This is why I left reddit
submitted 9 months ago * by Light_Aura from (self.MeanwhileOnReddit)
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[–]bagano1 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (5 children)
Are you allowed to discuss race on this site? I would often share my POV from years working in the hood on Facebook, reddit and Twitter and got banned for speaking my mind about what goes on with certain minorities. I went to Voat for a while but it pretty much got taken over by neo-Nazi white supremacists.
I'm not a white supremacist but I do speak my mind and am not politically correct. Really don't want to use another site where I have to sound like an NPC and say "All women should be equal, immigration is great! Blah blah blah..."
[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (4 children)
Yes is the short answer. The longer answer is be mindful of baseless insults which are low pyramid, and of course calls to violence. Anything you observe directly and report on objectively cannot be considered low pyramid. We are trying to avoid racist meme circle jerks which often attack character without supporting evidence.
[–]bagano1 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (3 children)
So I guess my second question is, can this site be hijacked by white supremacist idiots?
At first, voat was cool with the free speech thing. Some people crossed the line with the racist comments, but I went along with it. Then it suddenly wasn't ok to be a minority on there. Then you couldn't question guns. I think by the time I saw these racist "Hitler Youthy" memes about keeping Europe and the US pure and white, I was done. It just wore out its welcome. No one wanted to do anything about it on there.
I just don't want to deal with that again.
[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (2 children)
This and every Reddit alternative are destined to attract extremists, but I think our pyramid is keeping us legit. We banned a few AnCaps that were dead set on racism and violence.
Oh, and our stated mission is to not become Voat. I think we're the only site between Tildes/PC speech only and Voat/absolute free speech. Their CCP system also encourages toxicity. We are trying to be in the middle.
[–]lumberjohn 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I didn't know Tildes only allows PC speech. Thanks for the warning.
[–]bagano1 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
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