When comparing Slicer vs Lemmy, the Slant community recommends Lemmy for most people. In the question“What are the best Reddit alternatives?” Lemmy is ranked 2nd while Slicer is ranked 6th. The most important reason people chose Lemmy is:
Anyone can self-host the software on their own server. Users can join an instance they like. You can view and comment on other servers (instances) as long as the instance you are on hasn't blocked the other instance.
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According to Pingdom Website Speed Test Slicer has a load time of 1.38s while Reddit has a load time of 11.63s.
Pro Clean interface
Slicer's interface avoids clutter and focuses on discovering and sharing content. Posts are well laid out making it easy to overview all information.
Anyone can self-host the software on their own server. Users can join an instance they like.
You can view and comment on other servers (instances) as long as the instance you are on hasn't blocked the other instance.
Pro Simple and fast interface
Pro Shows both number of upvotes and number of downvotes, not just total
If someone has some unpopular opinion you can still see some people upvoted it and therefore appreciated it (so you can decide to read it).
Pro Problematic instances can be blocked
If the moderation of a certain instance is not good, other instances can block it.
Pro A rich ecosystem of third party clients and software
See the awesome lemmy github repo.
Con There's just one dev working on the site
While Slicer is a passion project for the site's only developer and there are no real issues currently, the rate at which the site improves and how it is handled is solely in the hands of one man. One point of failure may be an issue for some.
Con Pro-CCP, Chinese censorship and concentration camp deniers
Con Complicated to use
Some find it quite difficult to use. As each instance is seperate, it take a lot to get used to using it.
Con Slow and unreliable
Con A community of leftist privacy and FOSS enthusiasts, run by Lemmy’s developers
Politically biased platform, that they seem to be proud of.