[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Interesting points. I feel a bit let down then and not sure I've found what I'm looking for.

One question... Say a new season of your favourite TV show just dropped, where do you go online to discuss it? I'm surprised that in 2024 it's difficult to find somewhere online to just talk about topics. I do love Instagram but that's more picture based, X/Threads are just random shouts into a void, Facebook is Facebook... I struggle to think of any options other than Reddit, sadly. But I'm open to suggestions and just curious to know where people would immediately turn - to see what other people are saying about the show.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 1 month ago

Thanks, all really good feedback. I've managed to find a few 'somewhat' active communities to join like for my local city which has about 1000~ subscribers. Not as bad as I was expecting to be honest... that's enough user base for me to give Lemmy a shot I think.

I guess every social media platform has its politics

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

New here. Migrated from Reddit. Still trying to figure out Lemmy - what's everyone's experiences like coming from Reddit and does Lemmy serve as a good alternative? Pros and cons/differences?

I was a fairly active member at Reddit with a good social standing, I made 1 "controversial" comment and I got perma-banned... this sucks. I mostly followed music pages like r/TheBeatles and loved to just rant about Beatles albums, Paul McCartney's latest tour, discuss new releases from other artists and also movies/TV shows. I can't think of any other website that offers that kind of forum-like discussion other than Lemmy?

I really did always hate that Reddit felt like a massive echo chamber. The way the system works with upvotes and downvotes, if I said anything people don't agree with, I'd get massively downvoted. I once got temporary ban for saying I preferred Zelda Breath of the Wild over Tears of the Kingdom... it really felt like I was treading on egg shells. My perma-ban happened in a discussion within the r/EveryoneKnowsThat search for a lost wave song. Really petty.

I've always hoped somebody would create basically a clone of Reddit, but without the politics and without being overly-policed. Where people aren't pushed away for respectfully voicing their opinion. Is Lemmy the answer?


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