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  • @[email protected]
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    4911 months ago

    It’s just like having different subreddits about the same topic. Just subscribe to both.

    • AlmightySnoo 🐢🇮🇱🇺🇦
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      11 months ago

      I think what he meant is why launch a second exact same community, with merely 300 subscribers, when there’s already an established one like [email protected] which has now more than 15k subscribers? I noticed that behavior with the r/neovim mods too, they refused to join an existing community. My guess is simply that they want to be in a community where they are still in charge of everything, they’re too addicted to their mod “powers” to let go of them.

      Back to OP, I think the whole thread and the way r/Android mods just hoped to absorb users of this community is completely inappropriate and simply disrespectful.

      • @[email protected]
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        1011 months ago

        Same reason there’s been games, gaming, truegaming, patientgaming, etc. Overtime each community can come to develop their own style.

    • @yesterdayshero
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      1411 months ago

      But they’re the same topic, so there’s a good chance there’s gonna be repeated content across both. Particularly if not everyone is subscribed to all instances.

      I’m subscribing to both, but will be interesting to see how duplicate content across instances are federated in the future.

      • @AtheistAndroid
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        1511 months ago

        If two of the same topic is posted, the one in the instance with more people will be higher on the active list than the other, so if you’re subbed to both, you’ll see that one first and interact with it. I’ve seen duplicate topics across several of my subs on Reddit regularly.

        • @yesterdayshero
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          411 months ago

          Yeah but I’d see one, scroll a little further and see another. Then scroll a little further and see another. Sure you might see some repeated posts on Reddit, but the problem is exacerbated if there are multiple instances of the same topic.

          For example, if I saw the same post on /r/Google and /r/Android. The problem could be four times or more worse due to there being multiple instances of Google and Android federated.

          I’m enjoying Lemmy, but it’ll be interesting to see how this might be dealt with for those that want a single feed per topic.

        • @outbound5231
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          211 months ago

          Are there any Lemmy clients that support viewing multi-communities? For example, I’d prefer viewing all posts for all instances of Android over the combined subscribed list.

          • HobbitFoot
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            211 months ago

            I thought that was built in to all Lemmy clients. All non-home instances I’m subscribed to are presented as @instance because the instance location is just as important as the sub’s name.

            • @outbound5231
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              11 months ago

              Just to clarify, I don’t want to view all of the content from my subscribed communities in a single view. I want to be able to tap on something like Android and then only view the content from all instances with the same community name that I’m subscribed to.

              • @[email protected]
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                211 months ago

                I wouldn’t even want it restricted to the same community name, make it customizable. I’d love to be able to set up Android and FossDroid on the same feed for example. Or all the different selfhosted/homelab/datahoarders/etc. communities.

              • HobbitFoot
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                111 months ago

                Not right now. I imagine this would be added in an app sooner than the official distribution due to priorities.

      • Paradox
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        211 months ago

        It’s not hard to dedupe content. My RSS client has a feature that can hide duplicate articles based on a few different parameters. It’s not impossible to add something to Lemmy that does the same

        Also, back in reddit ancient history, there used to be a feature called “other discussions” which let you see the same link’s comments on other subreddits

      • Recreational Placebos
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        411 months ago

        I think that’s a bug, and doesn’t mean anything. Unless there’s a new bug I’m unaware of, which is completely possible.