I used to use Apollo daily. I’m so glad someone suggested that I set up this sublemmy as a backup. Loving lemmy and this community so far.

I restricted the subreddit to allow any guides etc to be available again, but such that no new content can be posted. If Reddit really goes back on their changes, I might public it again, but tbh that’s unlikely.

I have been blown away by the amount of people that have already jumped ship, and joined this little community. Honestly had almost forgotten I had set this up. Glad to see you all here!

Edit: just to be clear, I was the mod of r/steamdeck_linux, not the larger r/steamdeck. It was a smaller, but more linux focused, subreddit.

  • HiT3k
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    Just got banned from r/SteamDeck for a single non-spammy comment linking here in a thread specifically about the blackout. Good riddance.

  • Shin
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    A fair warning, it might be best to try and archive the content and transfer it over to Lemmg instead of leaving the subreddit itself up. Reddit seems to be forcibly reopening communities to stop the blackout, so if one doesn’t act soon enough they might be forced out of their own subreddit and lose control.

    • MoxvallixOPMA
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      I would be down for that. Any suggestions as to how I could accomplish this?

      • Shin
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        310 months ago

        No, but I saw a few discussions and links mentioned elsewhere. I suggest trying to find someone more informed on the topic, I’m just trying to spread awareness on the craziness Reddit is trying to pull.

    • @therosesgrave
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      Has reddit actually been reopening subs? Seems like r/videos would have been their first target, but that’s still private.

  • @Dutczar
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    This is one of the few communities I use lemmy for so far, the others are dying and I don’t have time yet to post more on my own

    • @sunaurus@lemm.ee
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      I want to point out that Lemmy is actually super active right now, but unfortunately there is a bug in 0.17.4 that stops front pages from updating shortly after the server is restarted, thus resulting in “hot” showing very old posts for example.

      I have fixed this issue on https://lemm.ee already, you can check our front page to see fresh posts. The fix will soon land in the main Lemmy codebase as well so other instances can take advantage, you can track the issue here: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/3076

      I have also advised other instance admins that regularly restarting their Lemmy server will work as a band-aid workaround until the proper fix is released, so some admins have already implemented this in order to get their post rankings working again (but unfortunately for you, it seems sopuli.xyz has not done this workaround yet).

      • MoxvallixOPMA
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        Ah, I was wondering why newer posts weren’t showing up.

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          It is pretty unfortunate because that’s a rather serious bug, it gives the impression that Lemmy is less active than it actually is which is not great for newer users unaware of the bug.

          edit: I’m not sure if it applies to “active” or just “hot”, still not great though.

          edit 2: Apparently it does apply to “active” as well, interesting.

          • MoxvallixOPMA
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            Let’s hope it’s patched shortly.

          • @ipkpjersi@lemmy.one
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            I guess that’s a good thing and a bad thing - it means Lemmy is really more active than it appears so that’s good, but it’s also a bad thing because the timing of this bug with so many new users is not good lol

      • @ash
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        This is so cool; thank u for the hard work ❣️ I personally use the sopuli domain on jerboa app & sort by comment novelty so all’s smooth sailings for me ⛵ I sort it this way so I can contribute actively :))

      • Speff
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        110 months ago

        Hey man, I appreciate the information - was wondering why the sorting was borked lately. I’ll keep an eye out for the update and occasionally restart my instance

      • @Gatsby@lemm.ee
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        It seems i chose my server… wisely

        Edit: how can i donate to lemm.ee, i guess i should throw in my buck o’ five.

  • @MattyXarope@lemmy.world
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    So to be clear, your a mod at the steam deck Reddit? I only ask because the community icon is different. I think they should be the same to make the transition easier.

    • MoxvallixOPMA
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      No no, I am the mod of r/steamdeck_linux.

        • MoxvallixOPMA
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          Sorry as well, I should have made it more clear. I mean, the fact that I named this sublemmy steamdeck rather than steamdeck_linux makes it a bit confusing as well.

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    510 months ago

    Is steamdeck_linux a different community from steamdeck?

    • MoxvallixOPMA
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      Yes, this was r/steamdeck_linux’s sister community, I set this up around the time I made r/steamdeck_linux .

      The subreddit was more for focusing on helping people use the Linux side of the Steam Deck.

      This community, however, can be more broad, but it’s the reason there’s a Tux in the icon.

      • nii236
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        210 months ago

        So how is Linux on Steam Deck? Can I do all my devvy things? VSCode, Go, NPM, Docker, etc

        • MoxvallixOPMA
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          410 months ago

          Yeah, for sure. You likely will want to unlock root, and disable read only fs, to do so, but its basically a modified Arch. You can even install other distros if you feel so inclined.

          One thing to note is that SteamOS updates are known to break pacmans package db.

        • @rotopenguin@infosec.pub
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          You can stretch SteamOS’s capabilities out a little bit, but I wouldn’t get too serious about it. The OS partition(s) don’t have a lot of space, everything gets bounced back to start with every OS upgrade, and between SteamOS upgrades its Arch signing keys get pretty badly out of date.

          I dunno how long it takes for the Deck’s particular drivers to upstream to “real distros”. Arch may already be there, Debian is probably not.

          • nii236
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            110 months ago

            Yeah I guess at a certain point (carrying keyboard mouse around with the Deck), you’re better off just using a laptop

  • Krafty Kactus
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    510 months ago

    I haven’t heard anyone call them sublemmys before. I think I like it!

    • MoxvallixOPMA
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      no worries. its great to see the community is flourishing in a place that isnt reddit.

      • petrescatraian
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        @Moxvallix yea, indeed. The Fediverse keeps surprising me as well 😁 guess that’s what happens when people have choices.