I do, but as more people join I’m also feeling a little republican - i got my spot and this is good; everyone on the outside can go fuck off now. I don’t want it to get so big that it’s what we left. No intended disrespect or lack of acknowledgment to those who were here before.

  • @derelict
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    Honestly no, I was mostly subscribed to smaller subs, and only the general communities here really have a critical mass. I’m definitely interacting more with general communities, but I really miss communities around niche interests.

    I have hope that they will be here with time, but for now there’s a bunch of empty communities with no posts and a mod who has never posted anything anywhere, just made a few dozen communities with the names of popular subreddits, and even many the communities that aren’t in that situation have 3-4 posts and a couple dozen subscribers

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      Yeah everything feels so raw still. But I don’t mind it yet. I pretty much learn something new every 6 hours or so because of all the content that’s getting added to the big instances. It’s been an exciting honeymoon period.

    • @GullibleOyster
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      What are your niche communities you are looking for? I got lucky that a bunch of mine are semi migrated (3dprinting, houseplants, ergomechboards, etc)

      • @derelict
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        Cosplay is one example. There’s a handful of NSFW ‘cosplay’ communities, one not-very-active one on blahaj, and one squatted on .world by a user who is also squatting a whole bunch of clearly NSFW communities and has never posted or commented anything anywhere, and named themselves “@Moderator.” Laser cutting, Inkscape, some book fandoms are examples I was (and to some extent am) actively engaged with on Reddit where communities exist, but are far from a critical mass.

        • @GullibleOyster
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          I feel your pain about the squatted communities and agree that I wish there was a good laser cutting one. I know a lot of people are frustrated with the squatting so hopefully the lemmy.world admins implement some sort of community request.

    • @chowanana
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      This is exactly my main gripe with Lemmy. I mostly spent my time on reddit browsing subs about quite specific hobbies, didn’t care for r/funny or r/pics which is what Lemmy currently feels like to me

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      I don’t know how we fix the absentee mod problem either. Sure you can create the community on a C new instance, but then it’s even less likely to be successful. I Lemmy is on and I’ll never go back to Reddit, but I don’t see anything replacing it 1:1 the way Lemmy is trying to. It took Reddit a decade to mature in regards to niche communities. Lemmy has a ton of barriers already such as the roadblocks put up by absentee mods and the difficulty in finding communities at all. Lemmy’s All feed seems to bury new communities even worse than Reddit does, but that’s just an unscientific impression.

      • @derelict
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        One suggestion I saw was auto-deleting communities that are still empty after a week, incentivizing new mods to upload something, not just squat names that were popular subs in hopes of I guess having some sort of power if they pick up?

          • @derelict
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            I’m not saying there are no good reasons to make a community without posting, but when that’s all a user has ever done, and they’ve done it dozens of times, I have a hard time assuming they’re just trying to help the fediverse thrive.

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        Presumably worth reaching out to the instance admin if a mod is squatting on a community name on that instance.

        Might even be worth just messaging that mod too - they might have taken a ‘build it and they will come’ stance and would welcome another hand to mod and post.

    • @Coelacanth
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      Lemmy.ml has c/Community_Requests and I think it’s about time we had that on .world too.

      • @derelict
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        That’s one alternative that would allow people to request a community exists without just making an empty community, and leave it to people who want to participate and actively moderate to create them

    • @TheAndrewBrown
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      Same here and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I was definitely on Reddit an unhealthy amount so I’m hoping I can cut down my online time and use something that’s a better alternative. And we don’t need to act like everything here is instantly better. We’re here for a reason and there are definitely things that are better but we’ve also lost over a decade of material and rhythm that will take time to build up and make the place even close to as vibrant as Reddit was in its heyday.

    • @Falmarri
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      Also no for me. I spent most of my time reading the comment threads, and liked the arguments and “discussion”. It was probably more an addiction than enjoyment though. I spent most of my time on bestofupdates and relationship_advice, and the comment section of politics and news

    • @solstice
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      I miss my old forums from the wild west days of the internet before facebook reddit and the rest took over.

      Besides the novelty accounts like shittymorph and the rest, can you name a single user you interacted with regularly on reddit? I used to be friends, real actual honest to god friends, with a bunch of people I met on forums. We’d interact on the forums, AIM, games, and meet up now and then. True digital community. Reddit was too anonymous and wasn’t conducive to repeated interaction with each other.

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    I like it because my posts and comments dont get downvoted to nothing here and i feel i can actually contribute.

  • Bizzle
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    I understand of course that Lemmy was around for a long time before me, but I still feel like an OG for some reason.

  • @simple
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    For sure. I’m trying to post a lot more too for communities I enjoy.

    • MilkToastGhost
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      I’ve been posting and commenting specifically to keep interactions alive in hopes people will see a bustling community and try it out!

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    I’m on lemmy less than I used to be on Reddit because the communities I liked on Reddit are dead here. I know I don’t want to go back to Reddit, but I don’t have the time to try to build the communities from Reddit here either. So I spend less time on social media and that’s ok too.

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    I’ve found that I’m checking Kbin a lot less than I checked the other place, but I’m participating more because there’s a lot less toxicity and hostility here (at least for the time being).

  • Stormy404
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    Honestly I like this place more than reddit. Feels much more genuine and much less toxic. Also it runs better than reddit’s tracker-bloated website.

  • Ab_intra
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    I’ve noticed that I use Lemmy much more than I use reddit. I think there is loads of things to improve but i like it.

  • @iRyu
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    I really enjoy the content on lemmy compared to r/. I think the loss of moderation tools over there has made a bunch of crap float to the top. Here it feels more authentic, I guess?

    • Lemmy had much fewer moderation tools. It’s not the lack of mod tools. In fact, mod tools are still alive because reddit delayed their death for a week or so. The problem, more than mod tools, is behavior and demographic changes.

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    Not necessarily to boycot reddit but since rif is gone I simply have no options to see reddit on my phone which is where i spend my most of my time.

    As a result of that I also notice I’m not on Reddit on my pc as much. I usually scroll 2 pages of ALL and kinda lose interest. I even slowly stopped going to my regular subs.

    Actually I’m slowly less on my phone or endlessly scrolling reddit!

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        I know you still can, but for how long? And to be honest, im quite happy im less on reddit. I wasnt doing much there anyway other than my local subs which i browse for 5 to 10 minutes a day on the pc.

        • I know you still can, but for how long?

          I have no idea and I’m not too invested. I don’t really care for how long, or if, or if not, if it works it works and if it doesn’t there’s more to life.

          im quite happy im less on reddit

          i don’t even have less of reddit, i didn’t have much reddit to begin with, too busy with werk & laif

          I wasnt doing much there anyway other than my local subs which i browse for 5 to 10 minutes a day on the pc.

          i open a few subs every so often to find more netflix shows to watch or see if my games have been updated with new drama & then i leave.

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  • @fergilicious
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    Im visiting a friend for the week and only have my iPhone so this has been a godsend. will be interesting to see how my usage shifts once back home……but this place is nice.

    • @TodayOP
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      Remember that you also have a real life friend there. 🙃 😉

      • @fergilicious
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        I didn’t mean to downplay them! Been watching lots of stargate sg-1 and just hanging out more or less. The show ranges from being so great to just straight up bad so presents plenty of conversation

  • Seperis
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    Yes very very much; there’s so much new stuff and this is a good opportunity to expand my interests and not end up having half my subs be drama subs and read AITA until I lose my soul. But also because I’m trying to make a determined effort to be a responsible community member and post actual sentences and engage with others so it becomes a habit. Will any of those sentences make sense? No, and stop pressuring me. Being coherent is an entirely separate goal and many steps from here so back the hell off, okay?

    Hello fellow humans, I am normal, friendly, and sane!

    • @[email protected]
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      Hello, fellow normal human-type person. It is pleasant to engage in average human behavior with other humans. Imagine that I am petting a dog because I have a dog in my lap and am petting him.

      • Seperis
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        Do you have shoes? I do. They are for when I walk outside on floor but it’s outdoors? grass pavement. Then I touch pavement grass. With my feet hands. It is very nice and the lights sunshine is warm. Being a normal human is a lot of fun!

        • @[email protected]
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          I do have shoes! How did you know? I wear them sometimes when I am inside and my feet hands are cold. They are fluffy and maroon. I got them from [insert store name here]. I got a good deal! You can get a good deal, too, if you use my offer code [insert offer code here] to get up to 15% off. Try it today!

          • Seperis
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            I love when we normal humans have normal conversations in public areas with other humans! [insert store name here] is one of my favorite stores! Their deals are so good that they have to give your money back give your money to the One Above and Below somethingiswrongheiscomingwemusthurryforgiveme have good deals and I like them a lot.

            I hope your hands are warm!

            heisheresaveyourself

            • @[email protected]
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              Thank you for contact Grysbok. I hope this message finds you in good health. I am currently out of the office pursuing other normal human pursuits. Please leave a message after the beep. Beep, dial tone

    • Techie McCrankypants
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      Hello fellow humans, I am normal, friendly, and sane! Well, 1 out of 3 ain’t bad. (<3 you Sep)