I just now noticed Nutomic had a Che image, didn't notice that it was him on the tiny image on my mobile until now.
I like Reddit but think it lacks some features and have too many trolls and chills manipulating voting etc. I think a open source alternative is an excellent thing.
Though since I'm not interested in taking a controversial political stand, is it possible to delete the account?
I really like the product and am impressed by the effort that must have been put into it.
But why drag politics into it by using what many consider a controversial political image on a good product and make simply its use even if only for uncontroversial subjects politically loaded? When there are people like me who just like to try a good Reddit alternative?
You are ofcourse free to do whatever, I just don't want to get labeled this or that by others simply for using a product.
First I must say I'm impressed by the post editor.
One problem with Reddit is the ability for bots and people to censor or harass/stalk and manipulate what appears as popular. All they need to is to upvote or downvote based on the name of the poster.
This leads to problems such as original good content posted being downvoted but reposts being upvoted. Because of people who do not like your opinion stalking you.
I think I have a very good idea for how to prevent this.
If a posters name could be hidden for a day or more than it would not be possible for users to simply downvote or upvote a post based on the posters name. That would make post manipulation much more difficult.
It would increase the probability a lot that the votes are not simply based on the name of the poster.
I suggested this to reddit years ago, but they ignored it.
I think lemmy could really gain tracktion if it protected users from vote manipulation more than reddit.
I also do think that it is a serious concern that anyone can see a users post and comment history. Even though this work both ways.
It can also help people detect trolls by looking at the users previous posts.
So hiding the post history perhaps ought to be limited somehow.
If possible I'm willing to support the development a little of those features. Especially the first.