Lemmy maintainer. Like programming in Rust.
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Definitely. lemmy.ml previously had like one new user per day, now its a few dozen per day.
You can see it here by enabling only the “blocked” checkbox: https://lemmymap.feddit.de/
There are a few other big instances which are not listed because they don’t federate. However none of them can be considered general purpose. I hope this migration wave will lead to new instances being created.
However lemmy.ml also used to be more general purpose, until it focused more on specific topics that the users care about. So maybe it’s just the way Lemmy works that general purpose instances get more topic specific over time.
That sounds like relays, there are already many different ones for Mastodon at least.
Fact check me if I’m wrong but I heard that 3 or more nuclear ICBMs hitting Earth at the same time could literally pull us off balance and we could all freeze or burn to death in seconds.
There were already over 2400 tests of nuclear weapons. A few more won’t make any difference.
Users can signup and create communities (blogs). These are automatically set to “only mods can post” by the frontend. This way there can be multiple blogs per user. There are already Writefreely and Plume which work more or less like that afaik.
I was thinking of a frontend to turn Lemmy into a blogging software. I think the backend has all the required functionality. An image gallery could also be good, like scrolller.com.
Communities are completely independent from one another, even if they happen to share the same name. So if you are banned from community A, you can still post in community B. Another matter are instance bans, if you are banned from an instance then none of your posts will be visible there, or in any of its communities.
Also its called football.
There is an open issue, contributions welcome!
You can definitely open issues in the Lemmy repo if there are any problems federation with other platforms. To publish the results of your testing you can also simply make a post in !email@example.com or !firstname.lastname@example.org. Doing this will be really helpful to make federation better.
It sounds like you might be interested to host a new Lemmy instance. Right now the number of instances is still limited, and most of them cover niche topics. So it would definitely be good to have a Lemmy instance that is more mainstream. Hosting an instance requires some technical knowledge, but you can always ask for help in /c/lemmy_support or find someone else to take care of that aspect.
Creating a community on an existing instance is less effort. However it means that the instance admins have full control over your community, and you have to follow their rules. There is also no way to automatically migrate a community to another instance. Having your own instance gives you full control over the rules/moderation, and also lets you apply custom themes or change instance configuration (eg signup mode).
That depends entirely on the community where the post was made. If the community is on lemmy.ml, then the deletion federates to all other instances (including yours I think). Otherwise, if a lemmy.ml admin deletes a post in a remote community, that action isnt federated at all. At least thats how it should work, might be worth testing to confirm.
Its not so difficult to implement functionality that remote content can be fetched automatically on demand like you describe. It just takes a certain amount of work, and so far we are busy with other things. These things take time when there are only two developers funded with donations, and not some startup with millions in venture capital.
You can also fetch comments by pasting the url from the colorful fedilink icon into the search. For example https://feddit.it/comment/63117.
It’s definitely a major feature which requires changes to most parts of the code. So maybe a week or two for the initial implementation (or more if you are unfamiliar with the stack). I don’t think these multilemmys would have to federate at all, so you don’t have to know anything about Activitypub.