In another thread, I read a user’s comment about how the lemmy experience has got progressively worse over the past few months, with a lot more trash content making it to their front page.

Is this your experience? How was lemmy when you joined and how do you think it’s changed?

  • The Picard Maneuver
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    29 months ago

    I think it’s probably the #1 hardest thing to adjust to for new people joining Lemmy. That said, I also think it’s a good thing to not have all of our eggs in one basket. Like, if we have 4 communities about classic cars, and one starts making weird moderation decisions, users don’t have to leave Lemmy altogether.

    • phillaholic
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      18 months ago

      I keep hearing this, but when is that ever a good thing in real life? Would you rather have one classic car show that you can go to with everyone and every car or have to go to four different ones at four different times with a lot less going on? If anything there should be merged instances where it’s all the same posts and comments. As it is now, no one can keep track of a particular instances rules if we go in and out of them seamlessly as it is.

      • The Picard Maneuver
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        18 months ago

        I get what you’re saying, but I see it more like:

        Car show #1 charges $75 admission, you have to wear the color shirt they approve of, and no Ferraris (the organizer just doesn’t like them)

        Car show #2 and #3 aren’t run by weirdos, so the car community still has somewhere to go.

        It sucks to have the crowd spread out, but I still think it’s an overall gain to be decentralized.

        • phillaholic
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          18 months ago

          I think people fetishize the concept of choice far too much, especially when there hasn’t yet been a reason there need to be different instances with different rules.