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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 !community_requests@lemmy.ml
  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 lemmy.ml 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 @lemmy.world 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 lemmy.ml and one in lemmy.world and when searching the same term, lemmy.world brings massively fewer results for communities so even if I wanted to use my account on lemmy.world 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
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    11 year ago

    How does one fetch a remote community?

    While using anonymous mode on Jerboa I could see liminalspaces@lemmy.ml, now I just created an account and can’t find liminalspaces anymore. That’s because nobody on sh.itjust.works fetched the community yet, right?

    • @nachtigall
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      21 year ago

      Exactly! Fetching the communities does not work from Jerboa yet. For now you have to do this from the website.

      • Serval
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        21 year ago

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