[–] Guerilla 1 points 538 points (+539|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well, that was expected. Paypal is a fucking terrible corporation and people should REALLY stop trusting these fucking blackmailers. How many people must these fucks screw before the public stops trusting them with their money?

edit: It seems Google Wallet is just as terrible, so the only solution for an easy to pay system is a build in site pay feature which imo should be a priority now if we want voat to survive. Unless there are other suggestions.

edit2: If you don't want to close your paypal account because you might need it in the future, which is understandable given its popularity, I urge everyone to empty their paypal accounts completely and only use it for direct transactions with their CC. Not just because you're boycotting but to protect your money from these thieving fucks (for example...). Also, if you're buying something from another country make sure to change the settings to stop paypal from converting the currency for you (the setting is in tiny fond during the transaction) because paypal's currency exchange rates are obscenely expensive. It's just another way for paypal to rip off their customers and it's actually an opt-out system which is enraging. And DO NOT "upgrade" your account unless you really need that, iirc there are a couple of scams there too.


[–] Fact_Checking_Alien 0 points 103 points (+103|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It may be advisable to begin investing in to any service which agrees solidly with freedom of expression, and supports them likewise. Currently it would appear the best solution is Bitcoin, which is rather ironic because they're pushing an increasing number of persons into its use through censorship. In other words, ironic because they're killing themselves with their ideological rulings.

Perhaps the best thing I can say about Voat and people who've been attracted by it: We don't want your god-damn ideology. We want your service. Let us decide what we want to say with it. If there are any other services on the internet who sides by this, though admitting restrictions forced by law, I would fully support their using Voat to advertise themselves.

Edit: If anyone knows of any such service fitting this description, please respond with it. Maybe we can make a compilation and see where we go from there.


[–] Wellhungguy 3 points 46 points (+49|-3) ago 

I know reddit doesn't like bitcoin because lol pyramid scheme hur dur hur, but i've been using it quite happily for awhile. It had a bubble last year, but it's been steady for some time. Useful to have a stash..

Up to you guys though..


[–] sniper98g 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Still Bitcoin, but Circle makes bitcoin really easy to send.

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

It's going to push the fee on the buyer, though. It makes it harder to purchase as they'd have to open a Circle/Coinbase account, etc. It's a lot of hassle to support a site like this. Consumer adoption of bitcoin has always been hampered by it simply taking more effort to use day to day.

There has to be a payment provider or plugin to easily accept donations that's not PayPal.


[–] FreeSpeachRocks 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

I stopped using Paypal long ago and closed my account. There are way too many PayPal horror stories out there. VOAT is not there first organization to have donations refused due to Political Correctness.

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[–] bontoJR 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

No, Google Wallet is even worse than Paypal and they actually retired the API, so you can't really do anything big with them. Solution now seems to be Bitcoin, even Skrill can't be considered as alternative...


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

I know I might get downboated for saying this. But setting up ripple node bumping up trust would work well too. It is not anonymous but banks are buying into it and it is direct transfer from account to account no middle man like paypal/gwallet.


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

I'm pretty sure you can send money through gmail, all you need is the email address of your recipient.

If not that, well, there's always bitcoin

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[–] flyawayhigh 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Regulation. Sooner or later, people are going to start to realize it's needed.


[–] SilverBanana 0 points 125 points (+125|-0) ago 

This is good personal lesson on reverse psychology. I was considering donation, now I am sure to donate. Probably larger sum than before.


[–] DaveyCakes 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

This. Kinda drove a broke uni student to the donating $20-30 au next pay packet.


[–] getoutofbed 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Good on you man! Though for those reading this that are unable to make a donation (probably fellow students), you can help voat without having to donate money. Just tell your friends about voat, go to your favourite subverses and make sure to make it active..

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[–] poopbutt 3 points 12 points (+15|-3) ago 

Maybe that was the plan all along and the account isn't frozen at all (ಠ_ಠ)


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

/u/Dworkinator is secretly /user/Puttitout! It makes all the sense in the world!


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

I felt bad, because everyone was donating and I had to wait till the first paycheck in July. Now I'm glad I did. I will be donating more than I previously intended as well. It's not fair for these guys to get screwed over.

@Atko, just let us know how to get it to you. Anyway except paypal is acceptable to me. I'll even snail mail it to you.


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

Prove it.


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

Yeah, I sent money to my bitcoin wallet and was expecing it tommorow. Since Voat has moved (was pushed by threads) from a free speech platform to another Reddit. So I am looking for an alternative. /v/voatalternatives


[–] lawofchaos 0 points 86 points (+86|-0) ago 

I wonder how long it will take before an SRS mod boats about reporting Voat to PayPal as a porn service or something.


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[–] TopShelfPrivilege 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Archived version, for people who would rather not give Ellen Pao's ass-backwards version of Reddit traffic:



[–] SimonWest 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

should have archivend that link. don't send their sub more traffic.


[–] 123_456 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

I think this is the guy who is doing it. Don't go on a witch hunt, but I think it's him. He's the only one with this username.

Sam Dworkin.




His information says he's from Eugene Or.


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

Come on people, if this doesn't mean that it's all out war then I don't know what will. Child porn?


[–] damnbiker 5 points 16 points (+21|-5) ago  (edited ago)

How does one report something like that to Paypal? I mean, Reddit is already pretty much dead. Why don't we just report all the NSFW subreddits to Paypal and watch their user based funding slow down even more?

Think about it: There's a lot of user generated NSFW content and no verification of the age of the submitter or the viewer. r/gonewild r/NSFW are two that I can think of, off the top of my head. Anyone else have a list?


[–] ynnadanny 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

Reddit is already pretty much dead.

Reddit is nowhere near dead. Do you seriously believe that?


[–] KiTA 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Just as a reminder:

  • Reddit uses Paypal for their "Gold" accounts.
  • Reddit hosts r/CuteFemaleCorpses, r/BurningKids, and r/sexyabortions (NSFW, hell, Not Safe For Life)
  • Paypal might not know about that.
  • Paypal's support email is service@paypal.com

Just sayin. Good for the goose, good for the gander.


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

Haha that is a cool way to fight back. But if the higher ups from Reddit and the higher ups from Paypal are golfing buddies (which could also be the case) then you would never get anywhere.

From what I've heard about Paypal, the best solution is actually just to find an alternative to it.


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

The worst ones which came across r/all were /r/realgirls and /r/legalteens. Many questionable aged girls.


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[–] Spank_My_Bottom 0 points 63 points (+63|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What donation platform do you prefer now? Bitcoin? Patreon? Wireless transfer?


Edit: I had researched and set up Bitcoin Wallet and sent some funds to it, they will be all donated to Voat. I encourage the rest of the users to do the same.

Nevertheless, many people will not be willing to go through that hassle, voat should consider setting up their own credit card gate or allow people to send money via SOPA transaction.


[–] HappyCoffee 0 points 64 points (+64|-0) ago 

I would think Bitcoin is probably the surest way to make sure it actually arrives...


[–] SpaceMonkey 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

I don't think most people know or are willing to know how to use bitcoin. Maybe there should be a brief simple explanation on the site on how to donate via bitcoin.


[–] Stoic 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Many people that would otherwise donate will find having to get into bitcoin just to give a little bit of money too much of a hassle. There should be an easier alternative.


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

Bitcoin is probably the surest way to make sure it actually arrives but not many people will go through the process of making bitcoin and donating it to the site. We need a more stable and easy to use platform, maybe even a build in site feature where you can directly donate using your credit card.