Link to the modlog: https://reddthat.com/modlog/11298

Link to the community: !movies@lemmy.world

Edit: for context, I first sent a DM to the single mod asking them if we could consider merging communities (basically my comment below). They ignored me but opened the thread.

My comment

Should we maybe consider merging this one with !movies@lemm.ee ? We have regular pinned posts and movie-specific discussion threads over there, and that community has been more active than this one lately, be it weekly or monthly (1.54k vs 1.32k and 2.92k vs 2.51k). The moderation team has several people, including movie enthusiasts who post there regularly. We had our first AMA a while ago a few weeks ago: https://lemm.ee/post/31335226 And if people ask why we wanted to have a community on another instance than Lemmy.world, the large majority of active communities are already on LW (https://lemmyverse.net/communities?order=active), it seems better to spread communities a bit.

Reason for removal

Not currently considering this action Maybe in the future.

I guess I’m just a bit sad that they removed the comment altogether instead of letting it there and considering a discussion.

I’ve heard several times that Lemmy should consolidate communities (like what happened with !mapporn@lemmy.world and !map_enthusiasts@sopuli.xyz recently), but I guess it’s easier said than done.

In the meantime, congrats for making this community the most active one!

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    I think it can be good that there are a few communities for the same thing, so that people have options if there’s deferedation drama in the future.

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      Yea generally I agree, you kinda need the options to exist before things go to shit.

      But when it comes to communities it’s pretty easy to create new ones and advertise them whenever something goes bad. That’s basically what happened with this one after lemmy.film went down. And plenty seem to find the community fragmentation annoying, or at least used to say so. I’m not sure where the balance sits, but at least talking about the possibility of trying to organise better probably makes sense.

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      Hello,

      It is indeed good that there are a few communities on the same topic.

      At the moment, we have (sorted by weekly activity: https://lemmyverse.net/communities?query=movies&order=active)

      The hexbear and beehaw communities are a good example of what you mentioned.

      On the other hand, do we really need the !movies@lemm.ee, !movies@lemmy.world, and !moviesandtv@lemm.ee, on instances that are all federated with each other, and leading to a fragmentation of discussions across three places?

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        I don’t see the current situation with the communities as being too bad for now. I see it more as a problem that most of the users are registered on one big instance like lemmy.world, because here the users are the ones who produce the content and not the platforms. So if lemmy.world is down then it is immediately more noticeable in comment/posting activity compared to if it would be only mostly their communities being down.

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          I see it more as a problem that most of the users are registered on one big instance like lemmy.world, because here the users are the ones who produce the content and not the platforms.

          Yes, that’s another issue altogether but very valid indeed.