Curious for people reasons for using Lemmy instead of Reddit.

reddit trying to force their app down my throat.

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The redesign is such a bloated mess. Reddit would be unbearable without 3rd party clients and apps. If they’d closed that off, reddit could’ve easily gone the way of digg.

I do use Reddit but now I am using Lemmy more.

  1. The lemmy website is really quick and responsive. Seriously, reddit is so slow.
  2. I really like the discussions here, mainly the ones about open source software and privacy.
  3. Lemmy is decentralized and open source.

I agree with you, but can we think for a moment how SLOW feels Reddit on pc? It’s a serius pain traying to do ANYTHING. Even in the “old” version. But then you have some cool frontends that go Brrr

@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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I think there is still head for improvement in Lemmy. :^)

https://gtmetrix.com/compare/uXir4xg4/LnAFMDsS/HR3qQnc4

Yep, I use teddit as my main frontend. Its pretty quick.

Tmpod
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I.reddit.com enters the chat

No but you’re right, reddit is slow af

Yeah. Not even their video player works properly.

They managed to ruin even their notifications, the one thing that worked properly in the redesign.

Now there’s a huge delay before they actually appear in the notification pop-up, but if you check the notifications page manually they’re there.

@pingveno@lemmy.ml
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I’ve started using Lemmy, but I’m still mainly on Reddit. I like the open source, open platform, and federated aspects of Lemmy. There’s also the greenfield aspect, because most of the best community names are unclaimed. At the same time, Reddit has a lot of niche interest subreddits that I’ve joined over the past 11 years of me being on there, including a medium sized subreddit that I moderate. I’m not giving that up.

  1. Big corporate web 2.0 walled gardens are trash
  2. I like the devs’ politics
  3. People here give me their precious upvotes 😼
@OprahsedCreature@lemmy.ml
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Vegafjord eo
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I support people owned social infrastructures. Lemmy, peertube, pixelfed, mastodon.

@AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml
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It’s open source, it’s decentralized, and for lemmy.ml specifically, there are a lot of leftists here,

  • no r/GetMotivated posts on the front page
  • no “Top livestream” in the feed
  • fewer astroturfers
  • less content (I can actually keep up and then go do something else :)
  • no ads
  • even if I could hide all that, most of the above is motivated by reddit being a corporation and how their profit-seeking functions… and that’s why the badness seeps much deeper than a few examples can illustrate
@onlooker@lemmy.ml
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no r/GetMotivated posts on the front page

omg, I thought I was the only one who hated that sub. Oh yes, I’m sure a short quote on an overly designed background is going to solve every problem ever. And who the hell says motivation is the problem in the first place? /rant

@Wuuko@lemmy.ml
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Because open source and decentralized.

@erioque@lemmy.ml
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Because lemmy is tor user friendly at the moment. What about in the future?

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Lemmy-UI ( this web client ) is very much my creation / thoughts on what a lean front end should be. But this doesn’t preclude anyone from building other web or smartphone clients with their own unique designs, and I very much encourage it.

We also have sorts like New Comments, that can turn this functionally into a forum… I believe there’s even an open issue for someone to create a forum-like front end to lemmy.

Graveyard Leprechaun
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Honestly, I signed up immediately when I took a look at the rules of the site/Code of Conduct. And I feel like they will actually be enforced here.

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That makes me really happy, and we will do our best to enforce those. ♥

@pereputty@lemmy.ml
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For me, it’s not only that it’s federated, but that it’s limited and kind of small still. It helps me curb my “social media” usage, since there is no limitless stuff to see.

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Yeah that’s a perfectly valid thing. I also like the fact it is still small, though I’d love to see it blossom and grow into a bigger platform and “capture” more users from reddit.

@Thann@lemmy.ml
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  1. Federation means everyone gets a voice, but we all don’t have to live under one roof.
  2. Freedom-preserving AGPL license limits our capacity to be screwed over.

It really is that simple…

@k_o_t@lemmy.ml
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in additional to all the stuff people already mentioned i wanted to add visibility

all the threads you started are likely to receive attention, comments and votes, whereas on reddit it’s mostly your post either blows up or goes largely unnoticed

The groups that interested me on Reddit all had their problems. Consistent jerks, rules, etc. Then the ‘new’ Reddit happened, which looked like it’s only purpose was to better serve ads. Deleting my accounts there felt really easy.

Lemmy, I joined because I was more interested in seeing how this kind of site would work with federation. I check on the site a few times a week, occasionally say something or up/down vote a few posts.

QuentinCallaghan
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Because I’m tired of Reddit. Also, with my own Lemmy instance I want to be a part of building a proper Reddit alternative.

A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions

If your post is

  1. Open ended
  2. Not offensive
  3. Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
  4. not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)

it’s welcome here!

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