I followed my communities from my Mastodon account on die-partei.social to stay up to date. Now I noticed that nothing showed up in my timeline for quite a long time.
Apparently the following has been locked. Communities on lemmy.ml I can still follow without any problems, on lemmy.ca communities I get a notice that a follower request was made - which of course never arrived. The same applies to the attempt to follow my own lemmy.ca account from Mastodon.
Was this option intentionally blocked, is there a problem here?
So if I look at a community's page on the instance proper, like: https://lemmy.ml/c/artificial_intel . There are posts there that are not reflected when I look at it from lemmy.ca: https://firstname.lastname@example.org
Including a post that I've posted from Lemmy.ca!
Is there something I'm misunderstanding about federation that would lead to this behaviour?
i'm planning on upgrading lemmy.ca 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](https://join-lemmy.org/news/2023-01-31_-_Lemmy_Release_v0.17.0)
this should fix some federation issues. more info here: https://lemmy.ca/post/82807
i also added a registration application, since trolls were bombarding the site and lemmy.ml put us on their blocklist until we either added the registration application, or e-mail verification (which i'm not sure would've stopped the trolls).
it was [recommended](https://lemmy.ca/post/66462) for all instances. it would definitely cut down on spammers, but may discourage actual users from signing up too? just wanted to get everyone's thoughts on the matter.
if you're wondering who i am, i [previously posted](https://lemmy.ca/post/73688) in the [announcements](https://lemmy.ca/c/announcements) community, but didn't realize that there aren't many subscribers there, i've taken over the hosting of [lemmy.ca](https://lemmy.ca).
I'm going to be taking on a rather large change of life in the very near future, and I'm having to dump a bunch of responsibilities and hobby-type things.
This lemmy instance falls in to that category. I would love to see someone with the technical know-how volunteer to pick up the domain, this database, and host this somewhere, keeping continuity going.
I've updated Lemmy to the current 0.14.5 release today - please let me know if you see any issues.
We're aware of federation issues to Pleroma & Mastodon and there's a couple of Lemmy bugs that have been reported regarding the issues.
Since Lemmy's 0.14.0 release a day or so ago, federation has been broken to other systems that had immediately upgraded (including lemmy.ml).
Now that we've upgraded, we should be on a path, according to their release notes, where we won't see this breakage again any time soon.
Here's hoping! Enjoy the new release.
If you've noticed that federated communities have stopped coming through to lemmy.ca, it's apparently due to known federation bugs that the Lemmy team is working on resolving for their 0.14 release.
However, after working through some logs today and posting to the Lemmy matrix chat, it sounds like they're going to push a 0.13.4 fix release (we're currently on 0.13.3) right away.
As mentioned in https://lemmy.ca/post/14086 there were some federation issues noticed recently. There was a fairly significant bug resolved in 0.13.0 so we've updated to that to ensure as good a service as possible.
Lemmy.ca currently shows 22 comments on [this post](https://lemmy.ca/post/14043), but its native instance, lemmy.ml, [shows 35 comments](https://lemmy.ml/post/84452).
It's not (or not only) a matter of only older comments being present, or of comments being from different instances: for example, [this comment from a lemmy.ml user](https://lemmy.ml/post/84452/comment/84632) doesn't appear on lemmy.ca but [this later comment from a different lemmy.ml user](https://lemmy.ml/post/84452/comment/84707) does.
Is this a known problem?
I noticed that at the [list all communities page](https://lemmy.ca/search/q/crypto/type/Communities/sort/TopAll/listing_type/All/community_id/0/creator_id/0/page/1) I see many communities from lemmy.ml, but not all of them.
The two I happened to notice were "covid" and "crypto". I'm new to Lemmy and don't know what would cause this. I found [this earlier question](https://lemmy.ca/post/6845) but the answer implies at least there's a way for a lemmy.ca user to subscribe to the community in question, and I can't figure out how to do even that.
I tried going directly to https://email@example.com but I'm taken to a page that says "Couldn't find community.".
As per https://lemmy.ml/post/83611 - there's now comment and post reporting enabled. As an admin, I get to figure out where the reports go, but I presume for now it's just to an admin.
The lemmy server process has been locking up at various points recently, sometimes to the point of no longer being able to service requests.
I don't know that it has anything to do with the latest version as the timing could just be coincidental, but, I have found some evidence that it's been too limited with it's file handles, so I've opened them up further.
Hopefully any apparent site outages stop at this point.
Happy after-Labour-Day Tuesday!
Lemmy 0.12 was released last week, and there's already been a couple of bugfix releases (part of why it's so good to have patience when a new software release that has major new features or rewrites come along).
So we've jumped to 0.12.2:
Announcement of lemmy 0.12: https://lemmy.ca/post/12783
Announcmeent of lemmy 0.12.1: https://lemmy.ca/post/12841
Release notes that include the 0.12.2 release: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/RELEASES.md
@LemmyDev@mastodon.social just told us that it is necessary that the admins of an instance whitelist other instances so that users are able to join their communities.
Would you guys please whitelist the german leftist-instance lemmy.161.social? Maybe we can use this thread for other recommendations.
I cannot see posts from lemmy.ml. I only see a few but not a lot. When I go to [https://lemmy.ca/community/2573](https://lemmy.ca/community/2573), for example I don't see any posts however when I go to [https://lemmy.ml/c/embedded_prog](https://lemmy.ml/c/embedded_prog), while not logged in because I don't have an account on [lemmy.ml](lemmy.ml), I see posts. Is it just me or is it an effect of federation?
I know we're a brand new instance, but as we're public and users are joining up, I felt that I should post this.
I know we're past Christmas already, but I hope everyone is doing as well as possible, staying safe, and having an enjoyable end of the year.
I'm very much looking forward to Lemmy developments and refinements, and lemmy.ca specifically being a fantastic and useful spot for people.
Here's hoping the bugs of 2020 take a hike in 2021 and that it's a much merrier year over all.
Peace to all!