submitted 10 months ago by Prethoryn to c/asklemmy
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[-] [email protected] 297 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

Honestly, the insistence that Lemmy has better discussions than Reddit. Mostly even popular posts have too few comments to constitute any in depth discussion. I won’t be going back to Reddit but I miss the vibrancy.

[-] zkfcfbzr 107 points 10 months ago

This but about how almost everything about Lemmy is spun as either good, or better than reddit's equivalent.

Like the other day I saw a post about how Lemmy's active users were on the decline, trying to claim that was somehow good for Lemmy. Or back when Lemmy had its /r/place copy, there were plenty of people saying it was better than reddit's. Basically anything about Lemmy that's somewhat lacking has people desperately trying to defend it as actually superior.

It borders on delusional at times. Yes Lemmy is good, but reddit is still better in dozens of ways, almost all of them related to user count. And this is coming from one of the people who deleted their reddit account and replaced it with Lemmy cold turkey - I haven't been back there (except for porn) in almost 8 weeks.

[-] MisterHavoc 36 points 10 months ago

Yes, I miss reddit for porn. Porn lemmy is lackluster

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[-] [email protected] 185 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)


You can't have a discussion about anything without some tankie blaming it on Ukrainians / the west / capitalism, etc.

"Oh you stubbed your toe on the table? See, tables are oppressive furniture of the bourgeoisie. The Chinese government wanted to make all tables toe-stubbing resistent, but that would affect IKEA's bottom line and the pharmaceutical industry's profits. I have a source from tankiepeoplesmagazine to back this up."

[-] [email protected] 42 points 10 months ago

I made the mistake of mentionning social democracy once. This was followed by the most pedantic, insufferable and useless argument I have ever had on the internet. I had better discussions with wall. This was first and last time I was replying to those comments. It is easy to ignore anyway. Sometime you learn the hard way.

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[-] [email protected] 92 points 10 months ago

All the empty communities without any motivation from the creating user to actually be involved in their own community. I honestly think they should be deleted if they're not active. Inb4 "be the change/create your own". No, I don't want to run a community so I don't create a community. Neither should you. Nobody benefits from all these empty reservations of space. It might actually hinder the people who have a need for a community. It's like showing up at an empty store. "Oh I guess I'll go somewhere else for this then"

[-] tahoe 91 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

I’m annoyed by all those Facebook-type boomer comics you see on basically all meme subs. Reddit culture managed to get rid of them, but for some reason people here seem to love them

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[-] [email protected] 83 points 9 months ago

This platform is almost 100% idealism and politics. Any hobby/technical community goes completely inactive.

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[-] Hikermick 76 points 9 months ago

Lots of wanna be communists that are well intentioned but have little real world experience

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[-] BURN 69 points 9 months ago

It’s really goddamn preachy. There’s a real sense of superiority a lot of users have that I don’t recall as much on Reddit.

There’s also the fact that small communities are dead and it’s next to impossible to grow them, so you’re stuck with the same people on the front page every day.

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[-] [email protected] 64 points 9 months ago

Political extremists. So about the same as Reddit, though they seem to be a little more frequent/outspoken here. Also funnily enough the complete opposite side of the spectrum. Used to get called a dirty commie because I believed in Nationalized healthcare, but now I'm apparently a facist for not worshipping the CCP.

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[-] Hazdaz 63 points 9 months ago

The number of pro-communist posts in here is comical. The amount of anti-capitalist posts is almost comical. Obviously related to some degree.

The lack of posts outside of a few main news and politics communities is frustrating.

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[-] Whimsical 62 points 9 months ago

Just lack of numbers. Reddit's at it's best when I can use it to discuss some incredibly niche topic. That early 2000s RTS that nobody remembers? Got a few dozen redditors still posting memes. New indie game drops? There's enough redditors on it that we can talk about it.

But lemmy seems really bad for trying to enjoy any community that isn't a big political or meme centerpiece. Any particular game or IP that isn't a lowest common denominator? It'll get maybe 3 posts a month.

No more interesting discussions of gameplay mechanics or inspirations or character analyses, no burning out an entire workday browsing the top all-time and giggling like an idiot, it's just dead here.

The same massive numbers that made reddit insufferable for some are what make niche communities inhabitable at all.

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[-] KuroJ 55 points 9 months ago
  • The amount of people that like to shit on the U.S. constantly... Like damn I get it, we definitely have problems, but people here would have you think it's like the wild wild west over here... I promise I'm not fearing for my life every time I go out.

  • The extreme left views (I'm liberal myself but some of the things people say here really have me scratching my head sometimes)

  • The amount of Windows bad, Linux good posts.

  • The amount of people that immediately shit on Apple because of privacy, but use an Android device that accesses the Google Play store (yes I know you can install custom privacy roms, but let's be real, how many casual users are doing this?)

  • People always asking if something is FOSS...

These are just a few off the top of my head.

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[-] SaltyLemon 54 points 9 months ago

Chill the fuck out with the linux supremacy. I hate windows too but linux is not as friendly and efficient as you think.

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[-] [email protected] 54 points 9 months ago

The sheer amount of pro-communist/pro-china comments is insane here. Plus the number of giant emojis that spam up the whole comment feed. Honestly, most of my real issues come down strictly to Hexbear users. A lot of their behavior completely ruins the platform for me.

That and the lack of fanbases for the things I like. There's very little Star Wars or Halo fan presence here. Feels like Star Trek is the only fandom with any presence here, so I have to go back to reddit for those things.

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[-] [email protected] 54 points 9 months ago

I'm left on the political spectrum but by and large y'all fuckers are over the deep end.

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[-] [email protected] 52 points 9 months ago

The pro china/Russia stuff is super weird. Also the hex bear goons brigading everything.

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[-] jpeps 49 points 9 months ago

Despite being a techie myself, I'm frequently irritated by how much technical conversation there is on here. I seem to see comments all the time that use some unrelated computer programming concept as a metaphor or a similar non sequitur. It reeks of intellectual elitism and is just a reminder of what a small community we still are. I kind of miss the amount of 'normal' people on reddit with more varied interests. That said, generally speaking the quality of conversation on here is really high which is amazing.

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[-] VediusPollio 45 points 9 months ago

This place is a far worse echo chamber than Reddit, and mods fall right in line. I've seen too many posts get downvoted to hell for simple opinions, and other 'dissenters' get posts removed that should have just been part of open discussions.

I've said this before, even in a lighter tone, and those posts mysteriously disappeared. I'm betting this one will be removed too.

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[-] RaptorMother 44 points 9 months ago

The obsession with Linux and privacy. Every post it seems like anyone using windows is committing a cardinal sin. I have had to use linux in the past, and let me tell you, I don't intend to go back to it unless forced to. I still have mental scars of trying to update my gpu drivers

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[-] [email protected] 44 points 9 months ago

Not the users but lemmy itself. Sorting by hot is pointless since you see the same post for days at a time. I get lemmy is small but shit it can't be that hot for that many days.

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[-] Arcynic 44 points 10 months ago

If anything Lemmy users so far have been much less annoying than most reddit users. I feel like I'm reading through less garbage, and comment sections don't look like the same joke repeated ad nauseum.

[-] Waldhuette 39 points 10 months ago

Of course you are reading through less garbage. There are like 100 million reddit users and like 10 Lemmy users.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 10 months ago

Bots copy pasting content from Reddit.

There are community filled only with that, no upvotes, no comment, no nothing.

When you finally block the bot those communities disappear as the bot is the only active user.

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[-] diffuselight 41 points 10 months ago

Hexbear neonazi tankies one one side, overbearing blocking on the other.

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[-] plz1 41 points 9 months ago

Incessant posts about Reddit (and Twitter).

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[-] moonburster 41 points 10 months ago

People not marking nsfw content nsfw.... Front page is a minefield whilst in public transport

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[-] [email protected] 40 points 10 months ago

Some of them keep talking about their Ex (Reddit).

[-] [email protected] 40 points 10 months ago

The defederation topic and how it impacts me.

I'm an adult, if I find something offensive I'll either block it or ignore it. However, not giving me the choice offends me and IMHO goes against what Lemmy and the fediverse was suppose to deliver.

I understand (and read) the reason's why site owners defederate and I view it largely as "Lemmy isn't mature enough to support more granular blocking - yet", so I wait patiently and hope this trend towards defederation doesn't turn into a powertrip by site owners "for the good of their users...."

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[-] [email protected] 39 points 9 months ago

The wannabe communists and those trolls from Hexbear.

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[-] LotrOrc 38 points 9 months ago
[-] Flambo 60 points 9 months ago

someone who's into communism less for the equality and more for the dictatorship

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[-] [email protected] 38 points 9 months ago

I'm a socialist but the level of communism here gives me a headache. Wish I could block the whole hexbear instance

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 9 months ago

Super opinionated people who are completely blind to the thing they're discussings shortfalls.

See: anything to do with Linux.

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[-] CoolSouthpaw 37 points 9 months ago

Lots more pro CCP shills on here. Smh.

[-] _number8_ 36 points 9 months ago

not the users, but there isn't really enough discussion on here it seems like, just general memes. i like memes and shitposting but a man can't live on shitposting alone

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 10 months ago

So I couldn’t help myself, and looked at a bit of your posting history.

Gotta say, you seem a bit angsty. If you have opinions different from what’s mainstream here (though I’m not sure arguments about Linux are really mainstream, even here), that’s all well and good, and a decent enough reason to not enjoy your time here.

But your engagement seems somewhat anger driven, and that seems to colour your challenges here, where feeling like you’re the lone voice of wisdom seems to fuel your angst.

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[-] [email protected] 36 points 9 months ago

Obsession with Reddit, Linux, being communists. Everyone here is a former reddit mod/addict, I'm not surprised. This place is somehow worse than reddit in a different way.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Linux supremacist and the wannabe commies are pretty annoying.

Other quality of life features would be nice. Like searching for a specific post

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[-] Crashumbc 35 points 9 months ago

Extremism - Reddit as its share but also has millions of "normies" to balance things out. Here there doesn't seem to be any moderates.

The platform itself is dysfunctional and will prevent any real growth in average users.

Just TOO many Linux fanboys/martyrs, it is a good OS but damn stop trying to go full on religion with it.

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[-] EnderMB 35 points 9 months ago

The lack of them, I guess?

There are lots of communities, but many of them are absolutely dead. My fav subs were BJJ, Hajime No Ippo, Squared Circle, and CS Career Questions. None of them are active here.

[-] TootSweet 34 points 10 months ago

There are so many tankies here. CCP propaganda and Stalin apologetics everywhere.

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