Lemmy maintainer. Wrote most of the federation code. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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You need to search for https://lemmy.ml/comment/50569 (removing the post/xxx/` part). The direct link to comment is behind the three dot button.


Running a Peertube instance isnt that hard, there are some services which will give you a managed instance. So you dont have to care about any of the tech. Then its mostly about writing the rules, doing moderation and promoting it.


FYI there is a reply from @Salamander@mander.xyz which you wont see from your instance, you have to view the thread on lemmy.ml (https://lemmy.ml/post/61273).

I made a change yesterday to avoid this problem, and make the allowlist less strict.

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/pull/1581 https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-docs/pull/66

cc @dessalines@lemmy.ml @Salamander@mander.xyz


I opened a somewhat related issue for Lemmy a while ago, for redirecting links from Youtube to Invidious, from Twitter to Nitter, etc. If that was implemented, there would be no need to post invidious or nitter links directly (and they could be automatically blocked or rewritten).

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/821


There is a big difference between nationalism in imperialist countries, and nationalism in colonized countries. Carl Zha has a good video about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2gH62G5Fu0


Your proposed solution doesnt really help, because then you just separate all languages on their own instances. But they would federate with each other, because most people speak more than one language. Then users will still see posts/comments in languages they dont understand. The advantage of language tagging is that every user can decide which languages they want to see.


I dont mean to say that having more users is bad, I guess what I want to say is that Lemmy is already growing quite nicely on its own, so I dont see any need to make it more mainstream or anything like that.


You can open an issue, but we wont get to it anytime soon because there are many more important things to work on.



For corporate social media it is definitely a competition, but I dont think it makes sense to see the fediverse in the same way. We dont make more money from having more users, in fact having more users results in higher hosting cost and more moderation effort. Maybe there will be more donations, but thats far from certain. So I am totally happy even if Lemmy doesnt grow, as long as it provides an alternative space that some people find useful.


Very interesting topic. I’m curious which features of Lemmy could be considered dark patterns, and how we can avoid them.


I think it would be good to have a simple rule, you need to make at least 5 comments before you can create a post. Could be overall or in each community, and configurable.


Every supermarket has them, right next to the entrance most of the time. At least when I was in Helsinki a few years ago.






Did you read the whole article?

Comparing these results with the results of our companion study on hate terms revealed troubling differences: “Black power” was blocked for ad placement but not “White power.” “Black Lives Matter” was blocked but not “White lives matter,” “all lives matter,” or “blue lives matter.” However, “Black trans lives matter” and “Black girls matter” were also not blocked.




Lemmy is growing quite well, one year ago we only had 800 users, now we are already at 13.000. Sure the slur filter might limit growth a bit, but we are not a silicon valley company whose goal is growth at any cost.


Looking for Lemmy translators (paid)

In order to make Lemmy more accessible to people who don’t speak English, we have decided to hire some translators for the documentation. Specifically, we are looking for people capable of translating into the following languages: …



Statement on Politics of Lemmy.ml
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Recently there have been some discussions about the political stances of the Lemmy developers and site admins. To clear up some misconceptions: Lemmy is run by a team of people with different ideologies, including anti-capitalist, communist, anarchist, and others. While @dessalines and I are communi…



How to reward Lemmy contributors?

Besides @dessalines and me who work on Lemmy full time, there are many people who contribute to Lemmy without any financial reward. Those include translators, community moderators, programmers and others. Without them, Lemmy wouldn’t be what it is today. …


Why does most media (except news) avoid mentioning Coronavirus?

I noticed this while listening to music, but it seems to be similar in other media such as twitch streams. You would think that such an important would be mentioned a lot because it affects everyone, but it seems to be strongly avoided…


Lemmy Development Update 2021-01-22

This week we were mainly busy to prepare Lemmy version 0.9.0, which we plan to release on Monday. That version will include the database rewrite which @dessalines worked for over a month, as well as some breaking API changes. We will also provide ARM builds which many people have asked for. …


Lemmy Development Update 2021-01-15

We forgot to write a development update last week, so we are including last week’s work in this update as well. …


“When authorities found suspicious cases before they even showed symptoms, they mobilize those people to receive a test and quarantine at the same time. Authorities race ahead of the epidemic,” Wang said. …








Milestones for NLnet funding

Here are the milestones and payouts we agreed on with NLnet. …


What would be a good domain for a flagship Lemmy instance?

Unfortunately the obvious ones are already taken (lemmy.social, lemmy.org) or incredibly expensive (lemmy.com). Do you have any other ideas for a good domain? Or alternatively, we could just go with lemmy.ml


This is an Antifa instance
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Just a public service announcement…


Good video even though the guy bashes on public transport having never even used it apparently. Or its just that shitty in the united states…