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[–]Riva 41 insightful - 5 fun41 insightful - 4 fun42 insightful - 5 fun -  (25 children)

Welcome. Fuck that place. It's one giant struggle session now.

This place has been pretty good so far. Comfy. I do kind of wish they had a downvote arrow, but other than that it's solid.

[–]Marou 32 insightful - 5 fun32 insightful - 4 fun33 insightful - 5 fun -  (16 children)

This place works because of no downvote arrow - it's why it isn't an echo chamber yet.

[–]aThievingStableboy 14 insightful - 2 fun14 insightful - 1 fun15 insightful - 2 fun -  (14 children)

Yea I like the idea. But, it's going to take some getting used to. For all their faults, downvotes are good for sorting information

[–]Mallard 21 insightful - 3 fun21 insightful - 2 fun22 insightful - 3 fun -  (3 children)

I disagree. A downvote button is used by the vast majority of people as a "dislike" button - one which gives users the opportunity to bury people, words, or ideas they don't like. I think that the lack of a downvote button is great.

[–]aThievingStableboy 10 insightful - 1 fun10 insightful - 0 fun11 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I disagree that you disagree. I think we agree more than not :)

The downvote button creates all sorts of toxicity, especially when it comes to ideological issues. Like you point out, people downvote because they disagree, not because the comment itself wrong or poorly reasoned, and the result is an echo chamber where truth hardly matters.

At the same time, it also helps sort out misinformation under the right conditions.

EXAMPLE: Imagine you're a newbie in a fishing subreddit and ask about the best bait for catching sheepshead (a type of fish). Then, someone suggests minnows. That answer will get downvoted because it's objectively wrong, and at the top you'll see the correct answer: fiddler crabs, shrimp, sand fleas, etc.

If both answers appear somewhat equal, you'd need to look elsewhere to learn that sheepshead primarily eat crustaceans. That's not the end of the world; people shouldn't be afraid of doing their own research. But, it's less efficient, and it also means the forum itself isn't the source of information - it's the research done outside the forum.

Obviously, this only applies when the userbase is small and discussing objectively verifiable information, and I think overall the pitfalls of Reddit's downvote system massively outweigh the positives. We just need to be conscious of the difference, and perhaps a bit more skeptical here.

[–]ingetfunkarfan 2 insightful - 5 fun2 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

This guy fishes.

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

I think the idea is that start up bad ideas and fucking dumb shit ideology is just not going to get voted. There is always a third option: don’t give them shit.

[–]Wrang1er 6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 5 fun -  (8 children)

Downvotes are good because it discourages post and comments that are racist,sexist,homophobic ect.

[–]IfYouBanMeUrGay 15 insightful - 8 fun15 insightful - 7 fun16 insightful - 8 fun -  (0 children)

Never stopped me and I said Nigger over 1600 times on my lastest reddit account. 6 months something like 22 k Karma mostly from the artists at political compassmemes

[–]obsessedgoose 13 insightful - 6 fun13 insightful - 5 fun14 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

fuck off. I'll say what I want.

[–]David_Allen_Cope 6 insightful - 5 fun6 insightful - 4 fun7 insightful - 5 fun -  (0 children)

Why not just stay on reddit then?

[–]aThievingStableboy 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Eh that depends on the community.

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

I'm struggling with no downvote button. However, I'm here for a positive change from reddit's obscene collapse as a fair and open platform. So I'm willing to try. Let's see how it rolls

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

Very salient point you nigger slut faggot

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

But those are the best kind...

[–]Random1881 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Nigger

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

Downvotes are primarily used when people disagree. Not for their purpose.

[–]book-of-saturday 16 insightful - 4 fun16 insightful - 3 fun17 insightful - 4 fun -  (3 children)

Feels weird being able to comment on a post and not getting instantly attacked. I'm liking it here. Fuck that place.

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

Hey, I'm attacking you now.

[–]book-of-saturday 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

8 hrs too late, you're not at reddit shill levels bud ;)

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

Dangit! I'll try harder next time

[–]magnora7 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struggle_session Learned something new, thanks

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

Unfortunately I think more of our hangouts will turn into a modern version. Facebook is even worse.

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

I love that there's no downvote button, it makes people disagree with their words!

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

Good point. And also the negativity isn't recorded. Like you can't sort by controversial etc. It does change the discord.

[–]frieza- 20 insightful - 4 fun20 insightful - 3 fun21 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

reddit is trash

[–]suckitreddit 14 insightful - 9 fun14 insightful - 8 fun15 insightful - 9 fun -  (0 children)

Reddit is for retarded faggots.

[–]Usernamenotvalid 17 insightful - 2 fun17 insightful - 1 fun18 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck it, I can't stand censorship, even it's opinions and political view i don't agree with. It was becoming a circlejerk anyway. Repost to death.

[–]america_first_1776 12 insightful - 3 fun12 insightful - 2 fun13 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Fuck that faggot website.

[–]rubberbiscuit 8 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 0 fun9 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I like it here. Keep in mind a great post will get 20 points but really what difference does it make? The fact that people like your post or not, does it really matter whether it's 20 people or 1,000? Especially when the 1,000 are centered on censorship and psychotic wackos.

[–]Popper 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm surprised that sub isn't banned, but then I remembered it has been soy for a while and I was banned long ago for stating facts.

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

Well, can you show me the information that got you banned?

[–]Left_Reddit[S] 8 insightful - 4 fun8 insightful - 3 fun9 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

This is a screenshot of my "banning" https://pasteboard.co/JfnRzjC.png
I just sent to the California Secretary of State business search page and searched "Black Lives Matter" and posted a PDF that came up. It did include personal info so that's why.... No warning though, just banned.

[–]Popper 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

rsonal information . . . on a searchable public website

[–]mypenquinisl33t 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome to the party.

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

Well what was your info on BLM?

[–]itlog 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Well,well.. avoid voat.co and ruqqus.com, Id had my experienced with them,& they are worse. Hours ago, voat.co modified my account again by giving me a minus 4 CCP ,so I can't post again.

[–]d3rr 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Is ruqqus doing dirty bans, or they just can't keep the site up?

[–]lostremote- 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

my computer does not like ruqqus. it loads extremely slow!

[–]THEUGLY0RGAN 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty sure it's not your PC/Connection. Apparently their servers just can't handle the amount of traffic they're currently getting due to the bans.

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

If you have a fixation for israel and jewish crime, YES. That is what they did to me.

edit: https://saidit.net/s/AskSaidIt/comments/52cl/how_do_you_think_this_website_would_stay_until/

[–]book-of-saturday 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Voat is like the joint worst of reddit and 4chan. Used to be pretty decent in the beginning, but went to shit real quick imo

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

Avoid voat? Why?

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

Because its under controlled by zionist jews(same for ruqqus) , they banned me for exposing zionist/jewish crime,I was focused only that. They modified my account by giving me negative CCP, so I can't post & wait 24h to post again. voat.co/u/itlog See my submission,Id never violated theyre rules.

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

Looks like this and TheDonald.win will be my Reddit replacements. Glad I found this community. They just killed over 2,000 conservative "right" subreddits so they're just committing suicide.

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

Which conspiracy do/did you find the most interesting, and why?

[–]GST893 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome to Saidit, you've made a good choice in leaving Reddit.

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

Admin or mod ban?

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

Wasn't conspiracy one of the most popular subs after reddit was created? I'm surprised the sub is still around.

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

Not sure when that was anymore (10+ years ago) but when I started using Reddit there were no comments. I slowly saw the site get better until it peaked around 2011. Then it got too popular and became all about making money. I remember at one point Reddit became the 5th biggest website on the internet. I would say that's when everything really declined.

[–]PencilPusher55 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Welcome, I am new here as well! Something has changed in our online world. Alt tech is now more exciting than ever. I no longer feel as though I am using some empty platform with no interaction or community. People are coming in droves to Parler, Bitchute, Saidit, ect.

These are very scary / exciting times.

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

There’s a sub or mod that should have been banned. Consider yourself lucky to be free of that cesspool and it’s toxic mod a-hole payoffal https://thisinterestsme.com/r-conspiracy-reddit/

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

let's not make wayback machine into git, i mean, i'm happy there's wayback machine and people are using it.

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

I got banned there myself a year ago and came here.

[–]CASP3R 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Im getting downvoted to oblivion for the same shit. Need to find some places committed to ACTUAL freedom of speech. Welcome.