I think it’s the same on Reddit, I guess. Reddit’s algorithms just avoids showing you the posts that don’t seem to be so popular (though, at least on the subreddits I was, I remember there were a lot of posts that didn’t have any comments or only had a bot comment. I actually think Lemmy might be even more active in the comments than on Reddit)
You may want to look at the hardware that according to the FSF respects your freedom: https://ryf.fsf.org/
lemmy.ml is definitely not for you, but you will most surely find another instance accepting you on https://join-lemmy.org/instances. If you don’t find anything that suits your needs you can also run your own instance.
In the past there were bots spreading ads for pills and stuff, but now most instances ask to tell a bit about yourself before registering and don’t federate with instances that don’t. That eliminated practically all of it as far as I’m aware. However sometimes there are accounts like these:
that go around spamming content that intentionally seems to aim to disturb users. Not sure if they are bots or humans, but they are banned relatively quickly.
Regarding the karma-farming bot accounts commonplace on Reddit, I think there’s no incentive for the creation of such bots, since most Lemmy instances do not have a total user point/karma count like on Reddit.
We should have a new default instance.
There should be no default instance. That just leads to people all collecting on a single instance.
Have no default instance.
There already is no default instance. lemmy.ml isn’t an instance that aims to be for everyone.
Lemmy.ml should stop federating with lemmygrad.
If you don’t like them federating with that particular instance you may want to look at other instances that better fit you.
The only thing that I think could be changed is the name of lemmy.ml. Its name and the fact that it is the biggest instance may lead to the false conclusion that it is in some way supposed to be the default instance. Maybe join-lemmy.org should be modified a bit to suggest a lot more random instances.
Maybe for the “All” there could be a sort type made available that favours posts coming from less active instances. That could make the smaller instances more popular (favouring decentralization), and reduce the by some excessive perceived noise that may come from some instances in the all tab.
Helium is by no means a scarce element, it’s after Hidrogen the second most abundant in the universe, 24% of the total element mass. It is not as abundant on Earth and has to be obtained from natural gas
Scarce for us terrestrians that don’t live in a futuristic sci-fi world where we go around harvesting resources from planets.
which is why it is used in current weather balloons
Actually I think people use both hydrogen balloons and helium balloons for that.
The problem with helium is that it’s already very scarce, despite having very important uses across many fields and once it’s gone it’s gone (unless maybe if somewhere in the future we begin using nuclear fusion, I guess)
Yeah, it was kind of a bad joke and just sounds weird. My reasoning behind the answer was the following:
I think there’s something to be said for Portugal.
Maybe in the inland, but if there is any conflict in the ocean, you will want to stay far away from the islands and the coast, since they will probably be important strategic locations for the war in the Atlantic. It is also a NATO member and will probably get involved if anything happens.
Lemmy is a federated network. The idea with federation is that you’re supposed to join or create an instance that fits your idea of “best instance”. If you dislike the fact that lemmy.ml is an instance for “leftist privacy and FOSS enthusiasts” you should look for another instance that in your opinion is better.
Note that this doesn’t necessarily isolate people with different views (creating an “echo-chamber”), because different instances can still communicate with each other if those instances aren’t blocking the other ones. If you check the “All” tab on the instance’s main page, you can see content posted on other instances too. This page shows how lemmy.ml is connected with other instances: https://lemmy.ml/instances
This site offers a graphical representation of the lemmy federation: https://lemmymap.feddit.de/
You are completely misunderstanding the vegan diet. As I and @Slatlun@lemmy.ml said before, being vegan only means you abstain from animals and animal derived products. You can eat everything that wasn’t obtained from animals. So there’s nothing wrong with eating fungi. Some mushrooms, are in fact a very rich source of proteins.
What are the main differences between gtio.io and wolfballs (not meant as an insult, but a genuine question to clear up the goals and general philosophy of the instance)?
There are other instances that may be more tolerant of other views if you consider that this instance is not tolerant enough. It should be noted that lemmy.ml is described in the sidebar as “a community of leftist privacy and FOSS enthusiasts”, so I think it should have been pretty clear that there was going to be a bias.
The admins are allowed to moderate however they like with the rules they see appropriate. If you disagree with their decisions, you shouldn’t expect to be welcomed on lemmy.ml and should instead look for another lemmy instance that better aligns with your ideas.
Business as usual.
(Just wanted to say that. Regardless of whether it make sense in this context.)