It can literally be anything, as long it relates to Lemmy.

  • It doesn’t run like crap like Reddit’s redesign while still looking modern and good, unlike Old Reddit;

  • Good dark theme;

  • FOSS and federated;

  • Shuts down fascists and trolls hard and quickly enough for me (the new moderation system seems to be really good);

Aside from being incredibly bloated, I find Reddit’s redesign is completely unreadalbe as well. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I just find it impossible to read threads with it.

For me it’s quite the opposite, I like the design itself of the redesign quite good (probably because I started using Reddit with it already as the default), but it runs like hot garbage.

I find the old style is much cleaner and easier to follow. You can still see it if you use old.reddit url.

Yeah, I tried to use it for quite a while, but simply couldn’t without quite a bit of zoom, and a couple of extensions to make it look usable for me.

fair enough :)

I love having no karma system, and that the admins are actually real life humans with a soul instead of a soulless being only meant for giving out PR statements.

I like that the admins actually use the website that they admin, so they can also see issues on the user perspective. Plus it’s nice to just know a bit about them.

I like that it’s currently a bit small, so I can see some of the same users over and over again. It’s not random user number 4 million, it’s “hey, that’s thann, I’ve seen them around on a lot of posts”. etc

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I agree with all those!

  • No spam, resposters, low quality content, tryhards trying to get karma
  • No cringe normies
  • No videos (seriously, especially if you go to r/all, it’s all videos. and the video player still sucks). If I wanted videos, I would go to youtube or tiktok goes the clock
  • Little to no emojis (call me what you want, I just find them annoying)
  • UI is not bloated like new reddit, or horrific like old reddit
  • The inline expandable images and previews are nice
  • No worrying about tracking
  • Everything just feels simpler and more homely

Should I break this into multiple comments?

tbh having a powerful video player here would probably bring in a lot of people from reddit just from how utterly fucked its player is

The video player… Oof.

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For me it’s the fact that it has no karma system, so karma farmers or people who get big ego trips over having fake internet points have no home here, and with that comes the fact that there is no karma limit stopping someone from posting in a community.

One of the worst parts of Reddit is the hundreds of reposts you’d see over and over and over and over, that were only reposted because someone saw that it got a lot of upvotes previously. Or the posts that were only posted because the OP wants some sensationalism upvotes.

Then you’ve also got subs that require a certain karma threshold to post, users to bully other users for having low karma, etc. Just a pain in the ass all around, that gets addictive because “imaginary number go up, that mean people like me”.

The karma system’s probably, at least in my opinion, one of the biggest things that ruined Reddit.

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Yea this is a good one, its nice to post something funny/informative/helpful and see people appreciated it but it exists just for that post, not some accumulation of status that gets dragged around for everyone to see.

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It’s overall a very strong asset to fediverse in general. I’ve personally wanted FOSS, federated last.fm and Reddit alternatives, and @dessalines@lemmy.ml and @nutomic@lemmy.ml are doing a great job at bringing one of my dreams to life.

If the admins ever get power hungry or implement tracking and advertising it’s easy to switch servers and still have a well populated reddit experience.

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No adverts, they make me feel really annoyed for some reason (I’m normally quite calm/unreactive)

uBlock origin

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doesn’t deal with Promoted posts does it? I use uMatrix by the same Dev

The interface is simple, quick and easy to use.

Also a new comment gets good preference. Like it is displayed at the top in a post.

It’s not malware

The people!!! You all expose me to cool stuff. Thanks!

Its potential

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Lemmy uses proper markdown for posts (and comments); they even support HTML tags!


<p style=“color: red;”>This sentence is colored red!</p>

<textarea>Checkout this text area!</textarea>

<textarea style=“padding: 1em; color: blue;”>A padded blue textarea!</textarea>

<input></input>

Woah that is cool… lemme try

<table bgcolor = “red”> <tr> <th>Car</th> <th>Bike</th> <th>Cycle</th> </tr> <tr bgcolor = “blue”> <td> Benz </td> <td> Enfield</td> <td> Mountain Bike </td> </tr>

MY EYES

Didn’t know this! I hope the support <script>!

<table bgcolor = “red”> 😂 </span>

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No spying.

Gritty
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It doesn’t feel like I’m shouting into a hurricane.

Jesse
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It’s the people (most of them). I’m here for the people.

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