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[–] lastresort09 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It will change. The fappening is the last big thing that led to exodus from reddit. We haven't had any big reasons since then and that's why that's what comes up, but I am certain more cases of censorship, corruption, etc are bound to happen, and people will come together in search of other subs.

We can't control the reasons why people come over, but it is important that we stay in their mind as an alternative. The fappening is what brings a lot of redditors to this website currently, and they spread out from there. We can't change it because google puts up the most frequently visited subverse, and that's the one right now. We won't be able to hide it or change it right now, and so might as well accept it.

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

And to describe it from another angle, when you go to the front page of whoaverse, often the top 10-20 posts are very /v/conspiracy or /r/conspiracy-type news stories. Is that good or bad for whoaverse? Is /v/thefappening good or bad for whoaverse? I'm not sure anyone has the "right" to determine the answer to those questions by themselves (except Atko).

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[–] lastresort09 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

OP is talking about what shows up on Google as the top result for whoaverse. There is really nothing Atko can do, than to go through the procedure of requesting Google to pull the result. You are talking about whoaverse frontpage, which is different than what OP brought up in this post.

Atko has control of what shows up on the frontpage, but that has nothing to do with what shows up as first result on Google - that is purely based on Google's analysis (which is based on subverse visitors - which has been highest in /v/TheFappening for a while now). So it makes sense that our top result is TheFappening, and that's not Atko's doing, but just that more users tend to go there.

If you don't want to pull results, the alternative is to shut down /v/TheFappening and control what people do on whoaverse, and in that case, we won't be much better than reddit and its censorship.

Your personal frontpage is under your own control. It shows the subs you are subscribed to. The reason most of the posts on whoaverse is conspiracy related, is because that was the first wave of users. That too will change when more users come here for other reasons. If we are to censor and limit what people want to do on whoaverse, then that's not going to make people come here.

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

I guess one way to deal with that would be to remove the list of top active subverses from the frontpage.

Edit: I moved the box off-frontpage to /subverses section.

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

BTW, in case you didn't know, when reddit first started out, the only subs were /r/all and /r/nsfw.

They grew out of it, and as others have said, we will too eventually. until then, let people have their fun :P

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[–] R15K 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I completely disagree and I do so because I do not want to see more folks with memes as their name and every comment section being nothing but shitty puns and "in" jokes, next thing you know the "PM_UR_" names will start followed by every sub being covered in memes and then we might as well pack it up.

We've discussed at length ways to keep quality over quantity on this board and that surely isn't by catering to the folks that come here looking for "naked celebs." If you're here and that's your bag, whatever, but the folks that are out there Googling the reddit mirrors of that pulled fappening content end up here and I'd bet a Venn diagram of those folks and folks that think memes and puns are just the coolest is basically a single circle.

In a weird way many of us are here because we want exactly the opposite of letting people have their fun. There's so many websites out there already that are full of utter shit and I, personally, think if you're here for that only you should turn around and head back the way you came. But I'm an asshole who's had a shitty week so my judgement may be clouded.

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

No, I mean I totally understand your sentiment, but we have to get exposure somehow. I found out about whoaverse because it was on the list of places that still had posting/discussion about the fappening. I came here because of the censorship of that whole ordeal on reddit not the nudes, but its still the reason I'm here.

I mean, we could always be super-strict with who is allowed to do what, but that seems kind of contrary to what whoaverse was started for. Plus, then we'd just become a different looking version of the somethingawful forums, which really are, well, awful.