Prior to the internet condensing into just 5 or so websites, what do you remember fondling about being online?
I remember winning a raffle contest on the old Terraria forums and getting to pick my own title (instead of just New Member, Member, Well-Known Member). Of course, since I was like 13, I picked a random collection of letters that only I knew was an acronym of my signature on said forums.
(edit) - Answered by [@email@example.com](https://feddit.de/u/sexy_peach) below. Thanks!
I created duplicate accounts (same username as this one), one here on lemmy.ml and another of the same account on midwest.social. This was before I understood how Lemmy works. Now I've deleted the account on midwest.social and want to login there with my federated account from lemmy.ml. However when I try to login it just sits and spins.
Will I be able to login to the other Lemmy server with this account? Do I just need to give the other server some time before it wipes out the account completely?
I have verified that the other server is federated with lemmy.ml:
Welcome everyone to Lemmy!
Lemmy is a network of instances. Even if you registered on Lemmy.ml, your entire feed can be made up of Beehaw.org posts by subscribing exclusively to Beehaw.org communities.
Sometimes it's hard to find a community of posts and people you want to hang out with - So I invite everyone to share communities from their instances in this thread!
Edit: I've just realized the `!firstname.lastname@example.org` linking format opens `https://beehaw.org/c/technology` instead of i.e `email@example.com` if your instance is lemmy.ml. This thread might not work
I kind of want to move over to lemmy.ml because I don't like the content in lemmy.one if it helps I also deleted my lemmy.ml account because I signed up for both and thought I could only have one. Going to the lemmy.ml website now says 404 deleted and I want to fix that.
I believe more and more people will escape to lemmy sooner or later, and I already see 3 different communities for the same thing (selfhosted) here on lemmy. Time will tell which one will be the most active, but lets assume all of them will be equally active and the desire emerges to combine the two communities about the same thing, is that something possible or intended to be possible with federated services?
Many newbs are washing up here, myself included. What are good ways to get the most out of Lemmy? (Using Jerboa)
There isn't an algorithm, so I guess we need to self filter and manage a good sub list.
At first glance I'm guessing, use the "all" feed. Block communities that are irrelevant, sub to interests and leave the undecided ones alone. Repeat on different sort options, Repeat for specific hosts.
What are your tricks for finding interesting content and building a sub list.
I am reading a post and somebody says something interesting. Is there a way to receive notifications when new comments are made in response to that interesting comment?
Edit: Delete this please, it is against the rules
For example, my user/profile is based in beehaw, but I subscribed to this community on lemmy.ml. When I view this community, it says I'm joined. But in my list of subscriptions (in both Jerboa and the Beehaw website), it only shows my local (Beehaw) subscriptions.
Is there a list of "external" subscriptions anywhere?
Also, is it possible to subscribe to all communities on an instance? Lemmy is small enough that it'd be easier to just selectively unsubscribe, I think.
Having chosen an instance when creating an account for lemmy, am I now tied to that instance forever?
What happens if, for example, the owner of that instances decides to just stop managing it one day? Does my account just go away with it?
Hey, Lemmy. I've been using the blockchain-based video streaming service Odysee as a YouTube backup for a while now, where I run the PIF archive channel, RandomWolf.
I was reading Wikipedia, and it says that the platform is often used by the far right, mainly because of its "free speech" guidelines. However, the channels I am seeing are fine.
What do you guys think? Is it safe, or is it just a clone of Rumble?
And, while you're at it, can you tell me what you think of Mental Outlaw?
My channel is on [YouTube](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCURyU1UgPUOGw2WqScpCTCA), [PeerTube](https://tube.tchncs.de/c/randomwolf) and [Odysee](https://odysee.com/@RandomWolf:1), in case anyone has an interest in the niche.
IMO, Lemmy would gain far more users if you were able to create a user account without having to be approved by a server first.
If communities want to remain invite only that's fine. But I really, really think you guys should decouple account creation from the requirement of being approved by a server. It's a barrier to entry that imo will prevent many users from registering.
The ethos of open source is that anyone can use the code to do whatever they want with it.
This is the from the activitypub MIT license:
>Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished
to do so, subject to the following conditions:
>The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.
>THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN
My point is in the license that permits Lemmy to use the Activitypub protocol in the first place.
Edit: If not global auto-approving of user account creation, I think what would be a more reasonable request is an indicator of whether a server auto-approves account creation or whether it is invite only.
I (17NB) am thinking of emigrating from the UK when I'm older, but I'm unsure of where I would want to go.
If you live in Europe or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, etc.), what are the good and bad things about life in your country?
Hello Every time I hit an interesting post, it opens whatever web page in the same tab lemmy was opened, and thus I loose lemmy.
Is there a way to configure lemmy to open links in a new tab instead of the actual lemmy tab?
I keep cutting out things like social media from my lifestyle, but I'm finding it hard to fill the time. Reading can only go so far, there's never anything on TV, and my friends all live twelve miles away.
So, before we really had social media, what did teenagers do?
Are there reliable statistics that show this?
I'm trying to get an idea rolling for a mobile app that could handle the most used platforms on the Fediverse.
For example, let's assume that Mastodon, Lemmy and Peertube turned out to be the most used platforms on the Fediverse. Would people be interested in a mobile app that could properly integrate all of these?
What is the best most effective way to delete my Reddit post history and account.
I have seen people mention programs that they use to go through and delete their entire Reddit history, or edit their posts and replacing the content with a single word, and then deleting their account.
I do not use it like I used to, so I would like to get rid of every digital fingerprint that I can on the site.
Any help or advice would be appreciated!
You are not logged in. However you can subscribe from another Fediverse account, for example Lemmy or Mastodon. To do this, paste the following into the search field of your instance: !firstname.lastname@example.org
A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions
If your post is
Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)