Back when I joined lemmy.ca, the front page was full of bicycles, city/province-specific community posts, and others like woodworking This morning, four or five of the front page posts were making fun of some crazy bikini lady(?). I read their “read this first” post and understand why they’re doing what they’re doing, but is there a way to get our default front page to be a bit more…friendly and community-oriented?

  • i_stole_ur_taco
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    23 days ago

    The personal fix is to block that community, or set up such that you see subscribed communities by default.

    The broader fix would be made to Lemmy itself, and I’m not sure anything like that exists. It would require the same concept as a “default subreddit”, which I’m pretty sure Reddit built as a checkbox their admins can control as to whether a community shows up if you’re not logged in.

    Lemmy is still going through growing pains and doesn’t have a large user base yet, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a feature like that doesn’t show up for a long time. We’re probably on our own until then.

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      23 days ago

      It’d be nice if a feature like this got fast-tracked, because I see this a notable limitation to the Lemmy platform. As an instance, growing in size and maintaining an identity/brand butt heads. Ideally, you’d host whatever people want to contribute that is legal and cool, but you might also want to highlight certain content. “Local - hosted” and “Local - favourites” feeds, or something like that, might work