Looks like KBin has an edge over Lemmy now in terms of monthly active users.

It’s obviously a pretty silly thing, and is not in any way indicative of which project is “better” or more “long-term viable” or anything — instances of both federate with one another, and with the rest of fedi, so it’s all one happy family.

That said, it’s notable. KBin is a relative newcomer to the “Reddit-like fedi instance” game, and also does not have the tankie baggage.

Anyway, the more, the merrier!

KBin: https://the-federation.info/platform/184

Lemmy: https://the-federation.info/platform/73

Discussion on fedi: https://mstdn.social/@rysiek/110527049024028986

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instances of both federate with one another

At least for me, I cannot access most kbin magazines from Lemmy

@rysiek@szmer.info
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Try magazines from https://fedia.io, which is also a Kbin instance. The “main” Kbin instance, kbin.social, currently does not federate due to the load.

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I’m not able to join magazines on fedia.io either.

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Huh. That’s surprising. I just joined https://fedia.io/m/cybersecurity from my Lemmy account on szmer.info.

pruwyben
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Did you find it by searching for !cybersecurity@fedia.io on your instance?

Edit: Interestingly, I was eventually able to join Kbit magazines by pasting the full URL into the search - it seems like this works but using the ! format doesn’t, at least on my server.

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Good to know, thanks!

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Can someone explain the “tankie” baggage? I’ve seen it thrown around quite a bit but no one seems to explain it in detail.

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(Some) Lemmy devs seem to have political ideologies that are within the “tankie” settings. That’s mostly it. Some people express they feel uncomfortable about it. Such devs hold an instance separate from the flagship instance (lemmygrad.ml), which in my opinion is not bad at all, I think it’s better they keep them to themselves giving an option to other instances to block it. They’re not trying to shove tankies ideas down anyones throats or anything.

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Well, TIL a new word: tankie.

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Purge it from your mind before you fall down a rabbithole of some of the most brain-broken people on the internet.

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While true, there’s still some pretty questionable/pro-CCP moderation on lemmy.ml.

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That’s true and I added it later by an edit in my original post which appears not to have synchronized to Beehaw yet. I wholeheartedly agree with the final paragraph of that post.

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I linked the “tankie baggage” phrase to a post about it now. Check it out.

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Is I were to switch from Lemmy to KBin (or vice versa), would I have to start over (e.g. create a new account there and loae all my comments etc.)? Or would it be possible to “migrate”?

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For now, you would have to lost everything and create a new account. But maybe we’ll see a solution for it coming

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This would be cool regarding the current scaling problems with too many users choosing the same instance (it would make “distributing” the load easier my making it possible to move already created, existing accounts, if the user wishes to), and also would it solve the problem if an instance is to be shut down for whatever reason, people also could “take their stuff” and go “somewhere else”. Let’s see, maybe it’ll be possible in the future.

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You can’t just subscribe to their communities?

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I do not believe there is a migration tool for Lemmy-KBin migrations.

in the short term we have a few upcoming critical mod tool launches we need to nail

Umm, you really should have launched this before shutting down the current tools mods use.

They’ve been promising better mod tools for years

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They are totally right around the corner though, and won’t be a buggy mess at all!

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Personally, I’m loyal to Beehaw. I like the culture that it is trying to grow. But I like how I can subscribe to things outside of beehaw as long the instance has federation enabled.

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I don’t like that beehaw doesn’t allow community creation (or nsfw).

Is kbin also part of the fediverse? Can you interact with kbin from lemmy, and how is it different?

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Use other instances then? Afaik beehaw is more of a family friendly place and not for nsfw. lemmy.world allows both community creation and nsfw

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yeah, that’s why I signed up at lemmy.world :)

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