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Lemmy.ml has fully went communist even their application needs you to copy paste a part from a communits book and that's ok by me every politkcal group has their own instance and has the right to do as they wish . But they should really change their about from foss and privacy advocated to communist leaning .

EDIT : I don't have any one political view i make my own and follow no one . Also i do think some views of communists are good and this is not my idea of throwing shade to lemmy devs just asking if there are any reasons that they still advertise it as for foss and privacy because i was going join and this stopped me.

EDIT : but it is a question though i am asking why they don't change their about ?

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[-] [email protected] 12 points 3 months ago

I'm not saying that lemmy.ml isn't communist. The application process and moderation cultivate communism and some pro-Russian, pro-CCP tendencies. I suppose it would be helpful if they mention this leaning in join-lemmy.org.

That said, they do have active [email protected] and [email protected] communities to their credit. There are similar communities on other servers too (like the privacyguides one) but that doesn't mean only one server can have the title of being FOSS/privacy oriented, nor is there any rule that a server can only take on one attribute label.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

ml hosting communities outside of their actual scope is actually detrimental when federated elsewhere. It gives the impression of general interest or even niche communities and users that are available to you, but which are also secretly conditional on you being a tankie.

Lemmy's design (unwisely) means instances "own" both accounts and communities, and also that an instance that just doesn't like you could cut you off from swathes of people and content. That is not even necessarily bad if it's done for honestly stated reasons, it's fine and necessary for parts of the fediverse to curate themselves and have varying rule sets. It is bad if it's done under false pretenses. Federation means things show up at an equal footing, and that leaves no room for instances to be dishonest about what they are.

ml, based on its behavior, is a highly niche server and that niche is not primarily foss or privacy.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago

Having a couple communities on a subject does not make your instance [subject]-oriented. That's like saying my home instance, startrek.website, is politics-oriented or Linux-oriented because those communities exist. It's not, it's mostly about Trek.

[-] [email protected] -4 points 3 months ago
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