• The Picard Maneuver
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    626 months ago

    You can feel the consistency of the current userbase, especially in the more active communities. I’m glad to see it.

    • @Carnelian@lemmy.world
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      266 months ago

      It’s been awesome watching things grow, and seeing the community develop its own personality, beans and all

      • CorganaOP
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        256 months ago

        Yeah for a while Lemmy kinda felt like we-have-Reddit-at-home but nowadays I’m reminded of how it felt in Reddit’s early days (ie: less exhausting), but older and wiser.

        • @agent_flounder@lemmy.world
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          96 months ago

          “Reddit at home” – felt like that until I started using a client.

          It’s pretty dang good here. If I forget that, all I have to do is go back to Reddit for five minutes and I’m reminded of how shit that site is.

          • @LillyPip@lemmy.ca
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            86 months ago

            Yeah, my participation was pretty sporadic until I found Voyager. It’s so much like Apollo was, I no longer pine for reddit at all. The only thing missing is robust mod tools, but I’m sure they’ll come along.

            Lemmy feels like vintage reddit now.

          • CorganaOP
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            66 months ago

            It’s my hope that decentralization and federation can help preserve much of the small-sub vibes while scaling up.

              • CorganaOP
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                36 months ago

                Yeah exactly I honestly I think that’s the single biggest factor in what makes the fediverse superior

                • @porthos@startrek.website
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                  6 months ago

                  You can make a social network profitable or you can make it healthy for its users, but I am entirely unconvinced you can do both.

                  Maintaining social networks and moderating them should be a legitimate job where people are meaningfully rewarded for their effort, but that is different.

          • squiblet
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            96 months ago

            The circlejerkiness of downvoting has increased since I was first on here, when people were more likely to respond with conversation than just a downvote of disdain (or my fave, people who downvote each reply in a conversation as they reply back). But there’s less random downvotes of disapproval than reddit. Esp. on kbin which doesn’t federate downvotes from other instances, ha.

          • @CeruleanRuin@lemmings.world
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            05 months ago

            If you still care about downvotes at all, you’re not internetting right. Complaining about downvotes gets an automatic downvote from me, dawg.

    • @crashoverride@lemmy.world
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      46 months ago

      The only thing that sucks that some of the smaller subs don’t really have them active user base over here, so I’m still forced to use Reddit for those

      • Khrux
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        16 months ago

        I often find that if I’m having an issue or want general answers about something, I still stick “reddit” at the end of the search, but I never just open it to browse niche subs even though I am missing the equivalent here.

    • @CeruleanRuin@lemmings.world
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      25 months ago

      I’m so glad the Trek communities moved here from reddit. Whenever I go back there it just feels empty somehow, in spite of the still much larger userbase.

  • Андрей Быдло
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    226 months ago

    So all people I reply to and see here are like one big village, minus alts and nsfw accounts. It’s not bad. For once, I started to recognize persons behind a half of quality risa posts, like I did with niche reddit subs before. That’s what I want from a community, too see it tight-knit and filled with dedicated posters. It feels healthy and encourages to participate.

    • CorganaOP
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      326 months ago

      36k is referring to daily active users, not total accounts, so the whole network is more comperable to a single medium-large subreddit.

      • smoothbrain coldtakes
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        206 months ago

        I’m happy with that, honestly.

        I have quality conversations with quality users because it hasn’t been diluted.

        • @RGB3x3@lemmy.world
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          66 months ago

          I miss the larger conversations on smaller communities that Reddit had, just due to its size as a site. For example, r/BeachHouse or r/HighQualityGifs or any miscellaneous game subreddit.

          But I’d bet Lemmy can get there over time. It’ll just be fairly slow-going at first.

    • @CeruleanRuin@lemmings.world
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      15 months ago

      Which is weirdly ideal, if what you want is a sense of actual community.

      Once you get to metropolitan numbers, you get the same paradoxical disconnectedness that you find in a densely-populated city.