Lemmy is booming

I have never before received so many reactions and comments on my Lemmy posts before, so it’s obvious to see, that there are many new members here.
Welcome to all the new! And I’m looking forward to see more of you here.
Cheers!

    • seahorse [Ohio]
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      261 year ago

      It’s not terribly active, but my instance midwest.social has people on it. There are dozens of us! Dozens!

    • Tmpod
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      121 year ago

      Yes, by quite a margin as well, I believe. It’s unfortunate, and the only solution is to make diverse instances and advertise them well :) The fediverse is better if the load is more evenly distributed across instances instead of having most users sit on a couple of instances.

      • @Cosmiiko@lemmy.ml
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        1 year ago

        For what it’s worth, having a few “bigger” instances means less confusion for users who don’t completely understand federation yet but still want to make the switch. I wouldn’t call it a bad thing, they can always turn to another smaller instance later on.

        • Tmpod
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          71 year ago

          Sure, that is a valid concern, but maybe that could also be mitigated by making it pretty clear that you can interact with content on other servers just fine, even if you’re not from there. Perhaps a little note banner on the “Join Lemmy” page itself.

          Regarding moving to another instance, that is not quite possible right now. There’s no way to properly move an account to another server, you’d just have to start from scratch with a new identity. In the future, it would be nice to have proper account migration, or at the very least a way to import/export account data.

          • @Cosmiiko@lemmy.ml
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            41 year ago

            You’re right, a few additions / changes to the Join Lemmy page would indeed go a long way.
            Regarding account migration, I’m fairly certain it’ll be implemented in the future if the project lives on long enough.

      • @Neuromancer@lemmy.ml
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        41 year ago

        It will happen over time. Lemmy and Beehaw are still infinitesimally small compared to reddit. Trying to push people onto other servers right now is extreme premature optimization.

        • Tmpod
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          61 year ago

          The issue is that the “first move” advantage is quite real and the momentum gained by lemmy.ml and beehaw.org can easily dwarf diversity on the network. Of course you don’t have to aggressively spread people out, but maybe the spotlight should be fairer, so to speak.

          • @Neuromancer@lemmy.ml
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            41 year ago

            Can you explain what the issue is? I think it’s all but inevitable that one server will become the “default” server that most people will create an account on first. As they learn more about how everything works, they may choose to create another account on a server with different rules that suite them better. That flow seems much easier to me than putting pressure on new users to pick the “right” server from them off the bat.

      • Scrubbles
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        31 year ago

        I have a small, new instance, and I’m not really sure how to advertise it to the lemmy-verse. Do we have a good place to put our instances and what communities we’re hosting?

        • Tmpod
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          41 year ago

          Hey, welcome! Thank you for your contribution to the network :D

          As for discoverability, it is a problem yet to be properly solved. For now, I’d suggest making a launch post and share your communities in the many posts that have recently popped around (e.g https://lemmy.pt/post/36126)

          • Scrubbles
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            41 year ago

            Yeah that’s what I’ve been doing so far, for new users it’s pretty clear why they’re mostly just hanging out in lemmy.ml. Getting the word out about outside communities is a bit difficult, but hopeful. I’m viewing all of this as a perfect “Reddit gave Lemmy a window to view painpoints and minimize them before a larger exodus”. I don’t think we’ll see anything like the migration from Digg, but I see a lot of people who will be open to alternatives if Reddit goes through with this end of month. Right now it’s “How do we funnel them” when they drop the hammer.

            • Tmpod
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              21 year ago

              The time you see a system’s weakness most clearly is definitely when stressing it in a real scenario. The goal is to improve further each time we get an influx of users :)

      • @Parsnip8904@beehaw.org
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        11 year ago

        Thank you :) I remember seeing a solarpunk and another science server in the list but haven’t seen anything from those in my all feed either.

        • Anders Rytter HansenOP
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          11 year ago

          @Parsnip8904
          It can be because no one on your instance is following communities from over there. There needs to be at least one follower of a topic/community before posts are pulled to the instance you’re on.

          • Anders Rytter HansenOP
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            51 year ago

            @Parsnip8904
            So if you want to follow a community on another instance which your own instance doesn’t know about, take the URL of the community from the remote instance and put it in the search field on your own instance and then you can follow it. After that new posts from there will show up

          • @Parsnip8904@beehaw.org
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            31 year ago

            Well I knew many people who were in a similar place in real life. Most of them were unhappy and struggling in real life and got sucked into an ideology that seemed attractive. Eventually after understanding how it doesn’t actually solve the problems they struggle with, most of them end up with non-extreme political learnings.

            Many of the people I knew struggled a lot during this period and were exploited by others wanting to take advantage of their lack of exposure and experience.

            Tldr; I try to be sympathetic to the people there as I’ve seen many people suffer a lot in real life going through the same. YMMV.

            • @m532@lemmy.ml
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              01 year ago

              They are not cultists. There are more people from outside the anglosphere there so you might find them strange but try talking to them, they are normal people.

              • @Parsnip8904@beehaw.org
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                31 year ago

                It feels like you’ve basically not read anything I’ve written. You’d be glad to know that I’m not in anglosphere and I don’t think people who believe in communism are cultists either.

                I’ve lived in one of the few places in the world where a communist leaning government has been elected on and off for many years and they haven’t gone down the authoritarian route but participated in democracy.

                None of that make the points I made invalid though.