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I want the fediverse to be a success, and I’ve long wanted a reddit alternative based on the fediverse, so I found this very exciting. I also think it’s chance for a new and better culture than what reddit has, and I wanted to be there early to do what I could to contribute value and help it succeed.

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This, plus no adverts (they hurt)

I think ads are the worst part of the web. Also of TV, but I can live without TV

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I stopped watching TV about 10 years ago and it’s blissful. If 5 people or more recommend me a series I just download it and watch it. I can’t justify lapping up 20minutes of ads per 1hr of content - It’s sickening.

Try 7 day stints without TV, each time you come back you will notice the adverts more that’s the conditioning being undone, eventually you just cant face going back - you are now cured.

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Its wild going over to someone’s house who has cable after you haven’t watched it for a while. Every year the commercials get longer and more unbearable. Same thing happened to radio, magazines, etc… these are ad mediums to sell to boomer audiences now.

@a_Ha
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Agreed. NPR radio is a nice exception

I don’t watch TV as well.

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Oh, my mistake I read it as “…can’t live without TV” Do you feel sad for people glued to TV, even though its by choice? I do it’s kinda weird (I don’t hassle them about it)

Not really, because I too like being glued to screens.

Also I feel like judging others isn’t very helpful and often says more about the person judging than the person being judged.

@scp1548
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I grew to love the idea of mastodon and other fediverse platforms, and I hope to see lemmy take over the hole that reddit currently fills. Reddit, with its independent communities, already seems like prime pickings for a fediverse platform.

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Not corporately owned and thus I assume I am less of a data point for ad revenue.

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I think federated networks are the future. Lemmy is a shining example of that.

because I really like the technology and because it is a niche thing that feels like internet of many years ago, no coorporations, no one tries to sell me shit, it’s just about the community

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I am a software developer, and find distributed and federated technology to be very interesting.

Saw the words “reddit alternative written in Rust” and didn’t need anything else to be sold on it.

Trying to live a more private life. So I deleted reddit and joined Lemmy because it doesn’t spy on you.

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I’ve seen Reddit devolve since 2014. Look at /r/all and it almost resembles a Facebook feed.

There are several annoyances that made me switch:

  • More and more people posting low-effort, stupid short jokes that tend to gather lots of upvotes instead of giving an actual answer
  • The upvote system likely causes subreddits to only have one view. If your opinion doesn’t align with that view, it will be downvoted and hidden. Opinions that align with that view will float to the top.
  • The stupid new awards system with coins and all that kind of rubbish. When it just was Reddit Gold, it was fine in my opinion. It was simple, it helped out Reddit, you could buy it for yourself or gift it to someone else and most importantly, it wasn’t hidden behind a virtual currency to make the real cost of awards ambiguous and easier to spend.
  • The enormous focus on growth by making Reddit accessible to people who were thrown off by the old design. I feel like the big influx of new people by this changed the Reddit culture instead of those new people adapting to the Reddit culture that was there.
    • People writing “I have a question” as their post title. Just state your question in your post title.
    • People posting a link to an image and then writing the actual post as a comment. Please just make a self-post and link your image in there if it is necessary.
  • Subreddits starting to require email verification on your account (looking at you, /r/linux).

Combined, these made me search for alternatives. The thing that I liked the most about Lemmy is that it is federated, so that became my main alternative. But I’m afraid that if it gets too big, that it will get the same problem regarding upvotes as Reddit has.

I tried Raddle.me as well for some time, but I lost interest at one point. I don’t know why anymore, perhaps to few users? When I look at the frontpage now, the content on the website doesn’t really appeal to me. It seems too extreme to my tastes.

The side-effects of upvotes (or likes, by extension) are a though problem to solve, I think. You can do without them them, like some image boards. But on some of those, like 4chan, you’ll get people who post not for the upvotes, but for the amount of replies they can get. This simply ends into many flamebaits being posted. Look at /g/, it’s not about technology in half of the threads, but simply about transsexuals in a transphobic way, because people take the bait, get angry or join trolling and end up replying to it. The poster gets their dopamine kick and the janitors (moderators) seem to enjoy it as well. The other half of the post simply are text editor X is better than text editor Y and other similar. And then there are threads baiting with sexually provocative images, again, to get people to reply.

More and more people posting low-effort, stupid short jokes that tend to gather lots of upvotes instead of giving an actual answer

I got really tired of this really fast. Reddit is full of overused “inside jokes” that were done to death nearly a decade ago

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The upvote system likely causes subreddits to only have one view. If your opinion doesn’t align with that view, it will be downvoted and hidden. Opinions that align with that view will float to the top.

This can also happen on lemmy, except that the numbers are not the same.

@onoffled
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Because it’s foss and distributed. Because on Reddit I would refrain from engaging. Hopefully I can do it more on here.

Curiosity and privacy worries.

@illbejailedsoon
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My ISP authorities forcibly redirect reddit to lemmy in internet connections. They must be communists! 🤬

@const_void
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Based on what?

you’re mother

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Ha! Gottem!

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Baste

I wrote about my reasons in detail here.

@dragnucs
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Yes. Wemust own pour tools ans data.

@a_Ha
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We must own our tools ( & more )
in fact this is the title and the essence of his five pages text.

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deleted by creator

thanks!

@Liwott
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Browsing FOSS reddit alternatives on AlternativeTo

@PP44
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Because I saw lemmur on f-droid if I remember correctly ! One of the best discoveries made there !

(Edit : typo)

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