We can make this a great interesting place and more people will join

  • @FearTheCron
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    59 months ago

    I created a community based on one of my hobbies to end my lurking habit: https://lemmy.world/c/backcountry

    For now, I am just posting about one photo a day from my collection with some text that tries to drive interaction. There are 15 people in the community so I am hoping things start expanding at some point. All it costs me is a few minutes a day to choose and post a photo.

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        19 months ago

        Nice! I am glad I’m not the only person trying this strategy. I do need to admit I am completely unfamiliar with the wold of gemstones. Do you just go out and look for the initial stones?

        (Btw I think you have a typo in your link? https://lemmy.world/c/faceting )

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          19 months ago

          Argh! Thanks, fixed the link.

          I generally buy the rough from dealers or gem shows. My bucket list has a couple of line items to visit some mines and buy direct.

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            Ah that would make sense that they need to be mined. Still, that is a cool hobby I have never heard of before! You should make a post explaining the full process. Perhaps I will make a post explaining back country skiing as well for those who have never heard of it.

            (edit: subscribed! You got me interested)

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              29 months ago

              Good idea, I’ll work on a write up with pics.

    • @[email protected]
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      19 months ago

      I was excited for a backcountry sub but I see it’s just for winter skiing and snowboarding. That name is kind of confusing. I was hoping it was for backcountry camping and hiking like on Reddit.

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        Which sub were you thinking about specifically out of curiosity?

        I created it to replace the /r/backcountry subreddit which was also skiing and snowborading. Perhaps it makes sense to broaden the scope a bit since the lemmy community is small. I could reasonably moderate hiking and camping stuff as well.

        I will make a post over there asking people what they are interested in.

        edit:https://lemmy.world/post/135425

        • @[email protected]
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          19 months ago

          Oh, Maybe I was thinking more of r/wildernessbackpacking, r/campingandhiking, or r/hikingcanada type subs. When I say I’m going to the backcountry I mean hiking and camping, but I also don’t live near mountains so it’s probably more regional to me. Maybe that’s why I never subscribed to r/backcountry, it’s just been so long since I joined a bunch of subs I can’t remember. I think it would be good to have a separate summer vs winter community.

          • @FearTheCron
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            29 months ago

            I think it would be good to have a separate summer vs winter community.

            Possibly, I don’t really know. My other thought is that the back country skiing subreddit was always kinda small and with the smaller number of people on Lemmy, its probably even smaller.

            Its hard to get communities going initially so if broadening the topic helps, I’m for it.