Comment on What's your opinion about Discord?
Because unlike Discord, I have a number of issues with reddit to the point of it creating an unpleasant experience. Switch from reddit to Lemmy didn't have to involve convincing my friends to join Lemmy, as it's a website-- not communications software in the way Discord is.
The compromise of a small community on Lemmy is something I don't mind, because it doesn't really prevent conversations from happening. Whereas switching from Discord to an open source alternative that most of my friends aren't going to use just leaves me with perhaps a better alternative to Discord in terms of functionality/privacy without anyone else using it.