• The Picard Maneuver
    link
    English
    638 months ago

    You can feel the consistency of the current userbase, especially in the more active communities. I’m glad to see it.

    • @Carnelian@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      278 months ago

      It’s been awesome watching things grow, and seeing the community develop its own personality, beans and all

      • CorganaOP
        link
        English
        258 months ago

        Yeah for a while Lemmy kinda felt like we-have-Reddit-at-home but nowadays I’m reminded of how it felt in Reddit’s early days (ie: less exhausting), but older and wiser.

        • @agent_flounder@lemmy.world
          link
          fedilink
          English
          98 months ago

          “Reddit at home” – felt like that until I started using a client.

          It’s pretty dang good here. If I forget that, all I have to do is go back to Reddit for five minutes and I’m reminded of how shit that site is.

          • @LillyPip@lemmy.ca
            link
            fedilink
            English
            88 months ago

            Yeah, my participation was pretty sporadic until I found Voyager. It’s so much like Apollo was, I no longer pine for reddit at all. The only thing missing is robust mod tools, but I’m sure they’ll come along.

            Lemmy feels like vintage reddit now.

          • CorganaOP
            link
            English
            68 months ago

            It’s my hope that decentralization and federation can help preserve much of the small-sub vibes while scaling up.

              • CorganaOP
                link
                English
                38 months ago

                Yeah exactly I honestly I think that’s the single biggest factor in what makes the fediverse superior

                • @porthos
                  link
                  English
                  4
                  edit-2
                  8 months ago

                  You can make a social network profitable or you can make it healthy for its users, but I am entirely unconvinced you can do both.

                  Maintaining social networks and moderating them should be a legitimate job where people are meaningfully rewarded for their effort, but that is different.

                  • CorganaOP
                    link
                    English
                    28 months ago

                    I’m with you 100%, but I’m also becoming convinced that the quality of work from volunteer moderators who are members of the community and are motivated by maintaining the health of said community is going to be significantly better than the efforts of someone who is paid to do the same thing.

                  • @agent_flounder@lemmy.world
                    link
                    fedilink
                    English
                    18 months ago

                    Maybe one can do both, balancing them to some degree. Maybe. For a short time. But it seems we have several examples suggesting that maximizing short term profit can only come at the expense of a healthy, valued user experience.

                    Profit is so often at cross purposes with anything good or nice or enjoyable.

          • squiblet
            link
            fedilink
            98 months ago

            The circlejerkiness of downvoting has increased since I was first on here, when people were more likely to respond with conversation than just a downvote of disdain (or my fave, people who downvote each reply in a conversation as they reply back). But there’s less random downvotes of disapproval than reddit. Esp. on kbin which doesn’t federate downvotes from other instances, ha.

          • @CeruleanRuin@lemmings.world
            link
            fedilink
            English
            07 months ago

            If you still care about downvotes at all, you’re not internetting right. Complaining about downvotes gets an automatic downvote from me, dawg.

    • @crashoverride@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      48 months ago

      The only thing that sucks that some of the smaller subs don’t really have them active user base over here, so I’m still forced to use Reddit for those

      • Khrux
        link
        fedilink
        English
        18 months ago

        I often find that if I’m having an issue or want general answers about something, I still stick “reddit” at the end of the search, but I never just open it to browse niche subs even though I am missing the equivalent here.

    • @CeruleanRuin@lemmings.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      27 months ago

      I’m so glad the Trek communities moved here from reddit. Whenever I go back there it just feels empty somehow, in spite of the still much larger userbase.

      • The Picard Maneuver
        link
        English
        17 months ago

        Someone just had to mention that Federation was involved, and that’s all it took.