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[–] PuttItOut 5 points 181 points (+186|-5) ago 

Problem is I don't have the time manage Voat as a business. I'd think that just keeping it up and running (mostly) would satisfy users but people always want more from me.

It's like people think I have nothing but Voat in my life and I'm just flat out neglecting it.

I can't do enough to satisfy this community.

Plus I'm burned out big time. I'd invite anyone to put the amount of hours I've put into Voat over more than THREE YEARS, not ever getting paid for a single one, writing a massive ground breaking framework to give the community a new voice (BY MYSELF), only to be met with an onslaught of criticism and anger and then to treat Voat as a priority.

It's not a conspiracy. It's rather simple.

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[–] MinorLeakage 2 points 76 points (+78|-2) ago 

We are worried about you... The criticism and anger comes mostly from fear that we have already lost you and Voat. There is nothing else like Voat that exists. We need you a lot more than you need us.

I said this recently, but you should br extremely proud of what you have built here. You are actually DOING something to fight back against the evils in this world who want to divide us. Please just remember that we're only human, and some people are only here to tear you down.

We will absolutely support you. We absolutely will do whatever it takew to help you and save this place. You just have to communicate with us. We are scared, and lacking leadership. You are the only goat we all trust.

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[–] 12651244? 6 points 29 points (+35|-6) ago 

We need you a lot more than you need us.

You'd think the userbase would offer him support and respect instead of hatred and accusations if people actually understood this.

Please just remember that we're only human, and some people are only here to tear you down.

It is my view that the dedicated group that has been here for years with the explicit purpose of destroying Voat primarily by attacking the administration have finally managed to succeed by taking advantage of the recent events (Putt's time away from Voat couple with the downtime) in order to turn the non-shill userbase against Putt as well. The effects of this success of theirs will echo through whatever remains of Voat's history if something is not done to actually support Putt through these times.

You are the only goat we all trust

Except the shills have turned half of the userbase against him so that isn't even true anymore. Great encouragement to keep working hard, eh?

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[–] digitalentity1497 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Ditto, man.

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

I think you should make a few comments to argue with the concern trolls, letting other users see through their bullshit dramas.

Edit: I meant when concern trolls post new submissions.

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[–] SChalice 15 points -11 points (+4|-15) ago 

We are worried about you

Who the fuck is we? You speak for everyone? You are schizophrenic? You are the leader of the free world?

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[–] VicariousJambi [S] 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago 

Well I can't say I was really expecting a reply from the man himself, so thanks for that.

Problem is I don't have the time manage Voat as a business.

I'm well aware you have a full time job. I'm not really asking for anything other than a monthly update like you said you wanted to do. And a way to donate I guess.

I'd think that just keeping it up and running (mostly) would satisfy users but people always want more from me

Again, I'm just looking for updates, even it's just "sorry I haven't been able to do much this month, works been killing me" I don't know whats going on with my favorite website. We're still not sure about funds, and quite frankly this is a very controversial website that a lot of people would love to be shut down. We all know money talks, and if I could help out with that I would. I know you said that you wanted to add some way for us to donate, and I'd love to do that.

Plus I'm burned out big time.

I realize that you put a lot of your free time into this website. If there was anything I could do to help I would, but I don't know anything about programming and all of that. I know a very long time ago I designed some little stainless steel sheet metal keychains, and another user was going to cut/sell them, but that never went anywhere unfortunately.

not ever getting paid for a single one

You know we're willing to pay you. I myself wanted to buy some shirts and donate but I think I missed out when the credit card operator was still up. I'd like to donate but theres no real option to.

Cheers

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

Meh, I don't see it as the proposal went nowhere but just got placed on the back burner. Putt was very interested before the payment processor shat on us.

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

Dearest lovely, Putt,

For whatever reason, at this point in history, instead of just a guy that writes code, you have become one man holding back the darkness. You didn't ask for this burden and it is honestly more than most people can bare.

But what you do is not for naught. They attack you because they know they cannot win unless they convince you to stop playing.

There are few men left with courage and principles. I want to see you get through this.

Most importantly, we can't help your burden if you never tell us what you need and how much it cost. If you asked it of us, we would send you on a vacation today. Bots could automate announcements and updates. We could research payment processors for you. You could even give us a proper scolding for being shitheads if that is what you need.

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[–] 12652763? 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Great comment. We all want to help Putt in this most crucial of fights, but we need to know how.

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

I wish we could just put up a Patreon or something and get you a salary. I'd paypig a few $$ a month.

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