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[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (8 children)

What a nebulous announcement. I think I gleaned that they will allow users to vote out mods, and maybe other stuff, but it's not implemented yet.

So he's saying the site is too alt right and he wants to fix it? He wants more normie stuff so people will use voat full time?

It is weird he talks about success when the site appears to be successful. It's also weird that their user base puts up with a single somewhat checked out admin. I'd figure they'd want to fork and get a passionate admin team going.

[–]magnora7[S] 4 insightful - 2 funny4 insightful - 1 funny5 insightful - 2 funny -  (7 children)

Yeah I agree. I think perhaps his subtext here is "I don't want to run this anymore because I'm tired of doing it even though I love the place, so I'm going to give you all responsibility as a final experiment so I can walk away from this hate site that will soon become flaming wreckage and then be able to blame its failure entirely on the users."

At least, that's the vibe I get from it. He seems to be considering "success" this ever-higher thing. If saidit was #6k, I would be happy leaving it as-is. But it seems he doesn't like how toxic the site is (who would) so he's just handing control over to the toxic users to let them drive the car in to a wall because he's sick of driving it, and sick of what it's become.

It's a very odd announcement, that's for sure. If he follows through, it'll be a big change for voat. For better or for worse. And unless he has some trick up his sleeve, it seems inevitable that handing control to a largely-toxic userbase is going to result in toxic mods and admins very quickly. I think then it'll literally just become a stormfront page, and any sane users will leave.

I really have trouble imaging this going any other way, but perhaps he's figured out some clever system that will preserve the status quo for a while. I have trouble imaging things improving though.

[–]renlok 4 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 0 funny5 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

From the sounds of it, it kind of seems like he's just sick of the community. Which is understandable the site will never become main stream as the whole site right now is jut a bigotry circlejerk.

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (5 children)

yeah that sounds about right. quite bizarre. but this is coming from the guy who let the site be down for half a week or a week because he had better things to do.

[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

Yeah exactly, he's clearly a bit checked-out. I think this is his way of bowing out gracefully.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

https://poal.co/all/hot just came out, maybe that's their future.

[–]Broken-needles350 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

No, that's a hypocritical site saying they allow free speech then have rules blocking that free speech. The site admins are also asses stuck on backstupid lol

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

oh good to know. I guess voaters are at risk of being homeless then.

[–]Broken-needles350 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

yea, theres users (including me) callin him out on the doublespeak, and he's callin them faggots n shit. or saying they support pedophiles, lmfao. im no sjw, but i reported him for the lulz :)