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[–] [email protected] 18 points 5 months ago (1 children)

Nobody cares WHO posts the thing. The important part is that people post.

Link aggregation sites need links to aggregate and those links need to be posted by SOMEONE.

People who make the things being linked tend to be more likely to post the thing in the link.

I have no idea how this is controversial. Why is posting your own memes/comics worse than posting someone else's content?

If it doesn't matter who posts it then there's literally no difference here except that more content is posted to Lemmy when the comic authors themselves are on the platform.

[–] [email protected] -3 points 5 months ago (1 children)

I have no idea how this is controversial. Why is posting your own memes/comics worse than posting someone else's content?

You can see exactly why in this very comment chain, people talking about organising followers to boost things etc

The point of a link aggregator is not to act as veiled marketing for social media accounts or cosplays. Posting your own shit is 9 times out of 10 just promotional crap. Like this. Lemmy doesn't need content that exists primarily to drive traffic elsewhere, or shit content for the sake of shit content.

[–] [email protected] 5 points 5 months ago

It could certainly do without your shit contributions.