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[–] HarpoonTheFatty 3 points 186 points (+189|-3) ago 

Hijacking this. Clearly a FPH subber but I'm not under any illusions that my view is shared by all and understand the sub probably does offend and piss a lot of people off. But the way we run our sub suits our users and we like it that way. We don't want to be a default and I think we're fine keeping to our corner. I agree maintain a high standard for default leave it be for the others. FPH might be large but also quite secular.


[–] TheBuddha 1 points 180 points (+181|-1) ago 

What is more awesome is that you FPH people do a VERY good job at keeping your content in your little corner. I like that and commend you. You do not 'spill' out into the rest of the subs, usually, and fill them up with rants about your opinions. I'm a natural skinny guy so I checked out your corner and did not find it appealing but it is not like I care what you do with your space. I like that you are open about it and keep your content there on your side of the playground.

I appreciate that. I think others would be well suited to examine how you accomplish it and consider trying to encourage the same.


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

Thanks :) our playground is just that, it's our 'safe space'. We got problems there too with our userbase being elitist sometimes (swole super ego) and it has been raised about people being jerks over political stuff. Mods simply said they won't ban any political argument so long as it abides by voat rules or doesn't take over and become off topic. We're transparent at least - I don't think anyone can disagree with that!


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

you claim to be skinny, but your username is TheBuddha, I smell something fishy...


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

Yeah they keep themselves segregated until something happens (like somebody calls them on their bullshit ahem the only thing Reddit has ever done right) and they lose their fucking minds.


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

What is more awesome is that you FPH people do a VERY good job at keeping your content in your little corner.

Yeah except they don't


[–] President-Sanders 6 points 26 points (+32|-6) ago  (edited ago)

I read fat people hate and love it, but I've never liked the "no fat tears" rule - I realize you'd get a lot of "this is bad blah blah" crap, but isn't a downvote enough?

Never sat right with me, I figured it was just a joke rule.

We all like to see people agreeing with us, and hate having to deal with the same bullshit ignorant fucks, but there must be a better way.

People being pointlessly wrong, and not constructive, it's annoying and an ugly thing to have to see each day - but what's better?

I agree with the idea of no moderators, and let people vote how they want and say what they want.

I am sure there'll still be good fat people hate content


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

The no fatties rule is there to keep the sub on track. FPH is of course originally from reddit, and the majority of reddit's users are fat. If there was no moderation, no one keep the sub on track, eventually it would have been turned into a hug box like the rest of that place. The same could happen here, if enough people who dislike the premise got together they downvoat the content that actually belongs there and upvoat their own points of view.

People's feelings really have very little to do with the situation. The sub is a controversial riposte to the fat acceptance movement. In order to keep it alive the intrusion of fatties must be prevented.


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

It's because people got fed up of hearing ignorance and fat excuses and logic in real life and online. So FPH started as a place you could escape the bullshit and just rag on fat people and fat logic. There probably is a better way but mostly FPH is an escape not a place for education.


[–] the-code-always-wins 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

That rule was implemented because /r/fatpeoplehate and /r/fatlogic had devolved into fat people making fun of even fatter people.


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

Honestly, with all the screenshots of fatlogic I would have expected you guys to enjoy people coming in and spewing it.


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

Agreed. I came to Voat with "The fattening". I love having a place where I can speak freely and not be doxxed or harassed simply for having an opinion contrary to the current PC mindset.

At the same time, I think a lot of us FPH do not want to see it as a default verse. We're not trying to be "all up in your face" or force our rhetoric down your throat. It is exclusionary, true, but I doubt the people being excluded would even want to be part of the community if they could


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

Yeah I agree. FPH shouldn't be a default regardless of our size. Like I said we just want to vent and have a laugh not change the world. Sure it'd be nice but frankly I'm happy with how it is. The community we have is great and that's good enough for me!


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

I totally agree, I'm fat, and I left reddit because they banned y'all and other subs, I've never gone on the sub, and don't plan on it, but y'all have a good time in your sub.I think @atko was just using your sub as an example of the slippery slope that asking the admins to intervene in the drama of a sub can lead to.


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

Thanks I appreciate this answer.