Last week in /v/voatdev began with a suggestion to replace a poorly sized image associated with Voat links shared on Voat with something more aesthetically pleasing. /u/SearchVoat suggested a possible solution in the comments.
A user also requested providing (I assume he meant) embed support for invidio.us, in the wake of hooktube's neutering.
There followed another report about certain links being invisible within comments, in certain browsers.
There was another request for invidio embed support, but in this thread /u/heygeorge stated that invidio does not have embed support, making this a futile request.
Another request followed, in which a user asked that the "Incoming" button on the front page be changed to a "Home" button. As far as I can tell, this request is purely visual.
There were also two posts about the recent inaccessibility of Voat (more on that below).
Finally, there was a report about "login info being missing for Opera users". I am not entirely sure what this means, but the user seems to have suggested that there is no login button visible in Opera. Sounds like a bug. Perhaps temporary.
Posts per day for last week: Tuesday had the most posts last week. Notably, Wednesday had fewer than 1,000 posts, due to the partial inaccessibility of Voat on that day. Despite this, there were still more than 9,400 posts across all of Voat throughout the week.
Most commented posts for last week: A post about John McCain passing away had the most comments and the most commenters last week. An exciting event for many! It is interesting to see how people react to the deaths of those they consider enemies. Some speak kind words despite the difference in opinions or behaviour; others view the disparity in behaviour to be too great to honour the fallen man, or they otherwise view the fallen man as undeserving of honour. Which response is right? Is there a "right" response? I think it would make an interesting debate, but ultimately I think it would have to become a debate about moralism or religion, instead of focused on the specific issue of "response to an enemy's death." I think both sides would have valid points. Personally, if my fallen enemy was just one with whom I strongly disagreed on critical issues, I would sooner lament his passing than celebrate it. But if the enemy had acted in ways harmful to myself or my people, or the ideals of my people that I cherish, I could see myself celebrating -- it would mean no more harm could be done by that enemy. Besides, I have some reservations about "loving everything that breathes by virtue of its breath," for I suspect it is within our evolved nature to despise that which is harmful to us, whether it lives or not. Both love and hate are natural to man, and serve different purposes, after all.
Most controversial posts for last week: When I first saw this thread, I suspected it would be the most controversial for that week: a user asking, with apparent sincerity, for users here to attempt to change his mind about the "Jewish Conspiracy", in which he did not believe. When the user first began responding to comments, it seemed he might have been insincere after all, since certain (seemingly reasonable) responses seemed to have been ignored, while those responses that were acknowledged were often only partially responded to. Furthermore, the user quickly began changing the topic from "convince me there is an organized jewish conspiracy" to "not every jewish individual, is bad, right?", but this seemed to evolve out of the discussion. The user eventually made a follow-up post stating that his mind had in fact been changed in certain ways, acknowledging that, while not always organized, there definitely appear to be certain real organizations pushing a strictly jewish agenda, that "natural" causes alone are insufficient for explaining jewish over-representation, and that jews, like all people in his opinion, should be judged as individuals, but the higher probability for jews to be influenced by other jews to serve jewish interests should be taken into account. The discussions and conclusions were certainly interesting to anyone interested in the Jewish Question, which is certainly a commonly discussed issue here on Voat, due to its seemingly undeniable relevance to the world today.
Last Wednesday, Voat suffered a period of "inaccessibility". This is to say, Voat was completely readable, but not writable. No one could post comments or submissions, no one could send messages, no one could interact with the website in any way, except to view content (and maybe vote on comments and submissions; I cannot quite recall).
I actually was unaware that anything was wrong until four hours after the issues began. This is because I often neglect to view /v/all/new, and some days I do not post or comment at all, so I was able to sift through the still-visible threads for a few minutes at a time for hours before I tried to leave a comment -- at which point "an exception was encountered". This led me along the path to trying to make a report to /v/voatdev about it, at which point I discovered I could not post. Then I attempted to message another user to ask that they make a report, when I discovered I also could not send messages. When I finally checked /v/all/new to see if anyone else was affected by this, I found that nothing new had been posted for hours.
The next time I logged in, the issues had been resolved. Putt has yet to post a submission or comment since the issues began, so it is unclear, at least to me, whether this is something he resolved or something that resolved itself (I assume the former).
Besides that, nothing new or exciting took place last week on Voat.
No users were banned last week.
No domains were banned last week.
Stay vigilant, goats.