Make sure yall open issues (specific ones please, not a ton in one issue), on the lemmy-ui github. Otherwise they’ll likely get lost, and people won’t be able to work on them easily.
One of my side projects is https://torrents-csv.ml , which is backed by a collaborative git repo of popular torrents. I do monthly scrapes, and found that A LOT of these torrents have no seeders anymore, even ones listed on 1337x and other popular ones.
This is why I’m personally not a fan of removing downvotes. No one really has been able to answer why upvotes need no comment to back them up, but downvotes for some reason always need a justification.
Many trolling comments, or some comments we just disagree staunchly with, should be downvoted, and no one should be required to write an explanation for that.
The other reason, is that all the big tech companies (except for reddit), have removed the dislike button. To me that signals that they don’t want it to be known that some positions are wildly unpopular.
On twitter the only indicator of “dislike” now, is being “ratio’d”: having more comments than favorites, which of course they prefer because it drives up engagement, since no one can just downvote and move on. It also makes some reactionary positions (like being anti-trans for instance), seem much more popular than they really are.
I’m super excited too!
My main fear, is that people will just accept reddit’s APIs going down, and go back to reddit anyway. It happened with twitter: a lot of the people who wanted to migrate to mastodon, left after a few days and went back to twitter, even with all of the shitstorms it has.
If reddit is to be believed, I think >80% of their users use the official web app and mobile app. That’s shocking considering how bad both are, and shows that a lot of people just accept it because that’s where the users are.
If that’s just a single site, then it could develop all the same centralization issues that started this mess.
It’s why we always link to join-lemmy.org , and not any single instance when recommending lemmy.
Sites like twitter, FB, reddit, youtube, for whatever reason always push the most rage-inducing content to their front pages. I guess it helps with “engagement”, and they see it as a positive that people spend more time on their sites… regardless of the psychological consequences of having users angry.
Twitter especially, could just ruin my whole day, with the content it pushes to everyone’s feeds. They really don’t care about our psychological well-being, at all. Standard short-term capitalist thinking.
I like that a lot too.