• @kat@lemmy.ca
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      7711 months ago

      Controversial take but in the early days I think it’s fine if you replicate the content from the old Reddit posts (maybe even link to the post) as long as you don’t claim credit. I think people just wanna see things at first, and then the conversation can grow. It’s not like Reddit was chock full of OC.

      • @BeMoreCareful@lemmy.world
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        2511 months ago

        I’m sort of hoping for a forum/reddit-y combo. My god I miss forums for niche weird stuff that I’m autistic about, but I also like consuming media at an ADD pace.

        Am I the problem?

        Lemmy does feel a bit cozy, kind of reminds me of the best of those worlds. It’ll be neat to watch it grow… hopefully.

        • @bnaur@lemmy.world
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          2111 months ago

          You are not alone, and I’m starting to feel that treating Lemmy like a federation of web forums instead of Reddit replacement would fit the underlying model better.

          • @Risk@lemmy.world
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            1311 months ago

            wassadifference - reddit was after all just a bunch of message boards that made it easy to skip from one to another.

            Imagine if zetaboards - or whatever came before that - had come up with the idea to make it easy for users to cross between different boards.

            • @bnaur@lemmy.world
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              311 months ago

              That’s actually cool and a bit like what I had in mind. But it doesn’t seem to offer an actual hierarchical view of the lemmyverse.

              It would be nice to have a forum style clear treeview of the forums (instances) and their subforums (communities) with activity indicators etc to make browsing and discovering content straight forward. Then if you subscribe to a community it would also show in it’s own treeview that the user could arrange to their liking.

        • C. Jonah
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          411 months ago

          I like Lemmy for what it is. Feels like a return to an earlier web experience.

      • Joe B
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        1211 months ago

        Hehehe, Reddit was repost king and Crosspost king

      • @TexMexBazooka@lemm.ee
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        511 months ago

        That’s my thoughts really. Integrate content that’s being posted to reddit to flesh the boards out for the time being, and the communities will gradually grow on their own.

        • Action Bastard@lemmy.world
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          411 months ago

          Don’t be afraid to go a little bit further afield or dig into archives a bit. There’s plenty of good perfectly good shitposts out there that just need dusted off and set before a new audience. Get creative, folks.

    • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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      1411 months ago

      Ok what if you made a community, posted in it twice a day since the shutdown and now feel like ur talking to much?

    • manitcor
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      1211 months ago

      !remindme 7 days

      gotta have a milestone to see where my instance is based on this. will the meme be milk or wine?

        • manitcor
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          2111 months ago

          i wish, ill be working on bots soon, one of the main reasons i fired up my own instance.

          • @Gray@lemmy.ca
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            511 months ago

            Oh man, this just reminded me that I still have a few weird remindme bot comments I made for like 5-10 years down the line. Ah well, when Reddit is a backwater nothing I’ll probably login years from now and find a bunch of weird alerts from the remindme bot.

    • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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      711 months ago

      Ok what if you made the community and posted in it twice daily and now feel like you are talking to yourself?

      • @kat@lemmy.ca
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        611 months ago

        What is your topic? I’m shit for OC but I am a slut for commenting (I’ll even argue with you and get you nostalgic for Reddit if that’s what you’re into). You just gotta pick one of my ADHD hyperfixations.

        I can generate engagement like a crazy person. Too much even. I have too many opinions and you people are my only outlet outside of my partner.

        • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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          711 months ago

          Kansas City Chiefs is the community I started here. But I was active on Reddit in that, Kerbal Space Program, Baduk (Go), and space and science communities.

            • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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              311 months ago

              There are dozens of us! Dozens! Life was busy for a few months so I haven’t played much recently so I probably lost 2 ranks as it goes but I always come back to it.

              • Action Bastard@lemmy.world
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                411 months ago

                Hahaha, I’ve never played seriously enough to get all that good. I’ve always been very firmly double digit kyu, but I love getting in a game when I can find someone who will agree to play. I’ve been getting more into online play, but I used to do pretty much exclusively physical games.

                • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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                  111 months ago

                  If you are on OGS send me a correspondence game (same username.) I also prefer irl but I have exhausted all of my friends and families patience with Go a long time ago lol

          • @kat@lemmy.ca
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            311 months ago

            Our overlaps are currently only space and science. Go as in the game? I think I can get into it, I’m just scared of the rules. Seems complicated. How can I get decent at it so that I can kick my partners butt? He kicks my butt at chess because he’s been playing for years but he vaguely knows about go but never played. Nothing would please him more than if I learned it decently and destroyed him at it. Im not lying, he loves when I’m randomly good at something because he loves when I become his main opponent, he’d get obsessed with the game.

            And if he gets obsessed with it, he floods me with random information about it and then eventually I use that info as ammunition to talk shit on the internet. I’ve played maybe 5 games of foosball in my life but I could probably get into a fight to the death in the comments over Tornado vs Garlando vs Leonhart because my partner just infuses that information into me.

            All this to say is that I’d love to comment and I can talk about any fucking thing. This is my third paragraph and I’ve said nothing of value. It’s a gift. But someone needs to sell me on Go.

            • @moeggz@lemmy.world
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              211 months ago

              https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go

              Is a great starting resource. I also came from playing chess first and most chess enthusiasts do love go once they learn it. Once you play through those instructions your best bet is to play some 9x9 until the rules click and then go up to 13x13 and then 19x19.

              There are only three rules so it’s one of those easy to learn but hard to master things. If you think it’s something you want to learn after going through that link and playing a bit message me and I can play a teaching game with you on online-go.com one teaching game with a person walking through the game usually helps a lot then you’ll be all set to destroy your partner at a game he will hopefully become obsessed with.

              • @kat@lemmy.ca
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                Thank you for the resource. I’ll give it a “Go” tomorrow. If it makes my brain monkeys dance, you’re gonna be in luck (at least from the perspective that I’m gonna be filling at least one of your hobbies with endless comments and engagement).

                For a successful community online you need two types of people: content creators and fillers. I’m a filler. I don’t provide value 99% of the time but I can generally keep a discussion going for long enough to make communities busy enough to attract content creators. I know people are pessimistic about Lemmy but if just a few fillers start passionately bickering in the comments, this whole project is fine.

                Anyway I’m gonna tell you if I like Go. I might also take you up on the match when I’m comfortable with the rules. I’ll do my best, but the ADHD really runs this ship and I just do what the dopamine tells me. Wish you well in your Kansas City journey - not even sure what sport that is.

      • Action Bastard@lemmy.world
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        411 months ago

        Eventually someone will roll in and then you’ll just be talking a lot at them.

        If you’re lucky, they might even talk back.