2nd Update: Some well-known Lemmy servers are under heavy load from the reddit exodus. New users are encouraged to sign up at one of the following general interest Lemmy instead (in no particular order):

Most Lemmy servers are federated (linked together), so you can easily subscribe and participate here regardless of which Lemmy server you call home.

Welcome!

Hey everyone from reddit, welcome to our Menopause group! It’s going to be a bit of an adjustment, but we are resilient, (we are after all, menopause folk) and we will endure!

Over the coming days, as we learn this new platform, we will be updating information as much as we can. Thanks for your patience.

To answer some of the more frequently asked questions:

  1. Lemmy is a decentralized, reddit-like platform that is open source (free as in freedom)
  2. Lemmy servers, called instances, can be hosted by anyone, so no single person or entity is in control of our communities
  3. There are many instances to choose from; see the top of this post for the latest servers that are accepting new users
  4. Most Lemmy instances are linked together, sharing communities under one collective umbrella
  5. You can create an account at nearly any Lemmy instance, including those mentioned above, and you will be able to participate in the communities hosted by other Lemmy instances as if they were all part of one big community
  6. Lemmy is part of the fediverse, a collection of open and decentralized social network platforms; Mastadon, a twitter-like microblogging platform that recently made international headlines is also part of the fediverse

For mobile users:

  1. The official Android app for Lemmy is Jerboa (jer-BO-uh) which can be found on the Play Store or F-Droid.
  2. The official iOS app for Lemmy is Mlem; it is currently in beta so you’ll need to install Apple’s TestFlight and then open this link on your phone

As thousands, or perhaps millions of users are currently transitioning to Lemmy all at once, please be patient and remain open-minded to new experiences. Nobody could anticipate such a massive migration of users all at once, and many Lemmy instances are under heavy load at the moment. These are exciting times however, as we embrace a truly free and publicly-owned social network.

Over the next couple of days we will do our best to answer your questions and provide support here. Like Reddit, Lemmy is a collection of many communities. Feel free to stretch your legs and have a look around!

  • @leftylibra
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    • @BecRose
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      51 year ago

      Woohoo I made it!

      My main on R was getting too fat with info. Glad to be here.

    • @FritaBurgerhead
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      41 year ago

      Awesome, thank you so much for this info. I was able to download the Mlem app for iOS and am posting this comment from it. Easier than I thought it would be!

  • @FritaBurgerhead
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    171 year ago

    Reddit refugee checking in! This was honestly the only sub I was panicked about losing. THANK MAUDE (and Mods, lol) we are gathering here. Hugs!

  • @moneypenny_dreadful
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    111 year ago

    Not so bad…was able to subscribe and find the sub(sorry, community) just by searching. Not thrilled to extend my social media presence further with yet another login, but the old space was a wealth of info so I think it will be useful

    • @leftylibraOPM
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      51 year ago

      You bet! If you haven’t yet, you can subscribe as follows:

      If you are accessing this site from your desktop browser, the subscribe button is the very top right of the sidebar (big green button that says subscribe). If you are accessing it through the Jerboa app, select the bullet list icon (in the bottom left of the toolbar) and enter “menopause” into the search field. Select menopause from the results and press the big blue subscribe button at the top

  • @MagpieRhymes
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    91 year ago

    Welp, here I am trying to quit Reddit cold turkey (at least for the 48 hour blackout). I do appreciate you creating an alternative for us, @leftylibra!

  • knitapeace
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    Hey y’all!!! Am I really going to completely delete my reddit account now? I think maybe I am! If r/dundermifflin shows up I’m going to be golden.

    EDIT: OH LORD I MISSPELLED MY OWN USER NAME WHEN I SIGNED UP!!! That’s hilarious and I am totally knitapease now. A whole new woman. LOL!!

    • Aviandelight
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      61 year ago

      It’s perfect as is I say lean into it with everything you’ve got 😉

    • drinksavodkadrink
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      51 year ago

      Haha that’s great! You can change your display name without making a new account. Just go under settings.

      • knitapeace
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        211 months ago

        Yeah OK after thinking about it overnight I did need to change it after all :P

    • @leftylibraOPM
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      31 year ago

      Hahah knitapease! I love it…but you can always create a new one and easily delete this one. Otherwise, I think it’s great :)

  • Mohkia
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    81 year ago

    Just wanted to jump in here and say thanks for setting this up. This community is helpful for so many of us in accepting and understanding this part of our lives. May we all thrive in our new home here.

  • Merrybookishly
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    Reddit refuge here as well and very glad for this space too. It took me a couple days to work through getting set up here now its going decently and I’m so excited to be here with everyone else!

  • @[email protected]
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    Generally hopeless at working out this newfangled technological shizz, but seem to be bumbling on in an okay fashion… Woohoo! Made it! Thank you for bringing over our community xx

  • @EighteesVibes
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    71 year ago

    Hi Everyone!! Happy to still have access to this amazing community!

  • mishellaneous
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    71 year ago

    Helloooo!!! It’s taken me awhile to try and figure this out, but I think I’m here now 🤔😃 Happy to be here, this community is so precious!