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  • @Underwaterbob
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    1377 months ago

    I haven’t been back to Reddit since the first day of protests.

    Not gonna lie though, I miss it. The niche stuff I went to Reddit for in the first place came here during the drama, but despite an initial push to get some replacement communities going here, they’ve gone almost completely inactive now.

    • @greenskye
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      657 months ago

      Lemmy has been a decent replacement for /r/all browsing, but it’s not at all a replacement for most of the subreddits I was actually subscribed to

      • lesteross
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        37 months ago

        I feel exactly the same about that. I’m always browsing all but I’m never joining any of those communities. I’ve join 3 so far but still I’m browsing all by default.

    • @CluckN@lemmy.world
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      437 months ago

      Yeah I love Lemmy but I don’t see it taking off. The separation of federation instances is confusing for new users. There are plenty of communities but they all feel isolated due to the same community existing on multiple instances. There’s a reason why the biggest communities are all Linux/Programming related.

      • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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        297 months ago

        I feel like development of Lemmy has slowed the past few weeks too. I’ve been following plenty of issues on GitHub both on the front-end and back-end, and there just hasn’t been any progress on them. It’s a shame because Lemmy has so much potential, but I’m with you I just don’t think it will take off. With that said, obviously I will keep using it, and I’m not going back to reddit. It’s a shame because I really do miss the smaller niche communities on reddit but reddit is dead to me now because the CEO is really quite the dickhead and I refuse to go back.

        • @ViewSonik@lemmy.world
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          167 months ago

          Yeah, reddit is dead to me just like Twitter is dead to me. Lemmy will grow over time, it will take years but eventually people will realize ad-free and privacy are very important long-term

        • @barsoap
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          97 months ago

          Without actually having looked at the issue track but knowing how such things go down: Less visible progress should be expected right about now even presuming constant development efforts.

          The great migration brought many users and uncovered various bugs and requirements for new features and devs have been scrambling to address as much of it as fast as possible – which means going for low-hanging fruit first and if it’s not low-hanging, hack around the issue to produce a quick fix. Now that the worst is over proper software development practice dictates that you should worry more about addressing technical debt you just incurred as well as refactor and redesign until high-hanging fruit are hanging lower so you can pluck them. Doesn’t make sense to build 100 ladders when you can take an axe to the tree and fix everything with three very well-planned and executed strikes.

        • @CluckN@lemmy.world
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          77 months ago

          I’m going to get crucified for this but without monetary incentive I don’t see improvements coming anytime soon. I respect the Lemmy creators but they’re running on donations and goodwill. Reddit/Digg had a team of dedicated employees working on the user experience because it was their livelihood.

          • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.ml
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            117 months ago

            This is true but aren’t the two main Lemmy devs paid to work on this full-time? That’s something at least, it’s better than being truly unpaid to work on this.

            • @CluckN@lemmy.world
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              17 months ago

              Devs do get donations but instances are not able to host advertisements. This means that if any hobbyists hosts a popular server instance they have to pay out of pocket to keep it going.

              • @barsoap
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                27 months ago

                Instances could in principle run on ad revenue but I rather doubt that will happen given that enough users are willing to donate. Injecting some code into the frontend you serve isn’t rocket science.

    • @theragu40@lemmy.world
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      277 months ago

      I didn’t visit reddit on purpose for two full months. I still don’t have the app installed.

      I have to admit though I am visiting for game threads now that the NFL has started up. Sports is non-existent on Lemmy. I’m participating in the communities for my teams, but there’s like half a dozen of us in each one. It just isn’t the same thing and I realized that dicking around in comment sections is a big part of how I enjoy sports these days.

      They’re still not getting content from me, I’m not going to use their app. But it’s hard to keep completely away when there is simply nothing even closer on lemmy or anywhere else.

      • I may have missed some steps but I recall reddit removing and replacing mods of many subs.

        It doesn’t matter, because the damage is done. Small communities aren’t what they used to be and the big subreddits are even lower quality.

        • @AfricanExpansionist@lemmy.ml
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          27 months ago

          R/ASOIAF knew about Lemmy and debated internally whether to migrate. I honestly can’t believe they didn’t. They were among the more passionate holdouts

          They could have just made a post after setting up a lemmy community and people would have made the move

          Also, can mods not delete subreddits? I’m surprised this didn’t happen

      • @Underwaterbob
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        27 months ago

        Yep. I really wish more had migrated over here from Reddit. Seems like it’s almost business as usual over there according to my friend who still uses it frequently.

    • Queen HawlSera
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      117 months ago

      I am trying to get the Pokemon instance talkative again but I’m just one woman

      • Florn [they/them]
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        77 months ago

        Once I get around to updating it I’ll start a Radical Red AAR series there for you

          • Florn [they/them]
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            37 months ago

            It’s a FireRed hack with almost every Pokémon and regional form through gen 9, with gen 9 mechanics and a Blaze Black-style difficulty

      • @Underwaterbob
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        37 months ago

        I could join up and everyone could laugh at me because I know almost nothing about Pokemon.

        • Queen HawlSera
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          27 months ago

          Eh we could use a laugh, sides the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step… Come with us and catch em all