Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Joined 3Y ago
Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


Ne das macht momentan noch keinen Sinn, bisher funktioniert eh das meiste nicht, da wäre es mehr Aufwand die issues zu schließen.

Kein Problem, freut mich dass es jetzt im produktiven Einsatz ist :)

He browses lemmy-ui in Lynx, and it doesnt render the fedilink icon correctly because of that invalid <title> tag. Also doesnt use github.

From our side there is no problem, but Reddit admins/mods might not allow it.

Ja, im Prinzip ist es auch schon benutzbar, mit einigen Einschränkungen (vor allem keine Mod-Werkzeuge).

Hmm i was inspecting the HTML in Firefox, but if i curl the source and look at it directly, it looks quite different, with a <title> element in the <body> as you say. @dessalines@lemmy.ml can you look into this?

There is no caching, images from other instances are loaded directly from the remote server by your browser.

Storage requirements depend entirely on the amount of images that users upload. In case of slrpnk.net, there are currently 1.6 GB of pictrs data. You can also use s3 storage, or something like sshfs to mount remote storage.

You are wrong, it uses the title attribute which is valid html, and not the title element. Maybe Lynx doesnt support that attribute on a elements, I dont know.

Btw you need to add a newline after each quote so that its rendered correctly as markdown.

Yes I banned that user, because he consistently broke the site rules, and even kept breaking them after receiving a one week ban. Its really simple, if you dont follow the rules there will be consequences, if not other users will also be encouraged to imitate such bad behaviour.

The way rules work is pretty simple. Whenever you post in a community ending in @lemmy.ml, you are a guest on that instance and need to follow the rules in the sidebar, or face the consequences.

No thats not currently possible with Lemmy, but Im thinking of implementing something like that in lemmyBB directly in the future (and later upstream it).

Other admins also didnt see any rule violations in the comments you shared above. We simply dont have a rule against promoting Lemmy instances, in fact we encourage it because thats the best way for Lemmy to grow. If you have a problem with other instances, I suggest you talk to the admins directly, or alternatively block the instances so content from there wont be visible at all to Lemmygrad users.

Basically these people think they have some kind of god-given right to make demands about how lemmy.ml should be moderated. Which is ridiculous on its own, plus most of them arent even registered on this instance.

Contributions are always welcome! You can look through the issues for anything that you might be interested to work on. Also be sure to join the dev chat on matrix. And do ask if there is anything unclear.

Dont worry, its hard to take these people seriously because they are acting like little children when they dont get their favorite toy. The insults arent even creative at all. Its just not something that I expected to happen when I started contributing to Lemmy, and especially didnt expect it from that group of people.

This is the first time that people insulted me using software which I created
Its a very interesting feeling. On one hand Im proud because Lemmy has come so far. Two years ago there was only one instance dev.lemmy.ml and no federation. On the other hand disappointed, because some people are unable to appreciate how much time and work I put into this project. Its especially ironic that these attacks are coming from people who pretend to represent the working class.

Reports work in a very basic way for now. Basically they are sent to all mods of the community, and to instance admins. If any one of them decides to resolve the report, others will generally not see it anymore. Also, the action of resolving a report isnt federated at all. So basically, a report needs to resolved once on each instance. Here is an issue about improving reports, feel free to add suggestions.

I would say that the comments you mention are simply subjective views of these two individuals. You might not agree with those views, but calling it lying seems exaggerated. I also dont understand how you can hold the entire instances responsible for actions of individual users. In any case, I will discuss this with our admin team.

Ideally you should have reported it when you first saw it. The instance is so active now that its impossible for us admins to read all the comments, and we have to rely on reports.

Bienvenidos a Lemmy!
Soy programador de este proyecto, juntos con [@dessalines](https://mujico.org/u/dessalines@lemmy.ml). Me alegra que habeís decidido mudaros a esta plataforma, espero que os gusta! Una diferencia fundamental entre Lemmy y Reddit es la federación. Eso significa que puedo comentar aquí en mujico.org directamente desde mi cuenta en lemmy.ml. Igualmente, vosotros podeís interactuar con otras instancias, por ejemplo siguiendo a [@asklemmy@lemmy.ml](https://mujico.org/c/asklemmy@lemmy.ml). Echad un vistazo al sitio web de [join-lemmy](https://join-lemmy.org/instances) para una lista de sitios Lemmy. También podeís interactuar con otras plataformas federadas, cómo [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org). Otra diferencia es que Lemmy verdaderamente es un proyecto de código abierto. Podeís seguir el desarrollo en [Github](https://github.com/LemmyNet), informar de problemas, o [traducir la interfaz](https://weblate.join-lemmy.org/). Sí teneís cualquier duda, comentad aquí e intentaré resolverla.

New domains for Weblate, Gitea, Drone (updated)
I have just finished migrating the services mentioned above to new domains, and also to hosting on the lemmy.ml server, instead of my personal server. This makes sense because all of them are used almost exclusively for Lemmy development. It will also allow [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines) to administrate the services in case of problems. The new domains are: Gitea: git.join-lemmy.org Weblate: weblate.join-lemmy.org Drone: drone.join-lemmy.org There are redirects in place, so you will automatically be forwarded from old domains to new ones.

I have finished writing instructions for deploying lemmyBB on a production server, which you can follow at the link above. Right now the project is still in a very early stage, nevertheless main funcionality is already working. This includes browsing communities, posts and comments, writing posts/comments and registration/login. Before developing the project further, I would like to get some feedback from users and admins. If you are interested, you can follow the instructions to install lemmyBB on your own server. This setup also installs lemmy-ui, in order to access functionality which is not yet available in lemmyBB (particularly moderation). You can also try out lemmyBB on a test server with this setup, namely [lemmybb.lemmy.ml](https://lemmybb.lemmy.ml/). It runs lemmy-ui at [lemmyui.lemmy.ml](https://lemmyui.lemmy.ml/), which shows the same data in another format, and the same account login works on both domains. Registrations are currently open, but keep in mind that this instance is only meant for testing, until other instances are created. If you notice any bugs or want to request new features, please open an [issue](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmyBB/issues) or comment here.

LemmyBB, a new frontend based on phpBB
Lemmy is structured in a way that backend (database, api, federation etc) and frontend (html, css, javascript) are completely separate. This makes it possible to create other frontends which can take the place of lemmy-ui. I have long been playing with the thought of having a Lemmy frontend that looks more like a traditional forum. Now I finally found some time to work on this, and get an initial proof of concept working. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/91170cff-8737-4a84-b70d-5e2c4d85bf72.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/da0d0bd8-5dcd-4ea8-a3ab-3b8eabf8b85a.png) To reduce the amount of work, the project uses HTML templates and CSS themes from [phpBB](https://www.phpbb.com/), which are open source under GPLv2. This also has the advantage that many preexisting phpBB themes can be used for lemmyBB. It is written in Rust, because it allows for tight integration with the Lemmy API, and is generally a great language for webservers. For now the funcionality is very basic, but nonetheless its already usable. You can: - browse the local post listing - browse comments - login and logout - create new posts and comments To give it a try, run the following commands on your local computer, replacing lemmy.ml with your own instance: ``` git clone https://github.com/Nutomic/lemmyBB.git LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=https://lemmy.ml cargo run ``` If there is any specific feature that you would like to see added, please [open an issue](https://github.com/Nutomic/lemmyBB/issues). For now there arent any instructions for deploying lemmyBB to a server. If you would like to do that, please open an issue as well. This post was made from lemmyBB.

making a test post
hello world

Presenting Activitypub-Rust crate
[Activitypub](https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/) is decentralized social networking protocol recommended by the W3C. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. As part of the work on [Lemmy](https://join-lemmy.org/), we have implemented some high-level abstractions for handling the server-to-server protocol in Rust. These abstractions are now available as a standalone library. The main features are: - Data structures for federation are defined by the user, not the library. This gives you maximal flexibility, and lets you accept only messages which your code can handle. Others are rejected automatically during deserialization. - ObjectId type, wraps the id url and allows for type safe fetching of objects, both from database and HTTP - Queue for activity sending, handles HTTP signatures, retry with exponential backoff, all in background workers - Inbox for receiving activities, verifies HTTP signatures, performs other basic checks and helps with routing - Generic error type (unfortunately this was necessary) - various helpers for verification, (de)serialization, context etc Documentation is currently lacking. If you want to get started with the library, best look at the example. The code has already been used in production as part of Lemmy for a long time, without any notable problems. However, ergonomics are lacking and need to be improved. There are also many additional features which would be worth implementing. See the project readme for details. Contributions and suggestions are very much welcome! You can find the project here: [https://github.com/LemmyNet/activitypub-federation-rust](https://github.com/LemmyNet/activitypub-federation-rust) [https://crates.io/crates/activitypub-federation](https://crates.io/crates/activitypub-federation)

Free hosting for liberal/mainstream political instance
Lemmy.ml has long had some political conflict among the userbase, especially in communities like worldnews. This is because the instance is composed of both leftists (anarchist/communist) and liberals (those who agree with the mainstream political views in western countries). Additionally, the instance admins all belong to the former group. Recently we made an announcement offering [free Lemmy instance hosting](https://join-lemmy.org/news/2022-03-17_-_Free_Lemmy_instance_hosting) for one year, for non-politics instances. We are hereby making a similar offer to host a liberal or mainstream political instance, which can accomodate those who are unhappy with lemmy.ml moderation. This has many advantages. Instance admins have full power to set the rules, block federated instances (like lemmygrad.ml), or remove unwanted content. An administration team that is closer aligned politically would certainly be an improvement for some of the users here. So if you are interested to host such an instance, send an email to contact@join-lemmy.org some relevant details about yourself. You will also have to buy a domain. We will only host one such instance, so if multiple people are interested, you should coordinate among yourselves. As in the original offer, the hosting will be limited to one year. On a side note, we would also like to help with the creation of a general-purpose instance that is less focused on politics than most of the existing instances. This is fully within the terms of the initial "free instance hosting" announcement, so if you are interested, send us an email!

Lemmy 0.15.4 released
We just released a new patch which fixes an important federation problem. Due to a mistake in the code, activities were only sent out once, even if delivery failed (e.g. because the target instance is down, or a temporary connection issue). Instance admins should definitely upgrade. This problem is fixed, so that failed deliveries are retried up to 9 times, with exponentionally increasing intervals. The only limitation now is that it will not keep retrying after Lemmy is restarted, but that case should be less common. [PR link](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/pull/2109)