• poVoqM
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    This English speaking “europe@feddit.de” was always a bit out of place on a primarily German speaking instance. The same would be true for feddit.org, I guess. Maybe we should just depreciate this community and see if another English speaking Europe community takes over? As long as it isn’t the one on lemmy.ml (which has major moderation issues), I think I would be fine with that. I only stepped up moderating it on feddit.de because it was very active at the time and the previous mod stepped down.

    • DarkThoughts
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      1827 days ago

      I specifically voted for feddit.org with this community in mind during the name poll, because it was more international sounding than the other options.

      • poVoqM
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        1527 days ago

        If someone wants to create an English speaking Europe community on feddit.org I would certainly not be against it. Ultimatly it is up to the subscribers to decide where to go.

        I pinned this thread in the community, so people can promote their proposed alternatives here.

        • DarkThoughts
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          226 days ago

          So from that I gather that you personally do not have an interest in moving the community over to it.

          • poVoqM
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            726 days ago

            I would much rather someone else takes over moderation, yes. Both because of various federated moderation bugs in Lemmy making it hard to moderate a community that isn’t on your home instance and because I have way to many communities that I moderate already.

            If needed, I would be willing to help with moderation, but not be the main moderator of such a new community.

            • @ServaisOP
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              126 days ago

              To be honest, I didn’t volunteer because it’s a news community with a large audience. Debates can get nasty, and that’s something I try to avoid.

              I guess a lot of other people are in the same case, and why you were the only mod here

              • DarkThoughts
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                125 days ago

                /r/europe became pretty much a Nazi cesspool and I feel on the fediverse it could quickly become a Tankie cesspool. I personally would not have nerves for that either. Would be sad to see this community die if the instance inevitably vanishes though.

          • @ServaisOP
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            526 days ago

            To be fair, the whole sidebar of feddit.org is in German, and specifically mentions being German speaking

            • DarkThoughts
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              It’s presumably mostly taken from the original feddit.de instance. Maybe something to talk to the admins about. Personally I think a European instance makes more sense than a purely German one.

              • @ServaisOP
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                326 days ago

                Wir sind eine deutschsprachige Lemmy Community und entwickelten uns aus feddit.de heraus.

                I doubt they took that from the feddit.de sidebar

                • DarkThoughts
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                  126 days ago

                  I clearly meant the standard issue text below that… But since you’re apparently here to look for pedantic arguments I’m gonna end it here anyway now.

    • @CAVOK@lemmy.world
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      1727 days ago

      This community is the biggest one by far. Shutting this would be bad IMHO. Is there a way to move it to another instance?

      • @ServaisOP
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        I agree. This one is definitely the most active one.

        @poVoq@slrpnk.net, maybe lemm.ee can be an option? The .ee domain name suggests its’ European, and all of the communities are English-speaking.

        • @d_k_bo@feddit.org
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          927 days ago

          lemm.ee seems to be hosted in the USA. I would very much prefer a european instance. lemmings.world and lemmy.cafe could be an option.

        • Ardor von Heersburg
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          327 days ago

          I also think that choosing another instance as Feddit is a good idea. Also in terms of „supporting the concept of federation“.

          So another not to big but also stable, european instance would be the perfect solution in my eyes.

        • @ServaisOP
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          527 days ago

          You can pin a message to a new one, and lock the old one down, that works for most of the people

          • @Parodper@foros.fediverso.gal
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            727 days ago

            In that case mods should do that ASAP, to give enough time to people to notice it before the server shuts down.

            Also should probably create the new community, lemm.ee doesn’t seem to have one already.

              • @ServaisOP
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                Even if the server keeps running, not being able to access the frontend is a bit worrying

            • poVoqM
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              There is /c/yurop@lemm.ee

              Edit: the problem with lemm.ee is that their block-list lacks some instances that are likely to be problematic for this community specifically, as seen on the lemmy.ml equivalent.

              • DarkThoughts
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                127 days ago

                Which ones? feddit.org has at least hexbear and lemmygrad blocked. lemmy.ml is probably still a bit too big on some communities for many to outright block yet.

                • poVoqM
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                  The community on lemmy.ml has the problem that there are some very persistent users that constantly post pro-Russian propaganda or similar mis-information to it, and the lemmy.ml admins refuse to appoint a new mod and seem to be generally fine with that. I certainly wouldn’t want to moderate a similar community where Hexbear and Lemmygrad users have full access to like they would on lemm.ee. if fact I wouldn’t even be able to as my home instance is defederated from these instances and thus such posts would be invisible to me.

    • Ben Matthews
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      727 days ago

      Is this intentionally english speaking, or does this just reflect the population of lemmy ?
      I’d prefer a multilingual europe instance, ou chacun parle sa langue, para aumentar la diversidad.

      • poVoqM
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        627 days ago

        I didn’t create this community, but there is another German speaking “europa” community on feddit.de and this one was as far as I know always near 100% English.

  • @passepartout@feddit.de
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    1025 days ago

    The size of this community alone shows the need for it. That said, feddit.org seems like a good new home for it since .org is a language neutral tld and the server is german AND English speaking after all.

      • Pleb
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        1927 days ago

        There’s two actually. The second one hopped on board shortly before the first one went to Asia on some work (IIRC).
        And the second one has trouble with the SSH-key and a case of RL-stuff going on.

    • @ServaisOP
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      1527 days ago

      Feddit.de? The admin has been having issues, which is why they started https://feddit.org/.

      You can see that in their sidebar

      Wir sind eine deutschsprachige Lemmy Community und entwickelten uns aus feddit.de heraus.

      Feddit.org dient als Reddit-Alternative im Fediverse.

  • petrescatraian
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    525 days ago

    It would actually be kinda cool to have something like a feddit.eu server where communities from all across Europe/the EU can reside. But I am not against a move to .org either, except for the fact that they label themselves an English-German speaking community. I am not German. 😁

  • CommunityLinkFixerBotB
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    127 days ago

    Hi there! Looks like you linked to a Lemmy community using a URL instead of its name, which doesn’t work well for people on different instances. Try fixing it like this: !main@feddit.org

  • @Seven@feddit.de
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    124 days ago

    Even though feddit.org is largely a German instance, content in English is also welcome. I believe that this has already been included in the sidebar.

    I would also like to mention that feddit.org was founded in conjunction with the Fediverse Foundation. This is a non-profit organization from Austria that runs various Mastodon instances. There is active and passive association work and also a larger team that takes care of hosting.

    The current problems of feddit.de in particular are due to the fact that the load is spread over very few shoulders and some of these are currently unavailable.