can find a way to keep the extreme controversial discussions, I don't agree with e.g. fph, coontown, jailbait etc but I believe in free speech dammit!

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[–] Dgaler1 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I was getting sick of the constant puns

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[–] Creamsicle 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Voat is approaching critical mass of having enough fresh content to get the fence-sitters. Also, multiple groups have come here for different reasons, so even with the free expression focus, we have enough different opinions for conversation.

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

And no more "I'll get downvoted to oblivion for this, but..."

I feel like Voat hasn't created a central hive-mind and you don't get caught up in raining downvotes when someone has a legitimate question or an opinion that doesn't match.

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[–] Goaticorn 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

I've noticed its started to flourish now that the bandwidth/site issues have been removed.

Way 2 go Team Voat!

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[–] WastedCanadian 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I joined at the right time! Glad they got the site up and running. I tried to check it out last week but couldn't.

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

Yeah I was worried at first about Voat not being up at all during the whole Victoria thing, but it seems that our patience has paid off!

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[–] nadarath 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have similar feeling about this. When i made Voat account this place was quite stagnant - front pages had couple of 2-3 days old posts. Now all i need for happiness is some sort of similar RES for voat.

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

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

RES was a requirement for Reddit because the administrators were so loath to add new features, but Voat is still in Alpha and under active development. Head to /v/ideasforvoat and upgoat RES features you think Voat needs, or start new discussions for them - because it's really backwards that Reddit needed a third-party interface enhancement plugin to be useful in the first place.

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[–] Insta_Mental 0 points 111 points (+111|-0) ago 

We're not in San Fran, anymore, Atko.

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[–] SirPremierViceroy 0 points 54 points (+54|-0) ago 

I just realized how triggering San FranCISco must be! #SanFranTRANSco!

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[–] Insta_Mental 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago 

Alright, alright, off to /v/dadjokes with you...

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

I live in TRANSas City, Missouri :)

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[–] mr_skeltal 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I could actually see that being on the feminist blogosphere haha

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 82 points (+82|-0) ago 

now we just need to keep this place from devolving into new reddit. we'll need to think of a way to clean the reddit off all these new goats

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[–] Harmony 0 points 47 points (+47|-0) ago 

I think we are good as long as we don't censor people for no reason, and get a CEO comparable to Adolf Hitler.

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[–] gnosi 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago 

You might be tarnishing Hitlers reputation by making this comparison.

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[–] Fogreddit 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Elldolf Paotler

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[–] Creaper11 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Are you sure? I think we could all use a nice, long shower to rid us of the filth. Adolf Hitler as CEO seems to have the credentials.

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

So long as the brigades stay right where they are we should be set. No SRS/SRD tumors

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[–] merton 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Reddit turned into what it was because of its admin, not because of its users.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

Agreed. That's why I'm here, not there.

Six years of that place. A bunch of secret santa participation. Moderating a sub of 50K. Admission to /r/CenturyClub.

Not worth the SJW, cancerous leadership.

The admins didn't build reddit. Moderators and contributors like me did. And they don't own us. The lurkers will follow.

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

And Lo! After their exodus from Reddit to escape the persecution of the admins, did Baphomet split the sea in twain to allow the goats to finally connect and findeth the holy land!

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[–] shouldbeprogramming 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Have you seen the frontpage after the recent exodus? It's suddenly way worse

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

Heh. Reddit = Digg now. There's no going back.

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

No, we can't look over there. 'tis a dark place today. (Ok, tell me what it looks like)

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

Yes? It's exactly the same as it was before. Don't get me wrong -- I love Voat and I'm never going back, but really nothing has changed.

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

I'm not leaving Reddit. I just don't contribute or read it any more. Fuck those pretentious assholes.

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[–] Useless_Throwpillow 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I just saw you on /v/voatuniverse. It's trippy how tiny this place is.

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

small world and all that

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

I quite like it TBH, It's nice having community.

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

It's not a blackout... it's a sunrise.

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[–] Thrill_Ho [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What an optimistic thing to say. It's not about leaving one community, it's about joining/starting a new one.

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[–] AtheistComic 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Plus, reddit thinks the sun rises and sets with them... and they are wrong.

The internet has always been about content sharing not fiefdom management and people at reddit don't get it.

If Voat fucks it up we all leave too. I'd prefer something decentralized but there isn't any content there at the moment. Voat shows the promise of a glorious sunrise at the moment and I'm drinking it in.

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

Damn. You are spot on.

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

Great, now I want to be on the beach.

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[–] cokezeropepsione 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

Just saw on the blackout2015 subreddit that the video AMAs ARE going to be a thing. I'm glad to be here if I'm going to be the target of shitty corporate marketing attempts. It said Marriot I think was one of the main proponents so I can see it now: "Ask us anything specifically about the positivity of our company (or get shadowbanned)"!

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[–] nbd 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Rampart 3D

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[–] Fogreddit 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Seriously, that's enough shit about Rampart. Can we just let it go and concentrate on Rampart?

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

Has anyone here actually seen the movie? Was it good?

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

Hmm...so it's possible that the speculative image post from someone who said he talked to an insider Audi reddit might be accurate? That includes firing Victoria for being against monetizing AMAs

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[–] cokezeropepsione 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

http://time.com/3951150/reddit-crisis/ this is the link to the article since I believe everyone should be given a chance to form their own opinions instead of just taking what I said.

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[–] ilovepussy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Because she knows it will kill AMA.

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

I had imagined it'd be more like random ads hidden between and disguise as post titles, or ad banners between threads in AMA posts.

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

No, they're going for full blown ad campaigns disguised as entertainment.

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

nah, way too subtle... they're going for the whole "holiday inn's new suite rates are the story of the year, they're unprecedented!" style of advertising as news stuff.

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[–] ohto 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It shocks me to think there are still companies that think they will get positive press by shilling on social media. How many Twitter hashtags have gone horribly awry? Users don't like that sort of thing, and it backfires.

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[–] aeth 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

I changed my reddit password to some jibberish copy/pasted, then exited out the text document. To return to reddit would be to start over with a new account, not something I am willing to do. I'm here to stay.

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[–] mike_blair 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Couldn't you just delete your account?

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[–] AskForABadDrawing 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

That's too easy!

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[–] forresthopkinsa 2 points 10 points (+12|-2) ago 

If you delete your account, all your old comments disappear, too

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[–] johne1981 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Its like burning the boats behind you

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[–] Anon3256320 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If people are leaving Reddit, please consider a comment eraser/scrambler.

Reddit owns those comments and it's considered content. If you delete the posts, the content still belong to Reddit but if you use a script to edit the comments before deleting you are actually removing your content from the site.

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[–] d-b 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can you link to anything? I tried googling but didn't find much. I did find this but it's not working for me.

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

I like your commitment.

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[–] FaithPowerKittens 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

I don't even miss it. The community here is much nicer.

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[–] 768598? 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

SRS said that this place was full of harassers, pedophiles, and trolls.

Since they are the hub for Reddit's liars, harassers, and trolls, and they also said that they want nothing to do with us, then anyone who knows what kinds of things SRS does should know that we are mostly the better Reddit users (with a few random crazies, SRS spammers, and trolls thrown into the mix).

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

Oh, the irony...

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

Agreed. Nice to hangout with a smaller group of people that are active.

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

Read that as 'attractive' at first, was like, aw, shucks!

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

Definitely. Nice name, I just subbed to /v/btbam

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Chill. Everything's gonna be fine.

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

In the words of my Jamaican friends, "EveryTing is gonna be Irie mi boss."

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[–] Goaticorn 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Jah Mon!

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[–] BflySamurai 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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

Thanks for the words of encouragement. We can do this.

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