Wow, it’s another year. To everyone’s surprise we are still here. This year was a hard one for me and Voat, there has been a lot of drama behind the scenes (you guys piss a lot of powerful people off), a mountain of technical challenges (Voat’s primary DB is running over 500GB now), a full port/rewrite of the code base (which we are not 100% done deploying), and real-life things that have taken my time away from Voat.
But you guys are holding it down and still keeping Voat running. You are Voat and what really matters. In this season it’s important for us to give Thanks and I’m personally thankful for all the awesome Goats we have around here. Some truly incredible people are on Voat and you mean the world to me, so thank you for being the most random group of red-pilled people imaginable. You make me laugh, you educate me, and your generosity often touches my heart, so thank you. Really really (a good friend says this when she truly means something).
Voat, we have some very incredible things about to take place in the new year concerning the democratization of Voat (I’m being vague on purpose). It is a big change and has taken a lot of time to architect and implement this modification but we will soon be changing how Voat runs. In short, this new feature set will shift the balance of power to the users of Voat, where it should have always been in the first place. I am personally very excited to see how this will work out. We are about 60% done with the implementation and are now working on the UI and presentation after having completed the necessary backend logic. This is my Christmas present to Voat but it won’t arrive in time for Christmas (shipping delays – lol).
P.S. We had a technical issue earlier today and had a few hours of downtime while we fixed it. Someone is getting fired for this (but first we have to hire someone in order to fire them, any volunteers?)
Merry Christmas Goats!