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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.


[–] 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.


[–] 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.


[–] 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


[–] 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


[–] 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.


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


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.


[–] 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.


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

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


[–] 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.