Should LR create a lemmy instance?
A fediverse alternative to Reddit
@hannibal_ad_portas Well then if they want to support censorship I am not sure I want to support them. I am sick of everyone making everything political. Any suggestions for alternatives?
@omnipotens Personally, I think that block list has rather kept things less political.
It's basically tradition at this point, that any Reddit alternative gets overrun by hateful assholes. You know, the kind of people that want to hold casual, totally apolitical conversations about how straight, white men are suppressed victims.
And as useless as that block list is, combined with their strict moderation on lemmy.ml, it has so far kept the assholes out.
@omnipotens Ok, maybe that's a bit too personally opinionated. I'm all for trying out new self-hosted stuff in the LR community. Even when I'm probably not going to use it.
@omnipotens As for the block list: I think it's not really an issue. See: https://linuxreviews.org/Lemmy#Hard-coded_Censorship
@omnipotens As someone who only really uses Reddit as an information resource, I don't see the purpose of having a version of Reddit minus the heaping mounds of information contained therein. But maybe someone around here can explain to me how Lemmy works and / or what purpose it would serve alongside the Mastodon instance.
@eviloatmeal Here is what started this thought after watching this.
@omnipotens Hmm, would be interesting how the individual 'communities' would be split up, as there is already the overarching Linux-topic.
I guess, rather than e.g. lemmy.ml/c/linuxhumor, we would have lemmy.linuxrocks.online/c/humor.
Probably would end up feeling more like a traditional forum. Not that that's a bad thing...
@omnipotens hey, a suggestion is trying lotide
It's flagship instance is narwhal.city
It's lighter to host, actually provides federation unlike Lemmy. And you don't get the problems of the lemmy developers's tankie politics where they defend north korea and genocide
Linux geeks doing what Linux geeks do...