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submitted 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago) by [email protected] to c/fediverse

Whoever is in charge of that instance, STOP.

It's an instance that crossposts posts from Reddit, except it also makes a new user for each Reddit account it came from. So if /u/hello123 made a post, it makes that post under a new account called hello123. That makes it impossible to block posting bots.

Not only that, it makes posts look like they're posted by real people, with many question and text posts being copied as well. I was very confused as to what these posts were until I realized they're crossposts.

Examples:

https://alien.top/post/263029

https://lemm.ee/u/[email protected]

https://lemm.ee/u/[email protected]

https://lemm.ee/u/[email protected]

I strongly believe Lemmy isn't the place for mirroring content from other websites. You can host your own alternate Reddit frontend like LibReddit, there's no reason to spam the posts to everyone using Lemmy just because 5 people asked for it. Not to mention there are already enough instances mirroring posts, this is getting obnoxious.

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[-] [email protected] 76 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

God I can't wait until instance blocking because this kind of drama is just soooo very tiring.

Edit: Clients that do that are great and all but I switch between desktop and phone too often for just a client-side solution on one of them.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 5 months ago

This exists in Sync for Lemmy. I couldn't live without it tbh.

[-] LucasWaffyWaf 6 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 6 points 5 months ago
[-] leftzero 2 points 5 months ago

And Connect for Lemmy.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 5 months ago

If I'm not mistaken, they are going to release that feature soon on the default lemmy client.

The backend will support it https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/pull/3869 but I can't find the corresponding frontend PR or issue

[-] [email protected] 7 points 5 months ago
[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 months ago

Oh, I wasn't aware that was accessible to users! Cool, thanks.

Dunno when they plan on releasing it.

[-] netburnr 5 points 5 months ago

Connect client can do this

this post was submitted on 04 Dec 2023
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