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?

  • ernest
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    11 months ago

    I am striving to make the foundations very similar to Lemmy’s, to facilitate potential migration in either direction. The main differences are that /kbin will ultimately be a modular gateway to the entire fediverse. I will tell you more about it a bit later.

    You can search for groups and users in the following way (this will also be improved):
    https://kbin.social/search?q=%40ernest%40szmer.info
    https://kbin.social/search?q=%40wolnyinternet%40szmer.info

    You can also disable federation in the options (sidebar) and only see local posts.

    • @Kory@lemmy.ml
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      1211 months ago

      I really like what you are building there, but at the moment I often cannot find the communities I’m subscribed to on Lemmy so I tend to jump between those two.

    • missingno
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      310 months ago

      I’m intrigued by the idea of being able to talk to other Fediverse apps, but searching for my Pleroma account at @missingno to test this out turns up nothing. Is there some way to force discovery?

    • @YoTcA@feddit.deOP
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      310 months ago

      Thanks for the answer and all the work you put into kbin. Really like the design so far. Only have to get used to the structure a little more.

      Something else I am wondering: when I registered at kbin I think I never could choose an instance. So is it only possible to use kbin with a registration at kbin.social or is a plan to allow other instances of it?

    • strepto
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      211 months ago

      Very excited to see how this all turns out. This is my favorite fedi site so far.