It is a subconscious level ad for the utility/value of the platform. You don’t need to be overt about the screenshot containing Lemmy by name. Any subtle details are all that is needed. This is all it takes to attract the most valuable people; simply show them that they are missing out on something useful. It is effective psy ops.

  • @LemmyKnowsBest
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    Nice try, spez. Reddit deserves to be abandoned & I’m doing my part to turn it into a ghost town.

    • @Zimited
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      A ghost town looney bin, since all with sense left.

    • @j4k3OP
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      Me too, but not all are, and this place is hemorrhaging and getting smaller. This is one logical way to do several things. Think about all angles of what I am saying and what it means for all involved. If r/loli or (whatever it was) needed a moderator to grow early reddit, and that is what spaz did, I get it. I would have used a burner, but I get it, and am in a similar vain here. I’m not straddling, but I know many are. Motivating anyone to take a little more action here is a habit forming positive. Getting people thinking about posting unique content with value to them is another important angle.

      • @[email protected]
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        How do you figure it’s getting smaller?

        Speaking from just my experience, it seems to be getting more active over time. It’s happening slowly, but there’s definitely more interaction happening here then there was a few months ago.

        • @j4k3OP
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          There are less than a couple dozen posts an hour in the all feed for several hours a day now. There were many posts 6 months ago that would top 1k votes in 6 hours. Up until around February the top post in any 6 hour stretch of the all feed would top 700-800 votes. Over the last month there are many times that dips below 300-400. There are many times when there are less that 20 votes on any post within an hour at what should be peak US times. This is decreasing slowly and it has been this way for a long time.

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            But what if we like it better this way?

            Aside from one or two people that frequently posted in niche subs, and the legends like Sprog, everyone on Reddit felt like a stranger I was meeting for the first time.

            Sure, more posts are nice, but in exchange for an endless supply of bullshit to occupy my brain, I’m seeing posts and comments from people I recognize and remember and I feel more “at home” and less like a visiting consumer.

            • @j4k3OP
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              There is always a turn over rate. Without an advertising mechanism, it is a slow death.

          • @Ginger666
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            Yeah, but do you really want a bunch of low quality shitposts?

            I’ve been here like 3 days and I already love it.

            Seems like people here aren’t just sheeple.

            Quality>quantity my guy

            • @p5yk0t1km1r4ge
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              Yeah, gonna have to agree on this. I’m brand new, fresh off of a permaban on reddit, and I’m already seeing far superior activity here.

              • @Ginger666
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                11 month ago

                Quality over quantity my man

          • @[email protected]
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            32 months ago

            There are less than a couple dozen posts an hour in the all feed for several hours a day now.

            Also, note that last weekend was a long weekend off in Europe, maybe that influenced it

      • P03 Locke
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        72 months ago

        That’s not true. The userbase has remained steady since July of last year. There are some up and down swings with posts, but some of it is seasonal, and some of it is just the normal up and down swings of a service. We’ll expect more users and posts as Spez continues to fuck up Reddit, and make it hostile to its users.

        • @j4k3OP
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          I’ve seen those numbers but they do not match real engagement.

  • april
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    Or alternatively it gives spez more data to sell

    • @LemmyKnowsBest
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      yeah. I’m definitely not contributing to that.

  • @AdamEatsAss
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    192 months ago

    Seems like using Lemmy with extra steps.

  • eatham 🇭🇲
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    52 months ago

    Don’t do that, it won’t bring many people here. It will just give Reddit more free content.

    • [email protected]
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      12 months ago

      I just think overt idiosyncrasies and exaggerated awkwardness are funny, and greentexts are far and away the best source for both. However, I’d be lying if I said that seeing the community inch toward intolerance, despite every opportunity to stay kind, didn’t cause me to post less.

      • Rimu
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        I’m not surprised.

        There will be a day of reckoning for that community and for the instance that hosts it. It’s just a matter of time.

  • @[email protected]
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    Let’s see your best examples, OP. Walk the walk, please.

    Me, as an article-writer and content creator I try to low-key share links to such on Reddit, but also try not to go overboard.

    Knowing one’s community is also key, as some will welcome fairly overt links, while others will become greatly offended at even subtle Lemmy content.

    • Dharma Curious
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      I asked on my school’s subreddit if there was a Lemmy community. Got like 4 replies, all basically variations of “never heard of it” and one person who freaked the hell out about how I, personally, was the ruination of reddit for asking this. Lmao

      • @Ginger666
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        32 months ago

        The one person freaking out was prolly a bot programmed to reply to lemmy posts

  • @Ginger666
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    32 months ago

    Fight the good fight brother!