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[–]jumba_jukiba 11 insightful - 3 fun11 insightful - 2 fun12 insightful - 3 fun -  (14 children)

The ruqqus drama went down shortly after r/MGTOW was banned from Reddit. The influx onto ruqqus ended up being a bit unpalatable and they too were banned. This caused a lot of infighting which rapidly led to ruqqus being shut down.

Notabug.io is another nice alternative, though the person who manages the DNS here usually forwards traffic to r/saiditnet in the event of an outage.

[–]Kuasocto[S] 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

I dunno about Notabug.io, it seems both primitive and confusing at the same time. And kinda desolate (even more so than saidit). Can you make your own communities/subs there? And like... how does it really work? What's its use case?

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    [–]Kuasocto[S] 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    I'm looking for something else than saidit to have a backup. If I'm going to put any effort into stuff, I just want to have an illusion of safety. Tho I'll probably shill my sub on a couple of places on reddit, I think there can be a few people who'd want to go there.

    [–]Vulptex 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    There are only topics, and they aren't pre-defined. You just type in whatever you want.

    [–]Chipit 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (9 children)

    I had thought that notabug.io would be OK, but it's been abandoned and has disruptive posters rampaging through the site.

    [–]jumba_jukiba 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (8 children)

    I had thought that notabug.io would be OK, but it's been abandoned

    Abandoned? The ssl certs are still regularly updated, bots that censor offensive speech still work, submissions are still clearly oriented toward a certain objective, real users still post content every day, and the server is still regularly restarted. Did you have evidence to support your claim?

    and has disruptive posters rampaging through the site.

    There have certainly been efforts to disrupt the website. Have they been successful? No, their schemes are clearly seen through. They are incentivized to destroy the website, whether it is to use it as a surrogate for their own fork, or to protect the individuals responsible for the events that have taken place there in the past year, I know not.

    [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (7 children)

    The last time I checked, the front page was full of garbage, all of which had been upvoted to 111 or thereabouts. When I made a post pointing this out, several accounts told me to fuck off and one actual account said that the creator was known to abandon the site for months at a time and that I shouldn't expect anything better. I left after that.

    [–]Tums_is_Smut_bkwrds 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    I'm not sure what your definition of garbage is but I hardly think that a smattering of varied articles -- not all of which are political -- is it. The content doesn't change as quickly as on saiddit, for example, but it is generally fresh enough that I visit once a day. If there's anything to complain about it's the dearth of comments. As of writing there's not a single post on the FP that's higher than 40.

    I'm not saying notabug is great. In fact it's rather weak cheese. But it's not garbage either.

    [–]jumba_jukiba 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (4 children)

    I don't blame you for leaving. I'm sorry this was your experience, but please understand how trying it is for those who actively want to see the website succeed. This abusive behavior is what led me to the predicament that I face (namely that I lost my life savings to go1dfish) and I supect this abuse to be paid for by some government, and closely tied to Havana Syndrome.

    [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

    I predict that you will continue to refuse taking your schizophrenia medication

    [–]jumba_jukiba 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

    That's cool that you want to gaslight me, but I said nothing excessively outlandish, nor do I even know you.

    [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

    This abusive behavior is what led me to the predicament that I face (namely that I lost my life savings to go1dfish) and I supect this abuse to be paid for by some government, and closely tied to Havana Syndrome.

    You read what you posted, right?

    [–]jumba_jukiba 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    namely that I lost my life savings to go1dfish

    This is proven

    supect this abuse to be paid for by some government

    This is still happening and clearly has some agenda

    and closely tied to Havana Syndrome.

    And this you'll just have to take my word on, given I've been screaming about it for seven months straight now.

    [–]Tiwaking 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

    Chipit 2 insightful - 1 fun - 12 hours ago The last time I checked, the front page was full of garbage

    Whats more crazy is the fact that the Welcome to notabug post has a -1074 rating

    [–][deleted] 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (65 children)

    I'd go to communities.win if you want an active reddit-like platform.

    [–][deleted] 3 insightful - 6 fun3 insightful - 5 fun4 insightful - 6 fun -  (64 children)

    But they only tolerate fascist retards who will agree to promote extreme right misinformation.

    [–]Kuasocto[S] 16 insightful - 7 fun16 insightful - 6 fun17 insightful - 7 fun -  (12 children)

    Fuck off socks.

    [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (11 children)

    Enjoy bending over for BigCorp's little pricks.

    [–]Kuasocto[S] 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (8 children)

    said the ultimate shill for corpo propaganda

    just shut up man, this bullshit you're saying might get you bot likes on twitter and reddit but not here. "muh alt right, muh fascism"

    [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

    So you're also insane? I didn't write, "said the ultimate shill for corpo propaganda".

    [–]noice 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    I love you socks. Infinite Jest

    [–]Kuasocto[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

    being this clueless about how internet conversations work

    さすがソックス様

    ever heard the phrase "lurk more before posting"? Because that's exactly what you need to do. Or just stop posting.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

    So you are insane.

    [–]aaarrgh 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

    says the real insane.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

    oooh, sick burn

    again - try thinking, once

    [–]package 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    Socks normally your replies are at least logically reasonable for a complete idiot, but this one is nonsense. The only reason that site exists in the first place is due to its users and their opinions being banned from every single other platform, payment processor, hosting provider, registrar, aka big corporations. Of all the descriptors you could throw at that site, being some kind of corporate shill site is not one of them.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    Thanks - though you can see that I am responding to an insult by Kuasocto. If you refer to my response to the communities.win suggestion, I cannot see how I would change any word of that sentence. Perhaps it's rather crude as a description, but I am not seeing anything other than misinformation at that website. I don't see anything redeemable in the spreading of misinformation.

    [–][deleted] 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (16 children)

    Yeah, when you get banned from the mainstream extreme left wing sites, you have the other side of the coin. Both result in a certain amount of extremism in the more susceptible participants. But this was initiated by the left, they naively thought that silencing people would quash their ideas when all it did was drive them further from their sphere of influence.

    [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (15 children)

    this was initiated by the left

    And this was was unrelated to the extremist misinformation and disinformation pushed incessantly by authoritarians? They're completely innocent? They should have been allowed to continue with obvious lies? Well they did continue, until subs like 'theDonald' were banned in January 2021 for spreading lies. But one can still read the same kinds of lies here: https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy . The 'left' haven't stopped anything. The right continues their lies.

    [–][deleted] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

    And this was was unrelated to the extremist misinformation and disinformation pushed incessantly by authoritarians

    Engage in finger pointing if you wish, I merely noted it happened.

    The right continues their lies.

    How do you know when a politician is lying? His lips are moving. Play serf games, win serf prizes. Playing sides doesn't make sense at the bottom.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

    There's no reason to tolerate misinformation campaigns, or to tolerate the abuses of authoritarians and their propaganda.

    [–][deleted] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

    There's no reason to tolerate misinformation campaigns, or to tolerate the abuses of authoritarians and their propaganda.

    You're saying I should stop arguing against everyone wanting to ban you, why?

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

    Am I spreading misinformation propaganda and supporting the abuses of authoritarians and their propaganda? It's not realistic to equate this with its opposite. That too is another authoritarian strategy.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

    Am I spreading misinformation propaganda and supporting the abuses of authoritarians and their propaganda?

    How is that a serious question, you have the political views of a typical redditor. Did you forget you've been espousing bad covid advice for months?

    [–][deleted] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I was surprised that so many Saiditors are anti-vax, and believe the lies and propaganda. One wonders how people can be so dumb and gullible, and that the anti-vax campaign is a GOP psyop. I merely corrected them on occasion. No one required my advice, as the information for dealing with COVID has been abundantly available. We still see on Saidit the same gullible posts, however.

    [–]xpat 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (6 children)

    theDonald was similar to any sub dedicated to a certain party the only difference was that it was very popular and reddit couldn't stand it that their favorite subs weren't that successful

    [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

    reddit couldn't stand it that their favorite subs weren't that successful

    LOL - so Reddit banned a sub because Reddit is run by jealous little bitches?

    (Might want to ask someone about this who is older than 12, or read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/The_Donald.)

    [–]Kuasocto[S] 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

    using wikipedia as a source for anything

    lol, shows how clueless you are. At this point wikipedia is merely an extension of the mainstream news and curated similarly to reddit, with almost the same biases. And even if it worked the way its supposed to it'd still be a terrible source because it has NONE permanence. What you see today might get completely rewritten tomorrow.

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    yawn....

    it has NONE permanence

    LOL

    (It has information you can corroborate with other sources.)

    [–]xpat 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

    Since you are older than 12 why don't you tell us what your problem is instead of posting a link to some article that basically repeats that the donald sub was very successful and reddit bitches couldn't handle it?

    [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I'm 11

    The_Donald constantly spread lies and misinformation and helped with the attack on Washington DC. Fuck 'em.

    [–]Zahn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    Attack on Washington DC

    You mean people aimlessly wandering around the capitol building? You did watch the Cspan videos right, right??

    I'm 11

    I will guide you, time to turn away from the darkness of ignorance.

    [–]aaarrgh 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

    the left is the champion of authoritarianism, you don't have to be a genius to find that out. The best thing you can do is to ignore the bullshit, lies, etc coming from that moron sock.

    [–]AXXA 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (15 children)

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      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      Read my comment history, numbnuts.

      [–]Soloninja 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      Morons believe in leftism and communism

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

      I see only one post at the second link, with a 0 rating. I see no posts at the first link. I'm not a user at that place.

      [–]AXXA 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (10 children)

      look again

      [–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (9 children)

      So you're well-aware that your initial argument really ain't one:

      https://files.catbox.moe/816f6i.jpg

      https://files.catbox.moe/pu5672.jpg

      [–]AXXA 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (8 children)

      "socks is leftist" is "extreme right misinformation?"

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

      That is the way authoritarians see centrists.

      [–]Chipit 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

      I've seen this before on other sites - left-wing disruptors will claim to be centrist to try and hide. It never works. You can always tell because they never miss an opportunity to punch down on the left's disfavored groups in society. They also never use evidence but merely contradiction. "That's not true" with zero backing it up. They're easy to spot once you know how.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

      Yes there are lazy extremists on the left and the right.

      [–]Three_Rainbow_Dildos 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      Except that you actually are extremely Left-wing. The problem here is that idiotic people like yourself use themselves as the point of reference for what is normal and abnormal without even being aware of it... which means that you being 'slightly right' of Noam fucking Chomsky is 'centrist' in your own little world.

      'Centrist' would be someone like J.S Mill, which your ass thinks—and no, you do not think with a brain, for yours is so immensely impaired to the point that your ass has reasoned: 'Fuck! There is no brain here! It's up to me to do all the work!', and has since done a poor job of all the mental labour required—is Far-Right. Indeed, your ass has done a better job of thinking once it took over from where (it erroneously thought) your brain was supposed to be, but that's one fucking low bar. The digestive system, you see, was designed for processing something other than information.

      It also does not appreciate that numerous rainbow dildos have been placed inside it such that it is becoming increasingly incapable of completing its tasks. I fear that if your ass explodes as such asses are wont to do, there will be nothing left inside your body to take over from where your ass left off.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      My reference to the 'center' isn't so insulting. Have a smidgen of confidence in what you want to write, OK? I think I've not seen your username before, and suddenly receive this unhinged rant. There are some GOP approaches I agree with, and many I don't agree with. The bits I don't agree with include the GOP rape of the US 99%. I'll leave it at that.

      [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (11 children)

      Actually, like most alternative media, it consists of information that the powerful don't want you to know.

      I mean, who wouldn't want to get a peek and see what's really going on?

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

      Yes, we should know what's being promoted. Lies and misinformation should however be identified as such, and not promoted.

      [–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (9 children)

      [–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

      [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (7 children)

      None of those are credible sources. Mainstream media, seriously? Of course they're going to side with the powerful.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

      it's information

      don't politicise everything

      [–]Zahn 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      ◟(ᵔ ̮ ᵔ)͜💐 Hoping you get better soon.

      [–]Zahn 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      ◟(ᵔ ̮ ᵔ)͜💐 Hoping you get better soon.

      [–]Chipit 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (3 children)

      It's information that punches down on the little guy trying to speak out and instead promotes what the ruling class wants us to think. Anything that does this is highly suspect. If they say the sky is blue you go outside and check.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      no- Chipit

      [–]aaarrgh 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

      sock, you're an idiot.

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

      Says the Gab shitpost fascist cuck of Saidit.

      You have no original thoughts, aaargh

      Try to believe in something, anything

      [–]Zahn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      ◟(ᵔ ̮ ᵔ)͜💐 Hoping you get better soon.

      [–]Zahn 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      So much for your "intelligent" posts, Socksy. Try to formulate a coherent post. You have a lot of opinion on America when you don't even reside in the US, Socks. ◟(ᵔ ̮ ᵔ)͜💐 Hoping you get better soon. Look how beautiful these flowers are Mr. Socksy.

      [–]Three_Rainbow_Dildos 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

      Except that the Left and 'BigCorp' are on the same side nowadays, you stupid gaping-loose-bunghole-possessing, morbidly-obese, shit-eating, room-temperature-IQ-possessing, soy-guzzling, hormone-gel-rubbing, rainbow-flag-waving, unrecognizably-inbred, endlessly-bloviating, fake-news-devouring, over-soy-cialized subhuman Redditard queer.

      After all, it's your side who are shilling hardest for the vaxx, which doesn't come from some homeless guy down the road but, au contraire, from the 1%! How's that for being 'revolutionary'? Bahaha...

      [–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

      the Left and 'BigCorp' are on the same side

      Absolutely not. Don't be so brainwashed by Fox News. Read other sources.

      [–]package 9 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 2 fun10 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

      Ruqqus leadership was subverted by discord trannies that convinced them to hate their own user base and start manually curating the front page, among other retarded ideas that no one asked for and often vocally opposed. This created a feedback loop of them doing things to seemingly intentionally alienate their users so they could then go in some private discord channels and laugh about everyone being idiots and not liking their big brained changes. Eventually they decided they didn’t want to admin the site anymore, but instead of handing the keys to people who did they chose to burn it to the ground instead. They had a side plan to continue developing the Ruqqus software as a FOSS project, but they couldn’t even do that right and deleted the idea of guilds entirely from it making it absolutely worthless for anyone wanting to make their own online community. No idea what happened to the admins after that, but I like to imagine that the second they deleted Ruqqus they got banned and blocked by their tranny discord “friends” and finally realized that they’d been played. Retards.

      [–]FuckYourMom 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

      Basically ruqqus said: “this platform is for freedom of speech”. And then they started banning people. Then all of us on ruqqus didn’t do anything but shit post. And then we all jumped ship. Now they divided us up into several different websites.

      I think Saidit is the best among them all. But I don’t think the majority thinks that. I shit on said it a lot. I’m just waiting for them to start banning me. And then I guess I’ll have to go live in the real world.

      [–]Chipit 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

      It happened in the discord chat. I fucking hate those things. They create an ingroup where none existed before, and suddenly the actual website is the outgroup.

      [–]Vulptex 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      And I was the tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist nutcase for predicting it.

      [–]BravoVictor 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

      I used Ruqqus primarily after I left Reddit. I liked it a lot, but then the site admins went full Reddit and started banning users and subs without warning or explanation. That caused a bunch of users to leave and killed the momentum they had.

      After that, I'm not sure what happened. I stayed on until they shutdown. I heard some rumors that said they'd been pressured to shutdown over their politics. Some suggested it was because they ran out of money. Some said they site runners just realized it was going to be a lot more work and more risk than they wanted to accept.

      Trolls on Reddit like to pretend that the site just got "overrun with Nazis" and that's what killed it. And while there definitely were a few of those kinds of people, those were the minority from my experience, and they were easy for me to block.

      I think the site was just an experiment that they lost interest in. However, the code for the site is open source, and a couple other sites are using it to host forums.

      Currently, other than Saidit, which is probably my main news aggregator, I like Gab.com and Communities.win.

      [–][deleted]  (2 children)

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        [–]ShalomEveryone 4 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

        I recall that towards the end they were banning people for very reddit-like reasons, wrongthink, antisemitism etc.

        You definitely wont get banned for antisemitism here, that's for sure.

        Shalom

        ✡️

        [–]Chipit 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

        [–]hfxB0oyA 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (2 children)

        FWIW, I think Saidit is still too small to really attract the ire of the twit patrol. They know about us, and they think we're a bunch of nazis because we value discourse, but there are bigger fish to fry that will land them a lot more virtue points than some little Reddit clone that nobody's heard of.

        [–]Chipit 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

        We already have a group of 5-6 users who constantly post to disrupt conversations. On Ruqqus they got a mole into their group and we learned all about how they operate.

        [–]Tiwaking 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        Chipit 3 insightful - 1 fun - 21 hours ago We already have a group of 5-6 users who constantly post to disrupt conversations. On Ruqqus they got a mole into their group and we learned all about how they operate.

        NAME AND SHAME

        NAME AND SHAME

        [–]Tums_is_Smut_bkwrds 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (5 children)

        Ruqqus looked pretty promising when it started up. For one thing the interface was easily the best of all of the so-called Reddit clones I'd tried. But also, and more important, it claimed that is was all about Free Speech. Looks good, sign me up.

        But right off the bat you couldn't enter certain words in comments. I forget what I was commenting on but the forbidden word was probably nigger or something similarly 'incorrect'. The point being that the site was restricting speech right from day one AKA right speech is what we say it is. I'm all for a certain degree of moderation, because otherwise the place can turn into a fucking zoo for anyone trying to have serious discussions. But it's a thin line to walk and not easy at all to execute well.

        I hung around for a month or so just out of curiosity but the place just got lamer and lamer. At there start there were some good posts and comments, but any illusion of edginess and "this is a reflection of the real world" went away pretty fast.

        Apparently there was a lot of drama behind the scenes but I wasn't interested so didn't bother to try and get involved. When Ruqqus closed down it was no surprise.

        Reddit gets away with claiming to be for free speech but then moderating the fuck out of the place only because it's been around forever and has fostered a huge user base that supports that shit. Any site that wants to start today with the same approach is going to die long before it is large enough and perverted enough to be self sustaining.

        A place like notabug generally has good content. But if you say anything that goes against the group think you'll be downvoted to invisibility pretty fast so you know where the community in general stands. But at least the moderators don't get involved. So I don't bother to comment on posts on notabug, but I can still enjoy the content.

        [–]Vulptex 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

        Notabug doesn't have many groupthink issues, someone made a bot to downvote every post but their own until it's sunk to the bottom. And every time it gets upvotes, the bot downvotes it more.

        [–]Tums_is_Smut_bkwrds 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

        Well that would explain a lot. Too bad.

        [–]Tiwaking 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

        But right off the bat you couldn't enter certain words in comments. I forget what I was commenting on but the forbidden word was probably nigger or something similarly 'incorrect'.

        At first they came for nigger, but I didnt say anything because I wasnt a nigger. Then they came for faggot, but I didnt say anything because I wasnt a faggot. But then they came for retard, and there was no one left to speak for me and so became one with the nigger faggot retard

        [–]Tums_is_Smut_bkwrds 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        Found the ex-Reddit mod lol

        [–][deleted] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        [–]shzprm 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        Decentralization is good, but reddit competitors don't have to be of reddit size. It's better for smaller communities to exist rather than that giant depraved porn cesspool that has become reddit.

        [–]Vulptex 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        Just as I predicted, the admins' special discord clique became a cabal and they started acting like reddit. By August they banned a bunch of guilds, then explicitly denounced free speech, then deleted everything when everyone obviously didn't take it too well.

        [–]beece 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

        Several prominent sites that are very similar which have not been mentioned:

        https://www.talk.lol/ (Voat)

        https://poal.co/hot

        https://phuks.co/

        [–]Kuasocto[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

        phuks doesn't seem to load for me. But poal looks alright. Voat is kinda... eh, better than nothing I guess.

        [–]yabbit 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

        This site is too low iq to bother attacking

        [–]yabbit 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

        Jesus this post brought out the whole userbase