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[–] AviatorPrincess 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

I've heard that statement about lurkers and commenters follow the content creators, and it was nice to see the actual math, no matter how accurate / inaccurate it may be. It's all about where the creators go, and if reddit can't hold the creators, it can't hold its userbase.

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

exactly what happened to digg. the exodus begins

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

I wasn't a part of digg, but I've heard stories. Didn't they do an appearance / function change that ended up driving people away?

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[–] 2314234234 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

and myspace

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[–] kriegerehre 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I'm an avid lurker myself, i've spent 3 years as a reddit user i rarely post or reply to comments. I will say without a doubt that i'm much happier lurking on Voat and abandoning reddit if the user base that provides content moves here. I'm part of that 99% that will follow the trend. Even if i do so earlier than most, it's really you 1% that make my life more entertaining online.

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

As a hybrid lurker/sometime commenter/creator as soon as I heard about this place I moved over. This place, it's just so much smoother, quieter (in a good way), and chill. I like it here. Feels more homey :)

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

I comment and talk to people and stuff like that. Instantly coming here, I can immediately figure out how to type, and format and change stuff, and do things like, BOLD without having to read through some thing, here I stay now.

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

It's eerie how the math works out too: 1.8% of reddit visitors have accounts, and 1.8% of redditors have signed the Pao-resign petition...looks like the content creators are already on our side.

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[–] Kiko7920 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I enjoyed this video very much. I know understand why the vocal minority might actually be very important to both reddit and voat.

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

@~1:12 it's mentioned that at the time of shooting there were 175k supporters, but the screenshot shown as this is being said shows 190k (not that it really matters... I'm guessing the person editing this didn't notice that)


OK.. not trying to be a pedant, but... you keep saying "amount" when you should be saying "number". You can't say "the amount of users".. they're not a liquid.. they're quantifiable individual units.


Uh... ok, now that I've watched the entire video, I gotta say... this entire argument is flawed because it's dependent on the assumption that it is the SAME 1% of users signing the petition as are "creating content" for the site.


I wanted to agree, but there are fundamental problems with this argument and the way it's presented.

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

Damm you came from reddit. I can tell because you know math.

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

Well yeah, obviously he's making the assumption that it's the same 1%, but it's not a completely wild assumption. It's not completely ridiculous to assume that people who contribute actively to the site might feel more enclined to take action and sign the petition. There's probably a big overlap between these two groups.

I guess we'll see if this holds any water in the coming weeks as this story unfolds.

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

You're basing your support of this on a "gut feeling"? How science-y of you.

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

The math is pretty pointless in this video, but the concept is plausible.

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

That is the video that made me check to see if voat was online

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

I like the conspiracy theory that she is just the interim CEO corporatizing the site and making it more appealing to corporate sponsors, then they will "fire" her and reddit users will rejoice and the site will be bigger than ever thinking that they won but that was the plan all along.

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

She is interim but she is also the last one. It all has to do with Venture Capital.

Suppose you are the young Reddit and you are badly in need of cash. A venture capitalist comes and offers to invest in reddit, the one condition is that you must pay the profits at the end of 10 years. There was no certainty that Reddit would turn, so the VC was taking a huge risk, not surprisingly they also make huge profits. With reddit it should be somewhere around 1000% profits.

So the VC wants the maximum return for their muney at the end of the 10 year term. This means the investment must be maxed out in value and then sold. Ohanian and co. knew that would happen and when. They knew exactly as they signed the papers 10 years ago.

Pao only enters the picture after everyone wit a bit of sense has taken their money and bailed out. She is inconsequential. Reddit is now owned by the same company that owns GQ and Bride magazine. You go figure what is in their horoscope.

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

The guy's math is a bit fuzzy. There are 163 million unique users a month. But how many unique users do we get a day? Its not as simple as just dividing 163 million by 30 days, which gives us 5.5 million. This would tell us how many unique users reddit has per day IF users only showed up once a month. We need to know how unique users show up on an average day.

If we say that 60% of reddit users show up to reddit every day, that means we have 100 million unique users a day (60% of 163 million). That means of the 100 million users who show up daily, only 100,000 signed the petition. which means only 0.1% actually signed the petition.

Another proof is that if there were 163 million unique users a month, and like the guy in the video suggest, 1.8% of the users signed the petition. if this were true, by the end of the month, there would be around 3 million signatures on the petition. (1.8% of 163 million.) Or, about 100,000 signatures petition per day. And we can clearly see that, sure, on day 1, we got 100,000 signatures. But we only got 200,000 signatures by day 4.

I'm not saying that there isn't going to be an impact on reddit, but this guy's math is very manipulative.

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

I'm not saying that there isn't going to be an impact on reddit, but this guy's math is very manipulative.

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Probably just retarded.

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

I have always said r/IAmA in my head as "I am a..."

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

Me too, why else would the "m" be lowercase

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

I thought she was being dishonest by saying that most redditors don't care as if that actually means something. Most people don't care about politics, either.

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

Most people don't care about any single thing. Everyone has different interests and things they care about.

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