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

This is great, thanks for the info!

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

I'd recommend adding /v/voatdev to that list (voat development and also bug reporting for those who don't want GitHub nor email)

Additionaly, regarding the loosing your password thing, there is an email field that you can fill in your user settings. There isn't a way to automatically reset your password, but at least you can use it to prove you own the account and perhaps email asking for a password reset.

Other than than, nice post! :)

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

Added. Thank you.

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

There's one other blurb you might want to add to your post. Most won't care but the technical people will sit up and take notice.

Voat is not a reddit clone. Voat is a ground-up rewrite of the reddit concept, created from scratch in C#, and only shares reddit's appearance at this early design stage. It is an open source project under the GPL. Where reddit's code is an ancient fossilized mess written in a scripting language, Voat's code is new and flexible, designed with multiple communities and powerful tools in mind from the start, and written in a much more powerful language. This means Voat will be easier to change than reddit, and able to implement more nuanced features. Voat is at the beginning of its evolution. Reddit's code has become an evolutionary dead end.

This is the true root cause of reddit's decline. Reddit cannot (or will not) solve their problems in code any longer, so they have no choice but to rely on heavy handed tactics. Our job here as new users on Voat is to help make this site's code and features more versatile and powerful than reddit, so that we can manage communities and individual user experiences in whatever ways best suit us. Keep tabs on /v/ideasforvoat, /v/voatdev, and /v/announcements for updates on Voat itself, and to share your thoughts on new features being discussed.

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

Where reddit's code is an ancient fossilized mess written in a scripting language, Voat's code is new and flexible, designed with multiple communities and powerful tools in mind from the start, and written in a much more powerful language. This means Voat will be easier to change than reddit, and able to implement more nuanced features.

I take offence in the way you refer to these matters. Bash is a scripting language, Python is not and while the problems you mention may be true their cause is poor management, lack of resources / manpower, different priorities such as scaling up in traffic and lack of discipline and policies when growing the codebase, all those could happen in any project regardless of the programming language used, C# is not going to prevent these or even make them any easier to handle, specially on 10+ year old systems.

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[–] qwertyuiop924 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold off a bit on the python-bashing, 'kay? There is PLENTY of code showing that python can be used to write clean systems, and I don't doubt the same is true of C#, but saying one is better than the other is like fighting about whether a piano is better than a guitar. Language doesn't make a code base bad. Poor use of one CAN. I don't know how good or bad the reddit code is, but I'm damn sure it isn't python's fault. If you want to fight the holy wars, take it to /[vr]/programming.

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

Great information, thanks Clayton!

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

I'm already pretty happy with this place. kicks up feet I think I might stay a while.

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

I hope you do stay a while. We love new people. :)

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[–] Redpill71 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Think I just got a point!

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[–] PM_ME_UR_BOOBS4apic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Votes are associated with your IP address. That means you cannot vote on the same post or comment using alternate accounts. Only the first vote will be counted.

This is so awesome!

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

Hey Clayton, could you add /v/Languages to the list? Thanks!

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

Added.

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

Just try to sit back and let the community self moderate. I try to very lenient with a lot of post and only remove serious rule violations.

Edit: Voat is so small right now that self moderation is fairly effective.

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

Right on.

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