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Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • The point is that if you see things, report them. That's how we keep the community civil

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • We are volunteers, with full-time jobs. We don't watch all the comments in our communities. We tend to only act on reported infractions. For example, you are reported often for rule violations (rule 2, mostly).

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • Following that logic:

    • we shouldn't try to stop murder, because it will always happen
    • we shouldn't try to stop racism, because it will always happen
    • we shouldn't try to stop slavery, because it will always happen
    • we shouldn't try to stop government corruption, because it will always happen

    We shouldn't look at our past and say "we will never rise up above this, so why try". We become better incrementally, by TRYING to be better.

    By basically saying "you're disillusion for advocating for better" means you've given up. I and many like me haven't. There's no reason we can't work towards a safer society for all.

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • Please explain your comment. It could be seen that you are (mockingly or otherwise) stating that all sex is rape. As this is not completely clear, I would ask that you explain what you meant.

  • Oh boy, they're both the same, I can't decide...
  • The comments have (no pun intended) gone off the rails. Locking.

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • Comment reported. Rather than removal, as I don't feel you broke a rule, I decided to respond directly.

    Instances aren't isolated. Yes, we have individual instances, but they are FEDERATED. We don't have one central governing body, but generally speaking, instances that are federated between one another have very similar views. If you can see this, that means your instance is federated with an instance I can see or am a part of.

    Saying to "find an instance that matches your values" shows you have almost no understanding of how the federated technology and ideology works.

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • This comment was reported. I have left it, and decided to explain.

    Nobody is saying a person is more dangerous than a bear. They are saying that a woman feels safer in the woods knowing that a bear is there than a man.

    This is because a bear, generally, won't attack unless provoked. Not all men (and I'm a man, before you try to guess) have that much restraint. This is not saying that ALL men are bad, or even MOST. Just statistically speaking, a woman is more likely to be hurt by a man in the woods than a bear.

    Ignorance of the argument can be solved, and I hope this helped.

  • Only slightly exaggerated
  • For those that see this comment, we have already removed it. There appears to be a caching issue, so it should clear up within the next 12-24 hours. Sorry for the.....disgusting inconvenience.

  • Lemmy is a worse platform for women than Reddit was
  • Do you have any of the accounts doing the harassment? If you would, DM me those that you have, and I'll personally look into it, and reach out to instance admins with my findings.

  • Former US Marine pilot arrested in Australia worked with Chinese hacker, lawyer says
  • There is no such onus. If you don't want to go through a paywall, feel free to find an alternate source.

  • Corporate Complicity in Violence is Violence
  • I removed multiple comments for rule violations (rule 1, mostly) on both sides, and I received reports.

  • Corporate Complicity in Violence is Violence
  • Move this argument into DMs or receive a 3-day vacation. I'm sending this to both of you.

  • Corporate Complicity in Violence is Violence
  • Move this argument into DMs or receive a 3-day vacation. I'm sending this to both of you.

  • [META] Looking for new mods that reside in APAC/AUS region

    As this community continues to grow, we are noticing periods of time that moderation isn't as responsive, due to most of the moderators being asleep at that time. If you want to help us, and live in Asia/Asia Pacific/Australia/New Zealand area, please comment here that you're interested, why you think you'd be a good fit for the team, and anything you'd change if you were picked.

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    I'm happy for y'all, but also extremely jealous.
  • Ignore this comment. Commented at the request of an admin.

  • 'Numerous' law enforcement officers struck by gunfire in Charlotte: Police
  • 3 deputy U.S. Marshalls killed. 8 total officers wounded/dead. They were serving a warrant against someone having a gun that isn't allowed to. 1 accused dead. Others in custody.

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  • I use Pop! OS Linux. Seems to work pretty well for me.

  • Dolphin found dead on beach riddled with bullets, NOAA offers $20k reward to find killer
  • Bad response, but not a racial slur - means idiot Cajun.

    Restored, but take your downvotes

  • Tesla will likely be the market leader in self-driving technology and it's a good thing
  • Post reported for trolling/rage-baiting. Leaving it up for now, but will be watching it.

  • Random alarms or sirens for tornado drills at random times is stupid.
  • Living in the south (USA) directly in tornado alley, the tests were rigidly scheduled.

    Every Wednesday at noon, unless there was inclement weather.

  • A mission of mercy, then a fatal mistake: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel's target
  • This is how I see it

    It appears they edited the title a number of times. First title was "Israel-Hamas war: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel's target"

  • Unpopular Opinion is back!

    With a fresh crew of moderators, we are now ready to hear your opinions once more!

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