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

I honestly see Voat going down the same path, eventually. As Voat grows, it'll attract the same attention as Reddit did when it boomed. Now, I'm sure this website has every intention of being what it is now, but a lot can change when a nice paycheck is being waved in front of your face. Lets be honest, everyone dreams of making it. Do you really think anyone at Voat is going to be like "no no, I don't want that huge amount of money... I just want to keep Voat what it is..." That'd be great and all, I just don't see it happening.

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[–] GuenMakunikoru 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Yes but reddit and the digg have set a precedent. Hopefully the answer can change to "Nah not doing that, it's a recipe for failure". But that depends on who does the learning.. The best answer is still to just have competition.

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

"It's a recipe for failure... But give the money anyways. I don't give a shit the site fails, I'm a millionaire now".

I'm not sure I, or any of you here, would do differently. After all, we all want the easy life...that's one of the strongest human instinct. Yes, we all love heroes and martyrs ...when it's someone else.

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

I hope. But for the time being, I'm enjoying voat a lot

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

The best answer is still to just have competition.

You seem to forget you are dealing with a never ending onslaught of freshly indoctrinated little marxists who believe they are special snowflakes and should not be subjected to such horrendous concepts.

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[–] chakan2 ago 

Doesn't matter...the way of technology is to take the cash out and go fuck hookers on the Cayman Islands...principles are irrelevant in cyberspace.

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

I don't see any good reason for Voat to even bother putting in the effort to follow the same path. Voat already has a way for users to block subverses themselves, and there seems to be a plan to block/report users. Reddit's just behind the times and likes to hold onto as much power as they can. I shouldn't have to wait for someone else to solve my problems, and I definitely don't need someone else to "protect" me from things I normally wouldn't even see.

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

Honestly, if reddit had made blocking subreddits a standard feature instead of a gold feature, they wouldn't be having this fucking problem.

their loss, voats gain I guess

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[–] akuta ago 

Voat already has a way for users to block subverses themselves

Which requires someone to have the visit to the sub in their history (it's still logged through route logs, even if you delete it from your browser)... And even if blocked, links to the subs will still show up in the "Most viewed in the past 24 hours" portion on the front page of all users.

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

All good things must come to an end, but others will be built to replace them when they inevitably end. Voat will go through the reddit/digg lifecycle as well, no doubt, but something else will pop up when voat sells out.

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

Passing up a large amount of money in favor or no or little money is difficult.

Passing up a large amount of money for a moderate/comfortable amount of money is less so.

We just need to help make sure that the site is generating enough income for those running the show that they can afford to stick to their ideals.

If Atko were eating ramen only for 5 years due to the costs of running this place and then was offered a large chunk of cash to sell out I would strongly encourage him to take it, ideals be damned at that point.

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[–] queenblackacid ago 

Absolutely. Voat will either go the way of reddit, towards politically correct entropy, or the way of 4chan.