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

There isn't anything on Reddit that I can't live without, but I understand where you are coming from.

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

Same sort of view here - I'm going to keep using Reddit for stuff like /r/talesfromtechsupport, /r/HFY, /r/rational, /r/transhumanism, and /r/MechanicalKeyboards, but for general tech stuff Voat seems way better so far. At the very least, the signal/noise ratio in the comments is an order of magnitude better than that of the larger Reddit communities.