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I still go to Voat and am still a member but, Phuks has really siphoned the cream-of-the-crop from Voat, relative to content posting and maintaining a great board.
I was just on Voat, getting ready to post something about vile property tax laws perpetrated upon the citizens of Cook county, U. S of A and as I looked and read some posts I just said "forget it, I'll try another day."

I still go to Voat and am still a member but, Phuks has really siphoned the cream-of-the-crop from Voat, relative to content posting and maintaining a great board. I was just on Voat, getting ready to post something about vile property tax laws perpetrated upon the citizens of Cook county, U. S of A and as I looked and read some posts I just said "forget it, I'll try another day."

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[–] Justintoxicated 15 points (+15|-0)

They drive out contributors and content creators, people who went to Voat from Reddit were looking for a place to start new communities free of the old baggage/"power users"/and overly serious mods/admins who created power structures that subverted the interests of users. Voat on the other hand gave almost no power to mods/community creators and would frequently oust dedicated users if they were accused of being a "shill" or having different politics (Reddit does the same thing but is less public). I basically left after seeing good community builders get constantly harassed for no reason other than banning spammers from subs or crossing SRS A.K.A. "Protect Voat". Most of the time these community builders were the exact people Voat preached about their community supporting, community builders that would simply build new subs if the large ones got too shitty.

I could draw a comparison, Reddit is like a monarchy with fiefdoms, basically the nobles can cut your head off at any time for any reason. Voat is like post revolution communist Russia, anyone who even looks like they're trying to build a fief without consent is getting their head cut off.

[–] Owlchemy 9 points (+9|-0)

Many are fed up with Voat. I drop by just to look at the posts, but don't post myself there anymore, because it went downhill and isn't worth bothering. There still are a few good folks there trying their best, but they're way outnumbered now.

It's been an aggressive echo-chamber for a while. An anti-reddit.
A symptom of binary politics, in my opinion.
There is still good content and users to be found, but too much garbage to sift through, for me. It also has a chilling effect on reasonable discussion between opposing ideas.

[–] [Deleted] 8 points (+8|-0)

Voat has proven that its position is correct. Allow unchecked immigration, give them everything including unlimited rights (free speech in this case) and they'll turn your place into a shithole.

[–] OeeThaGreat 7 points (+8|-1)

They have literally behaved like and turned that place into what they hate.

Even FatPeopleHate is moving out.

[–] [Deleted] 2 points (+2|-0)

What?? Aren't they the ones that triggered the mass migration to voat in the first place?

[–] [Deleted] 4 points (+4|-0)

The attacks to drive away Moderates were obvious but extremely effective. Those in charge of the site disappeared until users see seemingly disingenuous statements addressing the upset Voaters.

[–] chmod 4 points (+5|-1)

Every once in a while I'll go back without signing in (I still can't delete account). I'll read the posts until I get to an anti-Semitic one and stop. I haven't gotten past the front page yet.

[–] Titus_of_Voat 3 points (+3|-0)

Phuks is great and I hardly ever visit Voat for reasons mentioned, basically it's stale. Yes, I get it, you don't like ((them)).

However Phuks hasn't grown enough to be a full replacement. While there are plenty of great posts, the comment section is rather light.

Solid posts here may not get out single digits. Phuks still has a lot of growing to do. Perhaps we have lurkers that need to become active?

[–] PMYA 3 points (+3|-0)

It's just what happens when you advertise a site as a place for free speech, unfortunately.

[–] [Deleted] 1 points (+1|-0)

Free speech is only free for so long. Theres a guy on here (ill withhold the username) who was angry because someone on voat got arrested/charged for saying 'i hate muslims so much i want to kill them with a bombing' or alomg those lines.

Do people not understand that threats are NOT free speech?

[–] [Deleted] 3 points (+3|-0) Edited

I refuse to log into voat. I havent for 1 year and a half.

Its too fucking racist for me. I cant hanfle peopke just assuming. For example, 'they wear a hijab, theyre muslim. Therefore, a terrorist and we must run.' 'They wont donate coinw to help our country. They just be a kike.' 'Oh look. Someone is uoset. Theyre a snowflake.' 'This guy on phuks wont get a job. I think its because hes a nigger'

Uuh... no. It brought out the true colors of my friends in rl who were on it and i cant stand to be in the same room eith them.

If theyre not spewing hate and racism, they are shoving their phones in my face saying 'LOOK AT THIS MUDSLIME. IS THIS OKAY? ARE THESE PEOPLE OKAY? HOW CAN YOU HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE MUSLIM, OR NIGGERS? BLACK PEOPLE ARE ALL NIGGERS.'

no. I wont tolerate that shit. Its rude, disrespectful and has no logical basis to support their claims.

I do not want any part of that and i will never support it.

[–] OeeThaGreat 4 points (+4|-0)

I could tolerate the racism and antisemitism, but at this point it has become the identity of voat and it has immersed itself into every corner of the site. It makes it unusable for anyone that doesn't agree with their beliefs and has driven away a lot of quality users in favor of shit content and constant circle jerking.

Hardy harrr Niggers and Jews and trump Hardy harr

[–] Adhdferret 2 points (+3|-1)

I go to Voat as well. AR47 is my screen name there. Someone reported me the ATF for illegal manufacturing and sales of firearms with the 80% lowers sub I started.

I was investigated and nothing happened of course because I was well within my rights. Then they even tried to implicate this place when I offered to do a give away for a AR15 jig.

Saying it was akin to a firearm. ATF agents reenforced what I already knew in that to them it isn't anything more than an intricate paperweight.

That is the people there......fucking assholes that shit on everything they can for that moment of relevance to their circle. Lol it is sad and truly fucking pathetic that your only method of enjoyment is by wasting the time of law enforcement.

Or even worse to fuck someone's life because you hate yours. It is all focused around perpetual hate. Not even dislike, but genuine hate.

I hate to say it, but I think you are correct. I've seen your posts because I remember the user-name...I personally am a "gun supporter" and gunsithing and gun collecting are brilliant hobbies, trades, passions- whatever. There seems to be a hive mind at Voat and it manifests through different people or subjects; I'm not sure what it is. I like voat, but I like Phuks lots better. It's healthier.

[–] Adhdferret 0 points (+0|-0)

https://voat.co/v/anon/2624705

This is what they find as entertainment? As if I attempted to hide it? Lol many knew who I was before I even admitted it.

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