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Pro Will be instantly familiar to reddit users
Voat is essentially a Reddit clone. It uses Reddit's layout and basic functionality with only minor tweaks and as such will be instantly understandable to anyone who is familiar with reddit.
Pro Freedom of speech is a big focus of the website
Con Servers can't handle traffic spikes
Voat can't yet handle large groups of people visiting the site all at the same time. This results in the site often being down. Many argue that the main issue is choice of underlying architecture (ASP.NET + MSSQL) that is difficult to scale.
Con Toxic community
Be prepared to find blatant racism here.