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[–] ZenAtheist 14 points 47 points (+61|-14) ago 

I created my account here early last year, but the problems are twofold:

  1. Do I put up with the lack of content and hostile environment here for freedom of speech?

  2. Or do I put up with the censorship and ad-raping on Reddit for the content?

Like it or not, Voat just doesn't have the userbase to support the content it needs to truly compete with Reddit yet. You can circlejerk all you want about the "pussies" who "take it in the ass" on Reddit and how you're so much cooler than they are... but then when they come over from Reddit just so they can finally have some semblance of free speech, you Voat cunts group together and gangbang them with your collective disdain and limited vocabulary.

Look, I want it to work here. I fucking hate what Reddit has become. I've seen Reddit transition from the Wild West glory days of anarchy and free speech to the dickless, thought-crime, corporate whore, police state it now is. But whining like a clique of bitchy schoolgirls isn't going to ensure the magical success of your online glory hole.

So if you can manage to pull your dicks out of each other's mouths for a few minutes and maybe create an environment where people actually want to start conversations and post content, maybe the quality of your little whore house will gradually improve and we can sit back and watch Reddit die the fool's death it deserves.

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[–] 6925291? 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Yea, yall just getting hazed. Here at voat, we're nasty as fuck to new people. If you stick around its because you are willing to deal with the side effects of free speech. Don't take things too personal -- most voat arguments usually end in "live and let live" or calling each other pussy farts. You may not be used to it, but it works. Glad to have ya on board.

The top comment is awesome -- reddit refugees never fully appreciate the extent of propoganda and mindrape that occurs over on that other site till they've been here for a while.

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

I miss the days where speech and content on Reddit was as free and pugilistic as it is here. There's been a slow suffocation over there, where free thought has been smothered like a sick grandparent held down with a pillow. "Shhhhhh. Just relax. It'll be over soon, and you'll be happy and free in diversity heaven."

For the people who have only known Reddit in the last few years, all they've known is this stifling, holier than thou PC environment. They never knew anything better, and so when they come over here, I can see how they would be overwhelmed. It's a different mindset. You get used to pandering to the group on Reddit... you tailor your comments and opinions to the carrot and stick of upvotes and mod-bans, and you just get used to the warm and fuzzy safe space where reality and mean words can never touch you.

But it's refreshing to come here and just speak my mind again. It's like taking a deep breath after holding it in for too long. I don't have to worry about some speech police cuck coming along and reprimanding me for saying fuck or "promoting violence" by advocating self defense in a domestic violence situation.

I hope that there is a huge influx of reddit users who start posting their favourite content. I'd much rather be here than over there.

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[–] speedynumbers 5 points 1 points (+6|-5) ago 

There's the problem though. Free speech is great, but if you (general) are just dicks to everybody, there's not a lot of reason to want to stay.

I created an account with the whole fatpeoplehate fiasco, but I deleted it less than two weeks after. Lack of content aside, I find it's tiring when people just spam edgy 'offensive' words. It's not that I'm offended or think people shouldn't be allowed to say whatever they want, but every time something happens and I look to see what's going on here I see somebody shouting things 'nigger faggot' in random threads. Which is fine, that's their right. But it doesn't mean I want to be around that kind of negativity constantly.

I hope to hell something better than reddit comes around, but for me I just don't get that vibe from voat when I've looked at it.

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[–] AlphaWookie 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

Nice blog faggot.

Also fuck you nigger.

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[–] ZenAtheist 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Ah! And fuck you too, lesser human!

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

Was going to say nigger and faggot, but not blog. Creative shit you cuck

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[–] chrisman01 6 points 3 points (+9|-6) ago 

Do I put up with the lack of content and hostile environment here for freedom of speech?

Yeah, I'm extremely confused.

Without the refugees, you cannot deny the userbase here was extremely tiny and on the site was on the verge of death. From the posts I was seeing before I made my account, everyone was crying that Voat needed more users and it needs to be more active.

Well, they got their wish. Now the most popular opinions are the refugees are pussies, and OP's top comment above is that they're rape victims but it's their fault? (what the flying fuck, by the way)

If /r/all wasn't completely controlled right now (only /r/the_donald is talking about the events and all other posts are being deleted and/or controlled), I know which community I would rather be a part of at this rate. Deal with a large population of shills and assholes, or deal with a majority population of just assholes?

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

you cannot deny the userbase here was extremely tiny and on the site was on the verge of death.

Like fuck I cant.

Voat's been struggling with some bugs, and is not monetized the way reddit is, as such, there's nothing at all wrong with a modest userbase.

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

Because if people don't weed out the PC safespace cancer by hazing, Voat itself will turn into the same PC safespace cancer as Reddit is now.

Better to have a small userbase than to simply become, overnight, the same shit cancer, pedo-defending trash that is Reddit.

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[–] GrandpaPepe 4 points 3 points (+7|-4) ago 

Yea lack of content and people be like smh. Voat's giving me the yea I'm emo kid in high school, yea I'm unique and shit and have my opinions. But the emo kid goes home and cries because he doesn't have any friends.

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[–] By_The_Water 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago 

Out of all the replies to this thread so far, yours is the best. Look, not everyone beats off to the vast amount of outrage they can feel. Personally, I find the whole oldfag/newfag bullshit distasteful and embarrassing. Idgaf about what the mods are doing on a 'verse that's two weeks old. I'm not gonna cry because people are wrapped up in their justified anger. I'm also not gonna post about how imgur is full of Jooos and call everyone a cuck because they bring a different viewpoint.

It's ironically retarded if you jerk it to free speech and then try to shut down arguments you disagree with. "Mods a of a nondefault sub are doing what they want." Or, "People who say shit I disagree with must be bots. Burn them!" Doesn't jive with "Have your say."

Everyone here is an asshole, including me; it's just different flavors of asshole that gets the oldfag's fur standing up. The oldfags seem to forget that after The Fattening, we were the newfags and did the exact same shit.

Now, you youngsters need to keep it down and get the fuck off my lawn.

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[–] sweetholymosiah 6 points 46 points (+52|-6) ago 

They've been raped and you're blaming the victim!

[–] [deleted] 1 points 72 points (+73|-1) ago 

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[–] Bill_Murrays_Sandals 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Or if you keep getting cheated on and don't divorce Bill Clinton...

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[–] sweetholymosiah 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

But they love the attention. I know I do. :P

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

More like, if you're been raped but continue to date the rapist.

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

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[–] Rainy-Day-Dream 5 points 1 points (+6|-5) ago 

pussies like being raped it's the only time women orgasm

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[–] Superchexx 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

You must be doing it wrong, hit the gym

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[–] sweetholymosiah 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Maybe for you...
lol okay my response makes no sense

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

Exactly my story. I've only been using reddit for about a year and have had some awesome conversations with other people. Some of the content on there is truly entertaining and I wouldn't be able to find it all myself so I appreciate that aspect of it. Reddit just happened to be home to one of my favorite conversation channels (/r/conspiracy) and lately even that has become a shit hole of arrogant fucks with shit for brains. I came to voat thinking this would be a safer place for a community like /r/conspiracy but as I look around I can tell it's just a bunch of the same shit. The Voat community seems to deserve itself.

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

I have not really seen reddit as open for free speech, but I use it for a few subs that dont have anything to do with politics. Not really worried about nazi mods/admins on them.

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[–] individualin1984 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

I can see your argument, but I also see they have carried with them a precious cargo. I am willing to tolerate and teach if only for the effort they are putting into pizzagate. My concern this morning is that they brought with them people or groups with bots that are exploiting our system. Look to the posts with unusually large numbers of up and down votes.

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

Fair point, maybe you only browse a specific subreddit, but goddam; throw up the front page and it is hard to hide how shitty it is.

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[–] individualin1984 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I am not saying I am not bothered. I am just trying to give them some tolerance for the sake of their effort.

I saw a meme on v/adviceanimals yesterday on the front page... I actually physically shuddered when I saw that.

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

People with a different opinion upvoating something is exploiting the system huh? Is there any proof of bots yet?

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[–] Shekelstein6M 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yeah, look at the user submissions. One guy had 2 submissions, both of them being upvoted exactly at the same time for the same amount. No one can get 323 upvotes at the same time on the same submissions.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

You've only been a member for 16 days. What's your excuse?

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[–] Fibbideh 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

Motherfucker, judging by that account age, I believe you are projecting.

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[–] chrisman01 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

LMAO you have a very good point.

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[–] deadmanwalking1984 5 points 6 points (+11|-5) ago 

These Plebbit faggots who equate a down vote button to a composed argument of dissension. They are mostly brainwashed cuckolds beholden to globalism and Jewish Marxism. I personally don't give a fuck about anything they have to say or contribute. I am far beyond the point of trying to ignite their instincts for self-preservation. I hope they die off (with my help-God Willing) and leave the strong and sane to rebuild what they have forsaken.

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[–] B_Adder 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Wow! 4 days old and you are catching on already. You have found your home. (Insert appropriate expletive here, I am still learning)

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

I came here on my own .. all by myself. Reddit had fucking suffocated me completely. I think yer probably right dude. This flock needs a hug box. Maybe they'll have learned something along the way. But probably not.

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