I suppose this may make sense in the case of something like Mastodon. But something as versatile and customizable as lemmy, which allows for the existence of separate topic-based communities, makes topic-based instances of lemmy not necessary.

Instead of making a new instance for a certain topic, it is usually a much better approach to just create a new community on my current lemmy instance. At least from my perspective as a user.

I find the only exception to this is censorship and moderation. If I, for any reason am unhappy with an instance’s moderation and censorship, then that is the only potential reason I can see to change and make my own.

What does everyone else think of this?

  • @roho@lemmy.ml
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    210 months ago

    Hi. Thx for the heads up. Indeed server hosters are free to do what they wish. I don’t have examples. I saw a video quite a while back, explaining quite some difficulties with moderation on fediverse. I’ll search for it.

    • @sexy_peach@feddit.de
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      610 months ago

      Moderation is pretty difficult, since theoretically everyone can spin up a troll server within minutes :)

      • comfy
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        210 months ago

        Definitely, especially last year where some persistent obsessed kiddo would keep finding each federated instance with open registration and making low-tier troll accounts on them.