I’m really not happy with Lemmy so far. Its a great community and a cool concept, but the amount of bugs I am experiencing is really starting to put me off.

The site constantly updates / glitches, when I try click on something it moves just before I click so I end up clicking on something else. If I open a post, as soon as I go back the entire home feed is different and my sorting preferences have been reset.

As someone coming from the refinement from Apollo this really is offputting and makes me want to use Lemmy even less.

The people here are great, the federation is cool and I like how decentralized it is, but I think I’m going to log off now and I don’t expect to be back anytime soon.

Ps. A functioning app I can download directly from the app store would be great. I’m not interested in progressive web apps or testflight betas, I want something that just works and is well refined.

Edit: I understand its early days, I’m not faulting devs for not being able to keep up, all I am doing here is expressing my opinion. I’m also sad about losing Apollo so that definitely adds to my disappointment quite a bit if I’m being honest.

  • @loren
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    1049 months ago

    If you expected someone’s fledgling project that’s just getting started to be as polished and refined as something that’s had thousands of dev hours over the last 5-10 years then that’s just bad expectations management. It will get better.

    • darkstarOP
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      289 months ago

      I understand its early days, not faulting the devs here, I’m just expressing how I feel

      • mars296
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        109 months ago

        You should give kbin.social a shot. It works better than lemmy currently. I made an account on lemmy.world and kbin.social and end up spending my time on kbin. Even on mobile with no app, I find the user experience better. I am sure it will get better for all instances with time.

        • hakdragon
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          59 months ago

          kbin isn’t bad, but it’s been plagued with 500 errors - probably due to the massive influx of new users/instances.

          • Rajaat
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            39 months ago

            Someone on the Discord told me KBin gained 30000 users in the last 24 hours.

          • tal
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            19 months ago

            Over the past few days, I’ve had waves where kbin.social gets really hammered, but then it performs fine after that. Someone suggested that it might be when users here in the US have their peak activity times, that it’s getting hit much harder then.

        • Entropywins
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          39 months ago

          Makes sense that kbin works better as kbin actually let me register I had trouble even trying to register on 3 different instances before someone recommended kbin because, and I quote, “it just works.”

        • can
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          29 months ago

          Kbin definitely has the better front page algorithms atm.

          • Routhinator
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            29 months ago

            Kbin is lacking the filtering for NSFW content though and there’s a lot of sketch making it into the frontpage on kbin is very noticeable so for now I have an account here and on a Lemmy instance and I use Lemmy more. Kbin is for when I can be more careful with my scrolling.

            • 1chemistdown
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              19 months ago

              There is a box you can check or uncheck. It comes checked by default and you have to actively undo it in order to get NSFW. You dirty dog

            • speck
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              19 months ago

              Isn’t there a setting in your profile to block NSFW? Or is not working fully?

              • Goob
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                49 months ago

                Take this with a grain of salt, but I think the issue is that some content isn’t tagged as NSFW, so even if it’s from an NSFW community, Kbin won’t block it unless it’s tagged as such.

                • tal
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                  isn’t tagged as NSFW,

                  I don’t think that that’s it. I’m on kbin, and at least some of the images that some people were complaining about on kbin were blurred, so there must have been some sort of NSFW indication associated with them.

              • zalack
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                19 months ago

                It works. It’s just that not everyone is using the tags correctly.

        • Dangdoggo
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          Yeah I definitely prefer kbin, and it has an app which is overall pretty good even on my janky ass unihertz phone.