Can KBin not like, freak out at any turn when surfing on it?

I forced myself to go back a little to Reddit recently. Because while I endorse and love the existence of the Fediverse, I can't in good conscience, tolerate the instability of it. Any other time I go somewhere, I'm met with a page that says KBin is working on resolving issues, then I go somewhere else and it's fine.

Sometimes commenting takes a little lag, requiring me to click twice, this happens when I'm even commenting to other instances from KBin, like to Lemmy.

I understand that the fediverse isn't as well maintained and operational as most centralized social media sites. But if it could smooth and iron out these issues, then it would be more of an attractant to gain users.

Because not only do users seek alternatives to go, but they'd love it if there was stability in functionality.

BolexForSoup,
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Can we not like, do that Reddit thing at every turn where a certain topic/title always makes it to the top and everybody just duplicates it even though the exact same conversation happens every time?

JohnsonSofia,

With every kitesurfing trip to Portugal's waves, I feel like I'm not only developing my skills, but also getting a lot of pleasure from being in touch with nature. Browsing through the spectacular surf spots on https://portugalkitesurf.com/20-best-kitesurfing-spots-in-portugal/ , each new exciting swell opens up another portion of pleasure and relaxation for me.

Aatube,

Ironically enough, circa Sunday, this post always gives me an Error 50x when I click it on kbin and is unreachable through the fediverse, so I can't comment there. However, I've currently switched to Mbin! It's a much more stable and developed version of kbin, although it's missing some features such as "All Content" and "Mark unread comments". These haven't been added yet, because they plan on rewriting stuff to be stabler than ever!

Aatube,

Re-reading this, I may want to pursue a career in writing awful corporate advertisements.

Kevnyon,
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I thought this thread had no comments, but as it turns out, the frontpage just isn't updating for me and so I don't know what threads people have interacted with unless I click on them.

downpunxx,
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kbin has been a dumpster fire for the last 9 months or so, nothing has ever worked especially well, the error screen is now the default result when doing anything like clicking on any post, commenting, voting, lol, notifications haven't worked ever I think, this guy earnest has a lot of personal issues, and it doesn't seem like he either allows others to take up the slack in keeping the code maintained, or anything, a lot less active users on kbin.social because it's almost unusable, always with promises of "gonna get back on track soon", blech

Darkrai,
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Thats clearly not true, lots of people are working on the code.

https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/pulls?q=&type=all&sort=&state=closed&labels=&milestone=0&project=0&assignee=0&poster=0

I dont know Php or I would help.

SaltySalamander,
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Darkrai,
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Thats clearly not true, lots of people are working on the code.

https://codeberg.org/Kbin/kbin-core/pulls?q=&type=all&sort=&state=closed&labels=&milestone=0&project=0&assignee=0&poster=0

I dont know Php or I would help.

Rottcodd,
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This isn't "the fediverse." This is one instance. "The fediverse" is a network of interoperable instances, each one owned and maintained separately.

Personally, I think the best way to interact with the fediverse is to maintain accounts on multiple instances. I have a dozen or so accounts total, and regularly use four or five of them. They're all under the same name, so they're all "me," but they're spread out instead of everything being on one account on one instance.

The main reason I prefer that is that every instance is different. Even though they're all interacting with the same broad pool of content, they each have a different userbase with different preferences, which means that they each have a different set of federated instances and subscribed communities. There's a fair amount of stuff I'll see on one instance but not on another, and it follows the overall focus of the instance. So whatever my mood might be or I might be interested in, I have an account on a suitable instance to match it.

Another advantage though, and directly on topic, is that I always have an alternative if one of them is having problems. Since each instance is privately owned and maintained rather than being owned by a corporation and maintained by its staff, there's any number of quirks and difficulties and failures. And that's just the way it is - the people running these instances are just ordinary people who are basically donating their time and resources, and they don't owe us anything. We get whatever we get, and have no right to demand any more than that.

With accounts on multiple instances, it doesn't matter if one or another of them has difficulties at the moment, or even if one shuts down completely (as two of my favorites have), since i can just switch to a different instance any time.

Kbin is special. It's an entirely different piece of software from Lemmy (and a better one in many ways). But it was written primarily by one person - Ernest - and he's also the owner of this instance. And while he's a great guy, he's also a single individual with other interests and responsibilities, and with some health issues. So it's a great place running on a great piece of software, but it has some difficulties and is often slow and/or glitchy. That's fine - I still like it here, so it's one of my most-used accounts, and I can always use a different one on a different instance if this one is too much of a problem.

norbert,
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You've made a lot of great points and summed up my thoughts. I have a few accounts across different instances as well. I was going to upvote the comment but it returned an error lol.

Kierunkowy74,
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+1

Kierunkowy74,
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+1

norbert, (edited )
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You've made a lot of great points and summed up my thoughts. I have a few accounts across different instances as well. I was going to upvote the comment but it returned an error lol.

edit: and a day later I'm still unable to delete the extra comment, though i can apparently edit it.

ShadowRam,

Yeah, I've moved to https://fedia.io/

It's kbin, but loads properly

(And of course I get this error while trying to reply to this post on kbin.)

"We are working on resolving the issues"

Melkath,

Interesting.

Who is running this instance?

Part of what I like about Kbin is that it's Ernest. It isn't a tribe of people that is going to go corporate or nazi. It's just a likeable guy doing his best.

I'm willing to be patient about upgrades and associated glitchiness as the instance grows, because it is the definition of independent.

Kierunkowy74,
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Fedia is runned by Jerry, admin of https://infosec.exchange Mastodon instance. One of the best Fediverse admins out there.

Melkath,

Interesting.

Who is running this instance?

Part of what I like about Kbin is that it's Ernest. It isn't a tribe of people that is going to go corporate or nazi. It's just a likeable guy doing his best.

I'm willing to be patient about upgrades and associated glitchiness as the instance grows, because it is the definition of independent.

ShadowRam,

Yeah, I've moved to https://fedia.io/

It's kbin, but loads properly

RandomStickman,
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Try some MBin instances

Maeve,

Hi there,

Have you tried [Lemmy Explorer] (https://lemmyverse.net/communities) while you wait? Kbin is still a baby and a very tight budget, with admin that are human with human things happening. I understand your upset, I hope this helps soothe and helps you have a happier experience. Also, it's good to get the wider perspective from Lemmy than just Kevin. It starts to sound homogeneous after awhile, Lemmy Explorer might be used as a sort of palate cleanser. A lot of Americans here (I'm one), so hive mind does happen and it's diverse enough that one may not immediately notice.

newtraditionalists,

Jesus christ you guys are so whiny. Leave. Please. Just leave. Nobody cares.

UnhappyCamper,
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Why go back to Reddit when you can just make an account on Lemmy or something..

Oofnik,

I don't know who runs it, but kbin.earth is a great alternative while Ernest sorts things out. It's an almost identical experience.

Kierunkowy74,
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+1

Xariphon,

You get "working on resolving issues?"

Most of the time I try to up or down vote something and I get a hanging load time and then maybe "Error." That's it. No explanation, no empty promises of working, just "fuck you that's why."

That I got an error trying to post this is tragicomically fitting.

metaStatic,

occasional Error 50x is better than cloudflare on every page.

metaStatic,

occasional Error 50x is better than cloudflare on every page.

Xariphon,

You get "working on resolving issues?"

Most of the time I try to up or down vote something and I get a hanging load time and then maybe "Error." That's it. No explanation, no empty promises of working, just "fuck you that's why."

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