submitted 7 months ago by lwadmin to c/lemmyworld

Hello World!

As we've all known and talked about quite a lot, we previously blocked several piracy-focused communities. These communities, as announced, were:

In our removal announcement, we stated that we will continue to look into this more in detail, and re-allow these communities if and when we deem it safe. It was a solid concern at the time, because we were already receiving takedown requests as well as constant attacks, and didn't want to put our volunteer team at risk. We had zero measures in place, and the tools we had were insufficient to deal with anything at scale.

Well, after back and forth with some very cool people, and starting to have proper measures as well as tooling to protect ourselves, we decided it's time to welcome these communities back again. Long live the IT nerds!

We know it's been a rough ride with everything, and we'd like to thank every one of you who were understanding of us, and stayed with us all the way. Please know that as users, you are what makes this platform what it is, and damned we be if we ever forget it.

With love, and as always, stay safe in the high seas!

Lemmy.world Team


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[-] shotgun_crab 48 points 7 months ago

To all the people saying "too late, I already switched": why bother commenting?

[-] [email protected] 51 points 7 months ago

I think it's fine and healthy for the fediverse if people spread out across different servers, it distributes the hosting cost.

I don't see a problem with announcing they "moved and aren't coming back despite the reversal" on this particular thread, it appears relevant.

[-] thrashpipe 16 points 7 months ago

Why bother pointing out people commenting? I guess we're all a little confused.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago

To explore the human condition 🤠

[-] shotgun_crab -3 points 7 months ago

It's the same as the people leaving Reddit but still talking about it

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

To show what happens if you don't listen to the community before making changes, I'm guessing.

[-] Acters 11 points 7 months ago

But they are not incentivized to grow numbers exponentially like shareholder funded companies. They make money from community involvement and value-added services. Instead, they removed these type of contents because they felt like those communities needed to reform their overall community personality. In the end, it is all a community effort to help one another. now that users have switched, there is less legal pressure, and the people who moved have helped make these other servers better. It was a win-win for us. I am grateful to all the people who made the move and participated in posting to their respective communities.

Also, this helps lessen the host cost on them. Lastly, a federated community is not the same as these mega corps.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 7 months ago

Too late, already commented. And switched. ;)

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

Well, I did it too, and it is not worth making a whole comment about it because all of our reasons are predictable and this is the Fediverse and spreading is good.

Now, I'm a bit out of the loop with the server uptime and all, but maybe if things are better I can consider Lemmy.world my backup account again... because I don't really have one anymore.

this post was submitted on 30 Sep 2023
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