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Although Lemmy's userbase is quite large,it still is small enough that I do often see the same people in comment sections. It feels though, that I should recognise more names, because I can only remember around 5 individual ones.

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[–] [email protected] 118 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

Lemmy's still small enough that if you're even remotely active, you start to recognize just about everybody. I like that, and I kinda miss that about the smaller communities/forums of the old internet.

[–] Lost_My_Mind 28 points 3 weeks ago (4 children)

jots down your username

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

Definately gonna follow this guy around Lemmy and make completely innocent remarks, that are in no way insulting or aggressive.

But with Lemmy being so small, and me having said that, he's now going to wonder if I actually AM following him around Lemmy. Or is it really the coincidence of Lemmy being so small.

However I post so often everywhere that it's bound to happen. And he's going to be like "OH MY GOD DUDE!!! IT'S BEEN THREE MONTHS!!! STOOOOOP!!!!"

And 5 minutes after posting this I will immediately forget he exists. Thus making him look like a crazy person from my perspective.

See? This is how you troll yourself. Start by having insane thoughts, follow up by acting on them, then forget the whole thing, and be confused by the consequences of your own actions!

And thus, I learn absplutely nothing!

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[–] [email protected] 72 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (4 children)

Shocked nobody seems to have brought up ThePicardManuever yet

[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago

Him and Stamets are easily the ones who kept me here a year ago

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[–] BonesOfTheMoon 48 points 3 weeks ago (8 children)

I think most of Lemmy knows me by now, and FlyingSquid.

[–] then_three_more 25 points 3 weeks ago (7 children)

And Stamets. Though, thinking about it I've not seen them about much recently.

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[–] olutukko 16 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

you and @FlyingSquid yeah. I did calculate one day how much flying squod posts and comments and damn he's active

edit: I guess you can link people like that. TIL

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[–] CatZoomies 47 points 3 weeks ago (7 children)

While some have already been mentioned, I’d also like to call out that we do have the esteemed Academy Award winning actress, Margot Robbie in Lemmy! She posts when she can, and I’m really hoping one day she’ll do an Ask Me Anything with us.

[–] MargotRobbie 18 points 3 weeks ago
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[–] TheBigBrother 47 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

I don't but I will add you to my watching list.

[–] [email protected] 31 points 3 weeks ago

Username checks out.

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[–] Stern 44 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

flying squid, return2ozma, jeffw, and that raging moron Stern is about it for me.

[–] [email protected] 43 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (11 children)

I think Kolanaki, Zacharia, Margot Robbie (since she's famous already), are the ones I can remember. Maybe making a journal page for keeping track would help.

[–] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

don't forget Satansmagottycumfart

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[–] [email protected] 36 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Has anyone seen academy award nominated actress Margot Robbie lately?

[–] MargotRobbie 35 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Maybe she's busy working and can't spend as much time messing with tech friends on social media or something.

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[–] extant 36 points 3 weeks ago (9 children)

FlyingSquid is the only one I recognize and I feel like he's lemmys GallowBoob from reddit.

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[–] [email protected] 34 points 3 weeks ago (6 children)

FlyingSquid, BonesoftheMoon, jeffw, and thePicardManeuver are the ones I recognize because I see them so often.

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[–] [email protected] 34 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

Yes. Aside from the friends I've made on here, which I rather not disclose, I regularly notice the following usernames:

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[–] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

The "Satan's maggoty cum fart" person, hard to forget a name like that and the images it puts in your head

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[–] [email protected] 28 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (5 children)

Yes.

I see and reply to u/FlyingSquid a lot.

I also see u/The_Picard_Manoeuvre or some variation. I only remember those two as I saw them a lot when I came here and still do.

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[–] [email protected] 27 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

@[email protected] has a distinctive profile picture, and I see them everywhere. Also I suspect I know @[email protected] IRL, but I'm not certain.

[–] FlyingSquid 29 points 3 weeks ago (9 children)

I know it's bad to put your own picture in your profile, but I had to show you all how majestically I soar.

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[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago

Also I suspect I know @[email protected] IRL, but I’m not certain.

I guess that's a consequence of telling the same anecdotes on lemmy and to everyone I see.

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[–] IsThisAnAI 24 points 3 weeks ago (7 children)

Flying squid spends their entire life here as far as I can tell. And just about every major news sub is owned by Jeffw. This place has like 400 active users tops.

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Sure. Like @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] or @[email protected] ... and there definitely are more people that I see regularly and simply cant think of their names right now

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[–] [email protected] 24 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Plenty. In fact it's something I enjoy from here, reminds me of the old internet. It also feels less full of randos than Reddit, although in smaller communities that wasn't a problem.

Honestly the profile pic helps a lot.

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[–] [email protected] 21 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

The Picard Maneuver, flying squid, Riker...

Basically anyone who posts to Chevron7 or Ten Forward who has a profile picture... I recognize the pictures more than the names for most.

Personally, I don't want people to remember me, I just want someone to go "hey, I know what your profile is in reference to! Nerd-five!" and be on about our business.

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[–] z00s 21 points 3 weeks ago

K O L A N A K

[–] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Definitely. There is about a handful of terminally online users who are posting here way too much for way too long, they should probably take a step back and touch some grass, which i mean in the most respectful and understanding way imaginable.

On the other hand, those people are main content providers and their unhealthy behavior is our gain.

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[–] [email protected] 20 points 3 weeks ago (11 children)

no, but i recognise one profile pic.

also, my block list is gigantic.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

my block list is gigantic.

That’s what she said

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[–] Potatos_are_not_friends 20 points 3 weeks ago (12 children)

After being outted on Reddit years ago, I made a rule to myself. If I ever become known on a platform (or on Reddit, reach 100000 upvotes), I'd delete my account and start over.

Frankly, some of the shit I've said could get me in trouble at work or my real life. So the anonymity is a boon.

If I was counting reddit, this would be my 13th account.

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[–] DaMonsterKnees 20 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Seeing names pop up here that I know are just trolls. It's actually kinda a bummer. Like the Santa maggot guy. Quite certain they are not here to be helpful, so why glorify them? That said, we know Picard is legit so three cheers to them.

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[–] [email protected] 19 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

So, how many people scrolled through this thread looking to see if they were mentioned? 😛

[–] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (2 children)

Thepickardmaneuver or whatever and Luxefre or something are the only two I can think of. Another one posts a lot and the other made a good argument at some point.

There's a ton more that I recognize when I see their name but can't think of of the top of my head.

There are also few I've blocked that I don't give the pleasure of mentioning their names.

Edit: oh and kolanki(?)

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[–] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago (8 children)

There's a handful, yeah. Some folks are prolific posters. Others just have altered text I'm their name, which makes it stand out enough to recall easily.

But generally, it takes extended interactions to remember a user name for long.

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[–] [email protected] 18 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (1 children)

Off the top of my head, a lot. @FlyingSquid, @The_Picard_Maneuver, @AngryCommieKender, @captainlezbian, @DragonTypeWyvern, @Cryophilia, @masquenox, @jimmydoreisalefty, @SatansMaggotyCumFart, @BonesOfTheMoon, @1984, @Cryophilia, @Nurse_Robot. Some of them just have very memorable or kick-ass names (Nurse Robot? Why didn't I think of that???), and some of them are unavoidable on the site.

I also usually remember the active conservative and "centrist" specimens on this site, like intensely_human, IsThisAnAI, TubularTittyFrog, SpaceCowboy, Melvin_Ferd. I tend to strongly disagree with them a lot.

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[–] [email protected] 17 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago) (8 children)

FlyingSquid, The Picard Maneuver, Ummthatguy, SatansMaggotyCumFart, SPECULATOR, KonalaKoala, SHEEPLE, ParabolicMotion (infamous), El_Burrito, FartsWithAnAccent...

There's more that I recognize but mostly by their avatars and not their names.

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[–] Zehzin 16 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

That one blue furry seems like a nice person

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[–] [email protected] 16 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

@[email protected] is cool AF and fun to make silly comedy bits with in the comment sections.

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[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago (3 children)

Only the one with the emojis in the name (something with a "K")

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[–] WindyRebel 15 points 3 weeks ago

I see a few of the same people in many threads. There are definitely some “power users” here.

[–] [email protected] 15 points 3 weeks ago (6 children)

EstraDoll cuz she inspired me to get HRT :)

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[–] Masamune 15 points 3 weeks ago
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