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Mastodon and Firefish have been good alternatives for me, not to mention, they're part of the same fediverse as KBin

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beehaw - tight-knit diverse, lgbtq and positivity reddit

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Libreddit does work, but not all instances of it do.

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Mastodon: open-source, in the fediverse, open for signups (depending on the instance)
Bluesky: proprietary, invite-only (for now), not in the fediverse but has its own network of domains

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Out of the open platforms, I use:
Reddit: Lemmy, Beehaw, Kbin
Twitter: Mastodon, Calckey
Facebook: idk nothing really plus I don't even use Facebook that much anymore

I may occasionally use proprietary ones like Twitter, Tumblr and Threads.

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And I have nowhere to go but Kbin because Beehaw is unstable and I don't want to open up a fourth account. Accumulating fediverse accounts should be the last thing you do

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"Third reply downvotes" and other types of bullying done for absolutely no reason. Also, people misleading others to disgusting communities just to troll them, for example (and I am paraphrasing the names of the communities): "misspell the community's name to c/vercute instead of c/verycute and you accidentally get a sub full of gore" or "check out c/audioing, it's definitely not people doing a very disgusting thing to one of their body parts". I do, however, like the fact they're bringing the whole subreddit swap meme - for example: on Reddit we have had r/trees and r/marijuana_enthusiasts and I've seen that implemented into Lemmy instances already. I wouldn't get rid of that, I think there are some traditions that are neat and don't harm anybody.

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On the other hand, it makes spammy articles from content farms the primary resource to find answers.
And either way, not everybody is doing this, so Reddit retains part of its usability, which still exists, and some portion of people will still use Reddit after the API changes.

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It's your decision, and I hate Reddit and Spez ever since they decided to do the whole API thing, but personally, if I were to close my account, I wouldn't scramble all of my comments and posts. It makes it harder for people who still search for answers to questions on reddit to find what they're looking for. You aren't preserving valuable information with this, you're destroying it.

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It's a terrible decision, but I think they just couldn't keep the servers up for the average user because of the "optimizations". People look for news on Telegram anyway nowadays.

Will it ever be possible for kbin to federate with PeerTube?

I know this is a silly question, especially as I'm currently focused on local-only feeds, but there's just one part of the Fediverse I wish would get more love: PeerTube. While there aren't a lot of people actively looking for alternative video hosts outside the big guys (Twitch, YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.), it would be nice to...

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I think that the moment YT starts actually blocking people who use ad blockers, we need ot start pushing for the adoption of PeerTube the way we did for Lemmy, kbin and Mastodon.

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A couple things I would like to see on kbin:

  1. Setting to switch the default homepage from "hot" to anything else, or add an option to only see posts from magazines I follow
  2. Setting to move the "make a comment" box to a place that's above the comments

Otherwise, this is pretty much perfect so far.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite with MIUI 14. Not without it's issues, especially when it comes to software bugs, but so far works really well.

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Just shows how there is no "correct" side in this story. Awkward being a terrible power-hungry mod on one hand, and Spez deciding to prioritize on profit over community and usability on the other.

The kbin/lemmy app is coming along. Here´s a little preview of the upcoming beta! Heavy inspiration from Apollo. The app will be available for both iOS and Android. (imgur.com)

The dev, @hariette, also has a Mastodon profile where she posts updates https://tech.lgbt/@hariette. There is also a link to the apps discord server in her bio.

Anyone else enjoying the Internet better, now that they’re off Reddit?

Hadn’t realized how reliant upon Reddit I’d become for news and interesting things until after it turned to shit and I quit it. I’ve rediscovered RSS for ex., using reader apps to scan sources directly and read without all the noise—that actually came from someone’s recommendation here in the comments. I’ve found...

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It feels different to use fediverse-based forum sites, but they're growing rapidly, and you find new communities/magazines pretty much every day, and even though there's some fracturing going on (need I remind you of Beehaw defederating from .world).
I like this a lot more than the social media-esque approach of modern Reddit. It has very much become like Twitter, with it's endless feed of dopamine-inducing algorithms and whatnot. The blackout is a bit annoying, but I agree with the fact people should protest decisions if they ruin things for people.
I'm liking the experience so far.

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They did make a poll and then later announced they'll be banning underage anime art and IRL imagery . But not art of cute/short characters because it's impossible to discern if they're over 18 or not. It's the whole Pokemon debate all over again.

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According to fedidb.org, the entirety of the Lemmy network (that uses the Lemmy software) has 140,442, while the entirety of the KBin network (that uses the KBin software) has 32,830.

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So, it is recommended to either join one that fits your niche or maybe to self-host?

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Old posts and comments will be seen, new ones won't be seen. One-sided defederation is like two linked servers delinking from one another - you keep the old info but you basically desync and one side can't see the other if they add new stuff.
That's why I have accounts on both kbin and l.world - so that I am able to access more information as it gets updated. It seems the influx of new users is leading to a fracturing and a defederation of the biggest instances, so having one account for all of the threadiverse is not viable.

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I can't see new posts from kbin on l.world anymore so idk what's happenning

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The advantage Beehaw has is the way the communities are organized - so much neater than in other instances. Every community on there is a giant hub, making these communities more visible and active than what we see on lemmy.ml and lemmy.world, and to some extent kbin.

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I feel like KBin is one of those "we only show our magazines by default, but if you're an advanced user or you want to explore the fediverse a bit more, we have that option too, and you can even subscribe to federated communities/magazines" type of sites in the fediverse.

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  • osvaldo12
  • Backrooms
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  • slotface
  • everett
  • InstantRegret
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  • kavyap
  • thenastyranch
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  • rosin
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  • ethstaker
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