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[–] Atko 0 points 422 points (+422|-0) ago 

Wow, a co-founder of Reddit knows about Voat! :D

He says we fake subscriber numbers? Yeah.. actually, no, we don't. The somewhat sad truth is, we don't fake any numbers whatsoever and I have no way to prove that other than publicly releasing dumps of Voat databases. But that he would even think that... I simply must take it as a compliment :)

I guess only time will tell ;)


[–] go1dfish [S] 0 points 77 points (+77|-0) ago 

This isn't the first time spez has noticed Voat:

kn0thing made some indirect reference about embedding youtube players as well but I can't find it.

I never felt like the numbers were were fake, but the "users here now" metric seems to be based on a longer time period than reddit and that might be what he's referring to.


[–] HP48GX 0 points 128 points (+128|-0) ago 

spez is aiming for the "no, our recent business decisions did not coerce tens of thousands of people to consider voat as an alternative to reddit" underlying meaning.


[–] Br0k3nsn0fl6k32 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

Spez is a piece of human waste so he assumes everyone else is; there's a reason kn0thing had to see a therapist before contacting him again.


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

reddit had better technology than Digg. I don't think Voat has better technology than reddit.

Ya know, aside from embedded images and videos, light and dark mode, a good mobile site, showing up and downvoats, showing individual CCP and SCP, a decent settings menu, optional profile bios (and profile pics), sub blocking (can't remember if reddit had that or not), downvoat blocking to prevent trolls, and better post sorting within your profile.

Ya know, bad technology.


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[–] CamillaBok 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

Way to go, Atko!


[–] SuperConductiveRabbi 0 points 39 points (+39|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Congrats, Atko. You run a better website than one of the co-founders of Reddit, and your site is so successful that he has to accuse you of lying for him to even understand it. On top of all that it's a side project for you! It must really eat him up.


[–] xwwarriorx 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

Oh man I never thought of that... one man's side project is eating the lunch of another man's literal life's work. Hah.


[–] xwwarriorx 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

You know you've made it when your competitor accuses you of cheating. Awesome job, thanks and please keep going!