update: we’re compiling them now, new suggestions have about 4 hours to come in before i call it and lock the thread. thank you for all of your suggestions

following the defederations and given the inconvenience, it’s time for a new round of community solicitations so we can add possible ones to our survey!

to make this easier for us, please follow a few groundrules here:

  1. make your suggestions top level comments. do not reply to people with suggestions! they’ll probably get lost and i won’t get paged if you make them.
  2. try not to make your suggestions super specific, because we probably won’t do super specific ones
  3. try not to duplicate a suggestion once it’s already made (i know lemmy’s display isn’t great for this). while imperfect, if you like an idea please upvote it instead.
  4. this is not intended to be a general discussion thread, so please try to keep that to a minimum. i will prune comments as needed if i think they’re cramping the utility of this thread

additionally, we’ve already been suggested the following and those will be on the survey. i will prune any suggestion which is a duplicate of/is covered by one of these:

  • anime and manga
  • world news
  • tabletop gaming
  • vegan/vegetarian
  • education
  • parenting
  • camping
  • fitness

and for responsibility reasons we can’t really offer mental-health related communities past !neurodivergence@beehaw.org, so please don’t suggest those. thanks folks!

@rfel@beehaw.org
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The one I couldn’t find mentioned here would be /c/digitalminimalism. Here we could share tips and experiences on reducing screen time, using dumbphones, exploring minimal apps, and all things related to simplifying our digital lives.

@themobyone@beehaw.org
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Shame this happened while ‘most’ of us Europeans were asleep.

@Whar@beehaw.org
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There have been many options already, but I’ll add:

  • Internet Is Beautiful

Just a place to share small sites of the internet that you might not discover easily by yourself.

@gabuwu@beehaw.org
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maybe a community thats a focused on being positive rather than negative, news or generally content wise. like, /c/cute stuff/aww or /c/good news. just generally a space to try and take a break from the negativity, not to ignore the problems in the world but rather a break from the kind of doomscrolling that tends to happen on social media and a space to share general means of hope.

@leachim6@beehaw.org
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Definitely in favor of a “good news” type of community, but only if the news is actually good. r/upliftingnews turned into r/orphancrushingmachine very quickly

@HrBingR@beehaw.org
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Think it would need to be strictly moderated to make sure something like that doesn’t happen. But I second this idea!

@SweetSitty@beehaw.org
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I really enjoyed the NoLawns group, and didn’t see it suggested. Also, Travel was a great group to share pictures and travel tips, as well as ask questions.

@snowbell@beehaw.org
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3D Printing Motorcycles Firearms Television Flashlights Movies

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Vroom vroom, pew pew.

@ZenGrammy@beehaw.org
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I’m late to the party but one of my favorite places on Reddit was MomForAMinute, where people could stop by and share their news or vent or talk about whatever they need to and get internet Mom Hugs. It was such a wholesome place.

@Los@beehaw.org
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c/philosophy

@afatparakeet@beehaw.org
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+1!

Great idea that I think really vibes with the instance focus.

@effingnerd@beehaw.org
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Sobriety.

@GraceGH@beehaw.org
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I personally would like a game development subr- community, but it might be too niche to bother with. I know we have a c/programming, but that’s for people a lot smarter than me, my game dev process is more of a “alls i have is a hammer and therefore everything is nails” type of deal and I personally find that most of the self taught indie devs are kinda on my wavelength.

Home networking or self hosted.

@HrBingR@beehaw.org
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Honestly I thought we had a self hosted community, but realized that was federated from another instance. I second self hosted! Was one of my favorite subreddits.

How about a crafts community? We have DIY but crafts are a bit different. It could cover stuff like sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, dying, woodburning, pottery, glassblowing, all the artsy 3D items people make.

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/c/SuggestACommunity or /c/CommunityWish or /c/LookingForCommuntiy or /c/WhereIsMyCommunity

People can go post when they are in the mood of wanting a community that doesn’t exist. Others can comment on it. If a big group of people are talking about a certain thing it might be more viable. Or, you might find out that there is a community like the one you are looking for already.

Also people can make more in depth threads like about what kind of vibe/guidelines they are thinking of and have discussion about what others would like to participate in.

It would serve as a record of what people have wanted. Would be useful both to show interest over time but also to think about communities that might have significant conflicts in expectations.

@mobyduck648@beehaw.org
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I quite like the idea of a BeeHawDevs community, I’m not sure if there’s a discord or something already but having a community specifically dedicated to building new features for BeeHaw would be nice I think. Since we’d all have to juggle things around jobs and stuff it would be nice if there was a centralised list of tasks/features that needed doing in order of priority that people could drop in and work on when they had a spare weekend.

@HrBingR@beehaw.org
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In that case shouldn’t it more be a LemmyDevs community? Since building new features and improvements for Beehaw would be building them for Lemmy since that’s what Beehaw is running.

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I really miss a place like MensLib. Just to be clear, that’s not Men’s Rights or any of the MRA bullshit. It’s a space for men like the feminism community where men can discuss issues, support each other, and learn without taking up space in other forums like feminism or witchesvspatriarchy.

Not that those spaces exclude men. It’s just that in order for the patriarchy to be dismantled, men have to take and active role to work on ourselves and not at the expense of women or other groups using their own spaces to support each other. Likewise, anyone would be welcome in a menslib community.

I just really miss that place to practice and encourage positive masculinity, and to rally to fight the patriarchy.

@can@beehaw.org
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This is a great suggestion.

c/BoysSupportBoys 😎

@ZenGrammy@beehaw.org
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I used to lurk on that sub even though I’m not the target audience. It was so nice to see the men checking in on each other’s mental health and posting positive articles.

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