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[–] G4 4 points 336 points (+340|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you Atko. I can't imagine all of the shit that you have to put up with because of this site. It means a lot that you listen to your users and address issues professionally.

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[–] Atko [S] 1 points 351 points (+352|-1) ago 

For the record, I have received death threats from Voat users so the shit I have to put up with is hard to comprehend even for me, after all this time. The good thing is that I have been so close to getting killed so many times as a child that I have become desensitized to it. Just a quick example: I have watched a man get hit by sniper bullets while others tried to throw a rope and pull this wounded person back to safety... I have been shell-shocked so many times I lost the count. As a result, I have tinnitus and I can never hear silence again. Anyways. I have work to do with this thing and I also need to grab something to eat, I ate only once today.

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[–] Kleyno 1 points 111 points (+112|-1) ago 

Where in the hell did you have your childhood?!

Fuck man just... fuck.

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

Thank you so much for providing this platform of free speech for us

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

Really wish there was something we could do to help you out. You have created a place for free speech but I don't feel you are getting the reward you deserve. If there is anything we can do as a community or individually please let us know. I too work a full time job but I wish I could help you with what I know is your second unpaid job that probably you spend more time on and get less reward. You deserve any help you need though vetting users and their intents could be near impossible. For now please keep up the good work. Thank you for being the amazing person you are.

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[–] G4 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

<3 surprised you haven't bitched to protectvoat about me yet

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[–] NateThomas1979 2 points 87 points (+89|-2) ago 

This is exactly what i expected out of Atko. Now I wonder if those who tried to coerce him into action vs. simply requesting his rational actions to occur in due time... will return and continue to contribute to the website.

To everyone:

We are Voat. It is not simply Atko, or Puttitout who makes up this site. We do. If we want it to be great(and I do), then we have to work to make it that. Let's renew ourselves together to create this into its potential.

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[–] Reow 4 points 14 points (+18|-4) ago 

Personally, I'm satisfied so long as the admins are looking into it. I was led to believe they had refused to do so - clearly not the case. That said, if all the other users who were threatening to leave do so, I would still probably leave, as they are the bulk of the entertainment around this place.

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

To each their own, I for one would be grateful if they left and took some other users with them.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 7 points 63 points (+70|-7) ago 

Thank you, thank you so much. Doxxing is unnaceptable, it shouldn't constitute free speech.

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[–] 3XK 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Indeed. Good on atko.

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[–] danman11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I agree but maybe it's time we all sit down and decide what we want Voat to be so it doesn't go the way of reddit.

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[–] heili 2 points 44 points (+46|-2) ago 

Very reasonable, Atko.

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[–] Kleyno 2 points 36 points (+38|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you for a sane and logical response which, let's be honest, all of the patient, rational adults amongst us knew was coming all along, once you'd had the time to adsorb what was going on and catch up.

To Mick and all the others who walked themselves off a cliff over nothing, I laugh.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_ARCHES 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I really do not know what all the fuss is about. Do people not realise Voat is maintained by a very small amount of people? Of course it was going to take time for this to be addressed. I think some people have embarrassed themselves today.

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[–] Link1299 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Shh... don't let them know about the Cabal https://veuwer.com/i/377i.jpg

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

Goodbye Mike or Mick or whatever the fuck it was. We hardly knew ye. And we don't care to.

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

mick was behind this?

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[–] SiWofos 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

/v/doxme doesn't count!

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

Can you PM that to me?

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_ARCHES 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

Thank you for choosing to do this. I know we all have hard ons for free speech, but that shouldn't mean that people can be blackmailed or doxxed, as it infringes on the rights other users should have when visiting the site.

However. I do think that the reaction from some users over this situation was blown way out of proportion, and they acted childishly when there wasn't some kind of immediate announcement about the situation. I'm not saying this isn't an important issue, or that users shouldn't be pissed off about it, but I was pretty amazed by the short amount of time it took for people to be completely up in arms over this whole thing.

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