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An update regarding the future of m/AskKbin (where we are headed towards) - AskKbin - kbin.social
  • I already created the discord server a long while back when I was at r/RedditAlternatives, people knew what it was and many average users were already on the platform hence accessible, matrix is great but still not at a stage where the average person uses/knows it compared to tech nerds or enthusiasts, besides we already have around 100 people if not more on the discord server, reusing it made more sense for now although I wouldn't mind creating a matrix in the future once the community grows to offer another way of keeping in touch with our community for those who have or are ready to go to Matrix :)

  • An update regarding the future of m/AskKbin (where we are headed towards) - AskKbin - kbin.social

    Hello everyone, check out my announcement post linked above and if you don't know who I am, check out my past post to learn more about me and It would mean a lot of you show your support for my future iniatives inside the fediverse!

    And please consider joining AskMbin! You certainly can thanks to federation right from Lemmy if not join one of the mbin instances if you are up for the jump! :)

    Edit: We have also opened a discord server! If you are interested in keeping up with my iniatives and show your support, please join my server and stay up to date!

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    An update regarding the future of m/AskKbin (where we are headed towards) - AskKbin - kbin.social

    Hello everyone, check out my announcement post linked above and if you don't know who I am, check out my past post to learn more about me and It would mean a lot of you show your support for my future iniatives inside the fediverse!

    And please consider joining AskMbin! You certainly can thanks to federation right from Lemmy if not join one of the mbin instances if you are up for the jump! :)

    Edit: We have also opened a discord server! If you are interested in keeping up with my iniatives and show your support, please join my server and stay up to date!

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    Lemmy instance admins: interest in "onboard via Reddit OAuth"?
  • Hello! TheArstaInventor here, and this sounds amazing! But I would like some clarifications. Is this something instance admins would have to do? Or is this something moderators from communities can incorporate? Very new to this so trying to wrap my head around how it would work but the concept and what it can achieve is absolutely amazing and certainly something we need.

  • I modded r/RedditAlternatives, got banned multiple times earlier on for making lemmy migration initatives on Reddit just to be unbanned later thanks to community backlash, now I settle at Lemmy.
  • First of all, thank you! And yes, I agree with you here and I have indeed come to respect and understand that. It doesn't matter regardless of one's ideologies, we are all humans at the end of the day and I no longer believe that can negatively affect an open source and decentralized platform. I have to admit, I made a mistake with judging Lemmy based on that, as someone who grew in India, Mexico, Canada and now in the USA, I realize I've grown in countries that have been using a democratic system, hence learning about what a "tankie" is (funny I didn't even know what that mean't before) or idealogies that are radically different put me in unease, but now I've learned to respect that and it is clear one's personal ideas such as that can't affect a platform like Lemmy, especially when federation gives us choices in the form of instances.

  • I modded r/RedditAlternatives, got banned multiple times earlier on for making lemmy migration initatives on Reddit just to be unbanned later thanks to community backlash, now I settle at Lemmy.

    >DESCLAIMER: This will be a little bit of a long and maybe even a personal write up, if you do read it all, thank you in advance!

    Hello everyone, not sure if anyone remembers much of what happened with my account u/TheArstaInventor on Reddit, In a nutshell, I was the guy who created initiatives like r/lemmymigration and r/kbinmigration, got banned unfairly for a while to be unbanned later after community backlash, I also created guides to help users move to Kbin, Lemmy or the fediverse in general, the one that took off the most was "The Redditor's guide to how Kbin works".

    Later I also entered the r/RedditAlternatives mod team, and helped moderate the community further as its popularity grew a ton at the time and a massive increase in posts required a bigger mod team. I also coordinated with other mods at the time at r/ModCoord when the blackout happen and the whole coordination not only made blackout possible but a ton of communities made another home here on the Fediverse.

    Although at first, I supported Lemmy massively, I moved to Kbin later instead after learning about some of the concerns surrounding Lemmy's project developers at the time (them being tankies) but then over the months of using Kbin and investing a ton of my time on the project, I came to the harsh reality and conclusion that when it comes to platform maturity and stability, Kbin is years behind thanks to constant errors across the website sometimes, bugs and other instabilities, this also lead me to reconsider supporting and coming back to Lemmy, this time to Lemmy.world.

    I also discussed with other people and came to the conclusion that the devs being tankies or their personal idealogies can't and haven't affected the overal project = Lemmy. Sure, there are some instances that cater to their idealogies such as Lemmygrad or even lemmy.ml but thanks to the project being open source and especially part of the fediverse, there are many other general instances, the best one being lemmy.world, that are moderated by entierly different people. The developers of Lemmy, who just help develop the platform, and their personal idealogies, especially on other instances, don't and probably will never matter or be an issue.

    There is also a major advantage of open source - keeping the original project in check with the threat of a fork project taking away users from the OG project, this itself will by fundamental design keep Lemmy from questionable changes in the future by Lemmy's own developers. Apart from all this, the developers themselves following this concern released a statement stating their ideologies won't affect the platform itself and even if it does, it is open source and is open to being forked.

    This was more than enough for me to jump ship here now, I am personally a little bit exhausted after so much of work I put into Kbin at first, but there are too many issues and is certainly not ready for prime time which has lead me here, I kind of have to start from scratch here but one thing has made be extremely happy.

    I don't know if I was a reason for even single person to come here to Lemmy from Reddit, but what happened to my account earlier on showed that Reddit is actually a flaw, a fundamental design flaw that is closed source and centralized, this was the base to all the issues, not just Reddit's recent API changes that surfaced, over the years. I don't know if even that was a reason for atleast a single person to leave Reddit for Lemmy and the fediverse, but I am just happy that a ton of people are now on this site, leaving Reddit for good and I have immense satisfaction that I did atleast 0.1% contribution to it.

    I also hope some of my guides and posts inspired and helped people give open source software a real try this time and it seems like a ton of people have settled in the fediverse, really makes me happy that we finally have a self-sustaining community outside Reddit, but not just outside Reddit, but in a FOSS platform.

    Putting an end to my long write up above, I want to mention using this opportunity, that I've created c/ModCoord [email protected], not exactly the same r/ModCoord from Reddit, in-fact my vision is wider and bigger: A place for all moderators to coordinate, help each other. A place to help new users migrate and ask questions about perhaps moderating a new community created. But most importantly, helping Reddit moderators migrate not only themselves but their reddit communities to Lemmy. Apart from the community on Lemmy itself, I also plan on creating a discord server that will be linked to the c/ModCoord here. Right now there is about nothing there, but I will soon start working on it and you will start seeing a lot of progress moving forward there, so do consider subscribing and supporting our vision and future initatives there - especially if you are a moderator, even better if you are a reddit moderator like me moving here. We also plan on working on a wiki-like post on c/ModCoord with tons of resources to help with community discovery who have already moved from Reddit to lemmy and so on.

    Today, I left r/RedditAlternatives Mod team, a great bunch of people who shared my vision but it is clear that those who were really committed to seeing Reddit's downfall left already for alternatives, mainly Lemmy and the Fediverse, so did I, little point in staying there.

    As a HUGE car enthusiast, I will be working on bringing car communities to Lemmy personally as well (give me a shout out if you are a car enthusiast!:), especially those I already mod on Reddit.

    If you read all that, I really appreciate it and i'm terribly sorry if it was too long but hey, I gave you a desclaimer 😉 😂

    Finally, Let's create the next front page of the internet, even better this time.

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    It's time to admit Lemmy has won the "the biggest reddit alternative" award, why it's time for all of us to consider supporting it (here's why) + reopening r/LemmyMigration
  • I think comparing that era and this era is a mistake, besides if Lemmy lets say goes closed source which is EXTREMELY unlikely to happen, someone will not make the mistake again to not fork it to keep an open source version going.

    besides it's not just open source, it is also the FEDIVERSE, this is the most important, this platform is federated and decentralized unlike Reddit ever was as it has always been centralized by design. Both Lemmy and Reddit are very different from design here.

  • It's time to admit Lemmy has won the "the biggest reddit alternative" award, why it's time for all of us to consider supporting it (here's why) + reopening r/LemmyMigration
  • Hello I was the one who wrote this write up on r/RedditAlternatives, just to clarify regarding my Kbin remarks, yesterday on January 3rd, kbin was indeed not working properly for the whole day yesterday with errors almost everywhere, even Ernest, the developer behind Kbin acknowledged this and put an announcement even on Mastodon.

    But a one day error is not the only reason, in-fact I've made several huge and massive contributions to the Kbin community with the creations of m/AskKbin, m/RedditMigration and so on activaly moderating and contributing when it comes to engagement and so on (I even created multiple guides that had huge reach such as "The Redditor's guide to Kbin" and even published the guide to a website), I spent tons of months solely as a Kbin user - but I was reaching a point where the unstability and immaturity of Kbin was really pushing me to put it down and come to lemmy, especially considering how mature lemmy has become and is surely much more stable than kbin at the moment and has been so in the forseeable past. So maybe it came of as bashing, but to me as someone who actually gave Kbin a chance, it was the hard reality and I had to say it.

    Regarding the open source part, I would like to agree to disagree with you there, sure you are still using Lemmy regardless of the instance and the development is still done by the same devs that led to such concerns, this was exactly my reason to stay away from lemmy and go to Kbin, but now I've realized that open source actually helps keep the developers in check as in that they will obviously know that if they do something against the users here and let's say, push some of their idealogoies in some way hypothetically, there will be a huge chance someone will fork Lemmy and use that as an opportunity to take away the users, this is the advantage of open source, the possibility of forking a project helps keep the original project in check and when it comes to moderation or censorship, this instance is not moderated by the same people behind lemmy.ml or lemmygrad either.

  • Just realized we have no solution for communities with inactive mods at Lemmy (devs, please look into this)
  • I think a good starting point would be advertising Lemmy where possible on your subreddit, such as pinning an equivalent futurology community from Lemmy linked to a reddit post and pinning that, also mention your lemmy community on other places like mentioning Lemmy and asking users to consider Lemmy instead on the welcome message when new users join/subscribe to r/futurology.

  • Just realized we have no solution for communities with inactive mods at Lemmy (devs, please look into this)

    Been moving from Reddit to Lemmy slowly so far and now I wanted to bring some of the communities I moderated there to here, as a huge car enthusiast I wanted to not only bring car related subs to communities here on lemmy.world, I also wanted to mod the "cars" community from the instance on lemmy.world already but I realized the moderator there has been inactive for several months now.

    It looks like that community is a lost case and this is concerning, how many more communities are stuck like this? This should have been really affecting Lemmy badly thus far and it seems many power mods came in and claimed multiple community names when the blackout happened without actually committing to the platform.

    I really hope the developers find a solution to this, so that those like me who actually wants to commit and moderate can do so.

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    How to request community from an inactive mod?

    I am a huge car enthusiast and I moderate several car related communities on Reddit, but ever since the blackout and one of Reddit's biggest mistakes, I've been moving to Lemmy and the Fediverse but I would really like to help moderate c/cars - [email protected]

    It's moderator although has been inactive for months, is the sub really lost or am I missing something that I haven't learned about yet? Anyway I can request the community?

    > [email protected]

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    Lemmy.world no longer federating with Kbin? If yes, why?? (Kbin's spam issue is gone)

    Hey! A kbin user here, just logged in to my lemmy.world dummy account to ask this, I've noticed communities like m/AskKbin, m/Cars, M/RedditMigration and etc are not federating at all with Kbin anymore, I am not sure if this is just an issue from my side, a bug or did lemmy.world mods really decide to not federate with Kbin??

    EDIT: Just saw another official post from the admins here 3 months back, so looks like it is partially defederated as in Lemmy.world from one side can't see Kbin's communities thanks to the spam issue a while back?

    To mention, the spam issue is no longer a problem afaik, and Kbin has since brought built-in mod request system, allowing inactive communities to be requested by new moderators similar to reddit request, this has helped a lot and ever since many of the "used to be spam with inactive mods" is no longer an issue as new mods have since started requesting and taking over those communities.

    Ie; One of the biggest Kbin communities: m/RedditMigration, was a community that had an inactive mod and a flow of spam, I was able to takeover and place ban on the spammers and bring back the peace. We were able to make a ton of progress in the past month, placing new rules and soon, we will be recruiting even more mods to keep up the quality-control.

    So I do hope lemmy.world can reinstate full federation between both platforms, allowing users from here to see communities there as well.

    EDIT: Also Kbin.social's admins, is Ernest who is also the developer of Kbin itself, when lemmy.world admins decided to hide Kbin communities about 3 months ago, Ernest was facing private issues in his life but ever since then development resumed from being paused and bot spam has been addressed apart from the mod request system that has also been helping. Considering it's been months and it's now no longer as the issue it was months ago, I do hope the admins here can bring back the connection between both instances.

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