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[–] djdevin 4 points 327 points (+331|-4) ago  (edited ago)

"obviously faked"

-- reddit

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[–] Chupwn 0 points 92 points (+92|-0) ago 

Lol I hope that shuts his scared ass up.

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[–] Tipman79 0 points 42 points (+42|-0) ago 

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say not likely...

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

I hope he goes Mel Gibson on their asses.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 2 points 70 points (+72|-2) ago 

Well, half of those are me…

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[–] FeelinFroggy 1 points 55 points (+56|-1) ago  (edited ago)

And don't you go on thinking that your dedication and hard work aren't appreciated, champ. We pulled together and got you a little somethin' somethin'.

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

I'm probably another 25% of it

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

and another fifth are me spamming hentia to the site so

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[–] IAmYourDad 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

"Grapes are sour."

-reddit

[–] [deleted] 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

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

Or the visitors just have an interest in different content.

I'm on here multiple times a day, nearly every single day. I like to browse all new, and click anything that grabs my interest. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Tl;Dr maybe your content isn't interesting to the user base if you don't get enough traffic

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

Lots of SJW spies most likely.

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

Indeed.

Those are impressive numbers, and I'm sure they're accurate/real (I think every request has to go through CloudFlare, yeah? So they would be able to track every request), but like /u/pleasefeedthedino points out, the site is still relatively dead in a lot of areas. I guess that a lot of people are probably just coming to consume the content. I imagine it's much the same on Reddit. A relatively small fraction of people will actually contribute. Plus with Voat being mentioned more around the internet, it probably drives curious folks here, who are just here to see what all the hubbub is about, and not to actually use the site.

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

Threads made in the last 6 hours have seen about 1500 comments. Not bad but it's definitely dwarfed by reddit.

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[–] G4 4 points 171 points (+175|-4) ago 

Holy shit man. You have a lot of enemies. Also way more legit visits than I thought.

Lurkers: What are you doing?

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[–] Sjampo 1 points 289 points (+290|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Lurking. Duh.

Edit: Oops.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 2 points 55 points (+57|-2) ago 

Nice to see you've popped your lurk cherry.

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[–] thoughtpolice 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago 

Nice one.

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[–] Pm-me-your-boobs 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Quick, upvoat him now before we becomes a lurker again!

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

Wow, you aren't kidding. 3 months and 1 page of comments. Have an upvoat for selective lurking.

You should really have a badge, but i can't make that happen.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 1 points 76 points (+77|-1) ago  (edited ago)

"But...but our emperors at Reddit said they faked the numbers... It must be true, it was on Reddit!"

And that day little Johnny learned that people don't always tell the truth on the internet.

The end <3

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

Voat.co, a rival community news aggregator similar to Reddit in design and functionality

Just.. you know.. better.

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

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

They are a simple species. They are dedicated to watching videos of cats and looking at pretty pictures of cats.

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

I look at cats alright. If you know what i mean.

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

If I see something that I can comment about and on I do.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 123 points (+123|-0) ago 

That was my reaction too :)

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago 

Vivá la Voatvolucion!

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

How many unique page visits per day/week/month?

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 96 points (+96|-0) ago 

Congratulations @Atko on voat! You really have done a great job ^_^

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[–] 9-11 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

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[–] Link1299 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Flaaffy 0 points 81 points (+81|-0) ago 

We're a bigger community than I thought! And a lot of people hate us! We must be doing something right, then! :)

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[–] causuistry 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

And when the big boys know your name, you're doing something right.

Even slimgur, a site that didn't exist before voat, is on some people's radar.

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[–] wuzizname 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

I don't hate you!

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

Hurray! That makes one person! I don't hate you either! :D

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

If Video games have taught us anything it is that if there are enemies in front of you, you are on the right path.

1.85 Billion, wow, I knew there were a few of us in here but that is amazing.

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

Reddit is full of sheep who don't care about their freedom and like censorship and banning.

Mostly SJWs who like to bash white men. They seem to have taken over Reddit after Ellen Pao left. I think they took over 4Chan and other places as well. They seem to originate from Tumblr.

Voat is clearly the better form for freedom of speech.

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

When they all started flooding over here, every day they would make a post, "we need to do something about all free speech!" Every day.

The reddit libs need a controlled conversation. You can't fight facts and numbers with rhetoric if the other person has a voice.

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[–] Drenki 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

Holy shit 30 million threats blocked. Is that really ~3.85 / sec or is my math off?

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

30 Millions is only much until you compare it to 1.8 Billions of requests. One in 60 could be false positives for bots, JS blockers, bad timing, etc. . Maybe the DDOSers bypassed the goat test (it's not that hard), maybe there was a shitton of lurkers, who knows.

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

I bet a Tor user abandoning a CAPTCHA (or anyone abandoning the JavaScript check) is considered a "threat blocked".

Executing JavaScript is trivial for a bot, but it requires more work. What you could prevent is people innocently DDOSing Voat when they visit another website that hosts JavaScript to constantly make requests to Voat. This exact thing happened to GitHub in March.

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

The math checks out

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

This guy says it checks out, so it checks out for me, too.

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

Threat could be anything. Most likely attempts at finding a vulnerable service on Voat's servers. SQL injections, port scans, that sort of thing.

Not 100% sure about the "Checking your bits" either. Most likely, they are looking to see if your IP is among those of known botnets as well as to make sure that you are a real visitor (real web browser that can do JavaScript, properly makes HTTP requests and honors cache policies) and not part of some kind of DDoS.

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think most of the DDoS attacks happened during the second Reddit fallout. One Voater confessed to doing it to prove a point, but it turns out he was only a minor perpetrator of the attacks.

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[–] the_subhorizon 1 points 34 points (+35|-1) ago 

Yeah, fuck reddit. I suspected that their reaction was more of realization that their hug box is losing users. Numbers don't lie, Voat is a threat.

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

So if we combine number with hips we are double right ?

Alright alright I am leaving

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

I'm confused, is this a "hips don't lie" shakira joke?

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

Oh man, all those fake numbers. Spez will be so angry. ;)

Thanks for all your hard work Atko and CloudFlare!

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