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[–] Atko [S] 1 points 171 points (+172|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I figured you guys wouldn't mind being kept in the loop. These are the stats for the last 30 days.

Edit: I totally screwed the first sentence. It looks so wrong. Sigh.

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[–] go1dfish 1 points 29 points (+30|-1) ago 

Thanks for sharing this

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

I love you atko

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

Looks fantastic atko! How many total accounts are there? Active accounts?

How does this compare to right after the mass deletions?

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[–] goatboy 8 points 92 points (+100|-8) ago 

You really need to open advertising up on subs. Let /v/cars have a car banner on the top or /v/cigars have tobacco companies, etc. Forget all the directed advertising done by google, facebook, et al. Just do advertising the old fashioned way with space provided to advertisers. Tell them they don't get to influence the content of the site, but are welcome to show their wares in way that is explicit to the users and is affordable to the marketing firm. You could revolutionize advertising by going back to basics- going back to a news paper model of showing ads, but with a banner or side bar model that could redirect users without popups.

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago 

Another supporter of this type of advertising here! As long as it doesn't start looking like a Nascar. No video ads either even though I know they're the standard now, but simple ads that generate modest revenues for now would be welcomed by Voaters because we want Voat to be self-sustaining and around for awhile. :)

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

Some of us joined Voat not just because of the social issues, but also to avoid the guerrilla advertising and user targeting rampant on other sites. I hope the admins never succumb to advertisers.

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[–] Get_off_my_prawn 1 points 17 points (+18|-1) ago 

I don't give a shit if they need to throw up some banner adds and such. As long as they don't start the mass censorship reddit has become.

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

Ding ding ding. Well, both, really. It's practically all paid content on reddit now. I use Voat about 50/50 whereas it started out about 10/90 just for original ideas/discussion.

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[–] pawel7777 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What about doing it 4chan style? Simple idea, 2 banners, 1 on the top and 1 on the bottom, fixed price per impressions, anyone can advertise upon approval.

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[–] go1dfish 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Either this or allow users to subscribe or give money directly to Voat somehow (subscription?).

And I'd buy t-shirts or plushy goats as well.

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[–] 0iamlordeyayaya0 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That sounds good, but this place isn't going to draw any mainstream companies without going the reddit route.

So then we're stuck with "MEET HOT GIRLS NEAR YOU WHO WANT TO FUCK" plastered all over.

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

Good. We don't need or want mainstream companies that reject the core user base here out of some misguided sense of morality. We want companies who want to advertise to the existing user base without talking down to us or try to reform us. Also, mods should be able to accept or reject the companies that can advertise on their subs, so we could avoid prostitutes on /v/bible for example. There are countless companies that want customers for customer's sake, because they feel it is the costumer that comes first and not moral grandstanding or concern trolling the public. If Chevy wants to advertise on /v/cars, more power to them, but if they reject it, then I know ford, dodge, jeep, or countless other car companies would be happy to take up the slack because they know some of their most enthusiastic customers are likely to visit. If a 3d print company wants to advertise on /v/3dprinting then give them a shot. If a pro-gamergate game developer wants to advertise to /v/gamergate, then they should get the chance. Fuck the marketing firms that reject the old news paper model for ads. That model works and now is the perfect time to innovate it and reject the privacy destroying facebook and google models.

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[–] CANCEL-CAT-FACTS 1 points 53 points (+54|-1) ago 

Thanks, Atko.

Apparently, voat keeps users in the loop, along with providing a platform for free speech, as well as transparent, user-friendly subverse mod logs. You don't get that on other sites.

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

yes. so true. thanks!

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[–] 1Sorry_SOB 2 points 35 points (+37|-2) ago 

Big dip on Christmas. What a bunch of loosers. Do you have people in your life or something?

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

What? I'm going to start doing that at walmarts. Hey it's you, I almost reported you to the cops. I've been following you. Good thing I didn't though. ha ha. Alright, have a nice day. It was good seeing you.

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

I posted on Christmas, so it wasn't me :)

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

No, I actually spent Christmas on Voat, one of the rare Christmases not near family. Was wondering if it was just me or if an abnormal amount of the content here was just pornography.

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[–] Scandinavian 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How are you doing re. server costs? I wouldn't mind chipping in again if PayPal or something non-bitcoin is available?

Thanks for your work.

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[–] S2Foxhunt 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

Do you not remember what happened with PayPal? IIRC they froze voats account and took all the money they had on it. PayPal should be left in the dust never to be used again. I've been screwed by PayPal before too. But yeah it'd be nice to be able to donate in some way with and without bitcoin and whatever else good services are out there that people use other than PayPal.

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[–] Scandinavian 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I know. I donated a decent amount and it got through before the freeze. I'm just not going to do the Bitcoin dance.

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

A lot of voat history is in /v/announcements including the paypal issue.

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

Maybe google wallet? I don't have one, but would set it up to donate to voat. Or maybe atko could sell voat goat memorabilia through amazon.

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[–] rspix000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe Julian Assange knows a work around.

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[–] CobraStallone 5 points 8 points (+13|-5) ago 

Rule #1 of conning people.

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

Maybe he ain't human. He Borg.

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[–] Firinmahlazer 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

I'm kinda drunk but I love you Atko (no homo)

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

I love you too @atko (so homo)

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

Oh yeah CowboyRob!

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

I'm really drunk and I still love him.

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

I'm quitedrunk now but I still love atko (no homo also)

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

Encouraging numbers. Here's to hoping 2016 brings more activity in the lesser-known subs.

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

That's why we need 'other discussion' tab

I hope Atko would implement this in Voat as well

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[–] RedditDead2005-2015 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'd like the smaller subs to get more activity too. I suggested Voat put more subs at the top as well as have a comprehensive directory of all subs that are categorized. We'll see.

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

Not the exponential growth I was hoping for, though.

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

What happened on the 15th?

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

Redditors worried about their home site, spent one day looking at this site, then went back. Sheep.

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

IKR

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