Serge Tarkovski
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Joined il y a 3 ans
Cake day: janv. 22, 2020

Just a little appreciation to the lemmur devs
The things are changing constantly: - Lemmy API - Flutter releases - Material You (not sure if this will have influence but it's a big change anyway) So I'd like to thank the developers for all their hard efforts to support the above.

I see it as a configurable solution, as Lemmy isn’t only the site but rather a platform.

How it’s represented then on the Pleroma side, just as a post from a user or what? The community of the post is being skipped?

So, to clarify: is this about the upcoming Pleroma groups? So that a Pleroma user will see a Lemmy post in a Lemmy community as a remote Pleroma toot in a Pleroma group?

Wondering what kind of content is going to be federated with Pleroma? Haven’t they already got groups?

Introducing Hummingbard
A Matrix-based Reddit/Lemmy/blogs/whatever alternative. Let's see how it will evolve.

I think there’s a clear distinction between an active community that at some point becomes inactive, and an empty community that has never been active. So different thresholds should be applied in these cases.

The thing is discoverability. In general, you can’t just search advertise the entire Fediverse using a party of a name, like “find me all communities about Africa”.

So then just wait when someone implements what you want, as I do.

From what I understand, Cerulean is more a proof of concept rather than in the works, tons of other more important things to implement. It first needs to have a proper spec on the Matrix side, then maybe an ActivityPub bridge, but the spec first. The answer anyway is - you want, you do, that’s open source.

Depends on what you consider useful. Does Mastodon have the same peer-to-peer video streaming features as Peertube? Also, subscribing to someone’s account from their page is a pain in many cases, when it’s not my instance I have to type my account ID manually, redirect to my instance and subscribe from there. And for nearly half Pleroma instances I get just Unknown error instead of proper redirect, so I copy their account username and domain, and paste them into the search field of my instance to find the account and subscribe. So, as I’ve said before, the reality can differ from what could be considered usable.

Seems it’s not fetching 20 posts if I understand things correctly. I searched and then subscribed right away, if that was first search, does it mean I will see 20 posts before the moment I subscribed?

How long does it take for a remote community to federate?
I've just subscribed to, and now refreshing its local representation here at, but still no content. Will continue refreshing and will update this post as soon as I see the content reached this instance, but anyway I'm curious how long it could usually take. **Update 1:** more than 40 minutes has passed, I see a new post with a video appeared on the remote side, and almost instantly here on But the previous post still not here.

Interoperability is just an idea, the reality can differ, see what’s happening in the XMPP world for example. If Mastodon hasn’t got groups, how it will display group discussions from Lemmy or Mobilizon or maybe Pleroma in future?

I’ve been following him for a while, so if anything interesting maybe I’ll make another post.

They are limited to the functionality of a specific service where you have the identity. So that unless Mastodon supports groups, you won’t be able to discuss things on Lemmy with a Mastodon account.

I just mistakenly thought it was ! And there’s even no such community.

Might also depend on this instance’s policy, whether to allow federation with arbitrary instances, or only with those in the allowlist.

I change keyboard layouts using Alt+Shift, not Ctrl+Shift, so maybe that’s another reason why I don’t notice.

Before you told this, I never had noticed that. Went to the other room and yes, the left Ctrl is the second button in the row. Actually, my other HP laptop has the left Ctrl as the leftmost button and I feel no difference, the numpad on the HP is annoying me much more as the rest of the keyboard is shifted to the left compared with the ThinkPad and switching laptops make me type neighboring buttons.

If you’re the author, it’s perfectly fine to repost your content to whatever platforms you want. This post has brought up very interesting questions indeed.

Decentralisation level 1 (email-like): you have an account on a server, you’re able to browse the content of other servers from your server.

Decentralisation level 2 (Internet Service Provider-like): you use your server or servers for access to any other servers, you can switch servers pretty much like when you go outside your phone switches from your home Wi-Fi to a mobile 3G/4G/5G network (and you don’t notice such a switch).

Decentralisation level X: no difference between clients and servers.

I think was meant in the post is maybe Decentralisation level 2 from the above.

I tend to agree with others that it’s better to have real people engaged in real discussions, so just my opinion is that it could be a premoderated feed of content posted by bots, so that a bot just retranslates everything from, say, a Reddit sub or something, but the posts from that bot are just drafts to approve by the moderator. @dessalines @nutomic is this in the roadmap?

Just came to an interesting question: can I send a private message to an account from another instance?

Sorry for interrupting you guys, but what’s libgen? Following those links didn’t make it clear.

Are there any Reddit API limitations, anyone knows? This could significantly influence the approach being discussed here.

Depends on which instance. Regarding this one let’s ask the admins. If it’s your own instance, who can prevent your from that?

After all, I’m interested in how exactly your think this could bring more people and create valuable discussions? Why would they prefer discussing the same things on a Lemmy instance rather than on Reddit?

However, what interesting comes to my mind is that a bridge service like ones used in Matrix could probably help a bit. By bridging I mean each Lemmy user gets a corresponding proxy Reddit user created by the bridge, and the bridge represents Reddit as another ActivityPub instance. Of course the above makes sense only until Reddit allows proper access via its API.

And make Lemmy apparently more centralised.

Really like the idea of mentioning the translators of a language for those who speak that language. Regarding contribution size, I think just listing the contributors in a proper order could work unless that list is too big, but this is a different problem anyway.

Good to be aware what's going on the main Lemmy competitor side.

I used to run Microsoft Office in what was called Win4Lin, as it was the only way to run a proper Windows app when OpenOffice was not enough.

I can remember I was able to use Skype via a Pidgin plugin, and it worked smoothly until, you know, Skype was acquired by Microsoft.

I assume they will be sorted after page refresh, is that correct?

So basically you choose your preferred instance and also you can read other instances to some extent from your chosen one. Pretty much like email. Though I’m looking forward to even more decentralised future like what is being discussed in the Matrixverse.

Only if federation is enabled and both servers are either in allowlist of each other or just not in blocklist, depending on the settings of those instances.

A Material-looking mobile optimized UI for Mastodon/Pleroma which follows the Google+ look. The last commit was 8 months ago, and the `muse-ui` library hasn't been updated for 2 years, but still works and looks awesome.

A very nice app that displays the feed in the "post + comments" way rather than in a microblogging manner.

Which Fediverse platforms have/are planning groups?
From what I know, Friendica, Hubzilla and Mobilizon already have groups, Pleroma is planning. Am I missing any other potential candidate to eventually federate with Lemmy?

This seems to be a boost for using Flutter on Linux.

! as a symbol for communities
Just wondering why the ! symbol is used to mark a community here on Lemmy, but not #, + or something else? Was there any discussion and mentioned reasons? Thanks in advance.

Am I the only one experiencing double notifications on web?
Every time someone creates a post on Lemmy here, I get two exactly the same notifications at the same time in my Firefox. Shall I file a bug, or this is something wrong with my browser?

Found this article while looking for the differencies between Signal and Session. Hope this helps.

Feature requests to Lemmy
The below is my personal wishlist. I fully understand it's a long way to implement all of that. Everything is to be discussed. Correct me if some items from this list are already in the roadmap or have been implemented. - private communities - more granular permissions (say, a user can or not to comment, to create posts, to vote etc.) - site-wide recent activity list (all posts/comments created in communities you follow) - pinned posts/comments (not only a single post/comment, but multiple ones) - bookmarks - being able to see who voted for/against a post/comment - **(controversial)** being able to super-vote in a community (in case of having a certain permission in this community), say, to add 2 or more votes to a post -- this is similar to reacting with "super" on Facebook, to me, it equals to adding more than one like - more mobile-friendly header (like [Raddle](, for example) - tags for posts - tag rules with a popup when adding a tag (like []( - tag moderation - option to restrict tags in a community to only those from a predefined list - community rules link or an except with a link when creating a post - oEmbed for links - more profile contacts, so that a user can put not only a Matrix contact in the profile but also, say, an email or a Telegram contact -- basically, just being able to add additional fields that if a field contain a link, the link is highlighted, and if the link is one of the known ones, a nice email/Telegram/Facebook/Mastodon etc. icon is shown along with the link (the other fields can be without links, like pronouns, profession, hobbies etc.) - integration with an event provider (say, Mobilizon) -- keeping the same permissions, so that a community admin/mod can create events only visible to the members of the community - integration with a chat provider (say, Matrix) -- keeping the same permissions, so that a community admin/mod can create one or more chatrooms for their community - well, federation - a mobile app (a big thing and a long-term goal, I know)

Can’t find how to send a private message
I'm seeing an inbox link in the header, but can't find a way to send a PM to a user. Am I missing something, it's just hasn't been implemented?