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[–] flyawayhigh [S] 0 points 77 points (+77|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I was going to say the same thing. There are so many articles on this right now, most of them characterizing Voat without bothering to look at it. I'm not here from the FPH incident. I'm here because Voat doesn't have power hungry mods censoring everything. : D


[–] mr_beans 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

I know, most of the articles I have seen say that all of the people who hated fat people left to Voat and say that Voat is going to just be full of reddit "shitlords." That also seems to be a popular opinion on Reddit too. So far I have not encountered any bad users and I have been posting a lot today.


[–] zoechan 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

I know. I never even went on FPH, but all the articles I've read so far say that the "fat haters" are flocking with no regard to the fact that many of us aren't fat haters. We're just against the direction reddit is going in and many of us have been for some time.


[–] umilmi81 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Reddit has been upping their censorship game for years. SRS brigades politically incorrect posts, mods delete links and shadow ban posts. I have no love for the subreddits that were banned, but it's the straw that broke the camel's back.

I was part of the Digg -> Reddit exodus 7 years ago. I left Digg before the redesign when they took the voting power away from the users and put it in the hands of a few privileged users. And before that I left slashdot because it had streaks of elitism.

Reddit was a small community of cool people who didn't drop the "N" bomb or post pictures of dead babies every other second (cough 4chan). It was a good place to have debate with people of different perspectives, but also never got too serious. That all changed as it got bigger and the biggest transformations have been taking place in the last year. The war against the politically incorrect is just too ridiculous to tolerate.

Hoping Voat has that same vibe reddit had in the early days.


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

That's the media for you. Mis-characterization and moral panic = ad revenue.


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

I suspect that any FPH users who aren't still shitting all over reddit have withdrawn into their own sub, and all the other redditors who came over are just... nice people. I know a lot of my buddies from KiA are coming over here at some point, and I think there might already be plans to set up some videogame subs as well to try and import other communities.


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

All the people from /r/fatpeoplehate are on /v/fatpeoplehate, and not in the wild.


[–] umilmi81 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Right where they belong. Man, I love that subverses have a "block" button. I get to escape the authoritarian censorship of reddit and block the fatpeoplehate retards. Win-Win!


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

Oh trust me they are everywhere, I cant imagine they were on reddit JUST for fph


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

Not to mention shills leading the course of nearly every serious discussion.


[–] 1rash 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I have always had this idea of rotating mods meaning no sub should ever have a permanent admin forever with ultimate power to manipulate posts for a specific agenda. Here's an outline of what I thought about (but never stated) in regards to what happened at /r/technology a while ago:

  1. Admins of subs which have more than X subscribers should have rotating admins chosen by a poll;
  2. Only subscribers in that sub can vote for an admin;
  3. No one should remain admin for longer than X months (I suggest 4 months)
  4. As the sub grows more admins are needed. A new position is created if the ratio of admin to user is less than y:x (for example: 1:5000)
  5. and this is important: if users of a sub feel an admin is inadequate, oppressive, agenda pusher, etc. they can have a referendum if the number of opposers>x%
  6. admins should follow some rules, no admin should be allowed to ban a user a delete a post without reason based on rules


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

I've been thinking about having sort of an "appeals board" for adverse decisions on the *major" verses. Let's say someone gets banned from a verse. They send an appeal. The appeals board looks at the ban and has the power to overturn it based upon arbitrary enforcement. :D