There is a reason Why Lemmy Is Almost Does Not Have Any Activity, Which is:
No One Can Join Lemmy & Interact With it.
If We take a look at “join-lemmy.org/instances” We will come up with the following :
Most English Lemmy Instances Does Not Offer Register Now Service.
Even English Lemmy Instances that offer Register Now Service Does not allow you to create a Community.
If You Calculate the Average Registrations Per The Whole Page of Lemmy Instances (The Average amount of registrations at Lemmy as a Whole) You Will Find it less than 1,300 Not a day, Not a Week, Per MONTH (Less than 50 users per day). With Some instances have zero Average monthly registrations.
If You Dig Deeper You Will Find that a lot of the instances in the page block other instances, meaning even if the user could register at one instance he will not be able to even interact With the whole community.
I think that this issues need to be addressed in order to make this project worth it For the Developers & the users.
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Why is there an obsession in making lemmy an overpopulated platform. Social platforms with big userbases tend to degenerate quickly and it makes moderation harder than it already is.
I am quite content with the slow growth and modest amount of activity on lemmy. If I weren’t I would’ve still had a reddit account. Less is sometimes more and vice versa.
With all due Respect to your opinion, How Do You See Lemmy Way of growth moving forward?
What I mean is Let’s suppose that the number of active users reached 50,000 at the end of 2023, is 50k active user enough to host a worthy amount of opinions & Perspectives ?
What I Expect to happen if the situation did not get addressed at its early stage is that a lot of users might become inactive and either ghost their accounts or delete their accounts, “Why” you ask, people get on the internet to change their perspectives, enjoy content and as needed express their beliefs or add a new perspective, Which leads to having only very small diversity on the site which make it less valuable than even Reddit.
I genuinely want to replace my Reddit usage to lemmy, but simply the micro amount of activity here make it hard to.
As for moderation, mastodon is going to pass 8,000,000 users soon, and they have gab and truth social there, yet they are still able to moderate it.
Even 4chan, depending on your opinion, still moderate their site.
I don’t think we should focus on “growth” for Lemmy. “Growth” is focused on for other social medias because that’s how those corporations are able to secure funding.
Lemmy and the fediverse isn’t that model. Its focused on personal relationships and inter-connectivity.
Slowly people will defect to Lemmy instances from the more established Reddit, Facebook, etc.
The largest issue I have with Lemmy is the account sign up doesn’t notify you when you’re accepted. This may be either an issue with my instance (or my own mess-up) but I didn’t receive an email notification. I just tried my credentials a day later and was able to get in.
With what I’ve experienced on Mastodon so far, the “moderation” consists almost entirely of overblocking by distributing blacklists, which are primarily controlled by bigger instances.
You know what at least let us work on improving lemmy.ml till it has 1,000,000 users, and then we will think about a scalable solution to the whole lemmy fediverse.
We are no where near active enough to worry about the spam problem more than the activity problem .