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The norwegian mastodon instance https://snabelen.no has also increased it’s userbase dramatically. From having 100 active users to 250 active users. I don’t know how many new accounts has been created. I have also seen a new norwegian instance being created with 6 registered users.


Allowing liberals and leftists to coexist would kill all nuance. Letting in conservatives would kill all dialogue.


I agree, lemmy is not a walled garden. What I’m saying is, lemmy is lacking an underlying design philosophy. Design should be guided by principles, rather than replicating the feel of reddit. Functionality should be created to serve human needs rather than from trying to replicate reddit functionality.

We shouldn’t look to the people of cyberspace to understand how to develop platforms, especially not the centralized parts of cyberspace. Instead we should look to the people of earthspace. The offline people. People and communities. What do they want? Or what do they say they want?

To be clear this is a criticism not targeted specifically at Lemmy, but the fediverse as a whole.


Justifications for design choices, backed up by principles that creates the foundation for a humane platform. There needs to be a justification for how a platform is presented like it is. What is the purpose of the platform? Who is the target audience? And build everything from there.


Because you cant just copy paste a centralized platform and expect that the design reflects the humane.


Having an underlying design philosophy that emphasize the humane.


No, because its just a copy. Lemmy just takes reddit and slaps decentralization on top of it. Therefore it has the baggage of walled garden philosophy.

Something that would replace reddit is a platform that is willing to embrace the strengths of decentralization and truely design around its strengths. Design around human connectedness, community building, community collaboration, accessability (even for technically illiterate), detoxing.


The judges are not part of the alternate solution I suggested. They were only used for the sake of the example to quantify the value of the comments before anyone had voted. The judges ranking reflects the relationship between comments in terms of quality.

The solution I suggested is one where voters compare comments and pick the best instead. Afterwards a topological sort is done to let the best float to the top. With enough comparisons, the ranking would be accurate.


Topological comment sorting

EDIT: More precise titles. …

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I could donate to fund such an effort if that could ensure more people could get this offer.


I am thinking about starting a lemmy instance for esperanto speakers or norwegians.


I get Ben Shapiro vibes from this meme.


But is lemmy really the place you go to consume web comics though? Wouldnt you just link to a site that is tailored to reading webcomics instead?


Its about priotities. What exactly would lemmy gain from implementing scalable graphics?


It’s pretty abhorrent that you assume I have no compassion for civilians living in warzones.


I thought this community looked interesting, but it appears that I am at odds with the community. I don’t want to create friction for it’s sake in itself, so I’ll just engage in other communities instead. No hard feelings.


Do you want me to be dishonest about what my impression is? Ofcourse it’s horrible. But war is forcing soldiers into chaos where they can die at any moment. They may have fractions of a second to evaluate whether a person is an enemy or civilian. It is irrational to expect that they are going to be perfect. And that is what this communicates to me. Because of the extreme condition, they end up killing civilians. Because of warmongering, we turn soldiers into murderers.


Deeply upsetting, but I wouldnt call them a war criminal. If the soldier reckognized that the woman were a civilian, then I would agree.



Open software and media

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Is there a community that speaks the afrihili language?

I saw a post about the afrihili language on this community and became intrigued. Is there any afrihili communities on the web? I was unable to find anything…

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Could cyberspace be people and/ or community funded?

I think that a people and community funded cyberspace would ensure that it is developed in the interests of people and communities. They would donate to projects that they genuinly were interested in and it would make them much more aware of digital issues. Do you agree with this? If not, then how s…

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The fediverse is flawed

People view the fediverse as the final solution to the structural problem of the internet. I dont think so. …

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How can distributed and decentralized tools help victims of annexation?

How can tools like these help Ukrainians to stay connected and coordinate? Especially when there is no internet connection. …

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Learn esperanto to fight english cultural dominance

English is burdened with a culture that emphasize empirialism, capitalism, individualism and so on. A culture that ignores climate catostraphy, global inequality and brings disproportionate attention to countries with english as national language. Additionally english is the language of Trump, Boris…

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Federated subscription service

I’m interested in a complimentary federated service for peertube and similar services. One can subscribe to creators and instances. You can’t create independent posts, because it is solely made as a subscription service. However you can comment on creations. …

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Beware, a few troll comments seen recently

One containing excrement, another spamming the n-word. …

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Distraction free operating system

Are there any operating system designed to be as distraction free as possible? …

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What lemmy communities are you subbed to on your mastodon/ plemora account?

I’m currently subbed to green, esperanto and lemmy. …

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Should Lemmy really compare themselves to others?

On the join lemmy page, we can see this description for lemmy: …

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A comparison of the decentralization potential for email and mastodon

I was reading this post by Alyssa Rosenzweig and found it to be a very enjoyable read. …

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A good mentality for a blooming fediverse

We have yet to see the pioneers of the fediverse. Both in terms of development and culturally. But in order to ensure that these pioneers will flourish, we need to have the right mindset. A mindset that will ensure that our energy is spent as well as possible. …

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Decentralized Single Sign-on

The decentralization of Single Sign-on seems like a natural step in improving usability and accessability of the fediverse. It will require a lot less account and make it far easier to interact with content. Are there anybody working on this? …

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Smart phone apps to record and edit simultaniously

So I’ve been using tiktok for a while and I really like the feature of recording and editing videos simultaneously. Here’s the process: …

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Idea for word processing software

Looking for a word processing software where it’s much easier to set up your styles. There are several modes. …

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Privacy International Peertube channel

I just found this peertube society, seems like they have a lot of good content. Activism, interviews, podcasts, privacy edutainment. Go check 'em out. Give them a sub on mastodon. Give 'em some love:) …

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Download videos from twitter

I’m looking for a way to download videos from twitter. I’d prefer if it is lightweight, perhaps using terminal. …

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What is the chord progression in this song?

I have found this music that I want to perform. …

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