This one's obvious to us all but I think it's fitting.
> ### Why's it called Lemmy?
> * Lead singer from [Motörhead](https://invidio.us/watch?v=pWB5JZRGl0U).
> * The old school [video game](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game)).
> * The [Koopa from Super Mario](https://www.mariowiki.com/Lemmy_Koopa).
> * The [furry rodents](http://sunchild.fpwc.org/lemming-the-little-giant-of-the-north/).
Lemmings have a [reputation](https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lemming) for mindless groupthink, due to the [unfortunate myth](https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lemmings-do-not-explode-or-throw-themselves-cliffs-180953475/) that lemmings are prone to jumping off cliffs. Lemmy is similarly misunderstood as a platform where strict ideological alignment is mandated and dissension is banned, but by and large the majority of [moderation action](https://lemmy.ml/modlog) on this instance is against spammers.