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[–] BunyipMoan 14 points 244 points (+258|-14) ago  (edited ago)

I support fatpeoplehate, but I no longer want to see it all the time. I blocked it a few days ago and yes, voat is wonderful again. I occasionally go into fatpeoplehate to check things out, and I'm good with that but I don't want it rubbed in my face. I love the block feature.

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[–] St_Alfonzos_Pancakes 7 points 73 points (+80|-7) ago 

Yeah I'm in no way a supporter of being fat and acting like it ain't bad for your health, but some of those posts are just cruel for the sake of being cruel. I don't want to see fat people gaining handicaps and such as much as the next guy, but I'm also not wishing death upon them. I just feel like it's gone from being an issue of people being misinformed about what is healthy and what our children should be taught as healthy, to hate-mongering for the sake of hating.

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[–] TalkingAnimal 9 points 41 points (+50|-9) ago 

It's probably bad for your health to spend a significant amount of time and effort being cruel for the sake of being cruel.

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[–] Servohahn 2 points 17 points (+19|-2) ago 

but some of those posts are just cruel for the sake of being cruel

I think a lot of it is reaction formation.

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

There seems to be an abundance of troll posts on there lately too... These trolls know exactly what the angriest people on FatPeopleHate want to hear, and they have been taking advantage of that.

I'm convinced at least 1/2 of the posts on FPH aren't real, and are just trolls pandering to the audience, and inciting a circlejerk. Riling people up, and creating a scene... so people can point to Voat and justify the articles that say we're all the "trolls, sexists, racists, etc of reddit that came here"....

I mean I'm all for free speech, but there has to be a limit (for example: Jailbait, which Voat has already banned, so if you think this is an entirely freespeech zone, you should have already left)... i agree with certain censorship as long as that censorship is done TRANSPARENTLY. I didn't come to Voat expecting unrestricted freespeech, i just came here because i wanted true TRANSPARENCY. Sometimes censorship by a private business is necessary, even beneficial, and I don't mind it as long as they lay out exactly why they did it, and how to avoid it... then I can decide if i agree or disagree with their actions, and leave if I don't agree. Reddit wasn't transparent at all.... never provided examples, etc, etc.

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

FPH seems to be a bit like TRP. They all define themselves as something (in this case fit people), and it becomes so much a part of their identity that they form a circlejerk community where they can constantly validate each other and hate anyone and everyone who isn't like them.

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[–] Callski [S] 13 points 31 points (+44|-13) ago 

Yup! Just made the front page a little nicer.

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[–] The_goats 6 points 12 points (+18|-6) ago 

so funny because I logged on and I thought this is a lot of hate. Then I see this post. Now front page feels nicer now. Thank you.

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[–] OjosAzules 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

it has to be one of the more active subs on here, always something on the front page from them

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

I set all of my defaults to news related subverses.

I had enough of /funny and /adviceanimals from reddit.

I don't want to see that shit when i come to Voat, I want information.

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

I support fatpeoplehate as in freedom of speech....other than that I don't really care for it. I can block it so it doesn't matter anymore.

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[–] Callski [S] 21 points 26 points (+47|-21) ago 

Yeaa... Should've done it sooner.

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[–] dis_my_username 7 points 17 points (+24|-7) ago 

That's alright man, I've got you beat, I blocked it two days ago, so it took me 19 days :(

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[–] Big_Dick 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

I also am ashamed. Going to block now.

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[–] secretsquirrel2 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago 

Hey! I had to ask were it was, so in my book he did pretty well.

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

To be fair, /v/fatpeoplehate voluntarily delisted themselves from /v/all until recently.

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

Is that what happened? I've been on here for a few months and just blocked them esterday when I noticed they were clogging up /v/all.

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

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[–] 052615 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah, I was trying to respond with something that didn't have the R word in it. It's not a "OMG that guy is so mean" reply...more of a "I'm sure there are many buttons that took time for you to find so how about being a little more empathetic", but now I realize that yes...it doesn't matter ...I am not the fist of Karma. Snootchie Bootchies!

PS. 12 up and 12 down. I like that my reply was equally agreed upon and disagreed. You guys are so balanced it's scary.

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[–] austenite12 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Honestly I find this one of the more interesting points of discussion as far as emergent true democracy goes...

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[–] radamhadameal 6 points 105 points (+111|-6) ago 

Not even anything against fatpeoplehate but its soooo boring to just sift through the site with all the fph. Guess you could say I trimmed the fat ~budum tss~

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[–] Corporal 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago 

That joke was bad, but I forgive you.

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[–] radamhadameal 4 points 13 points (+17|-4) ago 

I'll see myself out.

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

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[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

OMG dad, are you on Voat now? sigh

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[–] Shmig 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

Oh god do we have a dad jokes subverse yet. If not you should create it.

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

Yep, there's /v/dadjokes

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

People seem conflicted because they are on a Reddit hate train, but I think it's a good idea. Sorry you got downvoated.

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[–] jeegte12 11 points 68 points (+79|-11) ago 

First thing I did when the exodus hit was block FPH. I don't mind their stance or the things they say, but I'm not interested in my front page being inundated with that kind of negativity.

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[–] pocketForceNapkin 9 points 31 points (+40|-9) ago 

and with that everybody wins! Well, except the people who use the internet to search for things to be offended by and get all butt-hurt and demand removal of said offense.

I think we as a society need to help these butt-hurtaholics, it is a real disease.

Hello, my name is Joe, I'm a butt-hurtacolic. It has been 30 days since I searched the internet for fatpeoplehate. <applause>

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[–] sckpppt1336 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well, more power to them. /v/fatpeoplehate is an all-you-can-eat offense buffet. An inoffensive space just makes them scavenge for scraps (aka microagressions).

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

And those people that currently can't register an account and but still want to browse Voat.

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

Exactly. I don't care, it's just not my thing. I don't give a fuck about makeup addiction either, I just block it

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

For me it wasn't even the negativity, it was just that one subverse was taking up too much space on the page. If I want to see a bunch of FPH threads all grouped together, I'll subscribe to it.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's a good point. I actually don't mind negativity; it's just the same exact kind of mindless negativity that's irritating. Plus fat people are disgusting, I don't want to see all those nasty thumbs on my page.

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

For me, it's not the negativity -- it's that all they do is stroke each others ego. If you aren't there to agree with everyone else, they just call you fat.

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[–] MobieP 6 points 48 points (+54|-6) ago 

I know, right? FPH is a huge subverse, and the pervasiveness of their content throughout voat is a bit annoying. I mean, free speech and all, but the content just doesn't interest me whatsoever.

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

I could not have said it better myself. If everyone took this stance in all aspects of their life this world would be a much better place.

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[–] golisten2lennywhite2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What don't you like besides the obvious?

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

Yeah, this is absolutely fine for existing users, the only issue is the impression it creates on the visitors who see the site for the first time and get a first impression.

It reminds me of when I liked reddit, but wouldn't recommend it to a lot of people because r/atheism was a default. Not everyone lives on the internet and expects shit all over the place which they have to filter out themselves. Yeah you and I and everyone bright who spends most of their day online are used to it and know how to handle it. yay. There are a lot of very bright and interesting people who don't fall into that category, and have a lot of good things to do in their life, and aren't incentivized to wade through shit everywhere online to find the pearls.

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[–] TackleDummy 2 points 47 points (+49|-2) ago 

I find it irritating when any one sub dominates the front page.

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

Exactly. I'm not really bothered by any subs but I like a mix when I'm browsing /v/all. /v/meanwhileonreddit was starting to dominate but not so much anymore.

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

Ah, I had /v/meanwhileonreddit blocked for quite a while now. Might be time to unblock it then.

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

Damn straight. It would be funny once in awhile, but half the front page, every damn day? Come on.

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[–] weabot 7 points 26 points (+33|-7) ago  (edited ago)

I got banned the first day of migration for saying that fat people working on becoming healthier shouldn't be spit on like other fat trash who just sit on their ass drinking soda. I was called fat and was treated as one even though I'm 6'1, 190 pounds, hate fast food and sweet things in general and go to the gym regularly.

I still think there's nothing wrong with that. I don't fit in their community and I don't think all of their ideas are rational but they have the right to have them and discuss them.

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[–] out_of_babylon 4 points 9 points (+13|-4) ago 

To be fair, your BMI does put you in the overweight category.

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[–] Angela- 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

I don't fit in their community

That's a good thing.

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

The door is too narrow :^)

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

you belong in /v/fatlogic rather than /v/fatpeoplehate!

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[–] PickBright 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

Yeah dude. That is how it should be. Let people have their free speech and block or unsubscribe from stuff you don't like or want to see. Makes sense to me.

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

Yeah man. Even if it was something that I didn't agree with I don't think it should be banned unless it is strictly illegal or something. The censorship is why I left-it never stops at the first thing banned.

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