Ideas to grow Lemmy and this community?
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Ideas to grow Lemmy and this community?
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Hi all, since I imagine a lot of you are here for the same reasons I am (a dislike of Reddit, prefer open source) how about some thoughts on how we can pull more users over to Lemmy and this linux_gaming community?

I’ve been advertising it where I can but I can only do so much myself in between running GOL directly. There’s also an announcement bar on GOL that mentions Lemmy on rotation (it’s random on refreshes) at the top :) and I Tweet/Mastodon post about it at times too.

What can we do? Any interesting ideas?

We didn’t manage to break 1K by the end of May, so let’s go for the end of June for 1K subs to linux_gaming!

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Rain
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13um ano

Post often and make sure the posts are useful or interesting. Make this place desirable and people will come

@sirsquid
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5um ano

That’s a nice way to think but not the reality with a site such as this, especially when some places (like Facebook) ban sharing Lemmy links.

Facebook does that? That is new to me, but they are the biggest scum tech company on earth so not surprising they fear a 10k userbase website.

poVoq
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um ano

I doubt it, but on Reddit links to “reddit alternatives” often get removed.

@sirsquid
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5um ano

I doubt it

poVoq
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4um ano

hmm, I guess because of the .ml domain then.

soronixa
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2um ano

I don’t get it, what’s the problem with .ml domain?

poVoq
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4um ano

Apparently it is a free TLD and thus used by a lot of spammers.

@soferman
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@nutomic
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2um ano

Actually there is a relatively easy workaround for this, I made a post about it: https://lemmy.ml/post/68360

@sirsquid
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2um ano

That’s interesting, a little unwieldy though. Buying a new domain would probably be better in the long run to give you more control too.

@nutomic
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1um ano

Unfortunately it is impossible to change the domain of a federated instance, it would break all kinds of things for connected instances.

@sirsquid
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1um ano

Ack, that’s a shame. Hmm, what about a linked/parked domain (I forget the term) that simply points to lemmy.ml.

@nutomic
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1um ano

Problem is that there is no good domain available.

@sirsquid
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1um ano

Well, it doesn’t have to exactly match though right?

@pinknoise
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6um ano

The only way I find websites is if they have usefull or interesting content and get indexed by search engines or linked to in other forums. I usually don’t participate, except for bug reports and patches, so this might not be a good way to get people to join.

@Jeffrey
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Maybe hosting events and meetups to get members of the community playing together. A few years ago, when Borderlands 2 was first released on Linux, lots of users on the Steam Linux User Group scheduled sessions to play through the whole game together and it was a lot of fun!

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Also lemmy has been growing quickly over the last few months. A thread full of comments like this would’ve been impossible.

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