MATE is my pick. It’s got all the modern features with a relatively simple baseline that is easy to customize, that also come with several presets.
Two or more start menus? You got it. A Plank dock plus taskbars filled with shortcuts and info covering every other edge of the desktop? Hell yeah! A simple Windows, macOS, or old Ubuntu like interface. Yep. Hide it all away leaving a minimalist and clean space to work? Sure can do!
The easy route to Exclusivity is Manufactured FOMO (fear of missing out).
Visuals that give people a sense of “I’m better than you” are a huge potential moneymaker even if they do nothing functionally. We will see if we need these, but honestly even these changes start to alter the landscape of the community in I view to be negative ways.
Yes that is correct. There is a stylized Yogthos account on lemmy.ml as well, though I believe that account is currently facing a temp ban. Check the modlog.
I’ve heard of open alcohol containers in cars, and maybe the odd ‘uncontained snake-in-pants’, but boa constrictors? A new one for me.
And that’s just the cherry atop the infraction sundae: Driving on a suspended G1 (learner’s permit) without accompanying driver, 30g of fentanyl, all with a kid in the back chilling with the snakes. What the hell.
mfw I see a low-effort post title
I hope the Lemmy network will stay a vibrant, friendly community even as it grows. It takes everyone from users, mods and instance admins to make a Lemmy community what it is.
It’s one part uncharted territory to see how well Lemmy servers can scale, and it’s another part balancing how much bigger of a hosting plan one needs to support the influx, amid the possibility of some people leaving after trying it out a bit.
Many servers run on 1 or 2 GB RAM which may not be enough if all of a sudden activity triples.
Was thinking perhaps subreddits could just stop moderating and auto approve everything en masse… that would create a spam hell more beautiful than anything we would have seen before…
Unmarked NSFW stuff highly upvoted on the front page, crypto bullshit in every sub, every subreddit doing a “If this gets 2 times X votes, I post again” making the frontpage useless. It would be total anarchy and cause Reddit to implode on itself before you can say “What Snoo”.
I doubt this will happen in reality because people actually care about preserving their subreddits. Anyway enough pipedreaming.
Ah, thanks I was wondering what was going on.
I’ve been having trouble connecting to communities such as https://firstname.lastname@example.org that gives 404. I made a post about it in lemmy.ca support. Do you have any clue what’s happening to cause that?
Uh oh, someone didn’t heed Tom Scott’s warning…
indicator of whether a server auto-approves account creation
When you go to sign up there is a note that says you must fill an application and be approved.
Check the “Open Signups” column at this website to find out which servers are auto-approve and which are not.
I’m sorry but I think doing things this way will help combat account spam and bots, especially early on.
That is also part of people’s worry if one instance gets way too big on Lemmy, Mastodon etc. There is potential to change their federation scheme, closing themselves off from outside servers through unique features made incompatible to federate, eventually returning to a centralized model of its own.
lemmy.ml, beehaw.org would most likely host generic versions of those. But as the network grows there may be more and more specific categories people may be interested in, that don’t have to or shouldn’t be on one server.
E.g. technology. lemmy.ca could feature Canadian specific tech. Feddit.de would have most articles in German. A FOSS-oriented instance would have most articles to do with open source
The server you sign up with mainly controls what you see by default in your home. If you want to see less politics and more tech related stuff then you would sign up on a tech-focused instance. Or if you don’t like the rules or the moderator of your current server, then you can create an account on another server. You need to abide by the rules of the server you post to if you post outside your home server.
I won’t knock BlueSky for trying. I think it will go well to replace Twitter, and run strong for some years. I’m still a bit on the skeptical side, especially until we see the ActivityTracker protocol on a non-BlueSky server in action, that BlueSky won’t be bought out and puppeted by some wealthy group.
Every game eventually, but for now big categories would be cool like TTRPGs, FPS, MOBA, RPGs, and maybe one of various franchises, Pokemon, Minecraft, WoWarcraft etc.
don’t quite know the term for subs yet
communities is the official term across lemmy instances, but sublemmy, subhaw, subchat etc. work based on where you are posting.
I think this is it. On Lemmy and some of Reddit it doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you behave yourself and bring thoughtful discussion with you. Twitter was more about following tweets from famous people groups, and finding people that outwardly display doing interesting things, so they would want more famous people to increase adoption.