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

We want quality users here, not the hoi polloi.

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[–] Strapp342 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think they are getting at the idea that "quality" users are users that have consciously chosen to join Voat on their own and, thus, are more apt to particpate in a postive way. Forcing users from reddit to Voat without their choosing to be here would do the exact opposite.

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

It's usually the first users that analyze features and choose quality over status. Once the name catches, the masses follow, now that they "hear," how good the features are. Consumers and voters are uninformed largely because the press is the 4th estate, but it works out perfectly because most consumers and voters choose not to learn. They'd rather you give them the answer as succinctly as possible and then circlejerk that they've made the right choice. It's a lazy mentality. Pioneers are willing to try something that will be bad or fail. The mob just wants to follow the latest trend, consuming everything in their wake like a swarm of locusts.

The phrase is eternal September. Also it's feeling a little summer in here.

Social networking sites start seeing a drop in content quality and etiquette, more "your mom," jokes.

It's not just school kids though, its any mob of critical mass.

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

There is a simple quiz: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis; would you recommend that she have an abortion?