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submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by mrmanager to c/lemmyguides

If you are a new user to Lemmy, the most important thing is to subscribe to lots of communities so you get a nice feed of new posts and comments.

Click on Communities link at the top and select All. A long list of communities will appear. Subscribe to many of them. You can always unsubscribe if they are annoying you later.

This list of communities are only the ones that someone has subscribed to on this instance already. But there is something like 20.000+ communities in the entire lemmy network.

Go to https://lemmyverse.net/communities in a new tab. If you want to subscribe to something here, copy the link (ex: !humor@beehaw.org).

Paste that link into the search box here at lemmy.today. Make sure Communities is selected in the list box to filter out comments etc.

It should look like this:

Clicking on the green link will take you to the community and you can click Subscribe on the upper right:

And thats about it. If you have any questions, just ask. :)

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[-] Walican132 2 points 5 months ago

Hi, I followed these steps and I was able to subscribe to a couple communities. However I wanted to sub to !warframe@dormi.zone and from this instance and the memmy app I’m seeing that it has one subscriber (presumably me?) however clicking into the direct link I can then see the activity. I’m still very new to this, am I missing a step?

[-] mrmanager 3 points 5 months ago

Hi!

I think you did it right :) But the way Lemmy is designed, it doesn't copy over historic posts and comments before you subscribed. I had a look at the community over at dormi.zone and there has been only one post since you subscribed, and that one you see here on Lemmy.today. But you won't see the older ones. New ones will pop up here though.

It's a bit confusing, all of this, in the beginning. :)

Make sure to subscribe to lots of communities since only a few has lots of content, and it can feel like Lemmy is a wasteland otherwise.

[-] Walican132 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks so much for the response. I’m enjoying figuring out something new.

[-] mrmanager 2 points 5 months ago

Me too, it's fun with technology that isn't owned by big tech. :)

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