It’s our Birthday! 🎂

It’s been a wild ride over the past year. I still remember hearing about a federated platform that could be a user driven version of Reddit.

And how we have grown!

Thank you to everyone, old and new who has had an account here. I know we’ve had our ups and downs, slow servers, botched migrations, and finding out just because we are on the otherside of the world Lemmy can’t handle it, but we are still here and making it work!

If I could go back and make the choice again. Honestly, I’d probably make the same choice. While it has been hectic, it has been enjoyable to the n’th degree.
I’ve made friends and learnt a lot. Not just on a technical level but a fair amount on a personal level too.

We have successfully made a community of over 300 people who regularly use Reddthat as their entryway into the Lemmyverse. Those numbers are real people, making real conversations.

Here’s to another amazing year!

Tiff

PS: I’m still waiting for that first crypto donation 😜

PPS: Would anyone like a Hoodie with some sort of Reddthat logo/design? I know I would.

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    17 days ago

    Happy birthday Reddthat!

    Thank you very much for everything! My favourite instance by far!

    PS: I’m still waiting for that first crypto donation 😜

    I have to reload my wallet, that stuff is sometimes a bit too complicated for what it is 😅

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      17 days ago

      You’re not wrong.
      I remember back when I deposited money into a random bank account and some internet person sent me internet money.

      The internet really is an amazing place

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    15 days ago

    very much obliged for your work. i have severe ptsd and did not realize how much i obsess over downvotes until I tried reddthat and it is so much better for my mental health that I’ll never go back to the old way.

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    15 days ago

    Happy birthday reddthat 😁

  • p5yk0t1km1r4ge@lemmy.world
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    15 days ago

    Lemmy kind of feels like an isolated island colony that’s constantly getting more and more of its own civilization. Like colonists.

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    10 days ago

    Hooray! Love this community. Merry Birthmas!

    My climate is too hot for a hoodie to be useful for very long (unless it was maybe a zip-up I could use like a light jacket in my freezing office cubicle), but I’d totally buy a mug.

    If a mug happened, it would be cool if it had temperature change ink/designs.

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      10 days ago

      Ooooh I love the temp change idea! I’ll have to find a new supplier for that, and think of a cool idea for it! 😉

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    16 days ago

    Side note, but have you ever considered Reddthat merch such as t-shirts or mugs? Those could be nice!

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      16 days ago

      I have, I’ve got a couple accounts on sone merch stores that will allow everyone to buy a few things. Such as stickers, mugs, t-shirts etc. But we need some good graphics. The Reddthat logo by itself only works for the stickers.

      My ideas were:

      • Sticker: logo
      • Mug: logo + text & BIG text
      • Tshirt: big graphic on front, or lots of random text on the front with “I’ve readthat” on the back
      • Hoodie: small text on front + big logo/graphic on back

      But I still need that big graphic design and some time to create all the other logos

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        16 days ago

        Seems promising! Maybe you can ask if there is anyone in the community that can help with the design of the logos?

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    14 days ago

    Happy Birthday Reddthat! I wasn’t here from the beginning but I’m glad to have joined when I did. Here’s to many more birthdays 🎂🎉✨