• @[email protected]
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    Keep in mind that your Google results are probably highly personalized. For instance, I tried googling that exact phrase (in a private window), and Lemmy doesnt appear for me at all.

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      This was the first thing that came to my mind. So I tried again, using a VPN (exit server in the USA) and an incognito window. That screenshot came from that result.

        • @lawrenceOP
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          Yeah, my personalized content probably wasn’t so personalized. Still, let’s wait to see the results of other people here in this thread.

      • @danc4498
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        But did you try it from a different computer? While wearing a fake mustache? And typing with a fake french accent? Google is watching!

      • @Kaliax
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        You love to see it!

      • @[email protected]
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        Can confirm, I got it as the third result on mobile if in incognito. Don’t actually get the result without being in incognito which is odd, but it’s mobile too so results are always a bit different.

        Regardless, awesome to see that it’s up there at all!!

      • fmstrat
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        98 months ago

        While probably a valid enough test, keep in mind Google’s fingerprinting goes well beyond IP and what incognito applies. There’s a reason Tor Browser changes things like browser window dimensions every time you open it.

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      4th result on duckduckgo via mull on a private tab with a vpn on for me

      Edit: I’ll whip out mullvad browser when I get home

      Edit: having trouble connecting to mullvads dns for some reason will try later

      Edit #3: 3rd search result

        • @[email protected]
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          And if they really decide to ban Google search indexing, Reddit will be permanently wiped from the face of the internet. It’s like going full stealth mode.

    • Dark Arc
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      5th and 6th (different lemmy instance) results for me on Kagi

  • The Barto
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    If Reddit goes through with their threat of removing their links from Google, then Lemmy will definitely win.

    • @bmsok
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      Please, for the love of the internet, never feel like you can’t contribute and keep things fun, interesting, and completely weird. That’s how we take back what we all love.

      … and while there’s no reason to state the obvious I’ll say it anyway. Fuck spez

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      If Reddit goes through with their threat of removing their links from Google

      Why the hell would they do that?

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        It’s part of blocking 3rd party indexers because they think they’re like tiktok, not a library

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          The only reason I visit Reddit anymore is because it’s a vast sea of human experience and knowledge. Usually I just search Google with “[topic I’m interested in learning about] site:reddit.com”.

          • Cosmic Cleric
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            I’m honestly surprised someone at this point hasn’t just ported over all the comments from Reddit over to Lemmy, since they’re basically public domain comments from the human species that Reddit is just storing. IANAL.

            • @[email protected]
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              Probably because it’d take a ton of time and money (because of API limits and costs), and it’d potentially disrupt Lemmy too much.

              Reddit is a massive site, as far as how much content it’s stored over the years.

              • Otter
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                I assumed that the people over in the DataHoarder communities had archives running this whole time. There’s probably data out there somewhere, it’s a matter of getting it into a usable hosted state

              • @pirat
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                I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some huge, semi-complete datasets of the site somewhere. Maybe the-eye has something? That would ease the process, since the content has already been hoarded.

                Also, the new posts of some subreddits are being copied live to the equivalent Lemmy communities by bots made for that purpose.

      • dantheclamman
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        These tech freaks have a mercantilist, zero-sum view of how the web works: any link elsewhere is bad and anyone else profiting is your loss. They didn’t use to think this way but have gradually built a bubble around themselves over time, losing all perspective of their own users in the process. This also explains the move of this tech cohort to the regressive right wing.

  • @Ugurcan
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    Now do it with DuckDuckGo

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        Wonder if the overlap of users makes Lemmy rank higher on DDG?

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        I’ve yet to see Lemmy appear once in my DDG results… 😔

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            Third for me, and similarly no Re**it. Well done!

  • @[email protected]
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    This is amazing. If we can overtake Reddit in search indexing—or even just show up alongside it like this we’re completely set.

  • @bigmclargehuge
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    Made the full switch a couple days ago and already don’t miss reddit at all. The community is smaller, yes, but that lends itself to better, more engaged discussion. People are here because they want to be not because its the only place offered.

    • Polar
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      I think you misspelled enraged.

      There’s no engaged discussion on here. If you have any opinion about paying for services, using Windows, or driving a car, you’ll be downvoted and attacked lmao.

      • @bigmclargehuge
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        I can’t say I’ve experienced any of those things. Not saying they don’t happen though, just saying I’ve had some good interactions about a variety of topics.

  • @[email protected]
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    Futurama has one of the bigger communities on here. Lemmy needs more dedicated communities centered around a certain franchises, like Baldurs Gate or Futurama or live-action One Piece.

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        Sorry for the confusions, the ones I listed were for communities that are already a decent size ;)

        • Ada
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          I mean, they’re not going to magically appear without people engaging…

    • @SoleInvictus
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      Definitely. Any subjects where people search for interests or for answers to questions. Google sucks so much ass now that I got into the habit of just using it to search Reddit for answers. Showing people it’s worth doing the same with Lemmy will be huge.

  • @[email protected]
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    Man, i joined lemmy about 2 months ago and because there are no free apps for reddit i haven’t logged on there since then. Once people understand the instances they will feel at home.

    • Uranium3006
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      the era of the big corpo monosite has made people forget what it’s like to have more than one website, and even before that era websites didn’t really talk to one another all that much. with time people will learn, and the ones who can’t will drown in botspam on the decaying husks of corposites

  • @egeres
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    Fingers crossed that version 0.19 will bring more users on board 🥺

  • @[email protected]
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    Thanks to the author of the post for reminding me about this series. I didn’t know there was a new season.

  • @Donjuanme
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    Keep being good to each other, one another, everyone staying alive and doing as little harm as possible.

  • TWeaK
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    178 months ago

    Man this wound me up. It’s not season 11, it’s season 8.

    That didn’t stop me downloading the wrong episode, time and time again. Same file, but it had completely the wrong name, and I need them all to say ELiTE or ETHEL consistently, otherwise it’s all just wrong.

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      4 original seasons, plus movies, plus 3 more seasons. Not sure how it ended up as 11, seems the 6th and 7th seasons are divided up into 2 parts each, maybe the movies are counted as 2 as well?

      Each movie is the length of about 4 episodes.