• CannotSleep420
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    I found out about it when r/genzedong got quarantined on reddit and there was a mass exodus of users.

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    I am a former reddit user. Well okay, lurker. I liked the concept of reddit, but hated the issues that their team left unresolved: power tripping mods, censorship and later the whole Ellen Pao debacle and it just got worse from there. So I started looking for similar sites. I tried Aether, Tildes, I think I was also on Raddle at some point. Then I found Lemmy and here I am.

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      I am also a former Redditor. The admin team is usually corrupt. Silencing criticism of unfair mod actions could make Reddit user-hostile. Reddit is on the verge of collapse as Twitter.

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        See, I don’t think it is. While Reddit has many, many problems, most users seem to be okay with it. Heck, until about year ago, there was a subreddit called WatchRedditDie which had ample proof of Reddit’s shortcomings. However, Reddit never really died, corporate interests just took over. After this revelation, the mods of the subreddit rightfully gave up and archived the subreddit. I believe Reddit will only die when a mass exodus of users takes place, which is just not happening right now.

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    Have a feeling it was either when I was just searching FOSS alternatives or I saw a post on Mastodon about it. Either way, I enjoyed Lemmy

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    GenZDong got banned on reddit.

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      Shit, I remember when it got quarantined. Did it get full on banned now?

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        Well quarantined. Its still there with its broken links, zero listed members, and heavily shadow banned status. You can’t see it unless you look for it, and an anti-socialist mimic comes up first if you search for it. It’s there though.

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    least repeated question on asklemmy 🤭

    There was a poster on reddit promoting fediverse alternatives to mainstream social platforms. It caught my attention and so I signed up on lemmy whilst not yet fully grasping what was meant by “federation” and “decentralization”.

    On a side note, there’s this nostalgic sentiment to my early days on this platform. It was a novel experience, and this is where I fell into the rabbit hole of privacy and libre culture. Lemmy’s content was a huge rupture from what I used to consume on reddit.

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    My memory is a bit hazy on this. After listening to Snowden’s “Permanent Record” audiobook , my interest in encryption and online privacy grew. I became much more aware about how unhealthy it is to have a society that relies on large centralized platforms to broker people’s social interactions.

    At some point along the process of looking into solutions to the centralization problem I remember running into Dessalines’ essay on “Favorite apps and services”. I think I found it via a google search for decentralized social media alternatives or de-googling, or on a post on Reddit alternatives, I don’t remember the details. In this list lemmy is listed as a reddit alternative, and I was shopping for one 😄

    I am glad I found lemmy as it encouraged me to learn about self-hosting, and that has snowballed in a positive way.

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      same. though if I were to guess, it was probably on one of those “awesome fediverse” lists.

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    Searching for federated forum software, and found lemmyBB.

    I hold no ideals toward decentralization, ideologically I’m more aligned with a democratically-run centralized platform. That said, federation is still a great feature even on a big platform! Also I like the people more.

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        I don’t really know, they just said my account was permanently suspended for violations of the rules. They never said what rule I broke or what post broke the rule. They also never gave me a warning about it.

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          I’ve been banned for spreading racist hate by warning someone looking for a realtor to avoid one that was discussed without issue in the sub 9 months prior… For running a racist ad poking fun of Asians… I think they replaced the humans who double check bans and reports with monkies, or AI

          Didn’t they go from like 200 to 2000 employees? And yet they:

          • no longer answer emails

          • No longer respond to DMs within their platform

          • have a ban appeal form they don’t even check. I literally made stupid jokes about a plot to poison Biden to see if it was monitored. 99% sure it’s not…

          I’m sick and tired of thos being the Age of Faceless Corporations. Google and Facebook normalized it. Everyone else is moving towards it. Twitter automatically responds with 💩. Hell even local businesses (chains and non chains) like Score Pizza or Kingston Burger Company don’t list a head office address, email, phone number or anything. They just want your money but not to have to deal with you.

          Like what’s going on with the world these days? It’s obviously natural for the human mind to seek smart or lazy ways to do things, and there’s always been that loser at work everyone has to pick up the slack for… but these days it feels like everyone is pushing things to the limits, like it’s reversed and everyone wants to be slackers until the people picking up the slack get burnt out, or the business or organization just becomes a shell of what it wants was while simultaneously demanding more and more money. Policing for example, budgets are probably historically high, mostly from taxes, they don’t police the streets or hand out tickets, people drive and park however they want, corporations and driving instructors have non-road legal cars (way above 30% tint in front windows etc).