I’ve also cross-posted this post on other third-party apps’ subs:

EDIT: Forgot to write a bit of an introduction of myself, hello to everyone here, long time redditor and someone who also happens to mod a lot of subs on reddit such as r/electricvehicles, r/trulyunpopularopinion and etc!

Though I love to moderate and contribute to this communities meaningfully, I never liked reddit, as a huge FOSS fan, and these recent API changes are freaking stupid as well, there wasn’t a better reason for me to not consider moving to Lemmy. I will be speaking with a lot of other reddit mods in my own mod teams and some other friends, hopefully I can bring some subs/people here.

Speaking of bringing people, please do consider checking out these posts I’ve linked above, and consider upvoting them if you agree, this situation with third-party apps are a great opportunity for Lemmy, hopefully it reaches to the devs, and even if not all apps make a move, even one would be a win.

Thank you!

EDIT 2: Hey guys! I missed some third party apps on the list above, just updated them, and the new added ones are RIF, Joey, Get Narwhal and RedReader. UPDATE: Added ReddPlanet.

Please do consider visiting those that I just added and upvote them, so hopefully they can reach to respective developers!

  • @Magusbear
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    It’s really baffling. Especially because there are some solid but really small communities that would have a fairly easy time migrating but are still not even considering doing so because of the small userbase over here. These communities don’t even benefit from the bigger userbase on reddit because the discussions are solely between the users that are subbed to the subreddits.

    • @sexy_peach@feddit.de
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      161 year ago

      Hmm I think that normally it is legit hard to move a community to a new server/system. Even a small one. It was tried with a german subreddit to feddit.de and it failed.

      Right now there’s a lot of momentum, probably because reddit fucked up.

        • @Magusbear
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          81 year ago

          Yea, a real mass exodus will probably not happen, but I would love it if at least a sizable community can grow out of it. There are a couple of smaller subreddits I would rather not abandon if they don’t jump ship but if I can get the rest of my “content needs” from Lemmy I’d gladly take away from my reddit browsing time to come here instead.

          • Wiredfire
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            91 year ago

            If Mastodon teaches us anything it’s not about the size of the community but the engagement. If we end up with smaller, but more engaged, groups here and elsewhere in the fediverse then we’re in for a good time!

      • @Magusbear
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        41 year ago

        Which German subreddit was tried to move?

          • @Magusbear
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            41 year ago

            Too bad…seems like the kind of community that would rather not be on reddit after the IPO. Ideology wise I mean. But seeing that 161.social is dead now it definitely raises the question if staying was the better move. But I guess that’s the point. If you don’t get everyone to move then the alternative will likely die sooner or later.

            • @sexy_peach@feddit.de
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              41 year ago

              161.social never had any active users, that was the problem I think. They tried mirroring some posts form the dachschaden sub, but that didn’t attract anyone.

              • @Magusbear
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                21 year ago

                I see. I’m looking forward to how Lemmy does in the future. Even with the disruptive changes to reddit it’s hard to imagine a real mass exodus happening. But a semi sizable community might be enough to at least split my browsing habits between Lemmy and reddit.

                • @sexy_peach@feddit.de
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                  31 year ago

                  I split my browsing habits between Lemmy and Reddit like a year or two ago. Mostly I browse reddit and when I see funny or interesting content I post it here.

                  • @Magusbear
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                    21 year ago

                    Seems like a good way to go about. I’ll probably follow suit. I’m not sure if it will be possible to establish some of my favorite subreddits here but we’ll see how it goes.