Hello! We've reached 15k members (afaik we're still the largest community on lemmy). It's a lot for only a couple people, though there is admin support.
I'm looking for a couple people to join and help moderate. Ideally you:
1. Have a history of contributions to this community
2. Have been on lemmy for a reasonable* amount of time and do not plan to leave any time soon
*Genuinely not sure what constitutes reasonable, I suppose it will be case-by-case. It's a little frightening to appoint someone who just came via the reddit migration, but I understand that 4/5 of this community are newish so it's fine. The main hope is that you'll stick around.
Ideally I'll pick a few people out in the coming days. I'm also going to correspond with the admins before changes.
There's been an influx of content surrounding lemmy here. Some of it is open ended:
- "What kinds of things from reddit would you like to see Lemmy avoid as the user base grows?"
- "Lemmy, what do you call users of Lemmy?"
And these are a-ok! There's also been a lot of questions like
- "How do I block a user?"
- "How do I join a community on a different instance"
These aren't open ended (at least, relatively). They are objective based, and just need a resolution, rather than discussion. These sort of questions are more relevant to [!firstname.lastname@example.org](https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy_support).
I know there's also questions like "What are you guys doing when there’s multiple communities for the same thing across instances?". I'm inclined to let those stay, there is lots of opportunity for discussion. It's a game of discretion from a moderation perspective, but I assume most can easily guess what is cold hard support.
At least from me, moderation of support posts has been sporadic at best, despite the long standing rule. I will begin redirecting these questions to [!email@example.com](https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy_support), however I'm of course willing to listen to the community here if that's not what is wanted, as well as other feedback.
edit: support posts will now be removed, not locked
Hi everyone, welcome, ect... It might go without saying but lemmy is open source! The platform is written in rust and typescript (which is a big pro for me). I'm sure we all have our little gripes with the platform, and those are fixed with collective teamwork :)
[These](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues?q=is:issue+is:open+label:%22good+first+issue%22) are "good first issues", [here](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/contributors/01-overview.html) is a contributing guide), and [here](https://matrix.to/#/#lemmydev:matrix.org) is a chat where developers coordinate.
Let's make the best link aggregator!
Hey all, if you notice any comments that clearly don't belong here please hit the report button! In the next few days I will be checking in every few hours to ensure this community is in tip top shape.
I have also recruited two new mods.
Hey! Back after a large break from lemmy and after returning to the community it seems it is more advice focused: `what is the best way to learn programming` vs story focused `what is a bad mistake when you started programming`.
My job as a moderator is to serve the community best I can, so instead of changing the rules to recklessly to bar topics further without consent, I want to extend an invitation for *you*, the members of the community, to share what you want to see content wise from this community.
> I like it as is!
> New rules ideas
> - Only questions about cats are allowed
> - Posts about dogs will result in being banned