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[–] 12650539? 7 points 14 points (+21|-7) ago 

But saying you're going to do something (something this simple) and then just not doing it rubs me the wrong way.

Shortly after that announcement preview testing began, which kept Putt thoroughly occupied for several months. In addition to that, Voat was hit with its largest DDOS attack ever, which lasted months. That was also a major distraction. The Port work plus the DDOS threw off whatever plans Putt had for regular updates, I suspect. SHTF, in other words. I wouldn't be any more worked up about the GOAT statements stopping than I would be for anything else. It all boils down to time.

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[–] VicariousJambi [S] 4 points 12 points (+16|-4) ago 

And it takes 5 mins to say "hey guys I'm alive and well how are you?"

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[–] IGiveZeroFucks 3 points 10 points (+13|-3) ago 

Apparently he is literally the busiest man in the world and 5 minutes is too much time to spare. Also his keyboard broke and every store in town has been out of stock for months.

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[–] 12650572? 6 points 4 points (+10|-6) ago 

What do you think this is? Or must it be an announcement, so hundreds of people can hound him about making an announcement and saying nothing at all?

None of the people who think "if only he would just do this" understand that there is no just anything with respect to running this website.

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[–] NotHereForPizza 3 points 8 points (+11|-3) ago 

I suspect.

Is THE problem here. You don't actually know anything, you're just making unsubstantiated claims. Have you ever been in direct contact with Putt? Even then, what reason do we have to believe at this point, that putt's personality hasn't this whole time been a ruse, and atko stepped up to simply keep the goats in the fence, if you will.

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[–] 12651035? 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

You admit that I am only speculating but then accuse me of making unsubstantiated claims. All knowledge claims I make I can back up with evidence. Everything else is speculation, and is often stated as such.

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[–] 1HepCat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Agreed. People have intentions that go unfulfilled all the time, especially after nobody complains the first 10 months. ~"Oops I forgot about those GOAT updates I said I was going to do. Oh well, doesn't seem like anyone missed 'em anyway."

The silence around the recent outage is certainly more interesting but even then the simplest explanation is that Putt has his payout and can hardly be bothered to pay attention to the site any longer. What are you gonna do? Sue WhoisGuard in a Panamanian court over your Bitcoin donation? The site is still technically running 90% of the year.

EDIT: Putt apparently doesn't draw a well earned salary from voat. That's a pretty explanatory factor for why he might feel drained by voat rather than energized. In retrospect, this comment comes off as less appreciative than it should, although, I was cognizant of my own set of under-completed projects and meant pretty much the same thing as being burnt out.

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[–] 12651153? 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

especially after nobody complains the first 10 months. ~"Oops I forgot about those GOAT updates I said I was going to do. Oh well, doesn't seem like anyone missed 'em anyway."

I really love it when I run into people who still have basic competence. Thank you, 1HepCat, thank you for that.

The silence around the recent outage is certainly more interesting

Any number of explanations could be applied to this. All we can do is speculate, and speculating and asking questions is all fine. It's when people decide to come to conclusions and make knowledge claims that things get messy. You see userbases divided and myths accepted as facts. All we can do is wait and see, and if we have to wait too long, individuals can choose to leave.

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[–] 12651127? 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago  (edited ago)

The logic and reasoning you're putting forth is simply not a good enough excuse. Period. That you seem to be satisfied with so little substance is an oddity in and of itself

What about my comments gives you the impression I'm satisfied? I'm certainly not pleased that I have to continuously explain basic administrative processes to adults because they have no memory.

The rest of your comment concerns itself with the "muh five minutes" "argument", to which I will point you here

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[–] PuttitoutIsGone 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago  (edited ago)

Yup....if you try to look further into it...you're an idiot or a shill.