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[-] Dave@lemmy.nz 239 points 8 months ago

Be the change you want to see!

[-] Trekman10@sh.itjust.works 74 points 8 months ago

Precisely! I try to comment and post partly for the purpose of generating activity

[-] Dave@lemmy.nz 24 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

The great thing (though it's sometimes a curse) is that posts in any community will show up in the local and all feeds on the host instance, and the all feed on remote instances so long as at least one user is subscribed. So even communities with low subscribers can reach a wide audience.

[-] Micromot@feddit.de 14 points 8 months ago

Which also gives the all page it's purpose in some form because it does exactly what promised, show everything. This gives everyone a chance at being seen

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[-] The_Picard_Maneuver@startrek.website 147 points 8 months ago

In my experience, a lot of these subs aren't abandoned and have plenty of subscribers, so if you post, people will jump on it.

[-] null@slrpnk.net 71 points 8 months ago

Can confirm I'm sitting in many communities waiting for content, and always delighted to see it.

If I was interesting, maybe I'd make some of my own.

[-] shadowSprite@lemmy.world 15 points 8 months ago

Agreed! I'm a boring person (that's why I'm on social media)

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[-] spicytuna62@lemmy.world 32 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I just uploaded a pic of my portable CD player from 1990 to a community for CD collectors. Nobody had uploaded in a couple months and the only person who had ever uploaded was the creator.

It proceeded to get quadruple the upvotes of the last post. People are there. You just have to share what you've got.

[-] Windex007@lemmy.world 22 points 8 months ago

Now this is the inspirational content I want to see out of The_Picard_Maneuver

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[-] TheGiantKorean@lemmy.world 127 points 8 months ago
[-] ChaoticNeutralCzech@feddit.de 17 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

That’s what I’ve been doing at !czechrepublic@czech-lemmy.eu and it isn’t growing :( Czechs seem to be comfortable with Reddit.

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[-] AgentGrimstone@lemmy.world 76 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I really wish the !tipofmytongue@lemmy.world community grows here on Lemmy. It was my all time favorite subreddit. No fighting, no toxicity, it's just straight up:

"I forgot this thing"

"You mean THIS thing?"

"Yeah! That thing!"

Everybody wins.

[-] StereoTrespasser@lemmy.world 60 points 8 months ago

I can't decide if it's a good thing or a bad thing, honestly. I joined the initial wave of people leaving Reddit when RiF died. I was excited to see my niche communities like Skyrim Mods and ObsidianMD pop up here, but over time they stagnated as people slipped back to Reddit.

At the same time, I came to realize that I spent a lot of time on stupid subs browsing stupid content that just sucked away my time. And for even my niche subs that I missed, I realized that 75% of that new content is the same reposts, the same arguments, the same debates. I do cheat every once in awhile and go back to Reddit, but now it's to see the top posts of the month to see what I've missed. Turns out, I haven't missed much.

It has taken a while to get Lemmy where I want it. I've filtered a ton of communities and users that do nothing but talk about Russia and socialism and whatever the fuck tankies are, and there sure were a lot of cartoons of animals with enormous NSFW bits I had to filter, but it's starting to come together now for me.

[-] Mostly_Gristle@lemmy.world 17 points 8 months ago

There were/are a lot of dumb subs full of dumb content for sure, but what I miss about Reddit are the subs that have a super deep expert knowledge base. The plumbing sub, the mechanic advice sub, the vacuum sub, the fountain pen sub, etc. I've saved a lot of money and heartache by asking knowledgeable people naive questions in niche subreddits. Lemmy just plain doesn't have the numbers for those kinds of subs to exist here at that level yet. But I hope we get there because for me that was the best thing about Reddit (though I also have a soft spot for the big "what's your true real life paranormal experience" mega-threads that would pop off every few months.)

[-] nodimetotie@lemmy.world 13 points 8 months ago

Your comment resonates with me on more than one level. I joined Lemmy after Apollo went down, and incidentally was also excited to see ObsidianMD (hello, fellow Obsidian user). I was hoping people would migrate over from Reddit but alas, I still have to go where the discussion is. I kind of feel bad about it, but still do it. I also feel like moving away from Reddit saved me from hours of mindless doom scrolling,although I suspect that now I am doing that when reading Lemmy local.

[-] EmperorHenry@discuss.tchncs.de 59 points 8 months ago

give it time, people will come to their favorite instances with time. The best thing you can do is make your own posts to your favorite subs and cross post posts you see to other subs they fit into as well.

[-] MissJinx@lemmy.world 31 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

When I first arrived in Lemmy the top posts were about 100 likes and 5 comments. It has grown so much since then that I was already super happy but then this week they launch Boost for lemmy (I was a boost user on the before times) and now my life is finally complete again. Have faith guys, things will get better!

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[-] sycamore@lemmy.world 58 points 8 months ago

So you make a post, right?


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[-] merthyr1831@lemmy.world 52 points 8 months ago

Yeah true, but chances are you'll post on a smaller """dead""" sublemmy and it'll get upvotes and responses within hours. Do the same with an active reddit and you'll be lucky if anyone responds

[-] Trekman10@sh.itjust.works 48 points 8 months ago

I actively try to post when I see this happen.

What communities are you experiencing this with? Maybe we share some interests.

[-] nodimetotie@lemmy.world 33 points 8 months ago

My favs from Reddit were "Data is beautiful," "Next fucking level," "Life pro tips," maybe their more active alternatives exist on Lemmy under some other names?

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[-] citruslumps@lemmy.world 15 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

For me it's disc golf.

Funny animals.


A lot of the OC nsfw subs aren't nearly as active yet, especially if they're more niche.


[-] xintrik@lemm.ee 13 points 8 months ago

I'm holding out for ButtSharpies, not really the change I want to be in the world though.

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[-] MentalEdge@sopuli.xyz 46 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Me: single handedly keeping 9 communities alive


I need help

[-] The_Picard_Maneuver@startrek.website 34 points 8 months ago
[-] MentalEdge@sopuli.xyz 20 points 8 months ago

Hey, I see u doin numbers, too!

[-] Nepenthe@kbin.social 19 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

Oh, you're the lifeblood of @gameart, aren't you? I tried to contribute once, but then my favorite screenshot I ever took never even federated at all and I got too discouraged.

Still sad about it, tbh. No idea if it would happen again or not. I should dig through my folders again. I don't think I have much, but I must have something

[-] MentalEdge@sopuli.xyz 11 points 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago)

I am! If you have screenshots to share !photomode@feddit.uk is a great place, too!

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[-] LolaCat@lemmy.ca 46 points 8 months ago

There's no better feeling than making a post to a dead community, and then suddenly tons of posts start flooding in lol.

[-] HawlSera@lemm.ee 45 points 8 months ago

We gotta get niche communities that aren't just programmers and socialists... I'm a socialist, but I wanna talk to some people about how Porygon is one of the greatest Pokemon of all tiem.

[-] Daryl76679@lemmy.ml 10 points 8 months ago

We have the science folks over and mander.xyz and slrpnk.net. Lemmy.world also seems like a very diverse instance to star whatever you want on

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[-] bappity@lemmy.world 39 points 8 months ago

be the change you wish to see!

[-] BonesOfTheMoon@lemmy.world 38 points 8 months ago

Hey I got c/goblincore going again singlehandedly. Post! People will participate.

[-] EmpathicVagrant@lemmy.world 10 points 8 months ago

I love that place, it’s so soothing.

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[-] Francis_Fujiwara@sh.itjust.works 23 points 8 months ago

Subreddit? More like Sublemmy

[-] original_reader@lemm.ee 22 points 8 months ago

Actually "communities". But terminology really is beside the point here.

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[-] originalfrozenbanana@lemm.ee 17 points 8 months ago
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[-] chiliedogg@lemmy.world 15 points 8 months ago

I was so excited to find a scuba group.

Then it just kinda went nowhere.

[-] DragonTypeWyvern@literature.cafe 29 points 8 months ago

I feel like a "sinking" pun was right there.

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[-] snownyte@kbin.social 12 points 8 months ago

On one hand, it's a great sigh of relief to not see so many communities contaminated with shallow interactions that are harbored by typical Redditquette behavior.

The other hand, it's depressing to see so much wasted potential. I mean, there was supposed to have been a big revolution, wasn't there? The fediverse did gain a large chunk of users. But, most of the time, it was treated like a temporary vacation resort or some airbnb to most users that are "so tired" of reddit. No, they were only tired of reddit because it was both the cool thing to do and it was for a short period.

But they can't escape the crack, they know it is addicting. The karma farming. The alt-account abuse. The drama. No, they want it all back and can't fathom a part of social media where none of that is existent, save for a bare minimum. Hell, millions of people still somehow use Twitter today even though Musk has done a wonderous job taking a daily dump on it.

People really are afraid of change.

I feel a lot more contributory towards other platforms not Reddit. On Reddit, I just feel like I just say things until I hit walls. Those walls being, being confronted by shithead mods, dumbass trolls or feeling claustrophobic from where I can post because of the karma.

[-] balderdash9@lemmy.zip 10 points 8 months ago

Yeah, the reddit "protest" died pretty quickly and now its all but forgotten

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[-] alxdre301@urusai.social 11 points 8 months ago

damn it's me every time to find a circle :^)

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[-] blanketswithsmallpox@kbin.social 11 points 8 months ago

Sad !anime noises... I miss episode discussions.

[-] Keegen@kbin.social 11 points 8 months ago

FYI the episode discussions on anime@lemmy.ml are automated by a bot (the same used on Reddit in fact) and us Kbin users can't see bot posts, so it looks like there are none. I have high hopes that the next big Kbin update remedies this issue.

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[-] slacktoid@lemmy.ml 10 points 8 months ago

Or all it is a bot that reposts reddit posts with no comments

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