Edit: Part II
I fucking like Voat
And I fucking like @puttitout.
But this vague talk of "Builders" and "Destroyers" strikes me as a thinly veiled attempt to brand some users as good and some users as bad without any sort of solid reasoning or measurable metric behind it.
What the fuck makes someone a builder anyway?
@kevdude is a builder. He exemplified wisdom and maturity while still standing up for his underlying principles. Builder!
What the fuck does that even mean? It sounds like some sort of meaningless communist platitude you give someone for standing the party line.
This all strikes me as incredibly cultish, like some users are being arbitrarily granted premium standing within the community because of their ability to line up and defend the community from outside attacks without ever questioning what is happening inside our own borders.
I still have so many questions about our 'Angel Investor', and so should you. Who is it? How is Voat being monetized? Why can't I buy an ad on Voat anymore?
There is an old adage saying that if you are not paying for a product, you are the product. I can accept this, as long as I know that I am being advertised too. But, on Voat, I'm not really being advertised to. So, what does that mean? Why would anyone invest in this?
Who in God's name could possibly have any sort of interest in buying a portion of a small, fairly right-wing, Free Speech Forum with no possibility of turning a profit in the near future?
What sort of investor would find that deal lucrative?
Ask yourself this.
Ask why some of us are 'Builders', and some of us are 'Destroyers'.
I don't get this shit, someone needs to explain all of this to me because I am retarded.
@puttitout @middle-path @middle_path @TwooPsy @8_billion_eaters @NeedleStack @bourbonexpert @sarmegahhikkitha @ExpertShitposter @atko @Chiefpacman @Nothereforpizza @womb_raider
P.S. Ban Log from yesterday. I'm sure plenty of users deserved it for Vote Manipulation, but I wish there was more transparency for this, like actual logs of what they did and what the proof is. Some of the people on that list were good Voaters, in my opinion, they may have damn well cheated, and deserve the ban. I just would like to see a more public form of evidence, rather than having them be unceremoniously gulaged in the night.
[Edit: What was the deal with that free VPN we got offered the other day directly from Putt? Does this shit not glow in the dark?