While most of you guys have instantly fallen in love with thedonald.win, a number of people have had questions about this place. I'd like to take a moment to answer them.
-How did this site pop up just hours after the Ciarmella bullshit?
We've been developing this site in secret for the better part of the year. Believe me, not letting it slip was difficult, with the rising tide of people begging for a backup as Reddit got worse and worse. We felt the need to keep it as tight-lipped as possible for fear that Reddit would find out and find reason to ban us over it to crush our movement.
-Why did you release this site?
Twofold. The most obvious is that we clearly need a backup as Reddit seems to be leaping forward day by day toward dropping the banhammer on The_Donald for absolute bullshit reasons.
The second reason is fairly apparent to most of you, but painfully apparent to the mods, particularly those that have been around for a number of years. Long before the quarantine even dropped, we began considering an offsite platform. Reddit admin's censorship started with effectively, and selectively, removing us from /all supposedly based on our culture of sticky usage. That was just the first change, along with subtle algorithm changes, vote manipulation, downvote bots, etc.
Then came the thought-censorship. It came as a trickle at first. Reddit began as a free-speech platform, but, particularly after Donald Trump won the election, they realized that they had inadvertently created an online HQ for truth through memes. So, as The Left is want to do, they began censoring us. It started with a few words, phrases, names. It's grown exponentially in the past year.
Modding The_Donald used to be fun. Going through a nearly endless queue of commies, bernouts, shariablue Hillshills, and banning them with cleverly worded "fuck you"'s in the ban message. Modding didn't even seem like a job, because we had fun shitting on leftists. Today, thanks to the endless censorship demands put in place, as well as the quarantine, probably 80% of our modding has become removing what are realistically absolutely fine comments from patriots, or worse, having to ban good users for repeated wrongthing.
Modding isn't fun anymore. Beyond that, modding is daunting, it's downright angering. Having to remove a comment for literally writing "1776" or "treason" absolutely makes my blood boil. Under the current ruleset, probably half of the posts from 2016 would have had to have been removed on site, which is Reddit's goal. They know that just banning us wouldn't do the job. As Huffman said, he'd find a way to slowly boil this frog rather than cause the political turmoil of banning us right away.
The censorship has clearly made an effect on The_Donald. Activity lowered, posts became more milquetoast as people learned to "adjust their behavior" to the new rules. It became less fun.
Why now? Well, we were in beta stage of development, but the sudden crackdown on Eric Ciarmella, given the current climate, along with admins hugely ramping up their "Anti-Evil team" removals of absolutely innocuous comments, seemed like they were prepping for a ban and press release. Still very well may be.
My entire mission statement as the head of this place has always been "Be more fun than the other guys. People are attracted to fun." Reddit understands this, and they want to destroy it. Well fuck Reddit.
-But The_Donald is only effective because it can redpill the normies on Reddit.
This question bugs me, because it's patently false for a number of reasons.
First, and most obvious, is that The_Donald was almost invisible to Reddit before the quarantine, due to the /all restrictions, and is currently (and likely until at least the election) entirely invisible to the rest of Reddit. People don't come to The_Donald to see the other side, they either forget about it or come to troll. Hell, half of Reddit are Eurocucks, and the other half of Reddit are filthy commies anyway. Reddit redpilling isn't the goal.
So what's the goal? Here's a study done on the effectiveness of The_Donald in spreading our political message: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1805.12512.pdf
While the researchers clearly hate us, they have to admit that we are literally the biggest meme distribution center on the internet. We take the specs from the customers, and give them to the engineers! Reddit is fucked, but we make our imprint on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and just seeing a meme on your phone and showing it to your buddy in person or a text. Reddit is a website where people you probably wouldn't want to talk to in real life go, our reach extends far beyond them and into the real world. So long as you're sharing memes from here, we're effective.
We could be a damn darkweb site and still be effective at redpilling the normies.
-Where can I donate?
Myself and the rest of the mod team have been absolutely amazed at the number of you offering both time and talent here. We seriously cannot thank you enough.
As for donations, we aren't, and won't for the foreseeable future, be asking for a dime. There are no outside money people either, it's strictly out of our own pockets. Thankfully our developers blow Reddit's out of the water and the website is efficient as hell!
As for talent. We are looking to bring more devs on, particularly back-end. If you have any kind of skills (though honestly, bring a damn good resume. Hobbyists and newbies won't be much help at this point), shoot me a pm! If you're in the Discord, include your Discord name. If you aren't in the Discord.... you should get in the Discord!
-Can I say [whatever your derogatory word of choice that you can't say on Reddit] here?
Look, we're rolling back censorship by years, but at the end of the day we still support and represent the President. You don't help the movement in any way by just being racist to be edgy. Not to mention it's indistinguishable from dailydot-type fags that will just come in here, put "NIGGER" in all-caps, screenshot it, and call us evil.
Just use your head.
POST YOUR MEMES
POST YOUR SHITPOSTS
SPREAD THEM EVERYWHERE
SPREAD THE WORD
THE DONALD WIN(S)
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN
I was scrolling through subs and users and I fell down a little rabbit hole. A bunch of anti trump memes that have tens of thousands of upvotes. Some of which comparing him to hitler or that how he’s the worst president. Bullshit like that. Most of these posts are locked after a few hours. These are all low effort from cancerous libtards. And now they are leaking into other subs like r/memes or r/prequelmemes. And they are getting upvotes. Why does reddit allow this shit. They are really gonna lose half their base.
I NEVER had an upvote stay upvoted on T_D over at shithole Reddit. This is VERY refreshing.
1776, remove our elected leader and we have no choice (in minecraft)