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Cake day: abu. 12, 2021


The purpose of sites like this is for people to discuss the content.

You can always install your own instance of the site and have whatever rules you want for it, just be warned that uncensored alternative social network sites tend to attract white supremacists and the like.

I’m in a hard place as far as deciding how I want to moderate my site because it’s going to lean right most likely. If you make the instance openly left wing then it might not be an issue.

I might try that. Federated commenting would be incredibly useful. Unless you already have a popular blog there’s not a lot of reason for anyone to make an account just to comment.

I recently installed a Mastodon site as a pro-gun social network. I’ll probably be adding Lemmy and Friendica as part of an ecosystem for people who are pro gun but also for people who might fall into the category of “progressive Republican” or “social libertarian” so that we can have an alternate social network that isn’t filled with alt-right dipshits. Ruqqus is currently having a far-right struggle session because several of their equivalent of subreddits got banned.

I agree. The only issue I really disagree on is that he doesn’t want to add groups to Mastodon which is a pretty important feature of social networking sites.

This platform is exactly what I have been looking for
I've been looking for a free Reddit alternative and preferably one that was federated. I'm not really sure how federation works with this though. A lot of similar sites are just personal projects that people made as a hobby that lack a lot of important features or the interface was really ugly. I haven't seen how to moderate communities though but the Github page says this can be done, which I consider important since I want moderation to be done by communities and users rather then admins. If there's a quarantine feature similar to Reddit that would be useful too so I don't just have to ban communities.

Federation is critical to the development of alternative social networks. The reason people use specific social networks is because other people are on them. If there’s an open source social network app that isn’t federated, then everyone using sites powered by that app is isolated. With federation, all instances of the social network can interact with each other. Different instances can pop in and out of existence and the ones that stick around can become popular.

It’s better for new social networks to be federated then isolated.