/v/niggers users Voat. They Voat up everything racist, and downvoat everything that disagrees. Regular users do not.
They are also very engaged and comment everywhere. This greatly skews the outlook of Voat, because there really is not as many of them here as it seems.
But they are loud.
We can offset that by getting rid of the taboo against downvoating, and getting more active in the comments.
I came here during the fattening, before /v/niggers showed up. It was great. There was a definite lean to the right, but that was fine. Great debates were possible. Things did not get dark till the niggers showed up.
They are a group that is hostile, hatefull, does not respect others, and does not follow the rules. They are just like the niggers they hate. Ironic.
But I have watched them. Most stay confined to /v/niggers, for the most part. It is a relatively small group of them that spread their shit across the other sub's. But because of the apathy of regular users, that is all it takes.
I hear users complaining about how bad it has gotten, and how they plan to leave because of it. Then I look at their profile and see they didn't downvoat or do anything against it.
Free speech comes at a price. Please help me pay it. Start using your downvoat more often. Start using the upvoat more as well. The racists do. By not downvoating, you are not being polite, you are just letting them win.
They finally get a site where they can say what they want. And they use the opportunity to try and silence all other views. The hypocrisy is painful.
The moderate right, the centre, and the lefties together greatly outnumber them. If we all became more active with the voats, then the visible content would begin to represent us more accurately.
I do still see some great discussions around, so I know the potential is there. But they get derailed or shut down in many of the larger sub's. Not because /v/niggers shows up. But because everyone else just bails.
If we want Voat to succeed, then we need to work for it.
Sorry about the wall of text.