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[–] AShedOfTools 0 points 56 points (+56|-0) ago 

Just as Reddit soaked up almost all of the Digg power users when that site died, we can only hope that a Reddit alternative will come to do the same in this situation.

Welcome to the future, former Reddit power users.

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[–] vornth 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

This move feels different though. Both migrations were brought about by something that made us all go "well fuck that place" but this moves feels much more political. I really wonder if Reddit will survive this one, I have a feeling that in a couple weeks most people will forget unless something else happens to continue the momentum of users leaving.

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

Right now the front page of reddit looks like nothing at all happened. I am curious if there is any accurate info on how many actually left/deleted their accounts and other metrics.

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[–] j98 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yep, it will be way easier to criticize us that move to voat. I've already seen comments on reddit calling voaters angry neckbeards throwing a hissyfit. I don't think the migration from reddit will be as drastic as the one from digg. I wasn't around for the death of digg, but I for one will need to keep using reddit to access things, simply put, that i cant get anywhere else. The smaller communities of /r/paradoxplaza, /r/polandball, and /r/vexillology spring to mind. There are some things where it's the community that makes it great rather than the content. That said, voat should be much better for more mainstream topics like news and tech, because of the bloat of sillyness on reddit.

I think the momentum behind the anger on reddit will take a while to go away, because they 150,000 users out on their asses with the deletion of /r/fatpeoplehate have such an easy target in Pao, and hate against a person is such an easy thing to spread. Hopefully it's not just disgruntled ex redditors coming to voat though, I don't want this place to be a slightly angrier reddit 2.0.

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

there's many large communities not related to the frontpage which may not even be aware of the scandal (science communities, health and fitness communities, all the programming-related subs to name a few) not everyone browses /r/all

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

getting released? shit was going so crazy i remember it like yesterday!

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[–] PasswordIsTaco 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

I don't think Reddit will die the way Digg did. I think it'll go with what it has been for a while now: a slow trickle with occasional big chunks. This has probably been the biggest chunk (assuming people stay away from reddit and stay on voat/other sites), but there have been other migration 'chunks' as reddit has done/announced things in the past. There's entirely the possibility that most of the people will leave for the next day or two out of rage, but settle down and go back too. I hope that's not the case. I'd really like reddit to really see the consequences of their actions, but they have become such a default go-to for so many people, they might survive this fine. Habits are hard to break, especially if there's nothing else out there. There's nothing out there that has reddit's variety and numbers (yet).

As a side note, I get that this is technology, somewhat.. I just hope every sub doesn't turn into a constant barrage of reddit news ;)

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

This is exactly my problem with leaving it. There are communities within Reddit that one just cannot find elsewhere. Sometimes these communities are the largest of their kind in regards to users and amount of content. It's very hard to replace that.

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

And then you have /r/leagueoflegends.

I'd be so stoked for a subverse here that wasn't the same pile of shit on Reddit.

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

Voat can't continue to grow if its users remain connected to reddit, though. In my opinion it would've been irresponsible for me not to have deleted my reddit account and would have implicitly supported Pao and her cronies.

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[–] yxqls431 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I think just the name recognition alone will keep people going to reddit for a while, and the problems reddit is currently facing aren't really affecting a lot of these smaller, unique communities that have found their place on reddit, at least thus far.

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

Yes, I can't live without ecr_eu, nothing else.

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

I think another reason Reddit will not die overnight is that it still looks and behaves exactly the same for tons of users. Digg totally changed the way every user interacted with the site and how their content was presented. That made it really easy to abandon ship immediately. Even if you wanted to go back to Digg, you really couldn't. And even if you stayed at Digg, you had to move on to something new anyway.

Reddit is just becoming less transparent, while manipulating or controlling presented content in way now that goes against what a lot of users thought was a core value of the site. But if you go to Reddit right now, it still looks the same. There is so much of the site that is still unaffected by the new direction. If you only went to /r/toolband, for example, you would not give a shit about what is going on right now because you wouldn't even notice it. Digg made it impossible to ignore the change. With Reddit, all the change is out of sight for a large majority, making it easy to ignore or forget. So people will still end up going to Reddit, and Reddit will not be Digg 2. But I do think people will leave in small batches, as individual incidents push them over the shit-line. I am phasing it out quickly, but I know will end up checking in on certain subs until the communities migrate somewhere else (Hopefully to Voat). This was like the day Reddit got diagnosed with a terminal illness, not the day it died.

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

I think it's likely that the very public parts of Reddit will survive as a SJW bastion. With the (traditional) media being what it is, "The voice of the Internet" will now be able to present a very one-sided, unanimous voice... funded by gilding comment after comment in a giant SJW echo chamber.

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

Agreed. Reddits death will be long. The admins/mods will increase the cancer bit by bit, shadow ban by shadow ban,and people will just stop going to that site eventually.

Hell, there probably won't even be a mass exodus--just some people go to tumblr, some to voat etc...

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

It won't die for a long time yet, it will just be shit like r/funny if they keep chasing people off

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

RIP in peace.

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

Reddit died of internet aids.

It's so funny because we saw this happen earlier with srs. SJW's were the reason they had to make "no participation threads," it's what sjw's do. They organize and they brigade and when you do that to a big company or corporation, you can trick them into attacking themselves. These companies and corporations will bend over backwards to be as unoffensive as possible and with a bunch of people you can convince them the whole world is angry at them.

This is exactly what autoimmune diseases do; SJWs are internet aids.

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

I'm here.

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

It's where I came from too

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

Welcome

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

Everything had a sub, and I mean everything. As long as it wasn’t grossly illegal you could probably find a sub to fit whatever you were in to.

/r/RapingWomen

/r/beatingwomen2

/r/CuteFemaleCorpses

/r/KillingWomen

/r/SexyAbortions

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

thanks for the links dude, way to set the mood.

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

No problem, hope you enjoy :)

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

There in lies the problem. They banned a less offensive subreddit and left so many grossly offensive ones behind.

I'm sure they'll eventually ban all of those and the others, but where will it end? SOME subreddits should obviously not be allowed(the underage girls ones a while back for example.) Unfortunately the line they've drawn is too far over the line. They've made it clear they want a politically correct site, and in doing so they've limited so much speech. Morbidly obese people are a problem, they aren't healthy, and they're a huge burden on the healthcare system in every country because they can't control themselves. Calling that fact out should in no way be banworthy.

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

It's a hydra though, ban one of those subs and two more spring up in its place. What can you really do about it?

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

Censorship just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't seen the walls slowly crumbling. There are various moves by the reddit admins in the past which have made me question whether their philosophical allegiances align with mine, and this latest bizarre incident just really struck a chord with me. It smacks of capricious authority, and that's one thing I can't stand.

I don't want someone to dig a hole in my sandbox and tell me that's the only place I can play. If I get sand in my eyes from digging on my own, by god, it was my own damned fault. I can make that intellectual distinction on my own, thank you. If something challenges my position, good. If I don't agree, so be it. The decision should be mine alone.

I'm curious about a lot of things voat does differently. What I've seen, from in this thread learning about open mod logs, or even a built in night-mode I stumbled across... This feels nice and fresh. The furniture is clean. Good work.

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