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I agree, but I comment regarding that down here which is something that might interest you: https://lemmy.ml/post/70181/comment/61392

I think there would need to be done a fork or a new project from scratch to have the potential for something that can have success in the mainstream.


Thanks! One of the sad things about discarding Lemmy is that I’ll miss people like you and some of the others that have have helped me out in the cooking group or whatever else.

Edit: And in another setting I’d possibly be more of a positive influence. I’ve been apart of a lof of famous communities and such, and been a part of building them up. If Lemmy was different you’d probably see much more of groups like !artanddesign@lemmy.ml !liberalnews@lemmy.ml and so on.


No one is going to bat an eye against what I said. They’ll maybe call it immature or mean. But no one is going to care or think I’m a bad person. It’s like calling republicans basement sewage.

I’m not some idealistic being either, i’m just a genuine real person that speaks up against the horrors of the web. And because of it more people have become aware of the state of things on Lemmy.


Now the hate mob has had enough time to mobilize. Got so much upvotes before. smh



An additonal thing from the earlier post

I’m not going to discuss anything in the thread, but I’ll explain a bit.

A) How does it’s developers affect the project and code

The problem is that the developers represent the software they are making. If they push anything or behave any way externally to the masses it’s going to reflect on Lemmy. But how Lemmy is set up also affects it’s ecosystem. With the ecosystem being how it is will mean the major community can make hurdles for other instances. The flagship instance is also where most people will end up, which means that most of the community will be on the flagship instance which the developers control, and all the biggest groups will also be on the flagship instance. This gives a lot of power to a group of developers I’m not sure will act in my best interest.

B) What do you mean in the political realm

Yes, this is tricky. Particurarly for us from Scandinavia. But I mean in terms of a extreme left even in Norway and Sweden. They’d be like like excluded from the red party in Norway and the equivalent in Sweden. I consider these what is called ‘tankies’ which I’ve never really met before now.

And with tankies I’m working with this definition:

A hardline Stalinist. A tankie is a member of a communist group or a “fellow traveller” (sympathiser) who believes fully in the political system of the Soviet Union and defends/defended the actions of the Soviet Union and other accredited states (China, Serbia, etc.) to the hilt, even in cases where other communists criticise their policies or actions. For instance, such a person favours overseas interventions by Soviet-style states, defends these regimes when they engage in human rights violations, and wishes to establish a similar system in other countries such as Britain and America.

The term is used to distinguish the rare individuals with these kinds of beliefs from communists more broadly (including Communist Party members), whose adherence to Soviet doctrine and attachment to existing “socialist” states is somewhat weaker.

It is always more-or-less abusive in the sense that those termed tankies do not use the term themselves, but it doesn’t have any particular bite (unlike, say, Trot).

The term derives from the fact that the divisions within the communist movement first arose when the Soviet Union sent tanks into communist Hungary in 1956, to crush an attempt to establish an alternative version of communism which was not embraced by the Russians. Most communists outside the eastern bloc opposed this action and criticised the Soviet Union. The “tankies” were those who said “send the tanks in”.

The epithet has stuck because tankies also supported “sending the tanks in” in cases such as Czechoslovakia 1968, Afghanistan 1979, Bosnia and Kosovo/a (in the case of the Serbian state), and so on (whereas the rest of the communist movement has gravitated towards anti-militarism). I wouldn’t be surprised if the tankies even defend Saddam Hussein.

Some of the people round George W Bush used to be left-wing, but they haven’t really changed their views much; they were mostly tankies.


I've changed my mind (Repost, got deleted by admins)

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/70156 since it wasn’t allowed and I got banned. Worth checking the original post for comments. …


I agree with this. Although I believe the developers and flagship instance might be in the way of adoption of Lemmy as well as for instances that are set up by people, which I elaborate more on here: https://lemmy.ml/post/70156/comment/61375


I’m not going to discuss anything in the thread, but I’ll explain a bit.

A) How does it’s developers affect the project and code

The problem is that the developers represent the software they are making. If they push anything or behave any way externally to the masses it’s going to reflect on Lemmy. But how Lemmy is set up also affects it’s ecosystem. With the ecosystem being how it is will mean the major community can make hurdles for other instances. The flagship instance is also where most people will end up, which means that most of the community will be on the flagship instance which the developers control, and all the biggest groups will also be on the flagship instance. This gives a lot of power to a group of developers I’m not sure will act in my best interest.

B) What do you mean in the political realm

Yes, this is tricky. Particurarly for us from Scandinavia. But I mean in terms of a extreme left even in Norway and Sweden. They’d be like like excluded from the red party in Norway and the equivalent in Sweden. I consider these what is called ‘tankies’ which I’ve never really met before now.

And with tankies I’m working with this definition:

A hardline Stalinist. A tankie is a member of a communist group or a “fellow traveller” (sympathiser) who believes fully in the political system of the Soviet Union and defends/defended the actions of the Soviet Union and other accredited states (China, Serbia, etc.) to the hilt, even in cases where other communists criticise their policies or actions. For instance, such a person favours overseas interventions by Soviet-style states, defends these regimes when they engage in human rights violations, and wishes to establish a similar system in other countries such as Britain and America.

The term is used to distinguish the rare individuals with these kinds of beliefs from communists more broadly (including Communist Party members), whose adherence to Soviet doctrine and attachment to existing “socialist” states is somewhat weaker.

It is always more-or-less abusive in the sense that those termed tankies do not use the term themselves, but it doesn’t have any particular bite (unlike, say, Trot).

The term derives from the fact that the divisions within the communist movement first arose when the Soviet Union sent tanks into communist Hungary in 1956, to crush an attempt to establish an alternative version of communism which was not embraced by the Russians. Most communists outside the eastern bloc opposed this action and criticised the Soviet Union. The “tankies” were those who said “send the tanks in”.

The epithet has stuck because tankies also supported “sending the tanks in” in cases such as Czechoslovakia 1968, Afghanistan 1979, Bosnia and Kosovo/a (in the case of the Serbian state), and so on (whereas the rest of the communist movement has gravitated towards anti-militarism). I wouldn’t be surprised if the tankies even defend Saddam Hussein.

Some of the people round George W Bush used to be left-wing, but they haven’t really changed their views much; they were mostly tankies.




Okay. I didn’t know that this instance defined calling people crazy as ableism. I’s not defined as ableism any other place so I hope that the admins have a bit of leniancy on their instance specific rulings.


I haven’t looked up the researcher, but there are researchers of chiropractic ‘science’ as well.

What I am saying is that calling it a religion is taking it a bit far. Personally I feel like its more this stupid thing “if you dont want to sing the american song or do this and that you coul just move to another country” meme

Every country has to have some sort of debate on the issue. Norway has the debate regarding if you can have other flags than the Norwgian flags on consitutuion day. Luckily it seems like we ar emoving towards (It’s always been legal) that people are free to flag whatever flag of nationality they want without people getting angry. And that instead people just gotta work hard so that immigrants and refugees are proud to raise the Norwegian flag in addition to their birth or ancestral nation’s flag.


Not really. Although the classdevide is growing we haven’t ever seen such wealth and stability in the world as it has been in recent times.

Tax the rich ofc, but I don’t think that take fits here.




it is true. Although I feel Gemini knows its useless and that it is a enthuiast thing


Unfortunately there aren’t much kitchen knives in thrift stores in my town, IDK why threy have much of other kitchen things. And I want a knife to have for a long time so I’ve been looking at knife value-proposition and how much it holds up. An Ikea knife would not be acceptable to me. And this seems to be of the cheaper ones that will last, has a nice thick blad where I can keep that 30 - 35 degree edge so that it holds the edge for longer between sharpening and has a nice handle for knipping grip. It also has a good weight and proper metal.

Longlastingness is a key thing for me with regards to the environment (Obviously you have to take care of it) so good materials is important for me. I’ve bought a good cast-iron frying pan for the same reason, as well as it being really nice for frying lol


It’s not nice, it’s not convinient. No one but old school enthusiasts use IRC and they get thrown off using kiwi. It’s not enough having a nice graphical assety in a chat. It has to build on the communication strategy and branding strategy. It has to have an experience where you feel welcome.

I consider the whole IRC netwo0rk very bad in this regard and don’t have much of a future


yeah, if they made a discord copy or something that is opensource and decentralised it would be much better.

I’m not old enough to have used IRC for years. I’ve used every once in a while and thought it was cool to try a old technology like that. But when I found out people are happy with the current state of IRC it quickly soured, the same as when I got to talk with people in XMPP world.

I’ve used KiwiIRC, but it is terrible branding, terrible most things that got to do with drawing people in.

IRC isn’t made for anyone but people but people like yourself. And insisting to use such a technology is excluding more people than it is including. Like how many non-programmers use IRC? none, none at all.

https://kiwiirc.com/

this is not acceptable to push for a organization if you want the organization to be gathering more than pure enthusiast people from the 80s and 90s, which is a very small demographic.


Not really. People expect this and that from software and you have to play into that. IRC is antiquated and dying

If you want libre software to be a part of mainstream society you have to work for a group grander than just programmers. Continuing to use IRC is killing the community in the longrun in my opinion.

Edit: IRC is for most people 15-20 years older than me something they used when they were kids and never want to go back to. Pople younger than that aren’t nostalgic enough of accept how it works to use


Are people supposed to vote down content in groups they are not in?

Right now I see mass-downvoting of content in groups, downvotes who seem to come from people who clearly aren’t apart of the group. This means, not only are they downvoting it from the public home-timeline, but they are downvoting content so that people within the group are less likely to see the co…