What’s stopping us from using the api to post all of reddit here in a massive one-time merger?

Obviously the Lemmy devs would have to do it, but would there be legal issues? I think it would solve most of the problems with Lemmy, really.

  • Spacebar
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    111 year ago

    If you see a thread on Reddit that you are interested in, consider making a similar one here.

    I don’t want a reddit 2.0, I want what lemmy may become on its own.

  • Lilium
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    41 year ago

    I mean, I see no problem with someone creating an instance specifically for this, it would even be good for archival purposes. But doing it here? Hell naw, I don’t want r/conservative or whatever other the_donald-like hellholes Reddit still has, polluting Lemmy.

    There is also the problem with “gone wild” style subs, where the users posts their own explicit pictures, but that doesn’t mean they want those pictures reposted elsewhere without their control.

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      11 year ago

      There is also the problem with “gone wild” style subs, where the users posts their own explicit pictures, but that doesn’t mean they want those pictures reposted elsewhere without their control.

      That does unfortunately come with the territory of posting anything on the internet though, especially explicit material.

    • CommunistOP
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      01 year ago

      What if we did it JUST ONCE?

      We just need the content that’s already on there to massively improve things, we don’t need a computer constantly running updating the content, we really just need it over here once to match reddit, then we can replace it.

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          01 year ago

          Idea, don’t include the comments so that lemmy can still be organic and separate, this would also cut down the amount of scraping we’d need to do dramatically.

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    21 year ago

    For links only that’s possible. And one community i know have the top links from their reddit counterpart mirrored here even partly automated.

    For any kind of media and even text that would infringe the copyright of the author. And could put the instance in risk of legal action.

    Therefore i see much more potential in getting the content creators and commenters here - just like it is happening already.

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      21 year ago

      Yeah, it should definitely be done by a community, that would absolutely make things make sense, we need a bot that automatically scrapes and posts.

      The biggest thing stopping people from using lemmy seems to be content missing, if we can overcome that we’d change the game.

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          11 year ago

          I think what would be best is just doing it once, so that we can access all the content, but we move forward as a separate website, what do you think of that?

            • CommunistOP
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              11 year ago

              Honestly, I wouldn’t know where to begin, but if someone would be willing to help me, I don’t see why not!

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                  1 year ago

                  I might be able to do it for just my favorite communities, but yeah the big 20tb issue taking weeks is a dealbreaker for one person doing ALL of it.

                  But if there was a way to make it easy to mirror a subreddit for an individual who owns a lemmy community… then maybe we could get something to work.