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[–] mamwad 1 point 74 points (+75|-1) ago 

Well, in @atko's defence, we are a bunch of whiny faggots.

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[–] Norge 4 points 16 points (+20|-4) ago 

Faggot stay back in SBBH, you're not supposed to be outside your cage

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

Preach, man.

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[–] nomerasques [S] 1 point 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Yes but that is to be expected. You cannot expect 10000-50000 people and no problems.

You just have to know how to deal with this stuff.

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

In the end, he's going to do what he thinks is right for himself. I can't fault him for that.

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[–] nomerasques [S] 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

Exactly this too. Thank you.

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[–] rhava 6 points 8 points (+14|-6) ago 

exactly right, If i had this kind of opportunity you better hope that I'd jump at it. This is pathetic, this was a chance for real change in one of the most vital places in the WORLD for free true reporting on news. Now it's a side project infested with racist morons, who think all the problems in the world can be blamed on a disenfranchised people.

Half the people in the world don't understand the basics of using their own mind, and now because of mismanagement and lack of foresight into political shenanigans we have a wounded beast instead of a go for the throat news amalgamator. I wish we could have a site with a IQ test or something I would love to have an debate with someone who knows what a fallacy is how to think objectively and big picture, and be able to have their mind changed through logic and evidence, but instead I have to deal with on a daily basis posts about how its all the niggers fault and we should kill all the refugees that are fleeing for their lives instead of thinking of a more civil approach. its really sick.

I hope for a voat that can shuck off the retards, but I fear that I will have to instead go to the sub-verses where free thought still reins even if as a glimmer. Reddit is dead I can see that much, but I don't have any other option at this point, but to fight these cretins.

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

If we had IQ tests you would fail and 80% of the /v/niggers crowd would pass. You sound like a brainwashed leftist idiot.

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

I look forward to seeing your version of Voat so you can show him how it's done.

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[–] toats 1 point 24 points (+25|-1) ago 

How are you reading that in his post? All I see is him saying that he hasn't been active because he needs to work to, you know, continue living. Since he's working he doesn't have much time to devote to voat, nor does he have time to acknowledge donations (because people want recognition for donating).

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[–] nomerasques [S] 13 points 5 points (+18|-13) ago 

Here, have this oportunity to be a millionare. What's that? You can't take it because you are too busy working to make end's meet? Oh sorry I bothered you, I will go elsewhere.

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[–] toats 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

Ah, but the community will eviscerate him if he 'sells out' and anything changes as a result.

Additionally, the opportunity is far from a sure thing. Monetizing a site like this will drive away users unless it's done in a way that the community approves of, and what the community approves of may not even be a viable income stream.

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[–] p0ssum 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Here, have this oportunity to be a millionare

Or you know, continue your silly education.

Not everyone is focused solely on money.

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[–] m4tthew 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Isn't Reddit's problem that they can't find a way to monetize the site without completely betraying what it stood for? If the options are rich Akto & reddit clone or working Atko & open voat I would choose the latter.

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

I will gladly donate to this site and I don't care if I get recognized or not.

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[–] DietCokehead1 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Years from now, he's going to look back on this decision with great regret.

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[–] DietCokehead1 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

and he's complaining about needing to pay off dem student loanz...

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[–] antiplebbitor 1 point 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

mentally cues up that guy from Apple who got bought out in Woz's garage - whose name I cannot even remember.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 3 points 14 points (+17|-3) ago 

I kind of fear Atko will give up.

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[–] Atko 3 points 56 points (+59|-3) ago 

Nah, no worries. Nothing, and I really mean nothing gives me the strength to keep pushing forward like some sad little asshole saying "you can't do it" ;)

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

Heh heh Hot Damn!

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

OH SNAP. BIG BOSS OF THE WEBSITE ANSWERED. You done goof'd @nomerasques.

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[–] Arotaes_Forgehammer 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

So you derive strength from proving motherfuckers wrong?

@MICK I THINK I FINALLY FOUND MY LOST CLONE

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

You cant do it.

( reverse psychology in effect hopefully)

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[–] nomerasques [S] 6 points 8 points (+14|-6) ago  (edited ago)

He already gave up ten days ago, he is just now telling us. He is decent. This was just too much for him to handle, and he was unable to see the potential.

Also he is alone in this, so it¿s not easy. Also Puttitout is just more deadweight, not help, in the present circumstances.

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

So what's the future of Voat?

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

He doesn't seem to be very interested in the site.

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[–] MrPim 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I predict PuttItOut will be given day to day control. Or possibly a third party. Or the whole thing shuts down in ~6months.

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[–] Scandinavian 1 point 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I predict PuttItOut will be given day to day control.

If that happens, I and a lot of others will be out of here. As we say in my native tongue: I can feed pigs with programmers with bad social skills like Puttitout, meaning there are a million of his type.

There aren't a lot of good businessmen with community leadership flair, however. And that's what Atko needs.

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[–] Cynabuns 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Six months seems generous.

I am saddened; this really could have been something special.

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

If that does happen, Puttitout needs to get his shit together really quick.

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[–] embers 1 point 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

Typical European. Would rather work in a safe government job than take any risk whatsoever.

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

I hate to say it, but this looks like what he's saying in that post. I do not understand why he would throw his own money into a "side project" and then walk away from it. Voat has the potential to pull in more traffic than Reddit one day. Why would he throw this away to get IT qualifications? To have a nicer CV? He has struck gold and it sounds like he doesn't know what the fuck to do with it.

It can not be that hard to find a way to monetise the site without compromising the freedom of its users. This is the kind of bullshit post I would expect to see from the admins at Reddit, I did not think I would be seeing a post from Atko where we had to read between the lines instead of getting an honest statement from him about the direction of the site.

I love Voat, and I love the community here, but Atko's post is deeply troubling.

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

lack of ambition? fear? pressure from wife/girlfriend? (you know how women are regarding taking risks/doing new things)

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

I don't think it's any of those things, I just think this blew up too quickly and he has no idea how to manage it. Income should have been sorted by now, or at least something should have been partially implemented. A bigger team of volunteers should have been created to fix the site. Registration is still closed, search functions don't work, we don't have sets and there's no automod.

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

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[–] nomerasques [S] 5 points 5 points (+10|-5) ago 

There won't be one.

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[–] BustyChicksFTW 1 point 13 points (+14|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well you sure got proved wrong.

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[–] CiscoinaBox ago 

Thats how i feel about coberts show next week...

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[–] purr 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

I doubt that Atko will respond to you because you're insulting him.

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

I didn't insult anyone. I'm grateful for Voat. Still love this kind of brewing shitstorm though.

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