Is it possible to place permanent info on newly created and existing communities?

Specifically just two small items:

  • date stamp of when a community was created
  • stamp of who created the community

I think it is helpful to permanently place a date stamp on when a community was created. It’s also helpful to note who initially created or established a newly created community.

Just these two pieces of information let’s everyone know immediately if a community is a long time well established base … or if it is just a newly created alternate community that people are jumping on because of new developments. Sometimes communities are organically created because of real interest and they grow over time. Other communities appear suddenly when events are happening, like the Gaza war, middle eastern conflicts, or popular topics where there are many opposing sides.

I like being able to verify and check on instances and communities wherever I go now. Every time I see something new, especially when it comes to politics and news, I do a bit of extra work to verify the information and check who created it, when, where and why.

As of now, every new community just appears with very little information other than what is written by the community creator, or creators. There are some metrics on users but its a guesstimate as to when the community was started (there is no start date). And there is a listing for the current Mod (but no indication of who created the community).

The Mod log gives some information but again it is all info that is posted and generated by the creators and existing mods.

Creating and establishing a ‘date created’ and ‘created by’ permanent stamp on communities would give them more legitimacy and accountability to everyone that reads content on them. This info is also very important when events are unfolding and people are actively debating with one another in different communities.

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    3 months ago

    Sadly this isn’t something that can be added at the admin level, this will need to be coded and added to the Lemmy-UI. I’ll check if there’s a request on their GitHub and if not I’ll create it. It will probably take some time to show up if approved for the next release.

    I agree that would be useful from time to time.

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      3 months ago

      Great to hear that you agree. And thanks for offering to send the request to the relevant place.

      I like the communities here and the people that contribute and make it grow. I just feel that the more we add details that can make us all more accountable to one another, the better we can all grow this community.

      Thanks for the help. It’s appreciated.