I saw some stats on this months ago, especially after the initial explosion. I’m curious if the growth is still continuing at a good pace and also how everyone feels about the growth/activity within their communities.

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      Definitely feels emptier than it was a few months earlier, but so far I enjoy the “I’m not just a pawn in an ocean of users” feel that Lemmy gives vs Reddit

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        I also appreciate not being the punching bag for people having a bad day. There seems to be fewer of those types on here.

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        That’s one of the drivers for me interacting more here. On Reddit I either felt like everything that could be said had already been said or that whatever I may have to add would be buried.

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      Isn’t Reddit currently messing up things with search? And yeah I’d agree with the stable users comment. We shall see what the next few months look like to tell.

      I think that the adoption will mostly work in steps. Lemmy is currently functional, not pretty, not stable, not well moderated, not well integrated with federation, and poor discovery but it is functional.

      Hopefully the next time a wave hits, Lemmy will be more mature and ready to take in more users who will already have communities set up even if they’re small.

      I’m concerned though given the slower pace of updates that’s often complained about though.

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        You’re using an instance that has a large chunk of the fediverse blocked and hasn’t even updated to the latest version.

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            Probably missing features and less stable. I remember reading something about that in a patch notes post a couple days after the reddit debacle.

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              That wouldn’t prevent them from seeing content though - the defederation part is the important part.

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            Mainly because of bug fixes and new features like any other piece of software. The one they’re on was failing to federate mod actions properly, but they probably don’t care about that anyway.

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          Hey, I run my own instance and periodically forget to check if I’m running an out of date version. Would you happen to know if there is any ‘version out of date’ indication that I’ve failed to pick up on? Or do I just need to manually check? Or can I get new version notifications by email?

          No need to go Google it, I’ll make time to search myself eventually – but if you happen to know, you’d save me some time.

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              Yeah I even have… plans.

              I’ve got some circuit boards for a particle spectrometer off at the factory. When they come in, it will probably be the first nuclear technology integration with Lemmy. Probably also the last, but if the user count keeps increasing, who knows!

              Particle spectrometers make very good random number generators, and I have a Lemmy bot on my instance that does I-Ching divination that uses an inferior random number source (diode breakdown). I need a particle spectrometer for some science anyway, and it doesn’t really cost more to make 2. How could I not, right?