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[–] 70times7 3 points 44 points (+47|-3) ago 

Never once have I considered this as a way to silence subs

Now you have.

Please dont make voat reddit.

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[–] PuttItOut [S] 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

That won't happen, don't freak out, this is a discussion.

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[–] Captain_Faggot 2 points 26 points (+28|-2) ago 

That won't happen

Said every company, every time.

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

That's why there's the saying to never change a running system. You never figure out all the side effects. But it's just one of those wisdoms, like good intentions being the building blocks of the road to hell. There's truth there, but it's not the whole truth. My favorite saying is that for everything that is true, the opposite is true as well.

Personally I tend towards minimalism and the unix philosophy: do one thing and do it well. Don't be a jack of all trades, yet master of none. (What is it with me and folk wisdom today?) Anyway, Voat is good for people to exchange ideas and I feel that private subs won't benefit that.

So it would benefit something else, hence Voat would not do only one thing and that's why I'm against it. Eating your own dogfood doesn't mean to build something else to use. It means to use what you make yourself. As is. So if you don't like it, you'll improve it. And not in the sense of if you don't like a text editor you turn it into an e-mail client instead.

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

We have no reason to believe you. The easiest way to prevent it is to never add the feature in the first place.