Kinetix

lemmy.ca admin and general fediverse lurker

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How’re things going?


Not sure why I didn’t see this… are you interested in taking it on?


My setup is from scratch. Most of my moderation is spam removal: https://lemmy.ca/modlog


It’s just a vhost on a dedicated server that I have for a bunch of things. Requires rust and postgresql - and I’m not sure how light of a server would handle it. The lemmy processes are taking up over 5GB RAM, but that’s mostly due to pict-rs, and I’m not sure if it’s just being lazy with cleaning itself up or not. (if I restart pict-rs it’s very light)

The DB size is about 566MB presently.

Anything other particulars you wanted to know about presently?


Ah, very nice! Do you have the ability to take the DB and host the service somewhere?




Gentoo is one of my go-to’s that I come back to time and time again.

I don’t mind spending my time with Gentoo as one can have very stable systems with it (as per your choosing), and if one uses a half decent machine to do all the building, it can supply more lowly machines with a current repository of binary builds.

Yes, it has it’s headaches from time to time (similar to the mention above about Arch and what happens if you don’t update for some time), but nothing insurmountable.


I was never thrilled with Opensuse. I found regardless which flavour I was on, I had to enable so many extra repositories that it eventually turned in to a mess each time.



Unfortunately, the-federation.info is broken and nobody’s really interested in fixing it. Trying to get lemmy.ca registered has been futile - you can try it yourself: https://the-federation.info/register/lemmy.ca but I get 500 server errors as a result.

The users # is the total number of users that have registered, yes. There’s also the raw information on active users at https://lemmy.ca/nodeinfo/2.0.json

I think fediverse.observer is going to be a good replacement for the-federation.info - have a look at https://lemmy.fediverse.observer for instance.


Well that’s good news - still can’t from Pleroma, but we’re digging in to that. Thanks for letting me know!



I’ve been poking around with it a bit and haven’t been successful with it. I’ve just filed issue #1984 and it appears #1983 was filed yesterday regarding issues subscribing from Mastodon.

Early days…


Heh, possibly!

I think there’s a bit of clumsiness with it at the moment (it would be great if there was a visual indicator that it was still working on grabbing the details on the backend, or whatever), could be worthwhile checking to see if there’s an issue filed for improving that.


That’s a good question - there seems to be some flakiness with it, even with the 0.14.X updates - or there’s something up with the nginx configs that’s causing an issue. I haven’t been able to subscribe from a pleroma instance yet either.


How long did you wait for a result? Checking on this method, I can see that initially it shows no results when I did a test search for https://lemmy.ml/c/aboringdystopia, but after several seconds, it appeared on the result page.

Took awhile when searching for !mechanicalkeyboards@lemmy.ml as well. So, it seems to be happening, just not terribly quickly at the moment.


I would love to post a traceroute but it appears that the traffic path that I know was routed through the states is no longer doing so, so it could take some work. Who knows, maybe they were told to fix things?

Hyper Expert is cheap, that’s all I can really say about it. They’ve done some pretty crazily unimpressive things, but I moved VPSes on to a dedicated server and I’ve hardly had to deal with them since.

If you need a little VPS I can say that Linode and Digital Ocean have been mostly fine.


It’s hosted on a dedicated server in Seattle.

Hosting items within Canada isn’t necessarily the panacea that our Canadian law might suggest. Ever watched traffic go cross-country? Somehow, at least Telus is getting away with shipping traffic through the states.


2 - Thanks for the clarification, I stand corrected!

One doesn’t need millions of users to have a healthy community, and if communities are built around being divisive hate machines, there’s no need to welcome them, they can stand alone as their own ignorant islands. You can’t force integration between sane society and the intolerant. The hateful intolerant have to be moderated and told to go piss up a tree.

Gab only turned off federation after it was clear they weren’t welcome anywhere.

I don’t disagree that growth of the fediverse would be a good thing, but not in an unmoderated fashion. The example growth you give is a great example of the wrong way to get growth - nobody’s trying to re-create Twitter. The style? Sure. The content? Nope.


Does this really need explaining? You think a million disinformation zombies would be a good thing?

I guess you weren’t aware that Gab is a fork of Mastodon and was originally part of the fediverse until they were essentially locked out due to their crap?

You must be American, if you believe that conservatism vs liberalism is the same thing as hateful racist trolling dickhead vs. people who don’t want that in their lives.

The rest of the world (mostly) doesn’t live by this constant “red vs. blue” anger fest.


Your best bet is to find where support for Remmel is available. I couldn’t tell you anything about it.



No, I can mod him.

Actually, I have no idea if it’s a him. Apologies if my presumption is incorrect.



lemmy.ca updated to 0.13.5

Hopefully this resolves the federation issues and keeps things flowing…



Updated to 0.13.1 to resolve federation issue

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. …





I appreciate that this is occurring… hope they have lots of support!..


We really have far too much tolerance for these douchebags…


I know, pretty lame announcement, but I figured it might be nice to have an announcement post that wasn’t just ‘I updated the lemmy code again today’. …

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Somebody please tell me if anyone involved in writing this thing has any understanding of how any online services work?..


Updated lemmy.ca again today

We’re on the new release 0.11.0 now - not sure why the frontend is showing “BE: unknown version”, but we’ll look in to that…


Fulll embedding looks good…

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I live in Purple and I'm so annoyed I can't go anywhere

There’s only like 50,000,000 sq km or so available, this is terrible…


Updated the site today

Howdy all, …