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I do use Reddit but now I am using Lemmy more.

  1. The lemmy website is really quick and responsive. Seriously, reddit is so slow.
  2. I really like the discussions here, mainly the ones about open source software and privacy.
  3. Lemmy is decentralized and open source.
@SrEstegosaurio
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I agree with you, but can we think for a moment how SLOW feels Reddit on pc? It’s a serius pain traying to do ANYTHING. Even in the “old” version. But then you have some cool frontends that go Brrr

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@Echedenyan
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I think there is still head for improvement in Lemmy. :^)

https://gtmetrix.com/compare/uXir4xg4/LnAFMDsS/HR3qQnc4

Yep, I use teddit as my main frontend. Its pretty quick.

Tmpod
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I.reddit.com enters the chat

No but you’re right, reddit is slow af

Yeah. Not even their video player works properly.

@joojmachine
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They managed to ruin even their notifications, the one thing that worked properly in the redesign.

Now there’s a huge delay before they actually appear in the notification pop-up, but if you check the notifications page manually they’re there.

@TheConquestOfBed
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  1. Big corporate web 2.0 walled gardens are trash
  2. I like the devs’ politics
  3. People here give me their precious upvotes 😼
@OprahsedCreature
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@tralalaaaaa
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reddit trying to force their app down my throat.

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The redesign is such a bloated mess. Reddit would be unbearable without 3rd party clients and apps. If they’d closed that off, reddit could’ve easily gone the way of digg.

@sacredbirdman
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  • no r/GetMotivated posts on the front page
  • no “Top livestream” in the feed
  • fewer astroturfers
  • less content (I can actually keep up and then go do something else :)
  • no ads
  • even if I could hide all that, most of the above is motivated by reddit being a corporation and how their profit-seeking functions… and that’s why the badness seeps much deeper than a few examples can illustrate
@onlooker
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no r/GetMotivated posts on the front page

omg, I thought I was the only one who hated that sub. Oh yes, I’m sure a short quote on an overly designed background is going to solve every problem ever. And who the hell says motivation is the problem in the first place? /rant

@sacredbirdman
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Indeed, and a lot of the content is actually harmful or at least insensitive.

@pingveno
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I’ve started using Lemmy, but I’m still mainly on Reddit. I like the open source, open platform, and federated aspects of Lemmy. There’s also the greenfield aspect, because most of the best community names are unclaimed. At the same time, Reddit has a lot of niche interest subreddits that I’ve joined over the past 11 years of me being on there, including a medium sized subreddit that I moderate. I’m not giving that up.

@AgreeableLandscape
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It’s open source, it’s decentralized, and for lemmy.ml specifically, there are a lot of leftists here,

@samiam
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As someone who has been there back in Usenet’s heyday, I think the Internet works better when it uses decentralized and non-commercial servers. This allows people to post content which is beneficial to readers, instead of content which benefits corporate interests over what helps the small guy.

By using pure open source technology, the board belongs to the community, which means everyone wins, not just whatever corporation “owns” a Lemmy instance.

@libre_warrior
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I support people owned social infrastructures. Lemmy, peertube, pixelfed, mastodon.

Graveyard Leprechaun
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Honestly, I signed up immediately when I took a look at the rules of the site/Code of Conduct. And I feel like they will actually be enforced here.

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That makes me really happy, and we will do our best to enforce those. ♥

@SoyaSuki
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I told someone, that I hacked their IP and it is “127.0.0.1”, as a joke.

I was permabanned for doxxing…

The Free Penguin
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bruh that’s dumb, the mods dont know diddly squat about ip addresses

@TheConquestOfBed
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Wait I thought that was my IP address! How did you find it?!

@vis4valentine
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I was banned for commenting on r/mademesmile. There was a video of a guy nursing a baby doll (a literal toy) while his little daughter was doing something else, i don’t remember. I commented “can we call the cps on her?” That was it. I was banned for commenting to call the cps on a TOY.

Reddit is too hostile to its users AND moderators. You join but can’t post anywhere because low karma… And nobody tells you that.

As for mods we had to deal with abuse every day (took admins years to introduce the mute feature) and we received news about site wide rules the same time you did. Then were left to enforce them despite not understanding them, as their rules are really loosely defined. But if you don’t enforce them, you could get your account or subreddit banned.

So yeah miss me with that shit. I’m not an employee of reddit, I’m a volunteer. It shouldn’t have to be a job.

I left some time last year after being suspended and never went back. Best decision I made - you don’t notice how negative that place is until you leave.

Also too many fascists on there that reddit still doesn’t ban after several blackouts and open letters. Guess there must be fash in the admin team.

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I hear ya, former mod here too, and its the most stressful guessing game after reddit gives you a warning to try to not get your subreddit banned… you even end up having to censor posts with richard spencer getting punched.

Meanwhile every 3rd comment on the reddit mains is “nuke china!”, or “unpopular opinion here, I don’t want black ppl in my neighborhood” (10k upvotes and 50 flairs.)

QuentinCallaghan
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Because I’m tired of Reddit. Also, with my own Lemmy instance I want to be a part of building a proper Reddit alternative.

@k_o_t
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in additional to all the stuff people already mentioned i wanted to add visibility

most of the threads you start are likely to receive attention, comments and votes, whereas on reddit it’s mostly your post either blows up or goes largely unnoticed

@Thann
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  1. Federation means everyone gets a voice, but we all don’t have to live under one roof.
  2. Freedom-preserving AGPL license limits our capacity to be screwed over.

It really is that simple…

@erioque
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Because lemmy is tor user friendly at the moment. What about in the future?

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Lemmy-UI ( this web client ) is very much my creation / thoughts on what a lean front end should be. But this doesn’t preclude anyone from building other web or smartphone clients with their own unique designs, and I very much encourage it.

We also have sorts like New Comments, that can turn this functionally into a forum… I believe there’s even an open issue for someone to create a forum-like front end to lemmy.

A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions

If your post is

  1. Open ended
  2. Not offensive
  3. Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
  4. not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)

it’s welcome here!

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