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[–] NeedleStack 2 points 49 points (+51|-2) ago 

Thanks for this. Please forgive my large amount of text below but I have to get this off my chest.

I came from reddit almost 3 years ago precisely because they started censoring/banning subs and fired Victoria for no good reason. I was never a fatpeoplehate or Niggers subscriber but I was disgusted at reddit's actions so I left and came here.

I feel like anyone who stayed there since then, knowing about the censorious activity that kept happening, were therefore complicit.

More subs got banned and we got more and more waves of refugees every few months. Refugees who didn't seem to mind the previous bans.

The longer the reddit banning has gone on, the less sympathetic I have become to users who chose to stay there because all those previous bans didn't personally affect them. Their excuses are endless. "I didn't come to voat because the subs I like aren't very active here" is one. So fucking make it active here, asshole!

I once read a comment from a DeepFakes refugee where he said he didn't care when those first subs 3 years ago got banned because they were "toxic" anyway. I wouldn't be surprised if this attitude is shared by some our most recent newcomers as well.

I'm not going to be hostile toward any of the new guys but honestly? They can get fucked for staying on reddit for so long if they knew what censorship was going on. Some guys from this recent wave have said they never heard of voat before yesterday so ok, they have a bit of a pass. But overall? Fuck. That.

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

I came at the same time for the same reason. I never once visited FPH on reddit, but actually started posting for a bit on FPH here simply because I was so pissed off at reddit.

Same.

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

Here, here. Needle... One of my favorite goats. Agree with the whole thing.

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

Look at the comment above your's Needle: https://voat.co/v/whatever/2460132/12256069

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

That perfectly illustrates my point. "Censorship elsewhere on reddit? La la la la, I can't hear you! I'm just here for my particular hobby!". It's not like voat hasn't always had a healthy gun population/culture anyone could have quickly adopted to and enjoyed.

Staying on reddit in light of the censorship is a political statement no matter how you frame it.

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

Here for the exact same reason, how disappointed where you when the reddit blackout lasted less than a day, spineless cowards.

I have to say I agree with you on everything. Except, so many people wear blinders to what is going on around them, this isn't an excuse per say, but an explanation of why some people stayed. Hell, plenty of people use these forums in a very tunnel vision like manner, where they ONLY go to subs that interest them and see nothing else.

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[–] CheeseboogersGhost 2 points 14 points (+16|-2) ago  (edited ago)

oy vey don't be yourselves now that new people are here. Be fake and kiss their asses oy vey. Turn the other cheek, goyim

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

Refugee here - fuck my feelings. Its a slippery slope to absolute bullshit if you try to not offend anyone.

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

another refugee, agree with you man

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[–] MAGAbitches654 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Niggerfaggot kike

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

Took me to long to get to your comment.. good job take the up voat and fuck the nigger kikes faggot queerbait niggers... keep voat alive

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

I have definitely seen a huge upswing in downvoats on threads about nigs and lampshades.

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

Don't worry about us gun dudes. We are pretty pissed and many of us were members of /r/weekendgunnit.

We can & should take it if this is how the website was before we got here.

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

Did that sub get the ax too?

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

Nope. Which is hilarious. They weren't selling anything so I believe that's the logic.

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

Not yet but ..We have removed a bunch of joke firearm sale posts. Dont post that kind of shit. Going forward we will not only remove, but ban offenders.

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[–] KG7DHL 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I just got done reading a post in one of the /r Ham Radio subs that said, I shit you not, "It doesn't affect us, so i don't care".

Welp.... Given it is my staunch 2A support that landed me here, I am pretty sure I can abide your staunch 1A, without batting an eye. After all, if I complain about your 1A, while standing on my 2A high ground.... doesn't that make me a wee bit hypocritical?

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[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I am of mixed opinion - many of these refugees are of a higher quality than the usual lot - not that I will apologize for any adverse behavior - I simply do not expect to see a lot of it in the first place.

A lot of people go to Reddit because Reddit is the biggest, and they are unaware of alternatives, and in many cases they have not realized how important an issue freedom of speech really is. Kicked out for unjust reasons, now perhaps they consider the issue in a different light. I'll not hold that initial lack of awareness against them.

On the other hand, now that they ARE unquestionably aware, there are no longer any excuses.

Do not censor - stand on your own two feet.

Let the strength of your own words carry the day.

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

One of those assholes from the cancer site. I honestly didn't know this place existed or I would have been here sooner. Got on last night and won't be back to the other. Why would I? Voat is, ummm, different but I dig it man.

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

How's it different? Goats don't have much eddit perspective anymore.

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

Nice try Mr Trudeau

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