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[–] Usernamerequired 0 points 111 points (+111|-0) ago 

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I like voat cause it rhymes with goat.

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[–] Pr3d [S] 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

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[–] JustSomeFaggot 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

something about this gif makes me think about the Holocaust.

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[–] ImdrasiI 10 points 2 points (+12|-10) ago 

Voat's new censorship

Downvoating is what reddit uses to silence dissenting views.

People don't typically upvoat, even if they like something. They will just look at it.

But when people get butthurt or see things they don't like they DO DOWNVOAT. You're assuming that people use both buttons the same way.

Voating is a censorship tool because it doesn't depend on rational argumentation. It only depends on CONSENSUS. That's why SRS use downvoat brigades because they know it's only purpose is to censor content they don't want seen by others.

Look, our entire political system should make it more practical. We don't let everyone vote in elections for a good reason: we know that retards are the majority of people. You want Bill Gate's educated vote negated by some homeless retard on the street? That's EXACTLY what democratic voting does. That's exactly what the movie Idiocracy was about. When you give everyone an equal say, you negate the point of education. You negate the point of rational argumentation. If a baby can negate the vote of an adult, then you don't really need to learn how to think. All you need to do is make people agree with you. And bribery is the fastest way to agreement.

Since people tend to downvoat when they're butthurt and engaged in censorship, the best way to combat censorship would be to only allow UPVOATING since people will actively have to champion what they believe rather than focus on what they want to complain about and censor. You can look at upvoating as positive censorship since it at least puts the burden on the upvoater to be accountable to their views and say what they prefer instead of simply complaining about what they don't want.

Stating what you want to happen takes EDUCATION AND EFFORT. Complaining about what you don't want just requires the ability to be butthurt.

I'd rather err on the side of positive censorship if we have to censor at all. We already know how negative censorship turns out: it becomes reddit.

At least positive censorship requires EFFORT that keyboard warriors aren't willing to invest. So if we want to make this place different from reddit, we should ONLY have an upvoat button.

And while we're at it, let's remove the scores from the profiles so keyboard warriors who are already socially retarded don't start jerking off to their fake internet power.

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

meheheh! Barbershop'd! *Headphones please!

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

Err... What that guy said.

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

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[–] Frostbeard 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I have a handful of games to give away as well. If anyone wants XCOM, Bioshock, HL2, or Civ 5, PM me an email address and I'll give one to the first person to ask for it.

Edit: All gone now! Doesn't take long when freebies are on the line.

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

Thanks for doing what you did and making the community that much cooler.

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

You are guys are awesome!

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

I'm late but that doesn't matter, you still are awesome.

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

57! Sadly I haven't gotten to browse Voat much because of the servers being down, but I really like the community and I love the system they have to voating (like having to have a certain amount of voats before having the ability to downvoat). And of course I love that they support freedom of speech!

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

I'm just learning all sorts of things! A fresh start can be amazing!

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

666 I don't know what I like about Voat. I joined 2 minutes ago!

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

You like the game giveaways, apparently!

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

I signed up for this one then I instantly went to the xbox subverse and asked for a invite to xbox preview so I guess you are right.

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

750: The community seems really nice and relaxed, and discussion seems promoted more.

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

Being censorship free for once is awesome

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

1337 Because it doesnt contain Ellen Pao

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[–] toastedtree ago 

I wonder what's going to happen to her and that other site...

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

1337: I like voat because it rhymes with tangerine!

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

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Voat is a more peaceful place... sometimes.

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

How dare you!?

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