This site is currently struggling to handle the amount of new users. I have already upgraded the server, but it will go down regardless if half of Reddit tries to join.

However Lemmy is federated software, meaning you can interact seamlessly with communities on other instances like beehaw.org or lemmy.one. The documentation explains in more detail how this works. Use the instance list to find one where you can register. Then use the Community Browser to find interesting communities. Paste the community url into the search field to follow it.

You can help other Reddit refugees by inviting them to the same Lemmy instance where you joined. This way we can spread the load across many different servers. And users with similar interests will end up together on the same instances. Others on the same instance can also automatically see posts from all the communities that you follow.

Edit: If you moderate a large subreddit, do not link your users directly to lemmy.ml in your announcements. That way the server will only go down sooner.

  • Bilb!
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    609 months ago

    I’m going to set up a general purpose instance tomorrow with the intention of handling a relatively large number of users. The main problem is choosing a domain!

    • TerrorBite :veripawed3:
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      349 months ago

      Naming things is one of the two most difficult issues in IT, alongside cache validation and off-by-one errors.

    • @Nicarlo
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      239 months ago

      I was also contemplating setting up a new instance for this. I have 100s of gigs of unused ram, CPUs on idle and a 10gbit connection looking for something to do. The only issue I couldn’t figure out was the name. I own itjust.works was thinking of something clever subdomain to use with it. I’m glad I’m not the only one with this issue

          • @[email protected]
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            59 months ago

            Lol awesomesauce. I just made an account, I’ll use it as my main instance for a while. Let’s hope we can survive reddit hug of death 2.0 in July!

          • @[email protected]
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            29 months ago

            Dude killer url, nice one! Question for all, I clicked their link and went there and it’s an instance, surely. I tried to comment on their post, but was required to sign in… I’m already signed in over here, I gotta sign in there, too? Anyhow I tried to sign in with my lemmy.ml creds but that didn’t work. How can I interact with posts there?

            • @[email protected]
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              39 months ago

              When you open a post it should show you instructions on the right: use the search bar in lemmy.ml to search for !main@sh.itjust.works

        • @Nicarlo
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          69 months ago

          This is a great one! Might use it

      • Antman
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        179 months ago

        Keep it simple with lemmy.itjust.works.

        If you get this going or need a hand then let me know.

        • @Nicarlo
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          39 months ago

          I’d like to tell myself that if it got to the point where it started to cost a few million that i would be able to have it pay for itself!

    • Bilb!
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      39 months ago

      It’s a week later, but I did get this done finally. I’ve set up https://lem.monster/ . Still doing some tweaking, but it’s open.