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[–] chmod [OP] 13 points (+13|-0)

I don't know if this is true. It's the internet after all.

[–] Owlchemy 17 points (+18|-1)

I don't know if it's true either, nor at this point do I care. 2 plus years as a top ten contributor, ran and built up several subs, spent an eternity working with Cynabuns to clear spam, you name, I did everything I could to be a good goat and lend a hand where I could. But for nearly the past year the site has been going steadily downhill due to administrative neglect. It was obvious to most the regulars. So I began moving away some time back, posting both here and on Voat. Then came the shutdown ... followed by atko saving the day ... and not a word to any by way of a simple, short and sweet sticky from Putt to give even a cursory explanation. So, as I say, I may lurk just to see what's happening, but my time there posting is over. I never thought the day would come when I had to say that ... but such is life ... all good things come to an end.

BTW, if I ventured a guess I'd say Voat's days are numbered and most over there don't even realize it. If Putt can't post a simple sticky ... I'm certain nothing has changed ... and it's just a matter of time till it goes down again, with no one left to save it.

[–] chmod [OP] 12 points (+12|-0)

And yet you came here a year ago AND DIDNT FUCKING TELL ME???? Just kidding.

I think this is the place I've been looking for. Too bad though, I seem to bring the lemmings with me. I did it with Voat, but I don't think I told many about this place.

[–] Owlchemy 7 points (+7|-0)

The good thing is they have active admins here, that helps.

[–] Adhdferret 8 points (+8|-0)

Well now cmod is globally banned.....don't think the original people who where admin are now. Something did happen, but peaceseeker is always there to cheer the admin on. Lol don't get how some people like that just never question a fucking thing.

I began to suspect something after the last hijacking of /niggers when that same person took over Chicago and admin never even acknowledged it.

It is why I could never admin a site like these. I don't tolerate shit and likely would just fan the flame with how I banned them all.

[–] [Deleted] 3 points (+3|-0) Edited

Supposedly, it's a pre-existing bug. Which is rather convenient.

I've noticed it on the preview site for several days now.

edit: Successfully deleted my account on the main site

[–] COFfeebreak 3 points (+3|-0)

You have always posted a great variety of informational, non-inflammatory content of general interest. Although I do like to keep abreast of current events and enjoy astute, informed political content, the level of extremism has gotten out of hand. And the level of juvenilistic discourse is boring and inept. The portion of your level of submissions is shrinking month by month and getting overwhelmed by attention-seeking, churlish prattle. I can't see my efforts at providing content there as viable for much longer. I have a large amount of information to preserve and hope it stays up long enough to retrieve it all. I am grateful you brought me here and look forward to an environment I can enjoy.

[–] Owlchemy 8 points (+8|-0)

Same here ... I've been moving stuff I want to keep from my subs over here. And yes, it used to be that you could ignore the BS and just skim by it, now it's getting impossible to go a few posts without the childish crap. I'm just tired of fight the good fight that can't be won.

[–] TheTrigger 2 points (+2|-0)

I never thought the day would come when I had to say that ... but such is life ... all good things come to an end.

*shrug* I went in to it, specifically of the mindset that there was a timer on how long it would last. In all honestly, am genuinely surprised that it made it this far. C'est la vie.

[–] registereduser 0 points (+2|-2)

all good things come to an end.

Wasn't that good to begin with.

[–] Owlchemy 4 points (+4|-0)

I met a lot of good ppl along the way. We did have some good folks. But likely also met a lot more I could've lived w/o - LOL.

[–] RiverOfStars 2 points (+2|-0)

I've seen people say that before the second big migration from Reddit twas a rather nice place.

[–] fusir 4 points (+4|-0)

If true I wonder how long ago. Things haven't been normal for quite a while.

What I want to look for is any admin level vote manipulation. I'm guessing that would be undetectable. Voat would be a good platform to false consensus on.

[–] chmod [OP] 11 points (+11|-0)

And... holy shit!

[–] PMYA 13 points (+13|-0)

Ugh. I've tried to stay neutral throughout this situation because I don't really want to be dragged into a Voat flame war and I have no horse in that race anymore, but that's just poor. It takes 5 minutes to type up an announcement to tell everyone what's going on.

[–] stillinit 3 points (+3|-0)

He opted for a childish haiku for is first response. That pissed me off more than anything... which made the alarm exponentially louder. Some voaters are eating it up with no question.

[–] OeeThaGreat 4 points (+4|-0)

For a while I stood by Putts management style, but his complete mishandling of the latest situation has been absolutely insane. I don't understand how anyone can still stand by and say that nothing is wrong.

How fucking hard would it be for him to make a fucking announcement and update the canary? Maximum of 3 minutes? Maybe he should try addressing the site issues instead of writing fucking haiku's.

[–] Adhdferret 10 points (+10|-0)

That isn't the same guy and if it is then just leave like I did.

Here is the deal. Last fundraiser they got way more than they let on and have since decided to just run it into the ground. I say their shit so letem.

I deleted my account and since have gotten multiple emails of harassment, tried to get me slandered here 3 times that I know of, and two people have attempted to get me to commit a felon by selling them a completed lower.

Oh yeah before I deleted my account I had 23 pings. Within the Anon subs.

And needlestack was right they can see who is posting in Anon because they did it to me as well.

[–] chmod [OP] 14 points (+14|-0)

I've known Justin for a while. The person responding to me today was not him.

I tried to delete my account but found I was "globally banned" - which again is something he'd never do to me.

Here's to Phuks!

[–] Adhdferret 8 points (+8|-0)

Dude I already know. The site is being kept up now for information gathering I feel. Just sick of non involvement by them. He has said we many times when referring to admin (puttitout has) yet he never said who that was when I asked him.

While back someone posted there was something like 600+ BTC in their coinbase wallet and showed the link how they knew. I don't know how that shit works so took it with a grain of salt.

If true they have well over 6m dollars usd. That makes actual sense to me as well with the entire ordeal as of late too. Or maybe he just got sick of the place, but people were trying to get me to commit felonies, then doxxing others, and just not giving a fuck in general.

Atko comes back site works and won't say a word about it? Yeah I get none of them owe us anything, but fuck me if after 3.8y of an account with multiple sub creations and an enormous amount of content I wouldn't at least be a bit more civil.

Nope didn't get shit when I asked so I said bye. Chances are they will shut down the site at some point. Or it will devolve further.

People will tell you this site is ran by sanegoatiswear and pretty sure that is bullshit as I don't think they would have been near as nice to me if that were true.

Admin here are attentive and best of all present. So have fun.

[–] Dudicles 7 points (+7|-0) Edited

This is actually consistent with the Puttitout of the last year+, from what I've seen. Petty, vindictive, and with apparently more time spent insulting people who added content/donated/helped find bugs/etc, than actually running and/or improving the site. It's why I stopped donating, didn't create another sub when I had an idea for one, and basically stopped posting to my small music sub, aside for about 1-2 times a month.

Once Atko left and Putt took over, it honestly made the original sanegoat (before his account turned into a vulgar, spamming parody of itself) theories seem more sound than ever.

*Edit: I also want to point out that most of the people mocking chmod and defending Putt are SBBHers.

[–] Enfield 2 points (+2|-0)

I'm convinced it's the same Puttitout too. His behavior has been petty, angry, and uncompromising for at least a month. He lashes out at criticism and concern rather than react with a 'thank you, I'll look into this' can-do spirit.

Sanegoat is over the top but I agree with him when it comes to his argument that SBBH in essence 'have the keys'.

The SBBH unquestioning defense says one thing to me - he gave them power and they're fighting anyone who looks at Puttitout sideways because they are basking in that power. They aren't only defending him. They're defending themselves by proxy. SBBH is here too by the way.

[–] PhunkyPlatypus 3 points (+4|-1)

Unless I'm missing some sort of covert cabal, s/SDBH is just a bunch of autistic shit posters. I can attest to that.

If that isn't the case, then I am very disappointing for not being invited to participate on the diabolical plot.

[–] OeeThaGreat 10 points (+10|-0)

He can write up a comment criticising your post, but he still hasn't updated the canary. Very odd.

[–] RobertoAnderson 1 points (+1|-0)

There is a very simple explanation as to why he can find time to shitpost but can't update the canary.
The canary is no longer valid.

[–] Nadeshda 0 points (+1|-1)

Hey OTG, dude I was there when your beautiful baby was born! (Well in spirit) I listened to your ass-cracking tunes when you were just being an awesome dad hanging with the lil one.

Seriously what does the canary or an update do to protect and nourish you and your family?

What’s sooo frightful about a site that is not micro managed to the enth degree?

Anyway I like you mate and I hope we keep in tough regardless of what goes on with peoples here or there.

Peace

[–] OeeThaGreat 2 points (+2|-0)

Something just feels weird about the recent black out and the events that followed. If Putts had made a simple announcement telling us what happened, then I wouldn't be here now. A little bit of transparency is all I'm asking for.

As for what Voat (or Phuks) has to do with my family, they aren't related at all. Places like this are just entertainment to me. It has nothing to do with my family. Yeah, I like to share my thoughts and experiences on here but at the end of the day they are two separate entities.

[–] COFfeebreak 6 points (+6|-0)

PuttItOut 12 points (+15|-3) 16 minutes ago

I could say the same thing. I thought about being nice but you are the one laying down an ultimatum. It gets old. Like you've said, it's been 3 years. Three years of people doing the same thing you are doing now.

You'll see when I have time to make a post that everything is really ok and you are over reacting based entirely on false assumptions.

The truth is no one cares what you guys post(its all public lol), there is no gag order, no conspiracies, just a site with politically incorrect memes and an upward and difficult road just to stay online.

I will miss you, but I will not kneel to you.

[–] COFfeebreak 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

I saw that too. Very strange. Looks like he's just buying more time with an excuse why he won't post. I'm getting close myself. Such disrespect to valued users who supply the content.

[–] OeeThaGreat 6 points (+6|-0)

Yup! This entire situation keeps getting worse and worse. Why would Puttitout make multiple comments eluding to an updated canary when he could just update the damn thing?

[–] COFfeebreak 6 points (+6|-0)

As I'm not interested in all these "warring factions" and what group is doing what, my only peeve is the disrespect shown. All the features and code are useless without content, and it seems the users that supply it are a really low priority to Putt. I'm trying real hard to just sit back and watch, but I don't like being shown we don't matter. No one likes to be jilted.

[–] Kal 6 points (+6|-0)

I like this place, but you all are so nice it will be tough to be my usual jerk self.

I wonder what happened. Some people say it was a video posted concerning pg that caused a gag order. Others are claiming the admins washed their hands of the site. And still others say that its all just a honeypot, and no matter where free speech goes it will be met with damnation.

I cry.

[–] Camulus 4 points (+4|-0)

Yeah I dunno man, this seems kinda weird. I'll wait for Putts explanation honestly.

[–] OeeThaGreat 4 points (+4|-0)

I can't delete my account either. It says I have been "globally banned" WTF?!?!?

[–] Dudicles 1 points (+1|-0)

I was able to delete my account just now. Not sure I wanted to, but it was the only way to test. I was heading for that point as well. I went for the total nuke and deleted everything.

So, if it's not everyone getting that error, does that mean the people getting that error have been manually banned from deleting their accounts?

[–] chmod [OP] 1 points (+1|-0)
[–] OeeThaGreat 0 points (+0|-0)

Looks like they are trying to keep user info publicly available on there. It's probably something to do with the government take over.

I'm not one to go along with conspiracy theories, but it has gotten insane over there.

Looks like I will have to start manually deleting stuff tomorrow.

[–] monoxane 4 points (+4|-0)

I've also got the "User is globally banned" banner when I try to delete, looks like they want to keep our data for something

me too- can't figure out why either. I didn't mod or belong to specific subs- I think it ha to do with handing data over, therefore for accounts are frozen.

[–] Titus_of_Voat 2 points (+2|-0)

Weird. If it was nefarious why not delete comments from view while keeping the data archived?

I've been a voat user for close to two years (under a different name of course) and for several months have been wondering what is going on with the site. I'm not in the "inner circle" or a mod or anything; nor am I a programmer that could possibly "look under the hood" so to speak. But I have had fun on the Voat- being able to vent my spleen and read some pretty interesting items has made it well worth my while. OTOH....I never quite understood the "canary" concept until just recently. Voat's canary has been mia for quite some time...and if my understanding of canary is correct, that is not a good thing. I haven't left the site yet, but I am planning to- at least for now.

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