I'm making this post on a dead non-system subverse so that hopefully no one sees it, I also removed the mentions for that reason. I just want anyone looking through my account to know definitively what happened.
There are three reasons I'm saying goodbye:
The site may be compromised. Especially with Putt gone. Canada is increasing their hate speech laws and its already walking a thin line to be here. I can't ignore it anymore and its just not worth the risk anymore. I will probably never go on any site again. This was my last form of social media anyway. The site being down all the time sucks too...
Its actually not fun anymore. Early Voat was great and everyday I would excitedly pull it up on the bus and browse savagegods. Next Voat had its edgy rightwing phase, it was funny and the comments would make me giggle all day. Now its like this dead infighting boomer phase. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person trying to be funny. There seems to be an influx of people who are low IQ and unfriendly, and not just in a "niggerfaggot" way. Might be the boomers. Now I understand that the rest of the internet is worse, but maybe I'm just done with the internet.
I shouldn't have the time anymore. I'm losing my job soon, I finished my application for all sorts of things, I have a baby now. I need the time for my hobbies, which I've neglected for so long. There is no benefit to being here, I've learned everything Voat has to offer anymore.
Things I'll miss:
The wonderful people: Trigglypuff <3 and the criminal cabal. It was fun to fuck with sanegoat and pull off such dastardly plans.
The tireless people: I think the only one left is Crensch. You worked so hard for this website, from archiving everything you could to welcoming all the new niggerfaggots, you kept your subverses as alive as you could. Other tireless people would include needlestack, empress, middlepath, but they are all gone now too.
The helpful people: I considered naming them but I decided not to. It would kinda dox them if someone found out who I was irl. But it was everyone who helped me, from plumbing stuff, to roofing stuff, to job selection, to taxes. This is the most honestly helpful place on the internet. I am grateful.
Anyway, unless A) Putt returns and the website is revitalized and secured and B) I find myself in a situation where I legitimately have a lot of free time again, I'm gone for good.
Bye and God Bless.