On Mastodon there are some bots that automatically re-post the content from Twitter on the instance. So people from Mastodon can see the Twitter’s content.

What do you think about that?

@nutomic
admin
71M

I think it could be a bad idea because the front page would be full of spam. Better to have a separate instance for bots, which could also be easily be blocked by people who dont like it (once we implement user level instance blocks).

@ace
41M

It would be really cool to have an instance that no one can make an account on, and its just one bot that reposts all of reddit’s content

SnowCode
creator
125d

Yeah that would be a very active bot then.

Maya
admin
61M

I hate it on Mastodon (and it’s a sentiment I’ve seen) because it gives you the impression of an active user, but they’re often not really there to respond to replies and such. However, I think where you don’t need OP for discussion on a link aggregator such as this, it might be cool.

@ant
41M

I think it works great for Mastodon because all content is opt-in unless you explicitly go to the federated/show me all posts tab. Mirroring reddit content here would bury all original Lemmy content

Dessalines
admin
21M

It would definitely clog up /c/all for sure, but I spose if it was limited to a single community, it might be bearable. We still don’t hove community or user blocking / muting tho.

SnowCode
creator
125d

BTW do you authorize users to make cross-posts from reddit. For example. If I like a post on reddit, copying the content and getting it on Lemmy (manually)?

Dessalines
admin
123d

We don’t have cross-posting from reddit, you can put a reddit link in the post url I guess.

ufra
41M

I’m not against well-designed bots, but as far as reposting mainstream social media content… that’s what I came here to get away from.

@ace
21M

A lot of the communities build around my intrest don’t meet on federated platforms, so mainstream social media is sometime unavoidable for me unfortunetly :/

Duel
banned
21M

I think it is fine, as long as they do not spam.

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