Since my favorite reddit app came to Lemmy I’m really keen on getting more people into the fediverse to pump up the volume of content around here. Are there any initiatives that we can assist to get folks onboard?

I had my wife join, and she likes it, but laments the slow pace of new material in the communities.

  • The Picard Maneuver
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    225 months ago

    If you build it, they will come.

    It’s the reason I’ve been motivated to post as much as I do, both in broader communities and a handful of niche ones that I want to see grow.

    If you’ve thought about posting/commenting but just haven’t yet, take the plunge! I never used to post on reddit at all, and I’ve been pretty active since joining Lemmy.

    • roguetrick
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      55 months ago

      Have you tried moderating yet? With your posting frequency you’d likely make a good mod. The tools kind of suck but its better if you’re on more like you are.

      • The Picard Maneuver
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        65 months ago

        I created the XCOM community on lemmy.world, but I haven’t had to mod a single thing yet, because it’s slow (only 300-something subscribers, and mostly me posting).

        I might look into it. The only catch is that I’m usually just checking lemmy on my phone, and I haven’t looked into how many apps have the ability to mod stuff.

    • Thelsim
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      45 months ago

      I never feel like I have anything interesting to post. But I do try to encourage other posters by leaving a positive comment, even if it’s just a thank you or something nice.
      Upvotes don’t do much, but some positive feedback should keep people motivated to keep posting. At least, that’s how I see it.

      • I'm back on my BS 🤪
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        25 months ago

        It doesn’t have to be that interesting. It just needs to be content. I found maybe 5%-10% of posts on imgur to be interesting, yet I still went there everyday for years. Same with Reddit, but likely even less.

    • @Capricorny90210@lemmy.world
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      45 months ago

      I find it’s easier to engage on Lemmy. One can share a different viewpoint and often find discussion rather than being shit on because you’re not part of the echo chamber.

      • The Picard Maneuver
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        55 months ago

        Yeah, and I’ve also found that you don’t have to be active on a post within the first hour for anyone to see your comment. People comment and have their comments seen days after, because there seems to be a lot of variety in how people sort their feeds here.