I dont know… with all the war in russia ukraine, then taiwan crisis… all this make me misses 2019 to early 2022 Genzedong Era OG subreddit… god those were the glory days. I still remember that ‘uyghur bullshit masterpost’, then the flares. And back then was some good shitposting bout china and based commies state (which we still do, but it doesnt feel the same to me as on the OG sub)… then the flares ‘ximp’ ‘shitpost maybe’ etc… the automod respons…and also lib cringe weekend… but those days are over… and boy do i misses those days… 😔

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r/genzhou was the real loss. That got shut down with no stated reason, it was the real danger because it educated.

r/genzhou was the real loss. That got shut down with no stated reason, it was the real danger because it educated.

When GenZhou was taken down while GenZedong stayed, I knew it was time to go.

at least it’s backed up here!!!

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I’m glad I discovered it only a few days before the quarantine, allowing me to see the thread about joining lemmygrad. Probably would’ve never discovered lg and the wider fediverse if not. Best alternative social media platforms by far imo.

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Exactly! I joined about a month before it got quarantined, then the war in Ukraine started and I immediately needed a place to seek refuge. I’m thankful, in a way. This place is great.

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Fediverse?

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The Lemmy project, Mastodon/Pleroma (for twitter-like sites), Pixiv (for instagram-like), among others https://fediverse.party/

These categories are all separate, from what I understand they use the same type of software that allows different instances/servers of these categories to communicate with each other.

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I miss the abrasiveness, and the whole “triggering the libs” (but in a commie way) that we used to do – just the general energy, like a worksite mixed with a high level college course. Most online political spaces have a pessimistic feel to them. R/genzedong didn’t. It seemed like we were part of a much larger ecosystem then, with Haz, Maupin and that whole circle not yet having thrown in clearly for the MAGA camp.

What I don’t miss is the low-level hornyposting (though it was fun when a lib got caught out), and the near-constant discussions about porn and sex work. At a certain point, these happened almost weekly, and it was always a raging dumpster fire.

Lib cringe weekend was epic, and we should bring it back.

Oh god, same. I remember when the sub was still alive and growing at what I thought was a pretty good pace, until the fucking neoliberal Ukraine circlejerk began and they couldn’t have anyone question the narrative around zaddy Zelensky and the “relatively civilized, relatively European” post-Maidan regime.

its honestly baffling how much western media coverage around euromaidan changed after february. acknowledging the foreign/obama administration intervention aspects and far-right ultranationalism insurgence within the ukraine used to be a totally fine discussion to have and was even occasionally covered by some of the mainstream neoliberal media broadcasters; now if i even suggest euromaidan having coup d’etat characteristics i might as well be walking around with a fucking tin foil hat on and wearing a black shirt with a giant, white Z on it.

it is kind of sad how the subreddit is totally dead compared to before quarantine. but, i wouldn’t be here if not for it, so it is what it is. after all, nothing stays the same forever

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yeah, it’s basically been killed by reddit admins.

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I MISS THE OLD SUB 😭 JUST FEEL NOSTALGIC SUDDENLY

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I also miss pre-covid life and pre-economic-death-spiral life.

Like all the news I read these days is bad and while I try to keep apositive outlook and I think that the degradation of the american empire is a good thing in the long run… esp. because of covid I just feel nostalgic for that 2018-19 era as well.

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2019? Hell, I miss 2014-1015.

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2014-1015

Please don’t edit that, I like to think that our mods are superbeings living backwards through time, sent by a future communist society to educate us 21st century mortals

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I meant 2015 lol

join the deprogram subreddit

yeah i feel ya, it was fun while it lasted

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Miss it as much as you want, it won’t be coming back. there will be more censorship as global capitalism continues its death spiral.

Anyway, Reddit is not profitable and will eventually shut down. People will eventually return to having their separate websites.

There is a lot of world development right now, it may not be good for all of us but it is certainly better than a USA capitalist peace. The rise of multipolar world is happening as we speak and it won’t happen peacefully. Let the world burn, let the people starve and loose jobs, it will only radicalize them and create a revolutionary situation in which a good organized party that will address the issues can thrive and gather a lot of supporters.

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The sub really is dying. Top posts stay the same for 3 days now. Not saying that we should make a “replacement sub”, but we should maybe look for other up-and-coming commie subs to hang out at and keep a healthy presence in Reddit. Some of you might say “tankie shitposting won’t radicalize anybody” but it did catch my attention and help educate me a lot as a communism-curious lib in early 2020. But answering the main question, yeah. For some reason it’s not the same vibe here as it was on r/gzd back in the day.

i don’t wanna blow up the spot but the deprogram subreddit is sort of turning into the new GenZedong

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Dialectics : r/chapotraphouse becomes more and more pro China, Reddit bans them, r/Genzedong take refugees and grows, new podcast, more radical, spawns with their supports, Reddit bans r/Genzedong, new podcast subreddit ready to radicalize even further

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what do you mean by ‘new podcast’

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Chapotraphouse was a left wing political podcast initially. With time their dedicated subreddit went way further than the podcasters until the point they didn’t even listened to it anymore. Now The Deprogram is the new cool left wing podcast and they’ve got their subreddit as well

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ah thanks, i still listen to chapo because felix is just too funny. i’ll listen to that one.

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update, love the podcast

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Same! All three hosts have their own awesome youtube channel you should check them

I find that really interesting. I was never on reddit, but there was a pretty huge shift in the vibes on lemmygrad earlier this year when a bunch of GZD users signed up. It’s like, a really neat and tiny example of the way two communities coming together shift each other. You guys shifted lemmygrad to be more like GZD but, I gather from this post, not the same. And I’d say the reason is in part because lemmygrad shifted your community in return?

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It definitely did. As much as we tend to hate on reddit, the way the platform works still was part of what made the sub what it was. Lemmygrad provides a different context with different features, etc and that just changes the way the community works. Flairs, videos, etc change the vibe and content on the platform. Reddit is just a lot more meme-y and viral like that. A big part is also simply the smaller user base. Insider jokes and stuff just develop and spread much faster and further the bigger the community.

So yeah, the community lost a lot of its humor and originality in content-creation. We don’t really produce the memes and jokes here like we used to. On the other hand the discussions are of even higher quality, the ideology is much more principled and conversations tend to go on much longer. It’s better overall I’d say, but it’d still be nice to get some of the light-hearted humor and originality back, especially when politics are getting ever more depressing.

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So yeah, the community lost a lot of its humor and originality in content-creation. We don’t really produce the memes and jokes here like we used to.

That’s what I was trying to pinpoint. It’s not very memey in here, plus no video support changes things a lot. No funny flairs or auto-response bots either.

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Yeah, it’s just those little things that people bounce off and that bounce off each other that really make it feel like a community. A way to default-expand pictures on the browser version would help too imo. I tend to just scroll past memey content if I don’t see the actual picture straight away.

Wish those could be implemented at some point, maybe even embed videos at least.

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I’m kinda glad we’re platforming discussion over memey-content, but I agree the GZD sub had some bangers and top-tier shit-posting. We’ll eventually get those as we grow🤞

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Agree, but the good thing is we aren’t restricted to one sub anymore, so I’d say there’s plenty of space for discussions and top-tier shitposting

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Agree somewhat. With losing such a large part of the userbase naturally a lot of the overall flair, jokes, memes get lost. Lemmygrad isn’t r/GZD - and it shouldn’t be - but it still would’ve been nice to conserve a bit more of that vibe than we managed to.

Also no flak for the admins here, because they’re doing a great job, but maybe some more QoL and UI changes could’ve been made to aid the transition.

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I miss the flairs😔 Is there any chance sub will be unqarantined some day?

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That sub will never be unquarantined. In fact, we are kind the only people with a political ideology that western media silences, no matter how many right wing liberals whine about them being silenced.

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Why it will never be unquarantined? I wished that there is something we can do to get it back.

It will eventually be banned then, and I will finally leave that god forsaken website, I’m literally still on it just because of the sub.

short answer: because reddit is an op and highly curated by western governments and other various bourgeois forces. isn’t someone formerly part of the US gov literally working at reddit now? feelsbadman

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not US government, but NATO’s Atlantic Council I believe got put as an exec, I think of strategic planning but I am not sure.

so technically not but basically yes haha. that’s wild, i know the atlantic council has its fingers in things like facebook too, and probably twitter

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I’m scared that it will be banned. My memories are spent there, I remember joining the sub for the first time, it honestly felt like home. I also wish we could get it unquarantined, but we both know fascist reddit would never do that. Our best home is here on lemmygrad comrade.

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I know, I’m following it and am on Reddit since 2019-early 2020, I really wish that there is a chance to be unquarantined, what are we supposed to do for it to get it back, what does Reddit want from us?

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Reddit doesn’t want anything but for us to be wiped from existence. They’ll do anything in order to get rid of the idea of communism, and to support the brainwashing of the masses into being selfish pricks who only care about money. They already teach children that this world is just a “cold world where every man is for himself” but it’s just not true at all, and it’s not even human nature.

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We can theoretically have flairs on Lemmy, tho.

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It just means the ruling class is more afraid now.

I’d like the flairs back if possible in the future. It just made me smile and now I have to lean on my own wit in post titles more and that’s a mixed bag let’s be honest 💀

I’d like pronoun flairs like on hexbear.

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I’d like that as well. I was considering just putting then in my user name tbh but dedicated ones would be preferable.

Edit: fuck it, did it until that feature materialises if it does.

Good point. Me too <3

🦋

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i miss the chapo sub ngl

@Binkie55
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Also miss the Automod

@halfie
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Lib cringe weekend went hard

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