Because, we’ve had multiple brigades from probably 4chan with people posting Nazi propaganda, and, I wish I was making this up, gore and scat porn. Literally as soon as an instance pops up it gets flooded with that. Which prompts established instances to block it until it restricts signups.
I Got Your Point But That Could Be Mitigated By Constant moderation, Simply You Can’t Have a Free Speech Without that type of issue.
Simply ban the IPs & the accounts of the abusers while enforcing the rules, and it shall be clean after a while.
I don’t know how it works in lemmy, but each instance could go and have a word filter (if the post contains a blacklisted word, it would be held for review).
Working as intended. #wontfix The whole point of the fediverse is, your server talks to who you want to talk to and block who you want to block.
I am Not Talking about the software feature, I am talking about why the 5,000 or so users who have an account at lemmy are unable to speak & interact with each other.
Just So You Could understand my opinion my main page is 90% politics & News there, if that go on the lemmy Fediverse is about to turn into Buzzfeed as far as the content go.
With all due Respect to your opinion, How Do You See Lemmy Way of growth moving forward?
What I mean is Let’s suppose that the number of active users reached 50,000 at the end of 2023, is 50k active user enough to host a worthy amount of opinions & Perspectives ?
What I Expect to happen if the situation did not get addressed at its early stage is that a lot of users might become inactive and either ghost their accounts or delete their accounts, “Why” you ask, people get on the internet to change their perspectives, enjoy content and as needed express their beliefs or add a new perspective, Which leads to having only very small diversity on the site which make it less valuable than even Reddit.
I genuinely want to replace my Reddit usage to lemmy, but simply the micro amount of activity here make it hard to.
As for moderation, mastodon is going to pass 8,000,000 users soon, and they have gab and truth social there, yet they are still able to moderate it.
Even 4chan, depending on your opinion, still moderate their site.
You know what at least let us work on improving lemmy.ml till it has 1,000,000 users, and then we will think about a scalable solution to the whole lemmy fediverse.
We are no where near active enough to worry about the spam problem more than the activity problem .