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?

  • narF 🎲
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    410 months ago

    @roho @cyclohexane My understanding about instances blocking a lot and isolating is that these are marginalized communities who just want a space where they can be themselves. The whole world is already telling them loudly that there are different opinions. They just want a moment of peace.

    • comfy
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      410 months ago

      The focused, exclusive communities and the open, chaotic communities both have their place. Those ones blocking the majority of instances to get rid of junk and harassment are perfectly valid, although I personally would definitely need accounts elsewhere.

      • narF 🎲
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        210 months ago

        @comfy Yeah for sure! I think people are ok with having 2 accounts in these context.