I’m curious to get everyone’s thoughts on opportunities to improve!

  • @mrfriki
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    654 months ago

    More comments, in general. Many posts have tons of upvotes but zero comments so it’s hard to engage in a conversation.

    • @[email protected]
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      384 months ago

      Keep in mind that the same article often gets posted to multiple communities on multiple instances, dividing up the comment pool.

      • Annoyed_🦀 🏅
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        154 months ago

        I asked someone i know why they didn’t join lemmy, their answer is lemmy is too fractured and they have to sub to multiple same community to get the full thing. I think it’s a quirk of fediverse/ap protocol, where each instance could have and want their own community, and some instance user would like to stay in their own instance as well.

        • AureliusOP
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          74 months ago

          I like this part of lemmy. You can easily toggle whether you want posts/communities from your instance or globally. And I agree that some of the communities are redundant but I’ve found that it is easy enough to follow similar communities so my feed is all content I like.

          • Annoyed_🦀 🏅
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            Yeah, i don’t mind that as well, i browse All instead of Subscribed so i’ll be seeing the same stuff anyway. For people who got really used to reddit though, it’s a challenge.

        • @[email protected]
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          24 months ago

          I view it as a benefit because it encourages a small world, tribal model which works better with human brains.

          It’s definitely different however, so I can see some friction if it’s not what people are used to. Frankly I don’t want one topic with thousands of comments, most of which won’t get read.

          I think one needs to transition away from the dopamine fueled high and focus more on what brings meaningful discussion and sharing of diverse opinions. With that said, I wouldn’t be opposed to a feature that allows users to quickly jump to the same discussion on other instances or communities.

      • vortic
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        Maybe there should be an option to join the various conversations together if a user wants to see more content. That sounds pretty difficult to manage, though.

        • Khrux
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          24 months ago

          A popular suggestion has been to implement the ability for communities across instances to ‘subscribe’ to eachother, which puts the networking of these communities in the hands of the moderators of that community.

          I want that feature above all else.

          • vortic
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            24 months ago

            That sounds like a reasonable way to handle it. Federated communities within federated instances.

    • @mmagod
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      124 months ago

      can’t speak for others, but i’m mostly the quiet/introverted/lurker type…

      sometimes i just feel like i have nothing valuable to add to the conversation

      i will make an active effort to engage more tho

      • AureliusOP
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        44 months ago

        This is a good start :) thanks for the comment/contribution

      • @[email protected]
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        14 months ago

        If you do decide to engage, keep in mind that you’re speaking into one of several identical breakout rooms rather than a giant auditorium as on Reddit.

        In real life meetings I find that smaller groups leads to better discussions.

    • Dharma Curious
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      84 months ago

      I save posts to check them the next day for this reason. Sorting by new gets boring pretty quick :/

    • AureliusOP
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      64 months ago

      That’s fair. I wonder if anyone has looked into the vote to comment ratio compared to other social media platforms. I’m curious how Lemmy compares

      • anon6789
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        64 months ago

        I did a little informal comparison between my posts and the ones at r/Superbowl, and whole the ratio was at least decently better at the time, I still get disappointed if I don’t get a few comments on each post.

        The likes are great and all, but to me, that just kinda feels like I’m just checking off boxes. It’s the most basic form of approval.

        Comments though are what really let me know making the posts are worth my time. It lets me know I’m reaching you guys enough to make you say “hey this is cool.” And actual questions or you sharing something about a life experience, etc is worth way more than a hundred upvotes because it lets me know I’ve triggered good feelings in you from something I posted and it makes me want to post a hundred more things to do that again.

        I always make sure to thank my commenters and let them know by replying, they are doing something as important as I am by posting. Without them completing the other side of the equation, it’s just me telling into the void, and it’s boring for me and makes posting a chore. But by you saying literally anything positive, I know I’m having an impact on your day, hopefully in a positive way, and that encourages me to post more, making a positive feedback cycle that will keep this a good place to come.

        • @mrfriki
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          34 months ago

          You are right, upvotes are useless internet points but comments stay for future people looking for info. This was why Reddit was useful, finding an answer to a problem in a 7 years old post.

    • Dr. Moose
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      54 months ago

      Yeah I’ve started to contribute more with comments as well. Sometimes just saying the obvious is a nice way to get the community going!

      • AureliusOP
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        44 months ago

        Agreed! Even a small comment gets the momentum going

    • Annoyed_🦀 🏅
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      Yeah, thats why i tried to leave as many comment as possible, even the low effort one. Sometime it just depend on the type of post as well.