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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Because, we’ve had multiple brigades from probably 4chan with people posting Nazi propaganda, and, I wish I was making this up, gore and scat porn. Literally as soon as an instance pops up it gets flooded with that. Which prompts established instances to block it until it restricts signups.
Working as intended. #wontfix The whole point of the fediverse is, your server talks to who you want to talk to and block who you want to block.
We don’t want a few huge “catch-all” instances where literally everyone goes. We want many, small, niche instances. Again, that’s the point of the fediverse. We don’t want to be just like the mainstream social medias but with a decentralisation gimmick, we want the decentralisation to be meaningful.
I Got Your Point But That Could Be Mitigated By Constant moderation, Simply You Can’t Have a Free Speech Without that type of issue.
Simply ban the IPs & the accounts of the abusers while enforcing the rules, and it shall be clean after a while.
I don’t know how it works in lemmy, but each instance could go and have a word filter (if the post contains a blacklisted word, it would be held for review).
I am Not Talking about the software feature, I am talking about why the 5,000 or so users who have an account at lemmy are unable to speak & interact with each other.
Just So You Could understand my opinion my main page is 90% politics & News there, if that go on the lemmy Fediverse is about to turn into Buzzfeed as far as the content go.
That would work. But banning the IP would mean banning whole instances, because spam does not only come from the local instance. Banning the user by username does work for 5 minutes, before they register a new account.
Since nobody who’s hosting a Lemmy instance is paying a professional moderation team, which is 24/7 available to ban spam, it’s almost impossible to react in time.
This word filter is called
slur-Filterand is available. Nevertheless, this has been criticized by outsiders very often and Lemmy as a whole was made bad.
I don’t think it’s particularly beneficial to criticize Lemmy because some instance blocks others, but applaud Mastodon for “moderation”, on which a hashtag is highly valued that “recommends” blocking entire instances because one person has a problem with another on another instance.