Recently there have been some discussions about the political stances of the Lemmy developers and site admins. To clear up some misconceptions: Lemmy is run by a team of people with different ideologies, including anti-capitalist, communist, anarchist, and others. While @dessalines and I are communists, we take decisions collectively, and don't demand that anyone adopt our views or convert to our ideologies. We wouldn't devote so much time to building a federated site otherwise.
What's important to us is that you follow the site rules and [Code of Conduct](https://join.lemmy.ml/docs/en/code_of_conduct.html). Meaning primarily, no-bigotry, and being respectful towards others. As long as that is the case, we can get along perfectly fine.
In general we are open for constructive feedback, so please contact any member of the admin team if you have an idea how to improve Lemmy.
## Slur Filter
We also noticed a consistent criticism of the built-in slur filter in Lemmy. Not so much on lemmy.ml itself, but whenever Lemmy is recommended elsewhere, a few usual suspects keep bringing it up. To these people we say the following: we are using the slur filter as a tool to keep a friendly atmosphere, and prevent racists, sexists and other bigots from using Lemmy. Its existence alone has lead many of them to not make an account, or run an instance: a clear net positive.
You can see for yourself the words which are blocked (content warning, [link here](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/crates/utils/src/utils.rs#L10)). Note that it doesn't include any simple swear words, but only slurs which are used to insult and attack other people. If you want to use any of these words, then please stay on one of the many platforms that permit them. Lemmy is not for you, and we don't want you here.
We are fully aware that the slur filter is not perfect. It is made for American English, and can give false positives in other languages or dialects. We are totally willing to fix such problems on a case by case basis, simply open an issue in our [repo ](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues)with a description of the problem.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/588553
> [Eternal September](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September) is when influx from some other (often shittier and collapsing) platform overwhelms the unique culture that existed before, and in time fully replaces it. Destroying what existed before.
> 🧠 💭 **Figure out strategies & actions in comments below .. participate!**
> For example, I introduced 2 hashtags for awareness:
> - **#AvoidEternalSeptember** Raise attention to the culture clash.
> - **#DonateToFediInstances** Help admins and moderators withstand the influx and give them your support.
> We want to be gentle, welcoming to newcomers. Show them around. But also keep having the nice chattering and culture we had before, and maybe give those some extra boosts to exemplify and spread the vibes.
> Here's [a poll](https://social.coop/@smallcircles/109306786291084911) to make newcomers aware that taking Twitter culture with you on the Fediverse is just weird.
> ### Fedizens... Be strategical in how you toot to help avoid that from happening
To repost old twitter screenshots, overly recycled memes, and other things typical of the mainstream social media.
Because I like lemmy more but it doesn't give me that cheap potato chip dopamine fix that reddit does and I'm probably not alone.
But also I don't wanna put my shitty capitalist memes in your regular meme feeds, I wanna keep them over here in quarantine for me and my fellow degenerates.
We just had a hilarious jokester post nazi spam. If someone had reported instead of downvoted the posts in the memes sub I would have seen it earlier, since I mod there.
So if you see something that obv violates the rules, please report. It makes it easier for me and others to be notified.
This way fewer people have to see the bad stuff :)
The other day I saw a comment making some claim and linking to a CIA report that confirmed it. I thought it would be really cool if we had some sort of repository with sources we find interesting, so here it is!
NRSK made a small website to introduce new users to the basics of Lemmy and give them an (incomplete) list of Lemmy Communities.
Hopefully this will help users find a lot of interesting content across the network, despite the home instance not federating with a particular community yet.
Such a list was something that was sorely missed when the NRSK administrator first became a user on the lemmyverse, and quite so after creating a new and isolated instance.
As mentioned, it is an unofficial site and if the devs disapprove, I can make the "unofficialness" of it clearer or discuss how we can make it work.
Manually sorting, cataloguing and estimating activity on 283 communities sure was something.
That's why everybody is welcome to contribute to the list by submitting your own suggestions and corrections in the linked community. As of now the list is curated manually, I assume I've made several errors - Particularly when it comes to what "Topic" the different communities belong in.
Yes, you can sort nearly 300 communities by:
A lot of it could have been scraped the first time around I assume, but then there'd be no sorting by topic for sure.
You can visit the "Welcome" community by following the post link or visit https://nrsk.no/c/welcome.
[Link to the website](https://welcome.nrsk.no)
[Link to the big list of communities](https://welcome.nrsk.no/)