Most Popular Websites 1996 - 2019, animated bar chart by magnora7 in Infographics
[–]triguntester 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Yoko Ono Claims “I Had Affair With Hillary Clinton In The 70's”. We shared many of the same values about sexual equality, fighting against the authoritarian, patriarchal, male-dominated society we were raised in. “We had a brief romantic fling" Stop the presses! Hillary is a lesbo! by bobdobalina in The_Donald
[–]triguntester 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
You can't downvote, there are two buttons, insightful and funny, which are both different types of upvotes that make a post more visible, so don't get sucked into the mentality of using the laugh as a downvote. If you want to make a post less visible, you can simply not upvote and write a rebuttal in the comments. That or report it if breaks site rules.
If Trump Is Impeached, a civil war will break out across America. by bobdobalina in The_Donald
America is not at risk of civil war for the foreseeable future, and definitely not because of Trump getting impeached. We've been through presidential impeachment scandals before, and many presidents like Nixon and Clinton who were impeached had very good approval ratings while they were in office as well. Trump's approval ratings are abysmal in most major urban centers, which is where most of our military power is located. We'll definitely get protests and riots, and maybe even a shooting or two, but this won't start a civil war. Civil war would require people inside the actual government revolt, not just a bunch of rural Americans that can be easily suppressed by the military.
[–]triguntester 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
I don't know what's sadder, the fact that that site published a WNDR article without a hint of irony or the fact that people upvoted this post.
Voat Registration is Open Again by beingPoisoned in MeanwhileOnVoat
[–]triguntester 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Yeah but most of the activity is from IP2, who would much rather prefer voat since the site caters to their views. IIRC IP2 wanted to move to voat originally but were cockblocked by the filter. Voat opening up again might cause them to move. Not that I'll miss them, but that would cause a dip in site traffic.
Japanese PM tells the United Nations to shove it, will not take in any Muslim ‘refugees’ by useless_aether in WorldPolitics
[–]triguntester 11 insightful - 1 fun11 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 0 fun12 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Japan is doing the smart thing. Importing third world immigrants to replace the rapidly declining populations of the first world isn't sustainable, even if every single one of them became a productive member of society. Fundamentally, you have to fix the issues plaguing your own demographic if your country is to be sustainable in the long term.
If irony were made of iron, he'd be crushed under the weight of it... by Many_Coconut in pics
I'm a pretty hardcore capitalist and this a bad argument. If you live in a certain system you are forced to abide by the rules of that system, even if you don't want to.
That being said I do think the obsessive consumerism of the elites and trust fund kids that parrot left-wing ideologies is hypocritical. You don't NEED a new iphone. You don't NEED to watch the newest movie. You can get your products from companies that don't abuse human rights. It doesn't take that much effort to consume a little less and do your research to support ethical companies. All the tools to cut your economics ties with these massive megacorporations are THERE, commies just ignore them and decide to do nothing.
New Zealand's latest 'Terrorism Suppression' bill allows authorities to deem you a terrorist 'on the balance of probability' w/o showing you evidence, then control your work/finances/movements/net access & prevent you telling ppl its happening by useless_aether in Freedom
[–]triguntester 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Guess people didn't learn from the patriot act.
NordVPN confirms it was hacked by Mnemonic in Internet
Not a surprise. All the big VPN services are money whores who don't actually care about the quality of the product.
What are your political beliefs? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt
Can you tell me about your religious belief? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt
[–]triguntester 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 8 months ago (0 children)
Atheist. I do think some of the guiding principles of religion can be a useful moral compass, but I don't subscribe to the idea of a higher deity. The way I see it, god may or may not exist, but I'm going to assume he doesn't exist unless I see some damn good proof he does.
F-Reddit. What were you censored for saying on Reddit, and what event was the final straw before leaving? by Tom_Bombadil in censorship
[–]triguntester 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
My 7 year old account was banned because I criticized a powermod removing shit from the front page. I decided to make a new account just to browse/make memes but all the meme subreddits are so bad now that I barely use it. I basically never get news from reddit anymore since the comment sections are clearly curated and astroturfed.
Is it bug or feature? by Vortex in SaidIt
[–]triguntester 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
Being subbed to everything is a feature. Saidit is opt-out rather than opt-in for communites. The subscribe button disappearing is a bug.
Found this site from certain subs criticizing what Reddit has become. I don't like hate speech but I also don't like people censoring speech because it's contradictory to progress on giving people rights. Thanks for creating Saidit! by NerfThis in SaidIt
Is it too much to ask to want an actual argument against what I wrote instead of literally reading the first sentence and discarding everything else? Just address the argument. How is mass downvoting people you disagree with so they can't voice their opinion not a form of censorship. How will mass brigades and forcing dissenting viewpoints off this site make it any better than reddit?
I'm literally a republican, but ok. Great rebuttal.
[–]triguntester 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
The smiley functions like a second upvote, you literally made my comment more visible.
[–]triguntester 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
I disagree, if someone's opinion is dumb you can refute it or ignore it. The main principle of free speech should be active debate and discussion, not shutting people out of discussions and forming a hive mind. Downvotes are conducive to a hive mentality that ruins quality discussion. Initially they're useful for hiding off-topic discussion and spam, but they'll inevitably be used as a "I disagree but I don't actually want to refute this person's argument" button.
[–]triguntester 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun - 9 months ago* (0 children)
They never outright called for censorship but the moment any left-wing group (or hell, even moderate-right wing) tried to set up on the site they brigaded the hell out of them and because submission requires 10 CCP they effectively stopped anyone who disagreed with them from submitting, or even downvoting, which is just censorship with extra steps. Downvotes are basically a tool of censorship, and even more so on Voat since CCP is tied to key features like making a submission and downvoting. A system like that made it an even bigger hive mind than reddit, even if it technically had more freedom of speech. This is why I far prefer this site to voat, since you can't downvote and the only way you can express disagreement is through argument.
Aphex Twin - Ageispolis
9 months ago by triguntester to /s/Braindance from youtube.com
[–]triguntester 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun - 9 months ago (0 children)
This why Voat died IMO. The first people to use the site were actually interested in free speech and talking about opposing viewpoints, but as reddit banned more and more right wing subs the new users simply wanted a right-wing version of reddit.