Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, Raddle, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you’re interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them. Behind the scenes, it is very different; anyone can easily run a server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse. For a link aggregator, this means a user registered on one server can subscribe to forums on any other server, and can have discussions with users registered elsewhere. The overall goal is to create an easily self-hostable, decentralized alternative to Reddit and other link aggregators, outside of their corporate control and meddling. Each Lemmy server can set its own moderation policy; appointing site-wide admins, and community moderators to keep out the trolls, and foster a healthy, non-toxic environment where all can feel comfortable contributing.
Wanted to share something I’ve been working on for a little bit. There are probably a ton of bugs and a bunch of features that are limited/not working, but any and all feedback is incredibly welcomed + if you find any issues please let me know.
I’m going to try to be publishing regular updates for features + bugfixes so please keep an open mind :)
Edit: also I just published a new build that should be out in a day or two that optimizes the performance of the post details screen and adds support for markdown. If viewing posts is really slow please be patient.
Edit 2: I do plan to publish to Fdroid once things are a bit more mature.
Edit 3: Final edit I swear. I’m not associated with the main Lemmy devs and definitely don’t want to steal the spotlight from any of the incredible work they have done.