The views on lemmygrad are very much outside the general acceptable norms for the English speaking internet.
Even if you agree with their views, you must admit that it is very off putting for most people who come to Lemmy.ml.
I think the purpose of a default instance should be to showcase the software, not to showcase the current community (which is dominated by lemmygrad users right now)…
I think either:
Personally I have been using and promoting Lemmy less because I find the lemmygrad content off putting. I feel a similar way about this content as I did about place like r/thedonald in 2016.
This community exists as a sort of sister community/copycat community to the r/fuckcars subreddit.
I think both communities exist for the following reasons:
I’m very uncertain about what content is allowed here and I think if the sidebar could specify a bit more that’d be nice.
yeah the sidebar could be a bit more clear. I will update it later today.
@firstname.lastname@example.org sorry for the slow reply, yes that sounds great! I will link the chat room in the community description
You really need to use common sense and do your own research to be sure if they are a scam or not. Ask questions like:
If no problem is solved, or if a small number of entities are in control, then it is a scam.
From what I know Nano is not a scam (~95% of coins were distributed for free through CAPTCHAS and there is no inflation (or fees)).
Reddit is really good for hobby/niche content. Reddit communities have become the largest online communities for quiet a few different interests where previously the largest communities would be independent forums.
It would be great if some forums decided to use Lemmy. I guess there are barriers to this, e.g. user interface changes might not be wanted and it might be difficult to export/import the forum history.
Not using a seatbelt will still increase the chance that you are injured. This will put a burden on society.
Asking your estate to pay is useless if you have no money, insurance claims can reach the millions which most people can not afford. Pedestrians and cyclists aren’t and should not need to be insured.
I don’t really agree that Brave should not be used because of a toxic fanbase.
I think the best reason not to use Brave is that they are a marketing/advertising company that claims to give their users privacy. Advertising companies will always have an incentive to invade privacy as it increase add revenues. Brave is just copying Google’s business model with extra steps.
I still use reddit as it has content lemmy doesn’t.
But yeah I think there is a lot of bots/shills that manipulate the conversation on reddit that doesn’t really happen on lemmy. This will happen on lemmy too if it gets big enough.
Federation is also cool. If lemmy does end up full of bots/shills then someone could make a new instance with some new rules that help to reduce the number of bots (e.g. answer some questions about a post to comment or something).
Yeah, I think I will move to beehaw