Oh god how did this get here I am not good with computer

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Joined 6M ago
Cake day: Jun 04, 2023


Thank you for that! I’ve added that to the sidebar regardless of how this vote moves forwards. It’s actually just a good rule to have. I’ve gone with “no older than 2 months” to give a little wiggle room and I’ll see how that goes. I can always make it tighter down the line.

No worries mate! It’s something that’s been on my mind for a while and you finally lit a fire under my ass to do something about it 😂

Now if only I can take better care of some of my other communities 😬

[MOD POST] Seeking feedback on the direction of this community [Updated with results]
UPDATE: Looks like the voting is evenly split (3 vs 2, but one of those 3 was me). As a result, I'll keep things mostly the same for this community. No big changes coming. We'll keep this community focused on weird stories/events but I'll give the "news" part a little bit of wiggle room. -----Original Post----- Good evening guys, gals, and non-binary pals - I know this isn't the biggest community on Lemmy, but I would love to hear your feedback on the future direction of this place. I've been thinking about this for a while and @BlameThePeacock's recent post inspired me to actually post about it. The original idea for this community was to be a Lemmy equivalent of /r/offbeat on Reddit. A place for weird, strange, and offbeat things that happen in the news. Kind of like nottheonion, but with a broader scope. I've been noticing that sometimes people post things that are interesting and very much offbeat, but not what you would traditionally consider as news. I haven't been removing these posts, but I have been aware of them. I've even got a report about one of them not being news. Examples: [1](https://lemmy.ca/post/4949135), [2](https://lemmy.ca/post/5866930), [3](https://lemmy.ca/post/3952086), [4](https://lemmy.ca/post/1571358) So I guess what I'm asking, would you rather that we stick more to strictly being "Offbeat News" or broaden our horizons to being just "Offbeat". "Offbeat" would still include weird things that happen in the news but also include other weird but interesting things out in the world that aren't strictly news articles. I personally feel like the latter would be an interesting direction to take, but ultimately I'm not looking to alienate the people that enjoy this community. Cheers, TWG EDIT: If you'd rather vote instead of leaving a comment, here's a poll: https://strawpoll.com/GeZAOpGVJnV

A post like this is really making me wonder about the direction of this community. Not in a bad way. This is great content. I’ve been wondering for a while if I should expand the idea from “Offbeat News” to just general “Offbeat” things (news and other items). I need to formulate a mod post now lol.

A (US) federal agency wants to give safety tips to young adults. So it’s dropping an album.
News story archive: https://archive.ph/wxi2F Direct link to album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gozH72CON5s

I’ve been trying to kickstart four communities because apparently I’m a masochist, but I’ve posted more in the last month than I did in the last 10 years on reddit. It reminds me a lot of my first couple of years on reddit (circa 2010/2011) and then my posting died off because you’d either get drowned out by the noise (hundreds or thousands of comments) or ignored in favour of a one liner joke.

I’ve seen a lot of people comparing Lemmy to early reddit, and I don’t necessarily disagree, but I feel like there’s one important distinction between the two. Even early reddit was driven by karma. There just wasn’t as much people >10 years ago. I find the lack of karma on Lemmy refreshing. How it’s gone back to the old forum way of just counting the number of posts is fantastic. It’s a weird habit to break out of though because part of me still wants to go “I got no upvotes, time to delete” or “I’m getting downvotes, better delete my post”.

It’s almost impressive how badly they screwed up the library. Absolutely hate it. It’s just a massive chore to use versus how it was.