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RonaldMcDonald 12 points ago

I've been there since around when FPH was banned from Reddit. It was fascinating to watch the overwhelmingly polite interactions slowly devolve. I mostly lurk now, but rarely engage in any discussion as name calling is viewed as some form of valid debate tactic if they just label it 'trying to keep the normies out'. OK.

I like the theory of Mastodon instances, but I much prefer the easy thread reading.

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TrumpingIntesifies 4 points ago

Its a cesspool, like many internet locales

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MemeFarmer 5 points ago

Eh, Voat kinda goes on immune system response hyper-racism to scare away normies whenever there's an influx. But you've been there a while, you know that.

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SpiceMustFlow 2 points ago

Exactly this, to be explicit its fairly likely voat was brigaded by competitors, we don't need to go overboard on censorship but we are going to need some good mod support here to avoid that.

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marxwasaslob 3 points ago

Venturing out to those places when it looked like we would be shut down was discouraging. This has always been a great group of people and I am very grateful to the individuals who set this up. It's magnificent.

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prattle 4 points ago

That was how I saw it too. Voat might be a different place if it wasn't seeded from forums like FPH and other similar communities. It kind of set the tone for the whole place. I realize they mostly think they are just doing the whole racial epithet thing as a canary in a coal mine, but being the exact opposite of PC short circuits intelligent discussion every bit as effectively as being PC does.

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Saintkek 1 point ago

Let's not call the lack of basic manners the opposite of PC.

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prattle 2 points ago

By exact opposite, I kind of meant it in a mirror image sort of way. Generally just behaving as if an insult of a person or group is good enough to "win" a discussion or make a point, but with the opposite groups that PC generally attacks.