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  • Arbituz
    +21

    I think that the invite system has really helped though. Look at Voat, it's dead in the water and missing it's opportunity to grow immensely. While the invite system does turn people away, hopefully when those users who requested a code get it they will come and sign up, even if the Reddit fires have burnt out.

    • Nerdeiro
      +4

      And they lost their Paypal account, which make Bitcoin their only funding method, so they are probably out of money to rent more servers.

      http://motherboard.vice.com/read/paypal-cuts-off-reddit-clone-voat-over-obscenity

      • Arbituz
        +2

        Yeah, that had to have hurt. For someone like me who has never used bitcoin and probably won't anytime in the future, I would have no way to donate to them. I wonder why these sites are no using crowd sourcing sites like Kickstarter? Something like that may not be a long term solution, but could help them get past the hump sudden increase in traffic with funds to upgrade the servers.

        • jmcs
          +1

          They can't use something like kickstarter for the same reason they can't use paypal. Those services need to follow a superset of the laws of all countries they operate on, which makes it impossible for them to work with sites that don't even follow the laws of the country were they are hosted.

    • Kiwikku
      0

      Empeopled is doing OK.