We all came here for different reasons, some of us were forced here, some came willingly for a fresh start. This negativity is killing us however. I have been called a SJW, but honestly, nothing in my history besides my support of mods has shown any SJW tendencies. But that attack works, I am an evil SJW, and so downvoting me is the only option. It is not, I am not. I just want us to think rationally about things, which I think is the step that is missing lately, we have been so quick to jump on people that we have not thought of ways to get through our issues, or figuring out what are none issues.
We haven't did this though, instead we have did this dance, were older users, who have been here from the start supporting Voat, have been accused of being SJWers, getting downvoted, coming back with logic, and downvoted again. Some of these users have been here from day one, some have helped with Voat development. I gotta say if I was them, I would be pretty frustrated if I had a bunch of users saying that I wasn't in for the good of voat, and getting downvoted because they do not support witchhunts.
I have been here for 4 months on my main account, and I have seen this place grow, and with that growth, growing pains. But I have never seen anything quite like the last few days, and that hurts my soul. There seems to be a group of users that will not stop until this site is a burning wasteland of what it once was. And these users have gained support and respect, mainly by downvoting all users critical of them, and by using the fear of Social Justice Warriors to strike fear in the hearts of the daily user.
I can only hope that we as a community can use reason and facts, instead of fear and bad tactics. As a 20 something year old white male who takes part in the occasional FPH post, it is quite confusing when I am on the side labeled SJW.
I hope you are all having a nice morning, sadly, I am not, my soul hurts for you Voat, I want us to be better than what we have been showing the last few days