See our much newer welcome message here: https://saidit.net/s/SaidIt/comments/37r/welcome_to_saiditnet/
Reddit went to one extreme, and voat went to the other, so we decided to make a third option that avoids both extremes! Welcome to AntiExtremes.com! (edit: now saidit.net!)
We're trying to create an environment that encourages thought-provoking discussion, like how reddit used to be 5+ years ago, when Aaron Swartz was still around.
When voting content up or down, please think of this diagram, as we aspire to the upper levels and get to the truth of what's being discussed, and to let everyone have their say. The following diagram is the basis of how this website will be administrated, and replaces all "reddiquette". People who are consistently dragging discussion down to lower levels are not welcome here:
We have developed a RES plugin for this website, called RESAE. It enables all the features of RES, like user tagging, friend tracking, vote per-user tracking, and many many more features that you've come to enjoy from RES. You can install it here:
We've also created an HTML-integrated live IRC chat for each subreddit, which you can currently see in the stickied post at the top of each sub. It automatically logs you in to a chat channel corresponding to the subreddit you're currently in, using your correct username, right in the browser!
For example, this subreddit's chat is over here, try it out and say hello.
We're just getting started with developing this website. We plan to bring back individual up and down vote counters, a feature reddit removed 2 years ago. We plan to give everyone the ability to summon a live chat window in their comment that the community can use, something never tried before. We also plan to continue upgrading the functionality and aesthetics as we all figure out what we want as a community. If you have any suggestions for what to improve next, let us know!
Browse the list of currently available subreddits here: https://antiextremes.com/subreddits/ Or create your own! Be sure to subscribe to subreddits to fill out your main page. Be sure to check out /r/all, because the front page is pretty bare at the moment.
Thank you for being part of the group that is building a new online culture. We hope to make a place that we can all be proud of, a real home for a broad variety of ideas, where people can learn and grow.