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[–] Alias_Unknown 2 points 23 points (+25|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Alright,

puts on the tin foil hat

Conspiracy theory time.

Hecho has been inactive for quite some time now. One of the last things he posted was that the feds were in to him.

What if his activity on Voat is being used as part of the investigation/court case?

This really doesn't explain the majority of the other goings on. But some of those may also be simple coincidences.

But if there is some sort of investigation regarding Voat. I propose that this would be the best case scenario.

@Atko, I think you would really put a large portion of the communities fears to rest, if you gave some insight into what's been going on lately.

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear [S] 3 points 6 points (+9|-3) ago 

occam's razor is in your court. that theory + they went on vacation. simple enough and fits the whole bill. they're staying silent during an ongoing investigation they're party to, by a gag order.

still leaves out what's the larger picture re: voat's future, why they won't say where putt is.

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

What if putt's alt is hecho

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[–] Alias_Unknown 7 points 2 points (+9|-7) ago 

It seems like certain aspects are being blown out of proportion.

I am very taken aback by Atko's silence. In my experience he's been very chatty and forthcoming with details in regards to transparency.

Perhaps they're simply burnt out on the shit pile that Voat has become.

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[–] EdSnowden 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

@atko @puttitout can we get a tiny update?

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[–] 6168023? 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

You are the first person in this thread to actually ping PuttItOut.

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

I think we're all kind of assuming that if @puttitout didn't say anything recently, it's just better to try to ping @atko

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[–] FPSFairy 1 points 11 points (+12|-1) ago 

there's a chance a non fisa/NS letter gag has been placed

For those of us who don't know about these types of "legal" things, can you elaborate what this means/might be?

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear [S] 4 points 16 points (+20|-4) ago 

sure. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag_order#United_States

for one quick example, gag orders can be part of investigations.. they aren't limited to FISA nor NS letters..

"In the United States, a court can order parties to a case not to comment on it but has no authority to stop unrelated reporters from reporting on a case. "

"18 U.S.C. § 2705(b) (the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 / Stored Communications Act) also provides for gag orders which direct the recipient of a 18 U.S.C. § 2703(d) order to refrain from disclosing the existence of the order or the investigation."

"18 U.S.C. § 3123(d)(2) (the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986) also provides for gag orders which direct the recipient of a pen register or trap and trace device order not to disclose the existence of the pen/trap or the investigation."

and the rest through the link :)

so, gags happen for all sorts of reasons,

but they all do one thing: gag ya!

so when a place like voat has admins that go dead silent on any important subjects may well be party to or part of an investigation, even though they may not have received a NS letter or have gotten a FISA request ( i think those are the technical terms :), it's quite suspicious.

i'd rather not speculate haha as was done in the v/conspiracy original post. now i just want a friendly hi from the admins explainin' and for all this to be one big laugh and no big deal. 8D

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

Someone could always host a reddit clone on the darknet, but that comes with its own set of problems. I think we all came here with the knowledge that there was going to come a point when this site was burned... I just didn't expect it to happen so soon.

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[–] brucethemoose 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

anti-racism laws

Looks at default front page.

That could be a problem.

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[–] LlamaMan 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

To touch on your last point he did kind of post a picture and say hey look guys I'm on my motorcycle vacating...

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

Yeah this is only a side project after all and we are all the lab rats, but you knew that coming in soooo

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

American's vastly underestimate the length of a European vacation.

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[–] 6168289? 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

He and the One True Putt have been doing this on announcement posts for a while. It is just as meaningful as a warrant canary (which is not the most reliable thing itself)--however this method does exclude other types of gag orders, which SaneGoat explained.

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[–] bikergang_accountant 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

I know for a fact that warrants have been issued here. Why? Because atko sought out the authorities in relation to some CP at some point I believe. It's all fine and well that he volunteered data but usually the law wants more assurence of complience than that so they would still issue a warrent. That also consolidates the types of paper trails. Data suggesting criminal act (even if it is all the data) -> warrant -> data obtained from warrant.

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

When did this happen? I know Atko has taken a 0 tolerance stance on CP. But I never heard of that whole situation.

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