I found out about Lemmy through browsing the /r/linux wiki.

I usually move on as my ADHD body doesn’t feel like setting up an account on a new social media (due to executive dysfunction); but I randomly decided to sign up.

Signing up for a new platform wasn’t as bad as I thought it would. I may just need to get used to making new accounts on foreign platforms.


Using Lemmy wasn’t as bad as I thought. It’s somewhat stable and it doesn’t seem all that bad to use an unpopular social media; the lack of an echo chamber (as a result of federation) is annoying for me to deal with, because I’m not used to it; but it’s good for getting more perspectives.

  • I like the Active sort; it promotes discussion better than new.
  • Federation is a nice aspect.
  • Lack of hypocrisy.
  • Full markdown is supported!
    • SVG can be posted through <svg>. It’s impossible to post SVG on Reddit.
  • No Ad(vertisement)s by default.
  • No predatory purchases.

I looked up something like “open source reddit” and came across lemmy and decided to join and stayed. Now I run midwest.social and buckeyestate.social.

Can’t remember the exact way I found out about Lemmy. I must have been browsing Reddit or Mastodon and suddenly there was lots of talk about Lemmy.

same here. i think it was either reddit or hacker news where i read about it. i think i first created an account on lemmy.ml, then lemmy.ca, and now i’m running lemmy.ca!

The commies gave it to me

reddit, and also a friend of mine who makes leftist videos.

I think I read about it on Mastodon.

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I honestly don’t remember. I think I was actively looking for a federated reddit-like site, because I really liked the concept of a federated platform as an alternative to the monopolistic social media giants, and I stumbled upon a link to lemmy somewhere. The project seemed great and I stayed.

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I’ve been playing around with the Rust programming language on the side for a while. I started an account when I heard Lemmy was being written in Rust.

I don’t remember exactly. But i like to search for “alternatives to x” in my search for free software because it leads to that website “alternativeto.net” which has a filter for “opensource” which usually means free software for them, so my guess is one day i decided to search for alternatives to reddit that way and i was so excited about it that i made a lemmy account soon after, but it took me a while to actually start using it. It was when i found out about the android client “lemmur” that got me to using it with some frequency. Eventually lemmur stopped working on my phone and i stopped using lemmy, until i saw that jerboa was released and here i am now. I think lemmy has gotten more useable since then as i learned about some people migrating from reddit and now I’m trying to post at least one meme everyday to help keep content flowing.

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I don’t remember exactly. But i like to search for “alternatives to x” in my search for free software because it leads to that website “alternativeto.net” which has a filter for “opensource” which usually means free software for them, so my guess is one day i decided to search for alternatives to reddit that way and i was so excited about it that i made a lemmy account soon after

This was pretty much my experience, though I also don’t recall it exactly.

I remember making my account, checking a couple of things and then forgetting about it for some months, then I searched for alternatives again (I do this from time to time to see how the “ecosystem” is evolving) and it rekindled my activity. Soon enough I started contributing to the project with translations, suggestions and even a bit of code :)

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I found it on Reddit. I have been neglecting my Reddit account since joining Lemmy.

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Through a post about Lemmy on Reddit.

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Mastodon. Privacytools.io instance when it still existed.

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I started looking into Lemmy after I installed LibreWolf and it was listed as one of their socials. I already use Mastodon and Reddit is one of the few proprietary social media sites I’m still on. Lemmy seemed like a no-brainer.

lemmy really is a no-brainer, I wonder why it’s going so slowly

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removed by mod

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I searched for reddit/teddit types of apps on F-Droid, Lemy came up many times with different assistant apps as well. Upon installing it and seeing what was posted I became interested without having known what it was in the first place.

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I honestly think I found it on Hacker News and joined out of curiosity. Stayed out of spite when people on the post had their hot takes on the politics.

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I downloaded Lemmy out of curiosity when it was featured on F-Droid

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