Thank you for the welcome! Have to admit reddit has its share of cesspool of the internet communities however it was easily avoidable. It was more or less a hit or miss if talking truthfully and sharing an idea was either going to be completely overlooked for the next hive-mind idea or thought or you suddenly hit the mother load of upvotes.
This place looks pretty good and from the other posts seen so far, people are more than willing to talk and be a community instead of the one-liner posts or insults that tend to hit any popular posts in reddit.
To be fair I never liked the hate subreddits but the idea of being able to voice your ideas was always important (no censorship). Recent changes in reddit made me consider moving and questioning an admin that the rules are too subjective lead to a shadowban to an outright ban to my main account of 3 years put the final nail in the coffin for me honestly.
Hope to enjoy hubski and voat at the same time :), always like the coziness of a smaller community but just large enough to have a wide range of conversation and it seems this place hits the target :).