I found out about Lemmy through browsing the /r/linux wiki.

I usually move on as my ADHD body doesn’t feel like setting up an account on a new social media (due to executive dysfunction); but I randomly decided to sign up.

Signing up for a new platform wasn’t as bad as I thought it would. I may just need to get used to making new accounts on foreign platforms.


Using Lemmy wasn’t as bad as I thought. It’s somewhat stable and it doesn’t seem all that bad to use an unpopular social media; the lack of an echo chamber (as a result of federation) is annoying for me to deal with, because I’m not used to it; but it’s good for getting more perspectives.

  • I like the Active sort; it promotes discussion better than new.
  • Federation is a nice aspect.
  • Lack of hypocrisy.
  • Full markdown is supported!
    • SVG can be posted through <svg>. It’s impossible to post SVG on Reddit.
  • No Ad(vertisement)s by default.
  • No predatory purchases.
@seahorse@midwest.social
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I looked up something like “open source reddit” and came across lemmy and decided to join and stayed. Now I run midwest.social and buckeyestate.social.

QuentinCallaghan
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Can’t remember the exact way I found out about Lemmy. I must have been browsing Reddit or Mastodon and suddenly there was lots of talk about Lemmy.

@smorks@lemmy.ca
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same here. i think it was either reddit or hacker news where i read about it. i think i first created an account on lemmy.ml, then lemmy.ca, and now i’m running lemmy.ca!

Catradora-Stalinism☭
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The commies gave it to me

reddit, and also a friend of mine who makes leftist videos.

@nachtigall@feddit.de
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I think I read about it on Mastodon.

@zksmk@lemmy.ml
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I honestly don’t remember. I think I was actively looking for a federated reddit-like site, because I really liked the concept of a federated platform as an alternative to the monopolistic social media giants, and I stumbled upon a link to lemmy somewhere. The project seemed great and I stayed.

@pingveno@lemmy.ml
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I’ve been playing around with the Rust programming language on the side for a while. I started an account when I heard Lemmy was being written in Rust.

@isleofmist@lemmy.ml
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I found it on Reddit. I have been neglecting my Reddit account since joining Lemmy.

@Canard@lemmy.ml
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Through a post about Lemmy on Reddit.

Gritty
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Mastodon. Privacytools.io instance when it still existed.

@FruitFactory@lemmy.ml
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I started looking into Lemmy after I installed LibreWolf and it was listed as one of their socials. I already use Mastodon and Reddit is one of the few proprietary social media sites I’m still on. Lemmy seemed like a no-brainer.

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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lemmy really is a no-brainer, I wonder why it’s going so slowly

@librewolf@lemmy.ml
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removed by mod

@Storae@lemmy.ml
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I searched for reddit/teddit types of apps on F-Droid, Lemy came up many times with different assistant apps as well. Upon installing it and seeing what was posted I became interested without having known what it was in the first place.

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I honestly think I found it on Hacker News and joined out of curiosity. Stayed out of spite when people on the post had their hot takes on the politics.

@crulife@lemmy.ml
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From r/rust probably.

A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions

If your post is

  1. Open ended
  2. Not offensive
  3. Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
  4. not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)

it’s welcome here!

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