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Please clarify what rules were broken for /c/askawoman to be removed.
I saw that the newly created community "askawoman" was deleted due to being a "troll community", with reason being https://lemmy.ml/post/486254. I never had the chance to visit lemmy.ml/c/askawoman, but see nothing in the provided link that indicates that it's a troll community. Could the administration please clarify what made you decide it had to be removed so I can make sure I don't do the same and get my own communities blocked from federation?
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What does this mean for Lemmy instances and the practice of blocking and banning users and instances? Or even moderation? (I know Lemmy has not grown into the ranks of Twitter & Facebook YET). Other states and countries either have passed or are introducing similar laws - so it will not just be a Texas thing - and depending on the specifics of the law, it may not be confined to Big Tech. > The ruling clears the way for Texans and the Texas Attorney General's office to file lawsuits against Big Tech giants like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook if they take down or censor certain political viewpoints.
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Update Lemmy.ml's Code of Conduct
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Due to the recent ban of a wolfballs.com-user for "Bigotry and racism on his main account on Wolfball." it is requested that Lemmy.ml updates the Code of Conduct to reflect actual moderation. Please consider adding that Lemmy.ml will ban users for comments made with other accounts on other instances.
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We have to make the concepts of decentralization and federation clearer to newcomers
In the last two days I witnessed three separate instances where a new user doesn't understand that lemmy is bigger than just lemmy.ml They would either vent or attack lemmy for say its moderation or users' opinions when in fact they're only criticizing lemmy.ml It's perplexing how they end up on lemmy.ml when [the instances page](https://join-lemmy.org/instances) doesn't put lemmy.ml on top. Is it because of the high userbase? If that's the case, devs still got to make it absolutely clear on their website how lemmy functions as a whole. Maybe insert extra dialogs when trying to sign up and move the "join a server" button to thr bottom of the page so people would scroll through and read.
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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.
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Lots of images broken on lemmy.ml?
It is just me, or are there a lot of icons broken on Lemmy.ml since a few days? I also get a lot of time-outs when posting stuff. Some ongoing attack or problems with the hoster?
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Are votes meant to be secret?
From the UI that pretty much copies Reddit's in the regard, it would seem that yes. However, the votes are actually not secret. Maybe they were when they were local, but now they are transmitted to the federated instances. From other platforms, like Friendica, one can actually see the votes as (dis)likes. I can see your votes. Because of Lemmy's UI, it is very easy to believe that the votes are secret, and many users probably assume they are. For example, I am quite sure the ones who use an alt from another instance to double-downvote do make that assumption. I think this fact should be disclosed in a clear way, at least in the instances' sidebar, if not in a banner. From there on, I see two possibilities: * embrace that the votes are not secret, and allow Lemmy user to optionally see them * make the votes actually secret As a Friendica user, who is used to like as a public appreciation mark, I am naturally in favor of the first option, but that is only my personal preference. If the second one is preferred, it means that the other admins should never receive the voters' identities. One should not trust the other admins to just not display them. In fact, I think "never trust the remote admin" should be an important rule in the fediverse, an instance should generally protect its own users rather than expecting others to do it in its stead. In that case, I think it would be appropriate that "Vote" should be an disctinct activity from "Like", and in particular one that cannot be federated with the authors name. Maybe it could be a private thing sent to the Group, who in turn sends a IsVoted activity? This is pure fantasy, I am not qualified to suggest an actual implementation, I just think it should be distinguished from other platforms' public likes.
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Bug: Can't subscribe to remote/federated PeerTube channels on a PeerTube server
Examples, same PeerTube instance but different parent accounts (https://peertube.co.uk/) **Search for, find and able to subscribe:** https://peertube.co.uk/c/cinema https://peertube.co.uk/c/linux_lounge **Search for, sometimes spinning forever, sometimes "No Results":** https://peertube.co.uk/c/chrisweredigital@share.tube https://peertube.co.uk/c/blender_channel@video.blender.org **Edit/update:** As I get more familiar with Lemmy and PeerTube, this turns out to be an artifact of federation. The "@" obviously designates an account on a different server and when "https://peertube.co.uk/c/chrisweredigital@share.tube" won't resolve, "https://share.tube/c/chrisweredigital" will. Original title "Bug: Can't subscribe to PeerTube channels with "@" in the name" changed.
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Is there any way to embed YouTube, Streamable, Imgur, Gfycat, etc. videos on Lemmy?
I can't found it how can I post embedded videos or posts from social media sites, like on Reddit or other similar sites.
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Keyboard navigation in Lemmy
Is it possible to navigate through Lemmy with keyboard shortcuts? I appreciate the vim-like shortbuts in Mastodon.
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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.
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How does "Trending Communities" widget work?
To me it looks like it lists "New Communities" rather then communities trending based on activity etc. Is that correct?
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0.16.6 upgrade - very smooth
Thanks to the Dev team to make applying these upgrades to our servers so easy and hassle free. Nice Job.
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User level blocking Vs. moderation?
Is there a plan to prevent the issue that a moderator has individually blocked a user, but then is unable to see the posts of that user and moderate them should that become necessary? Maybe there could be a toggle to temporarily disable user blocks for communities one has to moderate?
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Storage size on instance servers
I recently had to expand my instance's storage size from 25 GB to 50 GB because it was out of space. How much storage do you all use for your instances? I'm a little surprised that it ran out of space as my instance isn't heavily used. Am I doing something wrong? I prune all the unused docker images, so it's not that.
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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.
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Are Lemmy posts crawl-able by search engines?
Discussions here are often very interesting, and at times incredibly helpful. If I had no clue about Lemmy, but I searched online for a topic that happened to be discussed in Lemmy, will that discussion appear in the search engine? As a related question, do you think the discussion example would show up in the search results in the most informative way? I mean in an search engine optimization-kind of way.
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