Lately I often read about kbin.social being similar to lemmy but more accessible. So I created an account there to check it out. My experience so far is a little mixed. From kbin I can access all Lemmy posts, although I find the interface less intuitive to join new communities. So from the kbin side it feels like an other Lemmy instance.

But when searching for kbin from this Lemmy Account, I do not find much. I feel like I am missing some basic concept, that makes it pretty clear. Why this is such a one way experience.

So now I am wondering: How does this work, what are the difference, what do both sites have in common?

  • 0xtero
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    -410 months ago

    Also, Lemmys devs have pretty radical political views and I don’t want to support sites that don’t care about human rights

    • @jadedctrl@sopuli.xyz
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      10 months ago

      Lemmy isn’t a site, it’s a piece of server-software. The software is written by a couple of people with bad political opinions, who also run a popular site using that software, Lemmy.ml.

      You can skip using Lemmy.ml and just use another server using this software. The software itself isn’t magically poisoned or anything!

    • Ko'vari
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      310 months ago

      That seems a rather simple statement to throw out there without backing it up…are we supposed to just repeat information like parrots now? Or is there information out there I haven’t been made aware of?

      • @jadedctrl@sopuli.xyz
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        710 months ago

        From what I understand, one of the core devs (Dessalines) is a Marxist-Lenninist; they later founded the second Lemmy instance, Lemmygrad.ml.

        Recently, there was some discussion on Lemmy.ml’s (the first and official-ish instance) policy of banning any crticisms of China’s government (e.g., even mentioning the Uyghur genocide) on their own servers.

        • Ko'vari
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          310 months ago

          Hmm… I see the points being made. Thanks for supplying actual information. I think it’s a bit too soon to see how this will play out, and people are quite malleable, so this will be interesting to watch develop.

    • @mrmanagerA
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      010 months ago

      Whatever country you are in, they don’t actually care about human rights. It’s all driven by greed and power.