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[–] Trigglypuff 2 points 55 points (+57|-2) ago 

There are some very serious questions that need to answered. I'm holding off making any judgements right now. There is still the possibility that something happened to Putt. However, the longer it goes without contact, the more nefarious the outage appears. For now I'm happy to wait, and I hope that Putt is okay.

But the points that you bring up are valid, and should definitely be addressed by Putt.

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[–] kneo24 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Has anyone considered that Putt is burnt out or just fighting depression? People in either of those states can and will fuck off from projects like this with little to no warning.

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

AIs don't get depressed. Putt probably just crashed and needs a reboot.

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

There is still the possibility that something happened to Putt.

So, he just happened to get into a fatal car accident or something at the exact same time that Voat was knocked offline? Seems fucky.

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[–] Trigglypuff 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

No one has heard from him in over a month. He could have been in an accident 3 weeks ago, and we are only finding out now. All I'm saying, is that I'm holding off judgement a little longer. Not indefinitely. I would like to give Putt a chance to make contact first. BUT I do have a lot of questions.

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[–] derkataIog 8 points 14 points (+22|-8) ago 

ok let's try to make this exhaustive:

  • puttitout stopped taking ad money and donations

  • by peaceseeker's account, voat ran out of money 5 months ago

  • puttitout refuses to be anywhere near transparent not just about finances, but about everything voat

  • puttitout has ignored all community requests for everything, including

  • puttitout hasn't done subverse transfer requests for over a year

  • puttitout openly lied to the userbase ('i'm gonna explain about the vote manipulation bans, i swear', 'sanegoat is a group of people and i'm banning all of them except sanegoat', 'i'm justin chastain' for the past 1.5 years.. and more)

  • puttitout banned 400+ users simply for upvoating

  • puttitout refused to ban a single user that participated in a 20,000 point downvoat brigade on me, sanegoat

  • puttitout allowed the code merges from @fuzzywords an openly transvestite openly autistic openly SJW freak that included reddit-teir soft censorship of all users (post time limits, post amount limits, comment time limits; -ccp and -scp censorship restrictions including but not limited to 10 posts/comments per 24 hours, requiring google captcha and tracking for all posting and starting of PMs...)

  • he killed chat because of SBBH manufactured drama

  • made it so voat is inaccessible beyond page 19 (except, i believe, they changed that to everything except your own comments to p99?)

  • has allowed the paid shills that took over to harass most long-term original users off of the site.

for all we know, @puttitout isn't justin chastain, but is an account run by the paid shills that took over. as, apparently is @atko as well.

their silence regarding these allegations of hostile takeover, and on literally every single topic listed above,

speaks far more volumes than i did in my voat heyday.

sincerely,

sanegoat i fucking swear.

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

He could be on holiday, he could be in hospital, he could be dead. Just because the site went down doesn't mean that he disappeared at the exact same time. He could have been gone for weeks before the site went down.

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[–] derkataIog 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago 

hey @TheUnnamedPlayer you're starting to sound like me, @sanegoatiswear. if you want to go down the rabbit hole, read all the megaposts on my profile page (top and bottom most comments and posts, from when the admins disappeared to the massive shill onslaught assaulting, harassing, and defaming anyone speaking up about the shill takeover of voat.)

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

It's going to come down to this, unfortunately.

What would the userbase of voat do if these questions are never answered?

We may be loud about it now, but unfortunately I forsee nothing changing and everyone doing the "keep calm and carry on" routine. Feels bad man.

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[–] tendiesonfloor 1 points 38 points (+39|-1) ago 

If this place wasn't a honeypot before, it sure as fuck is now.

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[–] 12538240? 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago 

The whole internet is a honeypot, really.

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

^this is the more accurate statement.

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

Obviously the DoD wanted to give us open communication out of the kindness of their hearts.

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[–] IGiveZeroFucks 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Everything you post online is already tracked and saved and they know your real identity. They don't need this site to gather data. Hello, government assholes!

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

This. Literally any data pushed through ISP's is logged and stored in a database somewhere.

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[–] Conspirator001 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hello.

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

[Deleted]

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

switch to AMD for now

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

Thats my approach as well.

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[–] Reddit_traitor 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

My only wild thought is putt just bailed and atko just hit power button on the server and said I fixed it and I don't know where put is as he reads the email from put that only says I quit.

But maybe we will find the real answer soon™

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[–] 9-11 7 points 14 points (+21|-7) ago 

The database was corrupted because some users from SBBH learned how to post submissions without a Title, they then spammed "a hundred" of these darts on the day the servers crashed. Putt being MIA was unable to hit reset switch.

https://voat.co/v/whatever/2509649

http://archive.is/bK1Su

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[–] FuggBenis 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

This has always been a limited hangout to me, but yeah, very fishy indeed. Putt better come to us with a great all-encompassing reason why this all happened, and why he wasn't here, and do this as soon as possible. If it takes a week to hear from him, it'd be very hard for us goats to believe him.

I don't necessarily care if it's a honeypot or not. If you're not already on some list somewhere, you haven't memed enough.

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

Putt better come to us with a great all-encompassing reason why this all happened

He was arrested for banging tranny prostitutes. He wasted his only call on his mom who said, "Maybe some time in jail would be good for you. You need to get your heart right with Jesus."

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

You're not being too skeptical, These are all valid, serious questions regarding the future of the site, and the safety of it's users.

I want to know what the fuck happened just as much as you do. Great Job to Atko for getting the site back up again, Seriously, But right now I'm not sure if this is the work of Atko, or (((Atko))).

Don't let this question die.

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

(((Atko)))) has always been (((atko))) this is all going exactly to plan for them and their “side project”

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[–] tzitzit 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Was Voat just sold?

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[–] Skeeterdo 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Agreed. Something fucky is going on here. I'm glad voat is back but at what cost? The disappearance of putt and lack of input is worry some.

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

I agree. I can’t post due to new account but I haven’t seen anyone mention the canary

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

Yea and sangoat was just so evil he reminded us about that shit madddd! If it wasnt for sanegoats spam of the canary no one on here would even know what the fuck that is.

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

I think the story Atko tells makes sense. Maybe Put just quit. God knows we are an ungrateful, pushy and cantankerous group of people.

My concern is that free speech was dead for a little while. Voat is the only place it exists. Freespeech is an endangered species and Voat.co is its last acceptable ecosystem.

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