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Almost inevitably, most of the people joining Lemmy instances are former-reddit posters those who consider it a ‘reddit clone’ as opposed to an independent link aggregator site. This can be seen in the most popular communities (simply recreations of existing reddit subreddits), terminology (people saying ‘sublemmies’ or ‘subs’) and most importantly, habits.

What social habits have you seen that are commonplace on reddit but should really be discouraged among users moving to here?

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Profile downvoting. When someone goes through your entire profile and downvotes everything because they have spite for you. I’ve had it happen to me and many other prominent users have experienced it too, and you can tell because you suddenly get -1 on all your posts, even ones that couldn’t possibly be inflammatory or posts on small communities that have very little activity, and they come close enough together that it can’t reasonably be from separate people. Also related: down voting everything in an entire community.

I know internet points mean nothing, and honestly I don’t really care, but it’s just annoying. Like, what did you gain from doing that when the block button exists?

I think it is good that Lemmy does not show the total score which, I believe, reduces this effect a little bit.

A somewhat related behaviour is voting based on the score, e.g. downvoting a deeply negative comment. I fell for this too and I am so glad that you can disable the displaying of the score so that the only thing that matters is content.

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A somewhat related behaviour is voting based on the score, e.g. downvoting a deeply negative comment. I fell for this too and I am so glad that you can disable the displaying of the score so that the only thing that matters is content.

A particularly egregious example on Reddit is /r/catsstandingup. Like, it’s already a joke subreddits where you’re only allowed to say one thing, but then you see some people with HUNDREDS of downvotes for saying the only thing they’re supposed to say while everyone else gets upvoted. Not that I care (I’ve never even commented in that sub), but it’s still really stupid, especially on what’s supposed to be a wholesome, non-serious community.

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I have noticed some cases where it is possible to read a comment as either sarcastically humourous or sincerely insulting depending on whether it was voted up or voted down. So I think there is a real predisposition bias there.

@Stoned_Ape@lemmy.ml
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Most people on Lemmy seem to think that this is just fine, because you can vote however you want, and as soon as you think that people should vote after a certain system or idea, you’re for some reason a Nazi.

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Yes, that happens when subnormal people has access to a keyboard. They think theyre superior and start acting like plain idiots

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Cats vs dogs discourse turning incredibly toxic. Like, holy shit is it a dumpster fire on Reddit. It’s mostly from the cat subs where they just really love to hate dogs. For examplw: a sub called /r/airplaneears, which is about animals doing that thing where their ears point to either side, had to issue multiple statements that they allow all animals and has banned tons of users because it a sub that has mostly cats, and the cat people are absolutely rabid if someone posts a dog pic on it, complete with “I hope your dog dies” and “kill all dogs”. As a huge cat person, this is one of the biggest reasons I don’t associate with most cat people, this and the fact that most of them don’t care that cats destroy the ecosystem if you let them outside.

To be fair, dog people have plenty of toxicity against cats too. Some of it might be in retaliation to the hate they get, others might be genuine. Either way, I’m starting to see the beginnings of both sides of the toxicity here, and can we please leave that shit off Lemmy and just let people pick their favourite companion animals?

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Honestly, idk. I was banned from reddit and not entirely sure for what reason. What I miss about reddit was being able to veg out and answer silly Questions. I’ve downloaded quora too, but nothing feels the same sadly. I’ve been looking for an alternative all day again today

I think the main issue baring that is simply Lemmy’s size. We don’t have enough users for that yet.

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I was banned for saying that a serial rapist should be castrated. Reddit hasn’t been the same since they got bought out. The admins are fascists sympathizers who will look the other way when conservative nut jobs say stuff but knock you down when/if you respond even kind of in turn.

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Where have you seen that on Lemmy sites?

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