• @DigitalJacobin
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    4510 months ago

    Feels weird for them to frame this as if the protest has definitively finished and Reddit won. Reddit is bleeding users, many of whom will probably never return.

    • @Whaines
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      2110 months ago

      I’ve peeked around since the first and boy has the quality shifted. It’s honestly so much worse than I would have even joked about prior.

    • Go-On-A-Steam-Train
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      1910 months ago

      That’s me! :) I made an account on Lemmy out of general interest in foss projects, and am now a resident. :) The only thing I have noticed so far is more civil conversations and a much less stable app compared to boost (currently Jerboa crashes whenever I press back).

      I batch-nuked my Reddit history, comments and posts, but kept my account open so that it doesn’t get necromanced by Reddit and I lose control of it. I can’t say I miss it at all - occasionally I’ve got curious about the odd thing and looked, but it’s surprised me. :)

      • @goji@lemmy.ca
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        910 months ago

        Yeah for me, the only draw back to reddit is in its history. There is a wealth of knowledge in those archives, and when I’m looking for balanced and useful answers from actual people (without affiliate links or bot-generated seo bs, or being “marked as duplicate” of another post with 13yr out of date answers lol) it was the best source for the longest time.

        Used to be, anyway.

        We’ll get there, we just haven’t had the time yet.

        When I do open an r/ link that answers my question now, I’m doing it with their tracking, “features” & ads fully locked & blocked, then dipping right back out again. They really ruined a good thing.

        • Go-On-A-Steam-Train
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          310 months ago

          They really have - it was a huge place that felt like a community, with no-nonsense access to knowledge and creativity. It’s a real pity how it’s gone down. I hope there’s a shift towards human efforts like Lemmy and Mastodon :)

      • GreenDot 💚
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        410 months ago

        Same here. There are few other apps than Jeroba (Click for lemmy, Liftoff, WefWef) that you could give a go.

        But, if you give it time, and especially as “early” adopters of the fediverse, it will only grow and get better.

        • Go-On-A-Steam-Train
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          210 months ago

          Thank you! I’ll give those a look, as I love trying different programs out! :) Especially when you can see them building and growing, I find that so cool.

          Boost was my gold-standard for reddit, so I’m looking forward to that moving to Lemmy :)

      • GuyDudeman
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        210 months ago

        Yeah, I’m really only ever going back to Reddit for comic book movie news and /r/motorsportsreplays because there isn’t a good sub on Lemmy for that yet.

        • Go-On-A-Steam-Train
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          410 months ago

          It’s the same with Pro Wrestling! There’s a couple of small subs, but SquaredCircle has all the news in a tidy place

    • @thecoolowl@lemmy.one
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      310 months ago

      Reddit def won, but I have no idea why people still continue to moderate it for free. It’s crystal clear that the do not care about their mods, and for all intends and purposes treat them as peasants.

    • Altima NEO
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      210 months ago

      I mean Reddit won. They got what they wanted.

      Maybe not successfully, in our eyes, but they’re doing what they set out to do.

    • @Banzai51@midwest.social
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      10 months ago

      Yeah, Digg “won” too with their redesign, then they were left with a lot less users after a few months. Same thing happened with Ars when they decided to be an Apple site.

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      110 months ago

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  • Kofu
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    4310 months ago

    I was so happy to find an alternative in lemmy. Didn’t know about it until I made the decision or rather reddit forced my hand and search for something similar.

    I was hesitant but im getting the hang of it now. Lemmy is everything reddit used to be. No spam accounts for OF coming up or stupid bots telling you that you have made a slight error, post something not to their vauge and ever changing specifications, it gets deleted and you can’t argue it because the mods dgaf.

    I feel happy here and my protest will remain because I know Aaron wouldn’t stand for this shit.

    Lemmy and reddit are natural products of peoples need to share and exchange knowledge, you can’t hold a capital on that…

    Its too soon to call a victory, we won’t see any real problems until a few months have past.

    Lemmy and is now activated by my shortcut key for quick access.

    • GuyDudeman
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      710 months ago

      Same! Lemmy definitely feels like early Reddit. Before the mods were gods and before shills and spam and porn were the norm.

  • @billwashere@vlemmy.net
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    I moved to Lemmy because of the 3PA shutdown but very early the native apps and mobile web experience kinda sucked honestly. But I’m really surprised how much the apps have progressed for Lemmy in a very very short time. The experience is getting very close to Apollo and the communities are growing rapidly. This is also very anecdotal but it does seem there was a bit of a brain drain from Reddit given the quality of comments here and the apparent lack of quality posts and comments there since.

    • Bloody Harry
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      1410 months ago

      I guess Reddit has had a special user base with many talented people capable of programming. After they were pissed off, they did what programmers usually do when dissatisfied with a piece of software: They made their own thing (In this case: Lemmy Clients).

    • Tiritibambix
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      610 months ago

      I’m not sure yet, but I’m working hard on it ;)

  • @k_o_t
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    210 months ago

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