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[–] mwg 0 points 332 points (+332|-0) ago 

"Neither Alexis nor I created reddit to be a bastion of free speech, but rather as a place where open and honest discussion can happen"

Cus, you know, free speech and open and honest discussion don't go hand in hand.

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[–] junk [S] 1 points 138 points (+139|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Everyone knows they just try to make reddit more marketable, which is a fine decision, Digg did the same, but it's almost like they're denying it, lying to their community. ''No really, we are morally against these offensive subreddit, that's why we're doing it''

please..

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[–] PM-me-about-Autism 0 points 68 points (+68|-0) ago 

I can't hear anything at all except the laugh track from 'The Big Bang Theory'

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

Reddit is digging it's own grave, holy shit! I thought they learned from their mistakes but apparently not, LOL

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[–] mage-alne 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Not only that, but they are going to be doing it at their own discretion, so where exactly will the line be drawn?

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[–] Nietzsche__ 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly. It's supposed to be a user defined set of discussions, but I guess you just can't sell enough ad space on traffic alone.. ???

Edit :SP

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

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Everyone that didn't go ever there and see it needs to see this here. The exact thing he's claiming they didn't set out to do he's quoted as saying they DID do in Forbes. It's nearly word-for-word.

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

Not only that, the Reddit rules page begins with the preamble "reddit is a pretty open platform and free speech place..." It's like Ohanian and Huffman are having a contest to see who can get their foot deeper in their mouth.

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

Isn't his fucking autobiography called "Without Their Permission". Guess the sequel will be called "Not Without My Permission"

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

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[–] Zodi 0 points 45 points (+45|-0) ago 

They're thinking that they're dealing with edgy teens.

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[–] Sorahzahd 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

Probably that their SJW fanbase is too dim-witted to actually catch on to how fucking retarded they sound.

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

I know right? Most of the time when a company seems to fuck up I see why certain decisions are made and on short term they seem like a bad idea. Thing is, with Reddit, I am not exactly sure what their long term plan is, if they even have one. I honestly can only think of some kind of buy out for the (overinflated) name and infrastructure. Every day they make another counter intuitive move. I just don't get it.

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[–] atthebottom77 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

They're thinking: "These users are dumb enough to fall for this just long enough to hit big monmoney, and then fuck them. We did it team!!!!!!!"

Source: performed change management for a billion dollar company (I was one of many in my role that is)

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[–] Hexe 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

An open and honest (corporate safe) discussion is key for the community (selling the web site).

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

Not good enough! SRS demands the world as their safe space!

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[–] Forseti 0 points 155 points (+155|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I hope voat's servers are ready this time. Edit- make sure to drop links to voat wherever you can!

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

If they're doing an AMA on Thursday, expect a fresh DDoS hit on Voat to follow. Say Friday morning, that should be enough time for the reaction to really get rolling.

If someone is willing to pay for the DDoS, it makes sense to use it when another exodus is occurring.

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[–] atheist101 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

CloudFlare is protecting Voat from any DDOS attacks.

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

"What did they do this time?"

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

Do we really want those left at Reddit to come here? I have mixed feelings...

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[–] FnordX 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I think that any sane person who is bothered by this would be welcome here with open arms.

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[–] k0m0rebi 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

They already know. There is nothing you can do. I read several people saying the same thing on Reddit after Kevin Rose decided that Digg needed policy changes and updates. Their entire site migrated. The same will happen here. It's literally history repeating itself.

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

Some are 'late bloomers' so to speak, already sick of reddit but need a little shove to migrate.

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

I think anyone who is sick of Reddit's increasingly upsetting business tactics and looking for a new "Bastion of Free Speech" should be welcome here, whether we like them personally or not. That's the whole point, isn't it, right?

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[–] k0m0rebi 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

At this point, people know where to go. I just advised the BDSM people to look for another community because they are exactly who they are going after.

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[–] Ivanemous 0 points 112 points (+112|-0) ago 

Watching the downfall of reddit from voat is like watching the Titanic sink from one of the emergency rafts that made it out.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

It's even better. I'm not shivering in the cold. I'm over here eating s'mores and drinking hot cocoa reclining next to the heater in my room while I gaze out my window. Most of them don't even realize how completely screwed they are. The band's still playing, they're still drinking on the deck. The ship is listing a little but they tell themselves that's normal. Meanwhile the guys in the engine room are struggling not to drown. Don't worry engine room guys, arctic water knows no caste, no status. It will drown everyone equally.

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[–] Kaderjack 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

"Pfft ...The ship isn't sinking, my end just went up 200 feet!"

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[–] 972127? 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

At least one of the main "engine room" guys already jumped into a lifeboat and sailed off for distant shores.

Meanwhile the new captain and the old 1st mate are busy telling the passengers that everything is fine, but they will be checking everyone's ticket soon, as they don't think that some of the passengers should even be on the ship.

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

The popcorn tastes good

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

I'm eating those cheese puffs from target..

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

It's kind of sad and frustrating though, it could have been so much more and there is no real reason the management of reddit had to change in this direction.

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

dolla dolla bill ya'll

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

I'm far from frustrated or sad at this stage. I feel like I'm just coming across news articles about somebody that I used to know that fucked up tremendously, and every week or so there's a new article about their upcoming court case.

Drink tea; watch their world burn.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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

Rafts didn't have popcorn.

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[–] l23r 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My raft does :)

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[–] Dresser 0 points 109 points (+109|-0) ago 

They should change it to "Front Page of Some of The Internet"

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[–] Grunge 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

Front page of dank meme's and corporate logo's!

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[–] 80sProduct 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

apostrophes in all the right places

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[–] F1RST 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

"Front PAID of the Internet"

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

This, I like this....

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

This kills the Digg

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[–] refugee610 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Nah, I prefer "The Ad Page of the Internet".

Has a nice ring to it.

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

FRONT PAGE OF THE INTERNET

We did it, guys! We turned part of the internet into an actual newspaper.

News/Science/History - usual articles

AskReddit/TwoX/Etc - letters to the editor

Funny/Wtf/Adviceanimals - comics

Plus the ads.

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[–] l23r 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And just as culturally relevant as an actual newspaper too!

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[–] Salicaz 0 points 78 points (+78|-0) ago 

"We're trimming the fat to make it easier to sell later."

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[–] RunningShark 0 points 96 points (+96|-0) ago 

Thats weird considering how much they love their fat users

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

Fat users respond well to marketing, DAE like Reese's™ peanut butter and chocolate spread as much a I do?

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

Trimming the fat in SJW fatty terms probably means eating a few kids or something.

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

Fat people eat more and are glutenous. While skinny users buy less and make less profit. They trimmed the unmarketable people and kept the money cows.

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[–] Shagoosty 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

They trimmed the fat by getting rid of fat haters?

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

The want some nice, kobe beef.

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

I do think monetizing these sites is something that does need to be addressed even though Reddit isn't doing it correctly. I don't think it's reasonable to assume the site, especially a large one, will exist based on philanthropy. Relying on ads clearly changes the content of the site, so I think the best approach is what many community sites already do, which is charge a small fee to participate. It serves to both keep ads away and a large amount of garbage content.

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

You are 100% correct and it is surprising to see a rational comment in these discussions. The vast majority of users here would like to see a content-driven site without ads that absorbed all bandwidth without any hiccups. That sort of thing costs thousands of dollars a month and no one would rationally put up with footing of the bill without attempting to monetize it. The question is whether they can figure out a way to monetize it that doesn't feel skeezy as Reddit's approach does and maintains the servers. In my opinion something like an online garage sale where voat gets a percentage would be reasonable

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

Sure they are trimming a lot of things right now, but fat is not one of them.

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[–] FuckThisPlace 0 points 55 points (+55|-0) ago 

Prepare the servers, /u/Atko /u/PuttItOut!

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

God dammit voat's gonna go down again on Thursday isn't it? Can we like create few secret servers only current members can access during periods of mass influx from Reddit.

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

Ooh, I like this idea.

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

You should be the man that Voat needs, but doesn't deserve. Start archiving a few hundred threads and post them around here just before the collapse so we can read some old Voat while we wait for Voat to Voat.

...Voat.

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

We need more hamsters! And wheels!

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[–] l23r 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Put the /r/wehatefatpeoplehate people on them.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exclusive footage of /u/Atko from the server room of Voat right now:
http://i.imgur.com/Wb4grzW.gif

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

Can I donate somewhere to help?

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

Sidebar on the main page has their bitcoin address.

Only way to donate currently.

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[–] Star_Platinum 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

"The overwhelming majority of content on reddit comes from wonderful, creative, funny, smart, and silly communities. "

Oh fuck off with your adult baby bullshit

"That is what makes reddit great. There is also a dark side, communities whose purpose is reprehensible, and we don’t have any obligation to support them. And we also believe that some communities currently on the platform should not be here at all."

Aaaahahaha Yesssss! You're going to try to turn Reddit into a "Safe Space" and it's going to fucking die!

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

I'd be willing to bet a significant amount of reddit's traffic involves their NSFW subs. But, yeah, sure, "silly" and stuff.

Get ready for /r/gonewild's new verification process - Please write, "I <3 company_name_here" across your naked body and post pictures.

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

Please tittyfuck verification can

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The "Safe space" is bullshit. Providing "safe spaces" for the mentally weak is just breeding a weak society.

we don’t have any obligation to support them.

The site should obligated to serve whatever the users want.

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

User (customer) first? What the hell is wrong with you!? /s

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

You can't treat online community like a half-rotten apple. Cut the "bad" half eat the "good" part. It isn't like that, it's more like magnets. No matter how many cuts you make, you'll always get "good" and "bad" part.

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

Whenever they use subjective terms like 'reprehensible' you know the rule will be used for censorship of things that hurt the precious feelings of prudes and ideologues.

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[–] dinosaurdynasty 0 points 42 points (+42|-0) ago 

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[–] trebach 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

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I like the pitchfork post:

 

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