Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Joined vor 3 Jahren
Cake day: Jan. 17, 2020


He browses lemmy-ui in Lynx, and it doesnt render the fedilink icon correctly because of that invalid <title> tag. Also doesnt use github.

From our side there is no problem, but Reddit admins/mods might not allow it.

Hmm i was inspecting the HTML in Firefox, but if i curl the source and look at it directly, it looks quite different, with a <title> element in the <body> as you say. @dessalines@lemmy.ml can you look into this?

There is no caching, images from other instances are loaded directly from the remote server by your browser.

Storage requirements depend entirely on the amount of images that users upload. In case of slrpnk.net, there are currently 1.6 GB of pictrs data. You can also use s3 storage, or something like sshfs to mount remote storage.

You are wrong, it uses the title attribute which is valid html, and not the title element. Maybe Lynx doesnt support that attribute on a elements, I dont know.

Btw you need to add a newline after each quote so that its rendered correctly as markdown.

No thats not currently possible with Lemmy, but Im thinking of implementing something like that in lemmyBB directly in the future (and later upstream it).

If you disagree specifically with the rules and moderation of /c/worldnews, then you should unsubscribe here and subscribe to !worldnews@lemmygrad.ml instead.

And who gets to decide what is or isnt “NATO propaganda”? It would require some kind of fact checker, which could easily turn into a fulltime job. I think it makes much more sense that users debunk “fake news” in the comments, so that others can see the arguments and consider if they make sense or not. That way people can actually have discussions and learn something. If we just removed any “fake news”, people would still read it in other places, and wouldnt see anyone debunking it.

If you dont like moderation on this instance, its only logical that you pick another one which you like more. One of the main purposes of federation is that there can be different instances with their own rules and moderation policies.

Also, do explain why this article is nsfw content.

The coment was “Most mentally sane sopuli user”, calling users of that instance insane. Thats clearly a violation of rule 2: “Be respectful. Everyone should feel welcome here.”

This is not “tone policing”, its called enforcing the rules. And by the way, there isnt any rule which would prohibit “NATO propaganda”. Maybe you would be happier on lemmygrad.ml instead of here?

Creo que simplemente no saben que existe.

Pictrs (image hosting software which we use for Lemmy) supports s3 as storage backend, so you could use that. However, migrating from local disk storage to s3 storage is currently not working and is being fixed. You might want to get in contact with the dev (asonix), hes very helpful.

The reason I recommended sshfs is that you can use it with any server, or even a desktop or raspberry pi. This approach is much cheaper than s3 afaik.

La unica instancia española que conozco es forum.nobigtech.es, pero esta muerta.

Your best option might be to setup sshfs to mount a folder from another server, and use that to store images.


This will usually be rather slow, so you should also setup a cache for images in nginx.


Its already supported, but the migration from local disk to s3 isnt working currently.

That sounds overly complicated. Why do you open Lemmy in your browser, when you can directly connect with your client to the API of any instance?

And if you do use the browser, theres the fedilink icon which has the link you need. If that isnt rendered properly in your browser, send me the details and i can open an issue for you.

If you are writing a client, there is really no reason to browse instances using browser/lemmy-ui. Instead you can directly connect with your client to the api of any instance. Then when you want to interact with any object (eg vote, write a post, subscribe), you take the value of ap_id field (on post, comment) or actor_id field (user, community, site), and pass that to resolve_object.

What resolve_object does is essentially the command below, and then transform the data to store it in Lemmy db. Note that each fetchable object has an id, and that is where you can resolve it.

curl -H 'Accept: application/activity+json' https://lemmy.ml/post/472799 | jq


This fails because it was posted on lemmygrad.ml, which is blocked on perthchat.

To fetch comments, the url should look like this: https://sopuli.xyz/comment/104283

So now you say that Masterofballs should be banned because of things that other people say on his instance, and because of posting memes?

You are proposing to change lemmy.ml rules so that users can be banned for activity on other sites. Your only argument for this rule change seems to be the claim that wolfballs.com is fascist. You havent shown any evidence to support this claim, and its far from obvious when browsing the site. So I dont see any justification for such a rule change.

We ran out of disk space on the server and temporarily deleted images. We are working on restoring them using a different storage backend.

New domains for Weblate, Gitea, Drone (updated)
I have just finished migrating the services mentioned above to new domains, and also to hosting on the lemmy.ml server, instead of my personal server. This makes sense because all of them are used almost exclusively for Lemmy development. It will also allow [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines) to administrate the services in case of problems. The new domains are: Gitea: git.join-lemmy.org Weblate: weblate.join-lemmy.org Drone: drone.join-lemmy.org There are redirects in place, so you will automatically be forwarded from old domains to new ones.

I have finished writing instructions for deploying lemmyBB on a production server, which you can follow at the link above. Right now the project is still in a very early stage, nevertheless main funcionality is already working. This includes browsing communities, posts and comments, writing posts/comments and registration/login. Before developing the project further, I would like to get some feedback from users and admins. If you are interested, you can follow the instructions to install lemmyBB on your own server. This setup also installs lemmy-ui, in order to access functionality which is not yet available in lemmyBB (particularly moderation). You can also try out lemmyBB on a test server with this setup, namely [lemmybb.lemmy.ml](https://lemmybb.lemmy.ml/). It runs lemmy-ui at [lemmyui.lemmy.ml](https://lemmyui.lemmy.ml/), which shows the same data in another format, and the same account login works on both domains. Registrations are currently open, but keep in mind that this instance is only meant for testing, until other instances are created. If you notice any bugs or want to request new features, please open an [issue](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmyBB/issues) or comment here.

LemmyBB, a new frontend based on phpBB
Lemmy is structured in a way that backend (database, api, federation etc) and frontend (html, css, javascript) are completely separate. This makes it possible to create other frontends which can take the place of lemmy-ui. I have long been playing with the thought of having a Lemmy frontend that looks more like a traditional forum. Now I finally found some time to work on this, and get an initial proof of concept working. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/91170cff-8737-4a84-b70d-5e2c4d85bf72.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/da0d0bd8-5dcd-4ea8-a3ab-3b8eabf8b85a.png) To reduce the amount of work, the project uses HTML templates and CSS themes from [phpBB](https://www.phpbb.com/), which are open source under GPLv2. This also has the advantage that many preexisting phpBB themes can be used for lemmyBB. It is written in Rust, because it allows for tight integration with the Lemmy API, and is generally a great language for webservers. For now the funcionality is very basic, but nonetheless its already usable. You can: - browse the local post listing - browse comments - login and logout - create new posts and comments To give it a try, run the following commands on your local computer, replacing lemmy.ml with your own instance: ``` git clone https://github.com/Nutomic/lemmyBB.git LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=https://lemmy.ml cargo run ``` If there is any specific feature that you would like to see added, please [open an issue](https://github.com/Nutomic/lemmyBB/issues). For now there arent any instructions for deploying lemmyBB to a server. If you would like to do that, please open an issue as well. This post was made from lemmyBB.

Presenting Activitypub-Rust crate
[Activitypub](https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/) is decentralized social networking protocol recommended by the W3C. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. As part of the work on [Lemmy](https://join-lemmy.org/), we have implemented some high-level abstractions for handling the server-to-server protocol in Rust. These abstractions are now available as a standalone library. The main features are: - Data structures for federation are defined by the user, not the library. This gives you maximal flexibility, and lets you accept only messages which your code can handle. Others are rejected automatically during deserialization. - ObjectId type, wraps the id url and allows for type safe fetching of objects, both from database and HTTP - Queue for activity sending, handles HTTP signatures, retry with exponential backoff, all in background workers - Inbox for receiving activities, verifies HTTP signatures, performs other basic checks and helps with routing - Generic error type (unfortunately this was necessary) - various helpers for verification, (de)serialization, context etc Documentation is currently lacking. If you want to get started with the library, best look at the example. The code has already been used in production as part of Lemmy for a long time, without any notable problems. However, ergonomics are lacking and need to be improved. There are also many additional features which would be worth implementing. See the project readme for details. Contributions and suggestions are very much welcome! You can find the project here: [https://github.com/LemmyNet/activitypub-federation-rust](https://github.com/LemmyNet/activitypub-federation-rust) [https://crates.io/crates/activitypub-federation](https://crates.io/crates/activitypub-federation)

Free hosting for liberal/mainstream political instance
Lemmy.ml has long had some political conflict among the userbase, especially in communities like worldnews. This is because the instance is composed of both leftists (anarchist/communist) and liberals (those who agree with the mainstream political views in western countries). Additionally, the instance admins all belong to the former group. Recently we made an announcement offering [free Lemmy instance hosting](https://join-lemmy.org/news/2022-03-17_-_Free_Lemmy_instance_hosting) for one year, for non-politics instances. We are hereby making a similar offer to host a liberal or mainstream political instance, which can accomodate those who are unhappy with lemmy.ml moderation. This has many advantages. Instance admins have full power to set the rules, block federated instances (like lemmygrad.ml), or remove unwanted content. An administration team that is closer aligned politically would certainly be an improvement for some of the users here. So if you are interested to host such an instance, send an email to contact@join-lemmy.org some relevant details about yourself. You will also have to buy a domain. We will only host one such instance, so if multiple people are interested, you should coordinate among yourselves. As in the original offer, the hosting will be limited to one year. On a side note, we would also like to help with the creation of a general-purpose instance that is less focused on politics than most of the existing instances. This is fully within the terms of the initial "free instance hosting" announcement, so if you are interested, send us an email!

Lemmy 0.15.4 released
We just released a new patch which fixes an important federation problem. Due to a mistake in the code, activities were only sent out once, even if delivery failed (e.g. because the target instance is down, or a temporary connection issue). Instance admins should definitely upgrade. This problem is fixed, so that failed deliveries are retried up to 9 times, with exponentionally increasing intervals. The only limitation now is that it will not keep retrying after Lemmy is restarted, but that case should be less common. [PR link](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/pull/2109)