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I honestly don’t remember. I think I was actively looking for a federated reddit-like site, because I really liked the concept of a federated platform as an alternative to the monopolistic social media giants, and I stumbled upon a link to lemmy somewhere. The project seemed great and I stayed.

There is one system that could prevent mod abuse of communities and it would actually work, I think, but it’s not easy to implement with federation. Every user chooses their own mod of a community to “subscribe” to their moderation work. So, essentially, anybody could apply to become a mod, and do moderation work, but the only people that would see their moderation work would be the people that have “subscribed” to it. No need to move an entire community, just pick yourself a different mod.

This is of course, difficult to implement, particularly with federation, and the devs are already aware of the idea (it’s in the github issue linked by Dessalines).

Kubuntu. KDE Plasma is as Windows like as Mint’s Cinnamon but looks more modern and fresh, imo. And Kubuntu is Ubuntu so you get all the support from the large Ubuntu community.

I wish there was a Mint KDE distro.

She can test out different distros in her browser on https://distrotest.net/index.php

Really though, if she’s just gonna use it for text processing, web browsing and emailing it’s more about the DE than the distro.

Mint, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Elementary, Fedora… should all be good choices.

I think it’s most important to teach her about the differences, no more exes, but instead repo, debs, appimages, flatpaks, and stuff like that. Watching those recent Linus videos might give you good insight in what differences might confuse her.

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This is what I was gonna say. In the simplest terms possible: unsolicited criticism = harassment.

Edit: And I’m gonna add, because I’m sure some people won’t understand, there’s such a thing as an unspoken agreement to getting criticism, for example, posting on a discussion forum means soliciting criticism. Running for office, means soliciting criticism. Seeking and pursuing influence over people, such as becoming and staying influential, a famous person, an “influencer”, a project lead, or whatever, means soliciting criticism.

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I’m sure some people don’t enjoy hearing about this regarding the potential distant future of a successful mainstream fediverse, but if someone puts ads on their instance, that’s all incentive they need to maintain it. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s ads, but it’s decentralised, and therefore better in some ways. It’s that, or freemium features, pick your poison. IF the fediverse is to succeed as a non-niche platform, and not run by hobbyists. Which of course nobody said needs to be true.

And we don’t have to speculate about all this, mass federated platforms already exist, they’re called email.

Yeah, you can visit lemmy.ml/c/startrek@lemmygrad.ml just fine from here on lemmy.ml, but it’s a fully separate community to lemmy.ml/c/startrek and you can’t view them at the same time on one page.

If both lemmy.ml/c/linux and lemmygrad.ml/c/linux agreed, you could go to /t/linux on either site and see all the content of both in one place.

There are benefits to each community being local and server specific (moderation, culture, community), but there are also benefits to the idea of a single community being spread over multiple instances (decentralisation, resilience, activity/reach). There are reasons why few people want to start a or post content to a community on a random server, and most people opt for the biggest one. There’s relatively few people as it is already and creating duplicates, fragmentation and inevitable manual content replication doesn’t seem like the way to go about things.

This is why I like the idea of a potential future feature where on top of /c/acommunity we would also get a /t/atopic that aggregates all the communities with the same name from all the instances into one place/feed. This would NEED to be optional and the community mods would have to have an optin/optout feature for their community being included in the /t/topic feed. I think that would make both sides happy.

As it is, I don’t see having active communities on other instances likely, unfortunately. Individual accounts can work just fine from other instances, and the content gets auto replicated, but the parent hub is still in one place.

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  1. Multi-communities akin to multireddits, and also, cross-instance multi-communities.

  2. If you log into your account on a post, I’d prefer to be taken back to the post, instead of the front page, as it is now.

  3. MoAr federation (for example, the ability to follow mastodon or pixelfed accounts from Lemmy, it could work well with custom multi-communities).

I’m genuinely not sure yet how I feel about emoji reactions (I’ve never really used them or even thought about them) but I really feel like they don’t take away from the voting system.

The arrow voting system’s primary function is (or should be) sorting, and usually its secondary function is the agree/disagree button (if it weren’t that way, votes would be just hearts like in Discourse). I’ve for a while now thought it might be beneficial for those two functions to be separate. In essence, and I never saw this implemented, I’ve imagined a comment system with two scores, one is the standard up-arrow/down-arrow score, for example in the reddit UI in the top left of a comment, and the second one is the approve/disapprove score, in the reddit UI paradigm, in the lower right (either as thumbs-up/down buttons, or as heart/upside-down heart buttons, or smiley/frowny buttons, or heart/broken heart buttons, or whatever. The second score, of course. wouldn’t influence sorting, it would just be a visual marker of the comment’s approval.

Plenty of times, I thought a comment contributed to a discussion, was well written, made me think, and I thought more people should see it, but I actually disagreed with its conclusions, so I second guessed if I should upvote it. Or the opposite, I thought a comment was a bit of topic, but it made me laugh, and I wanted it lower sorted but also somehow appreciated. This was all particularly relevant with many many comments in large threads where sorting is important and valuable, not so much on current small scale lemmy.

Either way, I feel emoji reactions would solve this problem, but they might bring in new ones. I haven’t really thought about them too much.

It’s hard to come up with a universally great commenting/voting system. Some times I think HN’s bare bones system is better, sometimes I want to count the downvotes like on lemmy, sometimes I want something in between. And maybe, sometimes emoji’s are good, I don’t know.

KDE Neon and Kubuntu (Ubuntu + KDE Plasma as the DE) are basically the same thing, barring some minor differences. They’re both Ubuntu with KDE Plasma as the DE, just maintained by different teams. It’s possible whatever caused the crashes before either got fixed in the meantime or was related to Gnome, vanilla Ubuntu’s default DE.

I also really like Plasma and think it’s a great DE, particularly for Windows refugees, and I don’t really like Gnome’s UI/UX, it’s a bit weird for me, but it’s nonetheless a good DE too. More a matter of taste than anything, I guess.

Kubuntu + ubuntustudio-performance-tweaks.