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[–] pimpboy_3billion 9 points 51 points (+60|-9) ago  (edited ago)

What the fuck ever happened to patience? You've been a member for 14 days. Have some fucking perspective.

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[–] simery 10 points 35 points (+45|-10) ago  (edited ago)

I hate answers like this.

This is a "fanboy" blind faith answer. You address none of his concerns and instead demonize him for having concerns at all. If it's so clearly apparent that we should trust the people running this site, then it should be easy to refute any points made to the contrary.

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

I wish I could upvote this more.

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[–] SpaceRosa 14 points 6 points (+20|-14) ago 

Says the member for one day.

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

In fairness, some big changes occurred recently (invite only). That being said op's post did kind of come off in an alarmist manner. This is a young site with only 2 devs (to my knowledge) essentially running the entire show. While we may not be hearing anything, it's impossible to tell how busy 2 college students running this site could be. I picture a trashed room with empty beverages everywhere, random piles of clothing littering the floor and lots and lots of clicking.

Besides there's another thread saying @atko will be posting somewhat of an announcement Monday which makes this whole discussion kind of null anyway.

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[–] 1179185? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Furthermore they have answered this shit repeatedly, if OP read back through atko's posts he would see his vision for Voat explained.

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[–] datapimps 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

Nothing that they've done strikes me as authoritarian. I think they've been doing a great job!

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[–] SpaceRosa 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Authoritarian leadership? Have you been hanging off CSW's every word? I'd be very interested to know what makes you think their leadership is even remotely close to authoritarian. They also don't have too much time, so it's not reasonable to expect information right away. Give them a break.

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[–] bleatingnonsense 1 points 27 points (+28|-1) ago 

Its been invite only for 1 freaking day. Atko replied to a PM saying they might make an announcement on monday. You do realize they are giving us their time right? You do realize the site's been attacked for 2 weeks? Can we all take a chill pill with the stupid FREE SPEECH FREE SPEECH FREE INTERNET dumbass rhetoric for 2 seconds?

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

While I agree with your call for patience, I cannot in good faith leave without down voting you for hating my freedom commie.

Can we all take a chill pill with the stupid FREE SPEECH FREE SPEECH FREE INTERNET dumbass rhetoric for 2 seconds?

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

lol. But my point is your freedom of speech is not threatened capitalist scum!. Its a big circlejerk cause "we're all mad at evil reddit for censoring, and dont you dare do it too".

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

It's their site, and they are the ones dealing with legalities and running the site, not to mention paying for it. I will echo another poster on another thread. If you want a open transparent site devoid of censorship, lay out your own money and create it. I am grateful that @Atko and @PutItOutt have this site for us to participate in, and I am more than willing to observe the site's constraints.

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[–] b0ard2death 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

To add to that, isn't Atko a college student as well? This was just a project that suddenly became a full time career, and he may be balancing classes right now as well, not sure, but it's possible.

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

Atko graduated a while ago. He commented about it in this post.

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[–] wolflink009 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago  (edited ago)

An ama would be nice but your veiw on reality here is a little warped. Nothing about Voat is authoritarian. At least provide examples if you are going to make a claim.

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[–] l23r 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

They don't let people talk about how they want to fornicate with toddlers. How cruel! /s

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[–] mukt 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

First of all, emergency measures should not be seen as authoritarian ones.
Secondly, last update by /u/Atko on /v/announcements was 6 days ago (Check it. It did sound like emergency). I am fine if he is updating me with one announcement every week, till voat sufficiently stabilizes.
Thirdly, I have been here long enough to see & understand that none of the measures Voat has taken is stifling sharing of information. These measures seem similar to the one's I'd hypothetically take if my hypothetical website was hypothetically under same strain & attacks. Put yourself in their shoes (at least try genuinely), and you'd understand things better.
Finally, Voat is still in alpha. No matter how much it appears to be so, Voat is still not a finished/polished service. Expect changes in the stable version.

EDIT: Grammar.

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[–] roboticon 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Yes.

But they're still putting out fires and fighting DoS attacks and spamming. Give it time.

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