There are simply some communities I can’t find on Lemmy. For example, I use subreddits based on admissions to specific colleges that would never be able to function on Lemmy due to its size. I’d much prefer to abandon Reddit altogether but the information I need is usually only there.

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    Nope.

    Engagement numbers help the IPO, this in turn would put more $$ in u/spez pocket and that I will not support.

    You’re lucky if the communities you have followed survived intact or unaffected. The tenor of my feed was changing for the worse before the API protests. When I left, after? It was a shithole.

    Sure, there are communities that I miss, that are absent, or have weak, or hard to find presences. But the solution isn’t to go lurk and buff those engagement metrics, in my somewhat Reddit hostile opinion.

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      All the information I want is usually old and the only way I get to the information is through Google.

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    Sometimes, but only in one narrow way: Reddit shows up in search results for me, and sometimes I specifically ask it to.

    Like “is product X any good?” gives me garbage marketing and clickbait, so I try “is product X any good? site:reddit.com” and I find some helpful threads, often several years old.

    But yeah, not logged in, not interacting.

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    yes, without an account just for local/niche subs that don’t exist anywhere else

    and that only because I have rif working via revanced.

    if I am ever forced to see their shitty ads I’ll stop doing even that

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    Only if I have a specific question, like is this tent better than that tent. But I don’t log in and I haven’t since Boost stopped working.

    I do miss it sometimes, but time spent on my phone has gone way down and that can only be an improvement.

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    No. I don’t use Lemmy nearly as much but I took it as an opportunity to reduce my doom scrolling. I left in the first week after Apollo made the announcement. I have honestly noticed a big improvement in my life overall.

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    I don’t think I could do that, I would be compelled to comment. But I do still see Reddit in search results for problems I’m researching and the answers are often useful. I will be happy the first time I see a Lemmy result.

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    There’s a decent reader for Reddit via RSS feeds on fdroid called Geddit. I use it to browse some porn and also certain discussions, but of course you can’t interact with RSS so it’s just for observing.

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    Yea I still go on but, I use a browser with ad-block now instead of the app

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    I haven’t gone back to reddit since I was forced out of moderator role due to supporting the API changes protest. Except for once or twice clicking a search engine result that was the only one with the answer I needed.

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    Not really. My old account had a curated list of subreddits that was vast (hundreds) and content-wise, kept me miles away from the ugliness that is the actual front page content of reddit.

    I went and browsed the front page once after deleting my account and felt kinda sick tbh.

    I did go read the episode discussions for several Strange New Worlds episodes and Fionna and Cake though. I miss those big group moments where all the details are discussed and appreciated and nowhere else really has that in the same scale (I hate discord and it’s not the same).

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    I haven’t really looked back after I left Reddit. I have stopped on a Reddit page because of a search result, that’s about it.

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    I only used reddit for casual purposes, so breaking my habit was easy. I haven’t been back since I created an account here.

    For the first few days, it was out of contempt for that site, but now it’s because I’ve realized that online communities don’t have to be toxic, confrontational battlegrounds. I don’t miss the reddit “culture” AT ALL.

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    No, I’ll only vist reddit if I’m searching for something and it comes up as a result.