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[–] scandalous-goat 0 points 43 points (+43|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Nothing stops them from anything, like every websites. On the other hand, the admins rarely interfere with the communities, except if you break the rules or if you moderate like an asshole in a system (default) sub.

edit: there's no guaranty that they won't be beaten with a pipe, though.

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[–] pzer0 [S] 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Isn't that how reddit used to be? I mean, I have only been REALLY into reddit for maybe 5 years, but as I understand like 7-8 years ago it was really pro-free speech.

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[–] watch_listed 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

The reason you're looking for is "monetization." Voat is likely a long ways off from that particular temptation while the other site is deep into the process. Since nobody's trying to clean things up here to make money, there's no reason to worry about whether or not this place screens off content that is generally considered offensive or objectionable into hidden away internet ghettos.

If you want to help keep it that way, donate to the site or buy an ad to help cover operating costs.

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[–] 19-80-4 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When you get dat sweet Benjamins, you learn where your bread is buttered. Yeah, just slide that butter right in'between the cheeks yeahh dasit mane

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

oh yeah they were into that, they fought some nasty bills even iirc, hell i remember /r/politics being pro-Ron Paul

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[–] TheTrigger 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Dude, it is the cycle of life of the internet. Voat, too, will become shit, in time. For now, it's the place to be. Enjoy it while it lasts, and try to be one of the first to jump to the next place, when it comes.

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[–] PizzaPedoPeople 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

False.

There's actually a better way, and it's the same way that torrents are uncensorable: doing it peer-to-peer.

Steemit posts, comments and upvotes are written to the Steem blockchain so they are PERMANENT.

There's no way to censor over there, so I think it's best to move the community over to a platform where it's technically impossible to censor rather than a "oh they wouldn't do that!" protection model.

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

I agree that a distributed system would be better. On the other hand, no way I'm giving a phone number to steemit, that Personally Identifiable Information and I'm not trusting them with it.

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

I tried joining there earlier. It kept freezing up on me.

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[–] l23r 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Did they even get involved during Shegate or was the issue solved entirely with community moderation/trolling? I think that Voat users are good at weeding out actual bullshit, while permitting shit they might not agree with (like making fun of LGBT, black, Jewish or Muslim people) because we understand from Reddit what can happen when we censor people based on feels.

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[–] frankenmine 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

The only subs to ever be banned on Voat were a handful of borderline-pedo subs for legal liability reasons. As for users, non-spammers literally never get banned.

You're good.

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

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

Literally upvoated. Welcome to your new home.

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[–] exreddituser1010 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

damn boy.. that escalated quickly. I don't think you have to amputate/rape him to make a point, but what the fuck do I know?

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[–] frankenmine 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Good luck, faggot. Let me know how far you get with any of that.

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[–] 6891184? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Technically, there was also at least one spammer subverse that was banned (the MH101 "debate my shitty webcam" subverse), possibly a few others in recent days.

But definitely not any of the "controversial" subverses that Reddit has banned over the past few months.

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

reddit refugee here (first wave of sub bans). we're doing good, our NeoFAG page is almost back to reddit level subscribers, so build it and they will come. only annoying thing is the constant outages on VOAT, but you'll get used to it and they're normally brief.

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

Reddit is dead.

Spez must be connected to the pedo ring.

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

You give "him" too much credit, if anything he is connected to it as former pizza, but considering his small dick and non existant balls I say he is still being reached around like a joint at those parties.

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

Aaron Schwartz was the only reason reddit was any good, to begin with. If he wasn't involved, back then, then it would have always been that way— right from the get-go. Is it any wonder that he's the only one that got suicided?

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

Who is spez? Kept seeing that name. Sorry I was a newb over on Reddit and now one here.

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

He is the founder of reddit

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[–] pizzaprincess69 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

spez is a cannibal so it should not be a surprise that he fucks babies either.

rense is 50% bullshit but this is starting to look true.

rense.com/general95/swartz.html

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

Well all of the higher up admins are goons, so I wouldn't put it past them. Here is an old, long explanation of a goon Goons now inhabit the SomethingAwful forums where they trade CP, and participate in money laundering through EVE online. In order to stay private they charge 10$ to visit their forum. That tech guy that worked for Killary that went to plebbit asking how to wipe Email servers was a goon, and afterwards the owner of the SA forums tried to wipe everything related to him, then turned over false evidence to the FBI claiming he didn't have a second still active account. With any luck we will see about 8,000 of the top SJW's prosecuted in a RICO case if Killary goes down for this pedo shit since all of them have their credit cards attached to the site. Yes the prosecutors were made aware, anons made sure to spam them with information. So I reiterate, I would not be in the least bit surprised to find out if the plebbit admins and current site owner are involved in pizzagate somehow.

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[–] Pllatinum 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

@Atko literally just made this a featured sub. Why? Voat. That's why.

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[–] vuke69 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Quit guzzling his cum and donate so this place can stay afloat with the new influx of redfugees.

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[–] grlldcheese 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Sup, bitches.

A bunch of reddit came here along the way. It's not perfect, but the powermod bullshit isn't the problem here. That's good enough for me.

We'll see how they fuck with us this time.

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

I eat shills for breakfast; pretty sure I'm not the only one. As long as we remain vigilant and adapt to their sneaky ways, we'll be good. It's when those twits get mod powers that the real battle starts.

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[–] the_magic_man 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

It also means that alternative views to the voat hive mind are silenced easy.

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

It's a never ending struggle. We should be working on a decentralized system where people censor what they want themselves. At some point the Feds will show up.

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

I don't think it will be the feds as much as it will be frivolous lawsuits and whatnot launched against Voat.

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[–] 6890830? 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

We've had subverses like v/niggers, v/fatpeoplehate, and v/coontown running here pretty smoothly for several months now. The only incident of real note that has happened with those subverses is "the moderators of v/niggers tried to censor their own community into silence, and both the Voat users and our two admins {yes, we only have two admins here. Their account names are Atko and PuttItOut, and in my experience interacting with them here, they have been great people} responded by rejecting the moderators' behavior and kicking the mods out".

Basically every other time that a default subverse (one with @system as a moderator) or a "big" subverse (one with over 1,000 subscribers) has gotten a ban-happy moderator, the community has given the mod a short time to explain and/or apologize for their actions, and if they tried to put the blame elsewhere or silence their critics, they were removed from their position.

This is not the "final refuge" (Voat was created by Atko when r/technology started blocking any posts mentioning "Tesla", back when the company was still fairly closely tied to the "bastion of free speech" title), but at this moment, it is a safe resting place. Most of us are prepared to move on to the next platform if this one falls to censorship, but so far, that hasn't really happened, so we are currently staying here and making the best of our current situation.

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

Thanks for all the info.

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

Nothing would absolutely prevent them but hear this. Atko is deeply anti-racist, yet is willing to host Voat. He's no stranger to hosting what he doesn't like.

Also, why would he hate pizzagate. The only time he has ever censored something it was in response to the open practice of posting underage nude content. He would be aligned with hosting pizzagate. Despite being aligned with pizzagate he was still willing to host that other content for quite a while under the virtue of "ban nothing."

Here is your real guarantee. Archive. We not only lost reddit as a place to discuss pizzagate. We lost the record we developed. That record even if all of us quit investigating would be damning to them forever if the reddit page didn't go blank.

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