I'm not gonna come here and defend Jason, he obviously broke a rule and went whining on saidit and whatever. But he's got a point: This website simply won't grow at its current state.
Saidit grew a lot during the reddit migration after the 2000 subs ban. But most of the subs that came didn't really stay.
Saidit only got ONE. ONE FUCKING SUB from the BIGGEST reddit migration in history. Look at ALL the big subs we lost: https://www.quippd.com/writing/2023/06/15/unofficial-subreddit-migration-list-lemmy-kbin-etc.html
Let's go over the facts.
Saidit has an inactive owner that really should just transfer ownership to someone that wants to keep the website growing.
Some of the popular users are against saidit growing and prefer it stay underground.
There wasn't a single effort from admins or moderators from here to get subs from other places. /r/Linux and /r/Firefox would be great additions, they probably would move. Way of the bern only moved on because of people that have nothing to do with Saidit. But they already have talks of building another community on Lemmy.
I'm not saying this is a bad thing, like I said some users like saidit the way it is, if it got popular enough it could die like Kiwi farms because it's one of the few places in the internet where trans fascism can't control the narrative. If the TyRANNY got notice of saidit the website could be a target.
But that also means we can't have a big website that isn't conforming to the trans narrative. The only big website not shackled by trans fascism is twitter, but you can only tweet on twitter you can't have communities or forums. It will be a pain watching the tucker carlson show in the future when it has like 200 episodes with the twitter interface that sucks for looking at multiple videos unlike youtube.
Reddit didn't rely on migrations from other websites to grow, it was its own thing and it was just perfect, until it was sold and China got its shackles on it. Saidit COULD have been the alternative, but we missed that opportunity and went to Lemmy.
This website is in desperate need of innovations and we need more comunities here to bring in more money and not rely on website migrations to keep growing. Someone seriously should find the owner and ask them to transfer the ownership of the website to one of the admins.