Is it counterproductive to explain misconceptions about Lemmy and advocate for its use on anti-communist subreddits that have suddenly given Lemmy a lot of attention (some by DOSing) due to the quarantining of the GenZedong subreddit and subsequent migration of its users from there to Lemmygrad? I thought it could be a great way to increase Lemmy adoption now that it is getting so much attention from them. However, some people on there actively are trying to harm the Lemmygrad instance, and I worry commenting on there would bring more of that unwanted attention to that instance. Should I or should I not get involved?
I’m talking about these people:
Everything about Lemmy; bugs, gripes, praises, and advocacy.
For discussion about the lemmy.ml instance, go to !email@example.com.
Isn’t it a crime to DDOS someone?
You could point them to wolfballs.com, which seems closer aligned to them in terms of politics.
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Its just a single person doing the attack from one IP at a time, so no DDoS. At worst it slows down the site a bit, and besides it allows us to discover and fix these vulnerabilities.
I don’t know if that last sentence is the best choice of words. I don’t think they like to hear that communists are more organized and skilled in an area:
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Up to you, but ultimately there’s no way to stop them from using reddit to organize denial of service attacks here. That is illegal, but reddit isn’t going to do us any favors.
What I meant is promoting the use of Lemmy (because they currently believe it’s only restricted to people with only some political views) as it could bring in people curious about it. What I’m afraid of is that the attacks could get worse if I somehow bring attention to Lemmygrad, increasing the amount of people DOSing.
Oh I see. They’re likely inclined to demonize the entire lemmy project because of any instance they don’t like, which would probably include this dev-run one because of our stances against racism, sexism, etc. But you’re free to explain misconceptions to them if you like.