I was wondering what the point of lemmy was, if we can’t get a certain number of people, we won’t be able to thrive as a community and I don’t see lots of people joining even though it is an open-source and decentralised forum unlike reddit.
There are many obvious things lemmy could do better, should I make a report about it? I think we are lagging behind and not doing things which are obvious. A better GUI for mobile website would be one of the top suggestions I have. thoughs?
A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions
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it’s welcome here!
There isn’t really a walled garden philosophy here given that you can choose open instances to join and interact with other instances at ease too.
I agree, lemmy is not a walled garden. What I’m saying is, lemmy is lacking an underlying design philosophy. Design should be guided by principles, rather than replicating the feel of reddit. Functionality should be created to serve human needs rather than from trying to replicate reddit functionality.
We shouldn’t look to the people of cyberspace to understand how to develop platforms, especially not the centralized parts of cyberspace. Instead we should look to the people of earthspace. The offline people. People and communities. What do they want? Or what do they say they want?
To be clear this is a criticism not targeted specifically at Lemmy, but the fediverse as a whole.
The online people are the only one that are going to use it too. I would think that the purpose of humane social media would be to liberate people from too much online activity, rather trapping even more people into it, no?