Ever since Elon bought Twitter, it caused mass exodus to Fediverse and companies have launched their own Mastodon instances. I am an ex-redditor and I joined Lemmy recently. Do you think Reddit will go the same way Digg did?

PS: I was permanently suspended from Reddit for unspecified harassment.

Currently, no. Digg collapsed because the format of the site was changed in extreme and unpopular ways. Elon is massively mismanaging Twitter while also learning that moderation is hard. Reddit of course has its own balancing act, but it shows no signs of complete collapse like with previous sites.

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r/banned was banned by Reddit Admin team for Mod Code of Conduct violation. The state of Reddit is declining due to unfair subreddit mod actions.

From what I can gather, there were repeated problems with brigading. It’s also worth noting that Lemmy uses much the same structure as Reddit, so the complaints from r/banned about “supermods” apply just as much here.

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Tons of repost bots are spamming Reddit, which could confuse a lot of newcomers. The Reddit CEO said that free karma subs would not go away.

Again, that’s a structural problem that it shares with any Reddit-like site, at least when karma has any sort of significance. Anything with a low barrier to entry will allow bots.

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I think something big should happen sitewide for making redditors searching for an alternative and find Lemmy. It wouldn’t happen in Twitter’s case for example if Elon wouldn’t do such critical mistakes by his side.

Exactly, I think Twitter could have continued on indefinitely if Elon hadn’t dropped in and mucked everything up. The model worked well enough and they were finally tamping down the moderation issues more or less. There were problems with monetizing, but even that gap was being shrunk.

Yep. Because let’s be honest, most of the people that transferred to mastodon haven’t done that based on privacy reason.

I’m honestly just surprised that people are putting up with their horrible redesigned webclient and app. I use Reddit a lot less than I used to specifically because of Lemmy, pretty much only for more niche tech/programming stuff not yet found on Lemmy, but when I do it’s strictly old.reddit.com and Slide for Reddit.

Being able to only see two or three comments deep in a forum specifically designed around nested comments is unacceptable.

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Or the same way delicio.us did? That’s how the internet works

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Yeah, trends come and go. Facebook also already lost more than half of their peak userbase IIRC.

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Any source for that? Last time I read about it their user-base was still growing, albeit mostly outside of Europe / US which is not popular with their advertisement customers.

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Facebook remains popular in my country. Our people are dependent on Facebook for communication. We need antitrust legislation to stop the dominance.

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Yes, when forum developers and owners take full advantage of ActivityPub.

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