Bitcoin will never fall into the $17,000s
cross-posted from: > The buy pressure will be enormous because once it's under 18 libertarians will find it irresistible
fedilink domain hijacked!
Thann: sorry guys, HeapOverflow is down right now, because freenom decided to disappear my domain registration… I’ll try and recover it or migrate to a more reliable TLD, but It’ll take some time =/ This should also serve as a warning against using sketchy TLDs

Building a wall to keep out the wolfballs survivor(s)
How will the trump supporter(s) react when they discover that they were the real mexicans all along? (ref to trump's term in office) wigglehard went from wolfballs to exploding heads wigglehard; So i was previously banned on lemmy for actions that did not take place on the main page of lemmy. I guess my question is, will i and my community be allowed to stay here or am I just wasting my time. That being said, feel free to dm me or insult me, criticize me as you like. Not sure if this can be seen on the main instance of lemmy or across the fediverse as s whole as im ignorant to this and truth be told, just a former local singer/rapper now turned truck driver. But let me know your thoughts. Also please dont punish kapow for hosting free forum and my band of merry men and one chick Ada; I’ve already defederated your instance from my lemmy instance, but it’s a two person instance, and I just don’t want to deal with communities full of shit posting from a “free speech” space a soviet snake v wiggle --- nour; What happened to blocked instances list? Question prompted by the fact that I can see a post from exploding-heads dot com, an instance I thought both Lemmygrad and have blocked: So I check the allowed/blocked instances list to see whether it’s still there, and the entire blocked list seems to be gone on both instances: The instance admin needs to set it up, right? Tagging, as this seems quite important of an issue to address. Wouldn’t want the troll raids to happen again if all these instances are accidentally unblocked now. --- Wigglehard uploaded spam to a fediverse sub. Not, but same idea Edit; he's uploading offtopic to a few other sublemmies too. wiggle; After viewing this website, one can never say that some protests and news stories are not staged events. quentin tarantino; What does this have to do with Fediverse? wiggle seems to not understand how sublemmies are suppose to work, it's a confusing convo to try to summarize --- ***Now for weather with graphito, more wall news at 6***

Coldy-hoty seems to shut down the 😔 (I didn't ask him about it, just saw that the page redirects to a game instead of lemmy instance) The site's admin has "given up" on Lemmy he said in a post iirc
fedilink updated to 0.17.1
[Release Notes]( the upgrade seemed to go pretty smooth. please let me know if you have any issues.

You assumed I don’t know how to do my job I am aware what needs to be done I just asked if it’s an option for me to go I find this group chat unprofessional Eric has my cell if anyone needs to contact me.

cross-posted from: > The political establishment, the mainstream media, and Big Tech have combined efforts to mete out punishments for wrongthink. Systematic deplatforming has become an accepted part of our new media landscape. When banishing political lepers from social media isn’t enough, payment processors, such as PayPal and GoFundMe, have cut off dissenters and activists. > > Anyone paying attention to these developments should be alarmed. Using the banking system to attack the basic essentials of economic life sets a disturbing precedent for the extrajudicial persecution of dissent. It is one thing to make it difficult for supporters of a person or group to receive donated funds. It is quite another to freeze someone out of the financial system entirely, such that the necessities of life become unavailable to those guilty of nothing more than opposing government policies. > > The introduction of central-bank digital currencies, currently being pursued by the United States, Britain, and other governments worldwide, will make such measures even more seamless to implement. It appears that the economic lives of individuals are set to be funneled into ever narrower and ever more surveilled digital alleyways—with no way out.

Lemmy’s silent watchdog
I just want to say that, as myself having been Lemmy’s silent watchdog, I am happy to see you stand up to all this stuff before it (amongst the ongoing admin ruckus) starts spiralling out of hand. I have experience with the chans and darknet underbellies of the internet, so I can lend advice from my experience whenever needed. (I do not care about any mod or admin powers.) I want to see this thing grow.

Lemmy v0.17.0 - proper federation update
Its been a long time coming 🥳 . Excerpt from the link: ## Major Changes ### Language Tags Content can now be tagged to indicate the language it is written in. These tags can be used to filter content, so that you only see posts in languages which you actually understand. Instances and communities can also specify which languages are allowed, and prevent posting in other languages. In the future this will also allow for integrated translation tools. ### Comment trees Lemmy has changed the way it stores comments, in order to be able to properly limit the comments shown to a maximum depth. Included are proper comment links (`/comment/id`), where you can see its children, a count of its hidden children, and a _context_ button to view its parents, or the post. ### Featured posts Admins and mods can now "feature" (this used to be called "sticky" ala reddit) posts to the top of either a community, or the top of the front page. This makes possible announcement and bulletin-type posts. Special thanks to @makotech for adding this feature. ### Federation Lemmy users can now be followed. Just visit a user profile from another platform like Mastodon, and click the follow button, then you will receive new posts and comments in the timeline. Votes are now federated as private. This prevents other platforms from showing who voted on a given post, and it also means that Lemmy now counts votes from Mastodon. This release also improves compatibility with Pleroma. If you previously had trouble interacting between Pleroma and Lemmy, give it another try. We've extracted the main federation logic into its own library, [activitypub-federation-rust]( It is open source and can be used by other projects to implement Activitypub federation, without having to reinvent the wheel. The library helps with handling HTTP signatures, sending and receiving activities, fetching remote objects and more. ### Other changes - Admins can now purge content and pictures from the database. - Mods can _distinguish_ a comment, "stickying" it to the top of a post. Useful for mod messages and announcements. - Number of new / unread comments are now shown for each post. - Lemmy now automatically embeds videos from Peertube, Youtube and other sites which provide an embed link via Opengraph attribute. - You can give your site "taglines", short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page. Thanks to @makotech for adding this. - You can now report private messages. - Most settings have been moved from the config file into the database. This means they can be updated much easier, and apply immediately without a restart. - When setting up a new Lemmy instance, it doesn't create a default community anymore. Instead this needs to be done manually. - Admins can choose to receive emails for new registration applications.

Time to jump ship from Google products?

In 1 year canada took in ~150,000 ukrainian refugees. In ~10 years canada took in ~45,000 syrian refugees
Correct me if i'm wrong and i'll update title To quote cbc, 'Why Ukrainian newcomers are not refugees and why that matters' ownership transfer to poVoq and will survive the upcoming march 2023 instance purge
Small meta update: []( transferred the ownership of the domain to me today. I hope he will be still around as an admin, but as we are preparing to migrate this Lemmy instance to my server it is easier that I am also in control of the domain. There might be some outage while the domain is being transferred to my DNS registrar. **Sometimes before March 2023 we need to transfer the actual instance from the current hosting kindly provided by the Lemmy developers (the one year free offer)**. I hope to be able to provide an as good if not better hosting (also within the EU), but it remains to be seen how that works out. In case you are wondering: I am just some guy hosting various FOSS stuff privately, so no commercial entity or anything like that involved. Given that this will be technically a transfer of personal data under the GDPR regulations (and Lemmy doesn't have any specific GDPR compliance tools) I would like to kindly ask people with a account to object here in the comments if they do not agree to me taking over. In that case I will remove their account from the database once I transfer it to my server. Or even better: just delete your account in the coming weeks. Once things are safely transferred I will probably look into enabling additional services. My initial plan is to make XMPP chat rooms and maybe linked accounts available under the same domain. Oh and if you are an active member and are interested in becoming an admin please send me a DM. No need to be a sysadmin, as moderation etc. also needs additional help. For now there is no option or need to donate, but I might put up a small donation link in the future if there is a demand for it. - povoq
3 ownership transfer to poVoq and will survive the upcoming march 2023 instance purge

#Fediblock v J doe
A few days ago, a page was published in the Fediverse where you could check which Mastodon instance is blocking whom in the Fediverse. This was made possible by a programmer who used the new Mastodon API introduced in 4.0 and automatically read out the blacklists of the instances. The reaction to the page was quickly visible, especially in the hash tag #FediBlock. There, the first administrators began to demonize the page and cried about how it would allow them to read their blocklists. Not only that the blocklists are publicly viewable, but that it tastes like a filth that #FediBlock apparently thinks it’s okay to publish blacklists with hatespeech-like reasoning to denounce, but won’t allow anyone to use their blacklist to point out which instance is blocking which. Thus, it clearly shows again that #FediBlock is solely a pillory to those who seem to have achieved nothing in their lives. However, the information about who blocks whom is in many ways more than just interesting for those who want to choose an instance. As it was already written in a German thread about the topic, it would be helpful to know whether you reach your target group at all, if you register on an instance. The fact that #FediBlock is so hostile toward this doesn’t exactly represent the transparency they’re aiming for, but rather anarchy/dictatorship. And exactly for transparency reasons, I’m glad that I was able to download this list early enough to make it available to you. For those who now want to complain to me, because I have published this without their “consent”, please send an e-mail to , the request will then be forwarded to my lawyer! And those who are so hungry for consent, you should think about whether you #FediBlocker have the consent for your nonsense? -- J doe retrieved this deleted post from the modlog

i'm planning on upgrading to v0.17.0 on friday evening (Feb 3, 2023), probably starting around 9pm CST. it sounds like the database upgrade required could take a while, so expect at least a few hours of downtime. [v0.17.0 Release Notes](

Lemmygrad hosts the lemmyverse’s first ARG. Unsure if this has ever been done on the fediverse.
afaik --- I have been terrible and have hidden an alt account on lemmygrad! Spring is coming up soon in a few months, and that also means Easter. And Easter means Easter eggs! Anyway. As you might have guessed, your goal in this Easter egg hunt will be to find out my alt account! You could win a Steam game out of it! (Not any steam game but a specific one as I have some keys, but it's good I promise). Here's an FAQ to help you out during this hunt: # Why are you doing this? I got the idea from last time Wisconcom tried to infiltrate (not the discussion from a few days ago, even earlier) but never got around to it. I want to show him how easy it is to actually make a convincing alt if you put some effort into it, which he never cares to do. But I have full faith in my comrades to figure out my alt account in a timely manner! I must let you know that I taken care to make this alt account as ethically as I could, considering the circumstances. I can't say much more at this time though. # How do I participate? Everyone can participate, except the admins as they know which account I have hidden around if they look into our account requests. You will have to rely on your sleuthing skills as well as discuss with your comrades (edit: forgot to finish my sentence); As of now I will not be replying to DMs about the alt, but this could change too. When you feel that you have collected sufficient clues, drop a comment in the thread below! # How do I win? This is where it gets interesting. To win, you must not only correctly identify the account, but also explain your reasoning. Then, you must make that reasoning known in the comments below -- that's right, everything you say can be used by anyone else to help them so make sure you're right! This means you also can't just spam account names until you get the right one. The first person to figure out the correct account wins! But if you win, you get to decide _who_ should win the key to the game, it doesn't have to be you. That way, you all work collaboratively like communists instead of filthy individualistic capitalists. (we can change this if you also collectively decide it's a bad idea). There might be runner-up winners (2nd, 3rd place etc) as I had originally set aside one key for the game but I still have some that people apparently don't want to take. How ungrateful! # What do I win? I don't want to spoil the game just yet but it has good reviews, it's a good time waster and it came out not long ago on Steam. # What if the hunt is too hard? In the spirit of an egg hunt, I might periodically drop hints. I won't specify how though, you'll have to keep your eyes open. I have no idea if this is gonna be easy or hard, so we'll see how it goes. # When does the hunt begin? And when does it end? The hunt begins now, my alt could be literally anyone! Maybe it's not even created yet? 👀 Who knows! Certainly not me. And it ends whenever I run out of keys. However, if people find it fun, then we will not spoil the answer until everyone has had their fill. The remaining players will simply be playing for fun. If nobody finds my account for a month, let's say? Then the hunt still goes on! You will find this alt, or perish. It's an order!

The life and tale of u/Alice: Lemmy’s first anime hero
Alice washed up on the shores of with no memory. Little did Alice know about the adventure that awaited him. His voyage of discovery took him to many sublemmies. Upon seeing another soul, he would eagerly run up to them and would ask the most basic questions imaginable. Generally anime adventurers make friends along the way, but not our hero. For what our hero lacked in intelligence and charisma, he made up for with low self control. His incessant questioning eventually got him the booted from a good many towns (sublemmies). Tiring of constant wandering, he cried to the heavens: "In this cruel world, is my destiny controlled by some transcendental god? Well I reject you! I reject you all!" He planted a flag on a remote island and declared it "askwomen". In order to attract women to his island, he made sure to emblazon the flag with a corset, to the chagrin of all. Alice was smited yet again as the gods ban hammered him from Through sheer power of will, Alice began to travel through the lemmyverse seeking power. - banned. - trapped in the maze of 'registration questionnaire'. Lemmygrad - smited. - hit by a train. - arrow to the knee. Beehaw - bleach tranq dart. The forsaken furry, u/wolfballer, seeing our protagonist's plight, welcomed Alice out of pity. Never has Alice found himself surrounded by trumpian furries. Never has Alice felt so at home. Wolfballer, impressed by the impulse posting, gave Alice more power than he ever dreamt off: Administrator. With the energy of 1000 communists flowing through him, Alice rejoiced and redoubled his posting efforts. But alas, it was all a cruel joke. Wolfballer swept the rug. Kicked the ankle. Put a stick in the spokes. Wolfballer gave Alice a taste of power, a taste of friendship, only to take it away. With a cackle and a snort, Wolfballer revealed his trap card: that he was planning to close wolfballs all along. "Any last words?" Smirked wolfballer as he held Alice by the neck over the 404 void. "Out of spite i'm going to get the covid vaccination" began Alice. Wolfballer frowned and released his grip on Alice furry collar. "I'm going to get the covid vaxx and shove it up your mangy..." screamed Alice as he fell, final words consumed by the void. To be continued in part 2: Alice; maximum carnage # disclaimers; I'm sure alice irl is a fine upstanding gentleman and just is on the internet to trash post I don't remember the smaller details like, exact order of which instances alice joined. But the general story beats are factually correct (alice getting banned, dumb questions, becoming wolfballs admin) Cast: wolfballer = u/masterofballs. Wolfballs is an trumpian antivax instance. u/Alice = = u/pink-lacey = u/TimothyMcFuck. I am 90% certain of all of these. 2009 xi jing shortened edition, [perthchat news]( publishing inc. CC0

Wolfballs successfully cancelled and announces it will be discontinued
(MOB cancelled himself and thereby wolfballs) --- Thank you everyone for participating in wolfballs 1. This has been a wild ride. When wolfballs first started there was basically no free speech sites up. Ruqqus was shutting down, scored doesn't allow community creation, saidit was always off and there was basically no where you could post people dying of vaccines. It was a hard time for me. My job was threatened with a vaccine requirement. A threat I successfully fought off with a religious accommodation request. I was scared, I felt powerless, and I wanted a place everyone could come and talk about all the crazy stuff that was going on without being threatened with weird censorship. Like doctors post being deleted. Times have changed. Twitter is a much better place. As we've seen from Elon there is still abuse. But the fedivserse is better too with new great instances like Scotch has a lot of censorship but it is still better than reddit and you can actually get more than 20 upvotes on c/gaming. Discord is now a viable competitor to youtube. Publics is ok, has cemented itself as the king of say anything within American legal boundaries. (But no tities) , Vivaldi social is a thing and when people want to talk about election problems or vaccines killing there are now mainstream places to do that. There was not before. There was a lot about moderation I did not understand though. For one there are a lot of real nazi's on the internet. I thought most of them were fake trolls just shit posting for lulz. When I thought free speech I thought that doctors, lawyers should be able to give their professional opinions without fear of censorship. That people should be able to give opinions on trials that are not popular but are supported by evidence. Things get much more complicated though. There appear to be government actors and company actors who try to prevent sites from growing by posting purposefully provocative content. Also the reddit format is really a relic from the early 2010's and modern bots don't allow it to function the way it was intended. Up/down votes are meaningless when I can deploy a thousand bots to make content what ever score I want. That is why reddit is full of weird products on the front page and they use so much shadow banning to try to keep that sort of behavior at bay. In order for a categorical social media to work it must involve curation which is just another word for selective censorship. So the format isn't really good for freespeech anyways. I will explore more decentralized social media but it will look different and I will be under a different name. It's time to hang up the mask. Masterofballs unfortunately will die. Due to vaccine induced myocarditis i'm sure. However it is not the end for Mr balls because he will one day be reborn into something else. Maybe something better. wolfballs will stay up for a few days for people to clean house, grab any memes you left and I'll try to keep a backup somewhere and leave a way for people to contact me if they forgot something. I hope everyone can check out Mike Hawk or other cool instances. Thank you everyone MOB

New community: Mythical Numbers - for crossposting content that has special numbers (ex 69, 88, 13, 34) in it that you stumbled across
cross-posted from: > Ideally stumbled across by accident, ideally not set up on purpose. > > Ex someone shares a chinese military demo and there happens to be a block of 69 soldiers standing in the frame. If it was 88 soldiers, it would have been on purpose given 88 is a lucky in china. > > Inspired by the '11' sub that is the same idea but is only for the number 11.