• OtterA
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    8 months ago

    Just made this post with the different link options, I think the third one might work for you. Could you try them and share which ones work?

    https://lemmy.ca/post/9712488

    Quoted below:


    There are a lot of different apps / frontends that can show stuff from Lemmy, and they vary in how well they support different link formats. Here is a short explainer:

    Each entry below shows you what you should type (like this) and what you will see as a result (after the dash ‘-’).

    For each entry, some apps will support it and others will not. It can be helpful to include a few different link formats so that everyone can use the link easily.


    NOTE: There is a bug on the Lemmy website right now. If you start typing a community or username, it will try to autocomplete it. DO NOT click that autocomplete, or it will mess up the link.


    !newToLemmy@lemmy.ca - [email protected]

    • This is the universal format. If you click this link, the community will open in your home instance.
    • This is the recommended method.
    • If you are coming from Reddit, it is similar to how you could type /r/askReddit

    [you can put whatever here](/c/newToLemmy@lemmy.ca) - you can put whatever here

    • This is another way to make a universal link. If you click this link, the community will open in your home instance.
    • This works well if you can’t use the method above. For example, if you want to stick a link in a shields.io badge, you can use this technique to still include a universal link.

    lemmy.ca/c/newToLemmy - https://lemmy.ca/c/newToLemmy

    • This is a hardcoded link. If you click this link, the community will open on a specific instance. Anyone using a different instance (ex. anything except lemmy.ca in this case) will not be able to subscribe right away, and they will need to redirect it first.
    • Sometimes you can’t use the methods above. For example, if you want to create a nice thumbnail while promoting your community on [email protected], you will need to use this URL.
    • If you use this method, try to use the other methods as well so people have options.