[–] BraunF14 3 points 59 points (+62|-3) ago 

"Basically we can't advertise here because of the content. It's that bad."

I love that you're realistic. We all pretty much are and should have already considered this before anyone else starts asking to purchase ad space. Thanks for the chuckle. But yeah, we are pretty out there and I love it.

[–] badruns 1 points 48 points (+49|-1) ago 

Is it cause I say nigger sometimes?

Damn niggers ruining Voat advertising too.

[–] BraunF14 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Lol I like your take on it. Well it's cuz we all say nigger sometimes. And I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that. We simply have to face the reality that the world we live in today on or offline won't really be so ready to advertise their products next to beautiful pictures of Hitler. And that's ok. We don't want their shit anyways.

[–] GoldShekelSteinBerg 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Niggers ruin everything.

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

That's what's called scapegoating. You're responsible for how you then act.

Freedom can both be heavily capitalized on to accomplish great things, or wasted. We don't live for forever.

[–] BigFatDaddy 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Is it bad that this made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

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

Yes because why should the average Voat user not allowed to use this ad space? Who cares about third party, we had people buying ad space on Voat for a while, which helps, so why take that down?

[–] aaronC 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Even if voat was less edgy with content, if it's not sucking up to liberals the odds of losing advertising providers is extremely high. Far left has been going after advertisers on websites they don't like for quite some time. When a website creates their own monetization scheme, it takes away a tool liberals use to shut down websites by cutting off their funding.

A website can not be free (as in freedom) if it's being indirectly funded by liberals. And if you're using advertising services, you're being funded indirectly by receiving commission for displaying ads from the liberal company allowing you to display those ads.

It's more of a rule for general websites. Even if you sell your own ad space directly, without a service like adsense, those companies advertising may, and probably will, be attacked by liberals into either removing those ads or something worse.

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

It frustrates (((them))) that they don't have this avenue of attack on Voat. So we get hit hard with shills . . .

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

This gives me the idea to start threatening companies who advertise on any platform that allowed communist content (all of them). Might as well play their game back. We need media sources to back this play though.

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

It wont be long till some hip up and coming brand will realize that Voat is just the market they want to target.

[–] TheodoreKent 6 points 37 points (+43|-6) ago 

So I looked up the downvotes on this submission out of curiosity. Most all are destroyers. Many of which will be banned shortly for previous vote manipulation. Interesting isn't it that those that abuse Voat also hate seeing this thread.

This quote is my main concern.

[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 7 points 10 points (+17|-7) ago 

but that's just how servers work, if it didn't register who the downvoats are from on putt's end it wouldn't even be able to keep users from submitting multiple voats on a single post among other things

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

3 downvoats from people who clearly don't understand the arrow turning blue or purple after a voat involves it being saved somewhere.

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

It's a short hop from here to labeling people as "toxic" - and I think we all know what happens when we get there.

[–] CantDentTheBrent 7 points 5 points (+12|-7) ago  (edited ago)

That's all you have dude?

He was proving a point.

edit: it is getting Reddity up in here real quick, @Puttitout what have you done

[–] [deleted] 8 points 5 points (+13|-8) ago  (edited ago)

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

who cares about internet points. Go through my history, fuck up my karma, who cares. I don’t want anyone getting banned for anything other than illegal content.

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

Regarding your post script, I don't think a mental disorder would necessarily need to be diagnosed for purposes of the if/then. Probably you just meant diagnosable (which could be as yet undiagnosed by a mental health professional)?

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

Are you saying there's a rule against going from a user page to a comment, then voting on it?

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

they disagreed with one time and then immediately went to their profile page and went to every other topic unrelated to the conversation they disagreed with and downvoated those

I wonder if a simpler solution is just to remove the ability to vote from a user's comment history.

[–] DarthShekel 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

"Clickbait" not "clickbate" ;-P

[–] fuckingmockies 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Clickbate is when you click it yourself.

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

Repeatedly, with a closed fist.

[–] Womb_Raider 3 points 22 points (+25|-3) ago 

What I didn't do when I left Reddit was make a bunch of destructive posts about how much I didn't trust them. You know, to go along with that builder/destroyer theme we have going.

@TheodoreKent At risk of sounding like a 'destroyer'... doesn't this sound like "trust me or leave, you're not allowed to speculate about it"? It sort of sounds that way to me. I'm sure the guy gets weary of criticism but we have to hold this place accountable for its principles or nobody will.

[–] TheodoreKent 3 points 26 points (+29|-3) ago 

As far as I can tell, the responses I've had to my criticisms have all been either

Trust me, it is all good

Or

If you don't like it, why don't you leave?

Everyone seems to have this shitty "You're either with us, or against us" mentality all of the sudden, where questioning things means you're a concern troll, whatever the fuck that means.

It is fundamentally bad group dynamics, turning into a shitty Reddit-style echo chamber.

[–] Womb_Raider 3 points 17 points (+20|-3) ago 

No unique opinion allowed, TK. Stop thinking. Just read. Consume. Ingest.

I feel like I'm on facebook

[–] weezkitty 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

It is fundamentally bad group dynamics, turning into a shitty Reddit-style echo chamber.

This is how websites die. Same pattern every time.

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

I don't know what's going on, but it's not good.

[–] freshmeat 6 points 1 points (+7|-6) ago 

all of you are dancing the line of criticism and trying not to offend Putt.

Putt is acting like a jewish nigger jussie smollet and what he is doing to this site would have sank the ship 2 years. No one is fucking cool witht he way things are going.

Try poal theo, ignore SBBH. You will recognize some friendly faces there that gave up with this shithole website.

[–] YugeDick 4 points 20 points (+24|-4) ago 

Good enough answers for me.

Stuck to your guns and we'll stick with you. Freedom isn't easy. Easy is for the slaves.

[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

@puttitout

We realized years ago that advertising was a dead end. At best it would possibly cover hosting costs. It is sad in a way, because we could get some advertising, but we can't expect Voat to change. If I said "Hey guys, we can get some advertisement money if we clean up the defaults a bit," how would that end? Basically we can't advertise here because of the content. It's that bad.

What the fuck? You didn't even try to improve your advertizing process. I've probably bought more ads than anyone on here and would still be buying ads if I had the chance. You've taken down that process for a long time, I think thinking the site wasn't ready or something like that. I think that's a buyer's decision. I want to buy Voat ads because they are by far the best and most effective I have ever used. I like advertizing to Goats. And because I can't buy ads here, my content is more self promotion.

I want you to be able to take my money and you don't. This could be really simple, just have a bidding process on ad time. Obviously would require some development. It could make you pretty good money in my opinion.

You go through these stretches where you're humble, reasonable, and make a lot of sense. This is another butthurt episode that reminds me of when you stopped caring about Voat.

How can you say no one wants to advertize here? You don't even give me the option to. And obviously PIA (likely the sponsor) is now getting to run a very long winded ad.

I love Voat and I appreciate the time that you've spent on it. You know that I'm serious about Voat between donations, ads, and time. I'm not a "Destroyer," I'm just here to shoot down part of your message because it's stupid and not Voat like.

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

What is PIA?

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

Check the Voat front page side bar. A VPN provider.

[–] Goys-R-Us 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Private Internet Access, a company that provides a virtual private network technology for IMO a reasonable price. Now it could be CIA glow niggers behind the scenes but that's the risk you take to mask where your traffic originates from.

[–] Tallest_Skil 5 points 10 points (+15|-5) ago 

We realized years ago that advertising was a dead end. At best it would possibly cover hosting costs.

What the hell is wrong with that?

Basically we can't advertise here because of the content. It's that bad.

Good. Fuck jews. Fuck shabbos goyim. Fuck nonwhites. Fuck their propaganda. Anyone ELSE who wants to advertise here should be allowed to do so.

  1. We have a new feature set coming out soon that will allow Voat to generate revenue in fun and different ways.

OH BOY, PAID UPVOTE MICROTRANSACTION PACKAGES!

we realized that we could use the software for a different purpose

Now that I like as an idea. Oh, have you thought about breaking from the Reddit format a tiny bit more and allowing BOTH links AND paragraphs in submissions? Because holy shit, for as long as these two sites have been around you’d think that would have been fixed by now. Unless… it’s on purpose. To drive a certain type of psychological manipulation.

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

Yes, a planned update will allow for descriptions along with link submissions.

[–] Tallest_Skil 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Wow, really? That’s awesome. You’ll get new users from that alone.

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

Reported for libel.

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

paragraphs in submissions

 

You're welcome.

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

Oh, I mean when you submit something to Voat you’re given the choice between a link (and no text) or a block of text (and no link). I shouldn’t have said paragraphs. Sorry for the confusion.

[–] scandalous-goat 4 points 10 points (+14|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Is it a typo, or a pun with masturbate?

Edit: @TheodoreKent is just jealous. Give him a badge.

[–] Zerowolf 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Omega faggot badge

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