tl:dr at the end.

I am one of the many people that were active in Reddit but I am also one of the ones that is going to delete their Reddit account on the 12th of June and move to Lemmy(Fediverse) full time.

I have encountered a specific issue though which I am not sure how to solve.

I wanted to create the equivalent community of /r/greece here, but I can see that the /c/greece is already existent but moderated by a user that is now banned, so that community is in limbo. People recommended 2 things:

  1. Request the community in [email protected]
  2. Create a new /c/greece community in another instance.

I have encountered an issue with both of these solutions.

For the 1st solution, I created a request post 2 days ago which went unanswered(either accepted/declined) while other posts after and before mine, have been answered/resolved. I can understand there has been an increase in users and Dessalines can’t administrate/moderate everything on their own but I can see that there are multiple Admins in and I believe they should be doing something or step down and appoint other people there that want to do it. I have since, recreated the same request post in hopes that I can get the community and bring it to fruition.

For the 2nd solution, I had created the /c/greece community in but the problem is, that by going there I cannot find any community using the search functionality. I have 2 windows open, one logged into and one in and when searching the same term, brings massively fewer results for communities so even if I wanted to use my account on I would have to use another instance to even FIND new communities. I am not sure why the reduced number of results but I guess there is an admin setting there that allows for federation with fewer instances.

TL:DR Why is the searching for communities so vastly different between instances and how can users overcome it to discover new communities?

  • Serval
    21 year ago

    Thank you, now I’m able to visit it from the app too :)