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

I definitely think reducing operating costs is a priority, and I know you need help to do that in reasonable time. We have people from /v/Linux actively working to help with that process.

Specific parts Putt has stated a need for volunteers so far:

  • Lawyer
  • Community relations
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Putt, could you go into some more depth sometime soon about the exact work that needs to be done in these categories? And are there any other roles that need to be filled? I think the more specific the stated roles are the more likely people are to reach out.

EDIT: Also, if people stay true to their pledges and if more pledges come in, I'm sure that with reduced monthly costs and more volunteers we can run Voat long-term and smoothly. If you intend to donate monthly and are not on the list I linked to, please contact me so we all have a better understanding of how much we can reasonably hope to bring in each month on our own.

EDIT 2: Also, that title is amazing.

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

I can write real good if that halps.

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[–] PeaceSeeker 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Dat dere REEEEal good writing halps alright, halps real good, shoot.

This was the reply I first typed up. I couldn't bring myself to post it in itself so here I am quoting it for your pleasure.

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

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

issues left unresolved

-you are not being transparent with the actual cost, @puttitout.

-you are not being transparent with who all is in the dev team.

-you have had over 3 months to explain these magic ban rules, but you have failed.

-you have had over 3 months to explain why you were caught manipulating users' CCP (including @Techius and @SaneGoatiSwear )

-you have neutered, then nuked, then killed chat.

-you have ostracized your core userbase in favor of SJWs from SRS, in v/soapboxbanhammer and v/protectvoat

you have either been played or are playing the voat community. on a number of fronts, not just your fuckery with fake sane and the chat spam.

i would have gladly joined and helped you on the front of house issues, but you've pushed massive behavioral restrictions and censorship, lied to the user base, manipulated users' CCP. you're not worth the penny up the gerbil's ass up the faggot whore's ass.

note how almost all responses are shill responses, not actual meaningful responses. this is how shills work. they think that if you see a bunch of detracting statements in response, you'll disagree with the comment, and disregard it. they think you are that stupid, voat!

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[–] Donbuster 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Hijacking, but the /v/linux effort is being organized in an outside slack team. Invite link here

Anyone with skills to be useful, feel free to join

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

Awesome, thank you for that clarification and further detail. I hear some nice strides have been made.

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

Invite link is dead. I'm a professional sw engineer but don't do web dev, is this something I can contribute to or should i look elsewhere?

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

link is dead. I'm a Linux systems administrator. I can't commit too much time but I can definitely spare some cycles.

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[–] 13osiris13 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

Community relations

With this abrasive bunch? Good luck!

In all seriousness @PuttItOut I have some experience writing for websites (writing content, not code) and I'm surprisingly personable with sales experience, so let me know if I can help in any way.

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

Community relations with this community is easy. Just don't put up with any bullshit, call them all faggots and slap the shit out of them if they get lippy. It's how you earn respect in the wild.

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

Yo, @puttitout, let me and @13osiris13 team up to be your dream team of content writers. I promise it will turn out real good.

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

We've been informed that if you don't keep to a strict code of censorshop, Donbuster the niggerfaggot rapey inbred pajeet will OUTRIGHT BAN YOU in slack. it's a terrible platform conducive only to faggots sucking each other off, like donbuster.

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[–] eyeman 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

I'm not the most tech savvy, but would switching to the new cloud storage technology be an option to save cost? I plugged in the cost 6000$ in for azure, and sia tech claims it would only cost 550$ for the same amount on their cloud network. I have no clue if this would work or not, but I thought I would mention it.

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

I'm also not certain, but that's definitely worth mentioning. Is Sia Tech an open source company?

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[–] 9233269 1 points 87 points (+88|-1) ago 

I think community relations sounds like it will have a whale of a time. Would this be for promoting off site? Goathovah's witness knocking on doors like:

Excuse me sir or madam, do you have a moment to talk about the Jews?

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[–] solar_flare 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

You really only have to stand for free speech and the First Amendment which is a pretty good sale in my book.

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[–] 9237327 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I agree. My post was facetious. Where I live both the 1st and 2nd are held very dear.

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[–] PeaceSeeker 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Goathovah's witness knocking on doors

Make this happen, mate. Videolog your experiences, post them to Gvid, and share them with us all!

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[–] 9237311 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Where I am people would just say no haha. I don't think there's a jew in 100 miles of here.

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

I mean hell. I've already walked around soaking wet in a black robe asking to talk about the great sleeping one, the one that shall destroy us all, Cthulhu . Talking about this place can't be much worse. Expect to see reports of a "radical racist harrassing people in a satanic black robe" in the bay area

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

When are people going to realize that @PeaceSeeker IS @PuttItOut?

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

Goathovah's witness

AWESOME!

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[–] 43365836856584 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

Here's my idea for making money, putting your money where your mouth is. Basically it's like reddit gold where you can select a post that makes a donation to the site but as a reward you get to pick from a few different options such as faggot, nigger, kike enthusiast, etc. which you then get to force on the poster of the message in the form of a page they must click through in order to continue using voat.

If you do it please make the jew click through deposit shekels and the nigger one gibs.

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

This is probably the ultimate troll response to reddit gold, well done you numerical nightmare you.

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[–] piratse 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Inb4 the DV storm. Just because we champion freedom of speech doesn't mean we should also try to be as offensive as possible all the time. Freedom of speech means say what you want, it doesn't mean everyone has to be cool with it. I don't have a problem with using kike or nigger if you want, but being offensive for the sake of being offensive isn't they way to grow voat.

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[–] 43365836856584 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I've given it more thought and you need to have both good and bad options. There needs to be a tiered pricing structure that starts at $1 and goes to something absurd like $1000 for pointlessly extravagant goat memes just to encourage wealthy people to donate more. Members with a paid subscription get their monthly contribution in credit for putting their money where their mouth is. Top ups can be purchased with bulk discounts applicable to encourage larger donations. The forced click through has to be a funny voat mascot cartoon (upset jew putting a shekel in a voat goat money box with server funds written on the side perhaps?) that lets the user know their comment has helped keep voat afloat and once clicked through the person who forced it on them should have the option of being notified that their message has been seen if they want it. As fucked as it is we should also encourage brigading by having special click throughs that only apply once a certain number of credits of the same kind have been reached for the post. It'd suck getting hit with ten pages of being called a faggot only to then have a goat wave a giant cock around telling you that you like what you see don't ya faggot? but deep down you'd kind of be happy that you triggered enough people to raise $10 for voat which would get you over it pretty quickly. Oh and give every newb a few freebies once they've got enough user points because once they've given a couple out they'll want to keep doing it. Just make it a part of a sample for the paid product and wish them well with their forever free account that they can always buy credits for later if they want to.

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

Ya we need to have some respect for "freedom of speech"'s counterpart, "freedom of listening" (or not)

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

Make it $1, or euro, or pound since there are many europeans on here. (selectable)

I really don't think putt is going to put words like "nigger" and "kike" on the website himself, it's going to discourage a lot of people from doing it or joining the website (yeah yeah I know, we don't want SJWs, it's not like they want to be on here regardless). But one word or short few-word phrase would be good for $1.

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[–] ShineShooter 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago 

Did our lawyer get clintoned? Jokes aside, thanks for the transparency through the costs of operation. Seeing the necessity and the small capital required greatly increases my will to donate.

Btw you ought to dump some of that BTC into cash, surely it's reaching peak price.

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

Considering it'll all be spent in 4 months, I'm sure putt is gonna cash it out ASAP.

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

$27,000 isn't a lot of money, certainly not enough to burn your reputation forever. No one is truly anonymous online. Better to focus on saving the site for the long term. Reddit needs competition and there's no reason for voat to not be that.

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

But it's going to the moon!! Seriously, I really have no idea where bitcoin is going. If he's running a business, he probably should cash out and use it. Otherwise, keeping it in bitcoin is the same as taking the rest of the donation money he isn't using and putting it into bitcoin.

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

Isn't dogecoin going to the moon?

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[–] Fiveish 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

T_D advance and retreat, we'll said.

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[–] fluxusp 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Tbh it wouldn't surprise me if this was intentional. To fuck with Voat.

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

some of us stayed. i feel like i can get better uncensored news here

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

I am still her ya feggot

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

The more paranoid part of my brain definitely considered the extra traffic T_D would see if Voat died..

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

I've got one foot in here and one foot there; ready to jump at a moments' notice. Email me if you need sales help

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

we'll said

HOW do you constuct a sentence like this

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

hammers and glue bro, hammers and glue.

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[–] chester0 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

made me stay, i like that free speech is respected here, and i hope voat grows fuck eddit

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[–] UnJaded 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

I'm new here, but willing to do what is necessary to help. And just want to thank everyone who helped keep this place around for a while longer at least

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

Until mass internet censorship comes Voat is going nowhere. Everyone's voice should be heard whether me or you agree. The only way forward is to let thoughts and ideas be stated.

Let's go abstract. You argue that 2+2=5. I say "no, 2+2=4" and walk away. Does my mind open up and broaden or close off? It is why I have learned that 'No' is wrongthink. My quoted response and action have closed my mind. To open my mind I need to refute my response and ask why 2+2=5.

For my mind to grow I cannot deny the thoughts and beliefs of others. I can only become stronger by trying to understand other peoples ways and beliefs.

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[–] AOU 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks Putt for all you do, the community is with you, should you need more than financial help.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated.

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[–] LORD_SPARTACUS_1488 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

Donations go to Micro$hekel.

ALL HAIL LORD SPARTACUS

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[–] chags 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Thanks, Putt.

Our fellow goat @Goater made some valid points about the store. The lack of a privacy policy is really something that deserves a look when you have the time.

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

If you read this Putt, I have the time, we just need somewhere to co-ordinate with other goats. 3PL of merch, mutually beneficial advertising, SEO to make any Google-based crawling edits visible,...I am positive that it has been edited. Anyway, all can be added/improved and happy to help with.

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