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

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Cake day: Jan. 17, 2020


docker-compose exec postgres psql -U lemmy

Dont know, you will see if it works or not. I always use the docker-compose commands.

The path is /lemmy/volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes (if it doesnt exist, create it).

Try docker-compose exec lemmy-ui sh, the container might not have bash. Also, any changes made this way will be gone after restart.

I think this makes a lot of sense for the local and federated feeds. In fact i opened a very similar issue recently, but only regarding posts from communities. It should be pretty easy to implement the same logic for users as well.

Sure, following hashtags can be done locally on an instance, but its not possible over the activitypub protocol. So it only makes sense if you follow users, and then show their posts with a hashtag as a kind of local search.

There is no previous work on Peertube compatibility, it just happens to use Groups for its channels, which Lemmy also uses for communities. Lemmy cant handle videos, but i might look into that.

Subscribing to hashtags doesnt really make sense. Activitypub groups (which Lemmy uses for communities) work by following an actor, and it then sends all new items to the follower. On the contrary, hashtags are displayed simply by taking all locally known posts which contain that hashtag. There is no way to follow anyone to get all new items for that hashtag, and no way to have moderators or a description for the hashtag, like we have for communities. Its just a very simple and primitive implementation that doesnt work with the data structures that Lemmy uses.

Did you install manually? Then you need to ensure that the ports for lemmy and lemmy-ui are set correctly in nginx config. You also need to apply changes with nginx -s reload

Go to the original instance where the community is hosted, it has the total subscriber count. Or use command line: curl -H 'Accept: application/activity+json' https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy_support/followers | jq .totalItems

As a workaround you can share the link via another instance. You just need to take the fedilink of the item post/comment you want to share, pick an instance from join-lemmy.org/instances, and paste it in the search there.

Wow i had no idea. Looks like it could easily take a day to install with all those steps.

It has a major flaw though, because unlike existing protocols, it will probably be controlled by a major corporation (Twitter). And i dont see any indication that the software will be open source. So in that sense, it seems more like a rebranding of Twitter than a fundamental change.

Ubuntu even installs the snap service on servers which makes no sense for me.

You are right, Lemmy only supports Group, Person and Service (same as Person, but marked as bot). Does a Friendica Organization work in the same way as a Person?

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 insta…


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. …


Pretty interesting video, if you stop watching at 21:10. After that its just “china bad” scaremongering and other nonsense…


Signups for weblate.yerbamate.ml are working again

The domain was included in a spam list, which meant that confirmation emails couldnt be delivered, and signup was impossible. Now the problem is fixed, so if you would like to translate Lemmy into your language, register an account and get started. …


Do we really need self upvotes in Lemmy?

I never really thought about the automatic self upvote on Reddit and Lemmy. But after reading this article Dont let me like my own post, i’m wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly si…