This is my main lemmy account.
Admin of lemmy.blahaj.zone
I can also be found elsewhere on the fediverse at @email@example.com and @firstname.lastname@example.org.
My backup lemmy account is @email@example.com
What a lemmy group does is something akin to “boosting” any content published to it.
So, lets say you make your post from beehaw to lemmy_support on lemmy.ml. lemmy_support will see your post and then “boost” it, so anyone that follows lemmy_support (ie, is subscribed to it) will see the “boost” (though it doesn’t look like a boost through the specialised lemmy interface).
If you’re on beehaw, then beehaw is the source of truth for your posts. Other instances (such as lemmy.ml) will see and store copies of your content (and can choose to reject it outright), but the original is always your own instance.
I joined lemmy.ml maybe 6 months ago as I was exploring the fediverse. Fell in love with it, and spun up an instance with my partner. It’s been sitting here quietly most of that time, but has exploded recently!
Why should we just accept that some naïve twitter refugees have misassociated the Fediverse as being just Mastodon?
Because no amount of ideological objection will change the fact that this is exactly what has happened. People are using it this way, and what I was trying to raise here is a way to talk about this particular niche of the web without running in exactly the same problem with lemmy
It avoids centralisation. You can simply defederate from nazi instances, and the whole platform can’t be sold out from underneath you.
And for someone like me, who is trans and runs several instances for the gender diverse community, I’m able to curate the experience so my users don’t experience constant hate and aggression. So if someone is posting transphobic stuff that doesn’t get actioned on their home instance, I can block that user (or their whole instance) from mine even if I’m not a moderator of the community.
They do replicate
So in this case @firstname.lastname@example.org and @email@example.com are two different communities, both of which can be followed, and both of which federate to anyone that follows them.
It’s similar to the way multiple closely related subs can exist on reddit. And it will resolve in the same way, with the users ultimately deciding
You could try https://browse.feddit.de/
It’s a searchable community list rather than an instance list, but it might lead you to finding instances if you see where the group you’re interested in is running from
It’s a bit of both, but it’s also instance specific. Most of it comes from lemmygrad, because there is a lot of cross federation between users and groups on lemmy.ml and lemmygrad. On a smaller instance without much interaction with lemmygrad, you won’t see the same scenario
Bisexuals are not always attracted to men and women. A bisexual is simply someone that is attracted to two or more genders. That typically includes men and women, but doesn’t have to.