Hello and welcome to Voat!
Don't be a shy! Start making comments in here to earn your needed minimum 10CCP and then start a post to introduce yourself to other Voaters!
Please explore Voat to find subverses that interest you. If you don't find what you are looking for, perhaps you should create it! In addition, if you find a subverse that seems abandoned, you can request to adopt it. If you do create a new sub or adopt one, you can announce it. Once you have a subverse, you may want to add a custom theme for it.
You can disable custom CSS in your account management options to just see the default interface if you choose. Voat also has a Night Mode as yet another option and many users seem to prefer it! In here as well you will be able to add your email for password recovery (Voat will never use or sell this information).
Your Voat experience can be whatever you want to make it, so make the most of it!
Sub Rule: This sub is for making your introduction post as a new user and for welcoming new users in the comments; posts asking for or offering free upvotes is bad form, Off-Topic to the sub, and subject to deletion
Sub Guideline: Wheaton's Law; if someone is rude, ignore or let them know with your vote, mods don't police "politeness"
You have two kinds of contribution points: Submission Contribution Points (SCP) and Comment Contribution Points (CCP).
- CCP is what allows you to vote on posts/comments and everyone starts with 10 free upvotes per day; the more CCP you get, the more you can vote.
- SCP doesn't do much for now but there are plans for down the road, and you get one free upvote with every post.
Votes are associated with your IP address: you cannot vote on the same post/comment using alternate accounts; only the first vote will be counted.
FEATURED: A Guide for New Users
A Catalog of Voat Subverses (no longer maintained but still helpful)
The Founder: Atko's Did You Know? (old post with good memories)
/v/AVE Amateur Voat Enhancements (works but not maintained right now)
~PRO TIP 1: A great way to quickly gain CCP is to hang out here and greet other newcomers when they post. You are also helping them, so everyone wins!
~PRO TIP 2: You don't have to keep that password you created during the registration process--click the cog wheel by your name and change it!