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[–] Conde_Nast 1 points 30 points (+31|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I called it out 3 times yesterday that we were being raided. 2 year old Amy Schumer "story" gets 100 upvoats in a couple hours and another celeb bullshit article gets the same treatment then we get that Trump/Saudi Arabia bullshit this morning. If Putitout was looking for an organized ring of manipulators to ban I would be looking at those 3 topics.

EDIT: And I just want to add that I see a lot of these same tactics on T_D 4/8 chan etc. Shills calling regular voat users shills, finger pointing to derail the topic of conversation and in general creating arguments to demotivate people from reading the comments. Combine this with Putit implying that sanegoat is a team of people and not just 1 person and you got you answer as to whats actually going on here.

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[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

It definitely seems like there is a coordinated attempt to deceive, distract and discredit us. I think we have wolves mixed in with the useful idiots flooding the site.

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[–] Grifter42 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

A lot of it has to do with Soapboxbanhammer. They're like the SRS of Voat, and they're corrupt as a barrel of horse piss.

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

DHS Fusion centers are the modern incarnation of the phoenix program.

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

The whole discord hysteria was likely a part of this too. If you look at the account that posted about the discord you will see that it is an impostor account with the lowercase "L" in @Sound_of_Silence being changed to an uppercase "i". It got a ton of upvoats initially which brought it to the front page. Then when people like @Womb_Raider called out OP for being an impersonator, they would get downvoated. See here: https://voat.co/v/whatever/1856839/9092482#9092482

I also made a thread about the situation: https://voat.co/v/whatever/1858409

There's highly suspicious stuff happening around voat lately.

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

There's no reason to trust any discord, it's leaky with IPs, and it has voice chat. The entire program is just a fucking dox machine.

If someone had good intentions, they'd just make an IRC.

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

then we get that Trump/Saudi Arabia bullshit this morning

And what about that is bullshit? What's untrue?

That he left saudi out of the failed travel ban??? The he's visiting the saudi king and not the other way around? That he's going to be giving them 100billion in fucking weapons? What? Which part of that is bullshit? And which part of it is you can't handle getting bad news?

I voted for Trump...That's one thing. You wanna suck the saudi kings cum out of his ass. That's your fucking deal pal. I cuck for no man...You wanna Cuck out for trump. Go for it. God emperor! and MAGA! as he fucks your wife all you want buddy. I intend on calling out his bullshit same as I did Clintons bullshit.

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

It was a misleading article that had inaccuracies when 99.9% of the time any kind of story like that which gets a pile of upvoats is bulletproof.

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

It's not only liberal topics. A few days ago someone got on the front page by failing Haitian history in a way that fit the narrative.

(For the record, Haiti was majority black. This was because the economy of the French colony was based on huge slave-worked sugarcane plantations. The badly-treated slaves organized a revolt and won because of their numbers. But well, I suppose this version doesn't fit the anti-abolitionist viewpoint. The true white error in Haiti was setting up the slave system in the first place.)

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

I have been browsing Voat for over two years. It was not this bad until the last ~2 months. This week in particular has been terrible. Something's going on and whether its just new users or vote manipulation, it needs to stop.

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

It started after reddit banned /r/alright about 2 months ago.

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

Voat has become much more relevant and will continue to do so as time goes on. As such external attacks, shills, marketing groups, and similar will only increase.

The only solution i see is paid full time moderators.

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[–] sionblade22 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

confirmation bias my cock in your mouth

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[–] elitch2 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

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

Always a good suggestion and I try to browse new whenever I can. Prevention is the best medicine :)

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[–] Goathole 5 points 9 points (+14|-5) ago 

Can we please get a SCP requirement for upvoting already?

That will just encourage shit posting and a collective cuck of fucks upvoting each other to gain points. You're addressing the symptom and not the cause.

We all know that redditurds can't live without their precious intanetz poynts so you have to hit them where it hurts, increase the CCP to 200 or 250. There is no way anyone with a limited attention span will submit to that.

Source: I deleted my account a few months ago, it took maybe, maybe a week to upvote/downvote.

Besides, you invited them all here. I know because I was at reddit when you did it. "Come to voat fer sum free speech!", "I'm going to voat where they don't ban!" etc etc.

Faggot.

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[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

They can't upvote each other if they can't upvote. The downvote requirement has worked pretty well so far, after all.

Just to make sure we're on the same page, you were refering to other Voaters when you commented that "you invited them here" right? Because I personally never did.

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

You know what we need? We need a voat for redditors, one that's equal to our voat but not the same. Like their own voat but different. Maybe we can let them come to the real voat after awhile, you know sort of as voaters but just not to the point where they can cause harm. Maybe limit them somehow? Why not let their vote count 3 out of 5 times or something? But they cannot use our chat! NO. They'll have to create their own chat. And I don't want them in my subverse either, we'll take care of them if they try to move in.

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[–] p0ssum 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago 

I can assure you there already are upvoating restrictions in place. I can only upvoat 10 times a day.

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[–] Fenrirwulf 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

I upvoated this without checking the validity of other front page posts because it just felt right to me.

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

I won't argue that that doesn't happen, but it's been happening a lot more lately, with obviously fake headlines. Voat has always had a culture which took pride in at least glancing at the things they upvote.

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

I would argue, as someone who has been here a while, but generally has views that do not align with the general consensus on voat, that it is happening just as much, simply with things you disagree with, and therefore notice.

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

And thus became voat another echo chamber.

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

Some weird ass astroturfing going on

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[–] RightHandOfTheGoat [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

I vote for this to be a new account requirement >:)

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