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

I lurked for 4 years on reddit and only commented 3 times. I know that feel. Welcome to voat!

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

Well cheers to not being a lurker anymore! Thanks for the welcome!

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

Same here. Reddit's community always quite intimidated me. I feel more at ease commenting/posting here.

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

Me to a T, and thanks! It feels good here.

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

I did the same thing, but since moving over I find it hard to lurk.

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

Welcome mate! :) Just wondering why were you to embarrassed on reddit?

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[–] MinorLeakage [S] 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Not really sure. I was excited when I first joined, but found my comments always went unnoticed/unread. Never got upvoted, never got downvoted. Just made me feel it was a worthless exercise, or that maybe the problem was me. Maybe embarassed was the wrong word.

Thanks for the welcome!

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

Me too. Always really frustrating to comment/post only to have it essentially go nowhere. Eventually decided just to never submit anything.

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

I feel like on reddit there was a certain art to getting posts noticed. Posting on something more than 12 hours old? Probably wouldn't get many upvotes. Same thing if you were too deep down the comment rabbit hole. I don't know if it'll be that different here, but if people care less about fake internet points and more about meaningful discussion then everything should be better in the long-run.

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

I completely get what you're saying. It seemed impossible to actually participate in the discussions.

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

It almost feels as if you post anything other than a shitty pun or a majority consensus, you don't get noticed on Reddit. Even though I've been de facto lurking, I have noticed that there's more self enforcement of quality standards, and that you don't have to latch on to a top comment to get noticed.

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

Thanks! I like it more already!

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

Welcome to Voat! I used to lurk on Reddit and never felt inclined to comment either. Voat is a fresh start. Also - I'm loving the lack of reposts on the front page. Sure - that will probably change as more redditors migrate, but this site feels like a breath of fresh air and an escape from the post-whoring over there.

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

Well thanks for feeling inclined to comment on my post! Also, I like your name.

Edit: spelling

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

No problem, also thanks! How long were you at Reddit before jumping over?

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

I suppose with this system i'll certainly try to be more in the conversation, cause on Reddit I only had 130~ comment karma and most of it just came from one successful "AND MY AXE" comment...

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

I feel like while the community is still so small, it's really up to us to get some conversations started. AND MY AXE! (I don't think I'm doing it right)

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

Yeah, cause if all of us reddit lurkers that are converging to Voat start really being more part of the community we could make one hell of a site.

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[–] paulg287 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I agree! Getting stuck into a lurking mindset can be very easy. I know I did it on Reddit. Im really liking voat!

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

Commenting is the first step on our long road to recovery ;)

Welcome to voat!

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[–] JDogg1329 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I like it too, enjoy this gif of my cat Maggie

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

The tongue really sells it. Welcome to Voat!

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

I've always been a lurker on every site I've ever frequented. It often seemed like communities were already well established, and it was hard to get myself to join in. Voat seems like a good way to finally break that habit. I'm hoping to be more of a contributor on here. Whether that transfers into the real world is yet to be seen.

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