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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.


[–] 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.


[–] 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.


[–] 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


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

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