Estudante de Engenharia Informática apaixonado pela área; algures em Portugal.

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Computer Science student, passionate about the field; somewhere in Portugal. instance administrator.

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Sep 10, 2021


Yes, toxicity will inevitably appear more (it was already present in small amounts 🙃) but I’m hopeful the lack of a karma system may help to mitigate some of Reddit’s typical “bad behavior”.

Hear hear!
I expect to be some bumps on the road, but the Lemmyverse was really quiet until recently. Now it’s gaining so much life and shaping into an active and pleasant platform :3

On liberapay you can also donate any custom amount just once. It will simply calculate it as “$x/week”, iirc.

TmpodtoMemes@lemmy.mlGimme karma

it’s a matter of time before someone makes a bot to do it x)

TmpodtoMemes@lemmy.mlI feel seen

Advanced techniques 🤫

Yeah, was thinking of a DNS based solution as well. Probably the easiest and most effective way to do it?

Good question. Seeing as your set of skills don’t quite align with Lemmy’s core componentes (Rust backend and Inferno frontend), your best bet would probably be on helping new people settle in, improving documentation, translations, discussing new ideas (like for onboarding), etc.

Any form of help is highly appreciated!

I’m not a dev, no. But I’ve been here a while and like to help out :)

mmm alright, anti-CAPTCHA bots have indeed been getting way better. Could there be some other library of some sort that yields better images?

I know I’m being a bit pushy at this point, but distributing instance load can be helped in some part by merging this PR and deploying the latest changes (including more languages and recommended instances as well) :)

Yes, it is possible, but was not a priority until now. The boom of users is basically just two days old, the devs have not gotten enough time to catch up yet hehe

Yeah, federated logins of some sort would be really nice to have. There have been some mentions of integrating something from Streams onto Lemmy.

I’m not sure how such arrangement would work, but if postgres really becomes a bottleneck, hosters could consider some sort of managed postgres cluster.

I believe Dessalines or nutomic were saying on a Matrix room that Postgres was their worst performing component at the moment, and why they needed a vCPU upgrade on their server. Maybe some sort of managed off-site Postgres instance could be an option?

It will for sure. Lemmy has seen such a massive influx of new users in just two days. It has barely given any time for the devs and admins to catch up. Stuff takes time to implement, but fortunately, now there have been donations and more people helping out!

In practice, everything will contribute, even if just a bit. The biggest issue at the moment is the database, so the worst “offenders” will be searches, which require more complex queries.

I did not read it like that either! Perhaps I misworded. I meant that, since last update seems to have been on September 25th 2022, the maintainer probably is too busy right now, and if someone else feels they could help out, they should :)

Oh, that’s a pity :(
Someone should take the lead there then. But yeah, Ansible is pretty great! I rock my own setup because I feel more comfortable this way, but it was originally based on the first Ansible setup hehe

At the moment, the only tool I know is available for that is It should be officially endorsed by the project and available on, imo. It crawls the network and allows you to search for communities and see where they are hosted!

As for CAPTCHAs, Lemmy does not use any third-party provider, but rather a little library that generates them given a set of noise functions to apply. I’m not entirely sure how effective the top difficulty ones are at stopping OCR bots and the likes, but they seem pretty good.

There still isn’t an “official” way to do this, but there’s a neat browser at
Give it a shot!

Same. I got more hours than I could ever count 👀

The time you see a system’s weakness most clearly is definitely when stressing it in a real scenario. The goal is to improve further each time we get an influx of users :)

Hey, welcome! Thank you for your contribution to the network :D

As for discoverability, it is a problem yet to be properly solved. For now, I’d suggest making a launch post and share your communities in the many posts that have recently popped around (e.g

Definitely! There needs to be some improvements to user onboarding, it’s always one of the biggest painpoints with decentralized platforms.

I believe a spinner is more common for that (and I fact, is used somewhere else on the app).
In reality, I think the transitions are so fast in a lot of cases because all the data is already fetched (at least partially) so it doesn’t even hit the server. Not sure though.

Great! If there’s any way to help via code or something else please let us know, I’m sure a lot of the people here would love to help out.

The Lemmy project is always happy to see new contributors :)
There are some nice issues lying around needing more attention hehe
If you’re interested in helping out with development, you should also join the Lemmy Development Matrix room!

mmm weird, I don’t know them. Here’s a video of it:

Well spotted, that completely flew past me hehe
Than you!

Sure, that is a valid concern, but maybe that could also be mitigated by making it pretty clear that you can interact with content on other servers just fine, even if you’re not from there. Perhaps a little note banner on the “Join Lemmy” page itself.

Regarding moving to another instance, that is not quite possible right now. There’s no way to properly move an account to another server, you’d just have to start from scratch with a new identity. In the future, it would be nice to have proper account migration, or at the very least a way to import/export account data.

The issue is that the “first move” advantage is quite real and the momentum gained by and can easily dwarf diversity on the network. Of course you don’t have to aggressively spread people out, but maybe the spotlight should be fairer, so to speak.

I think a light hearted /r/aww or /r/humansbeingbros would be quite nice to have.

Besides that, I have some specific game and tech subs I’d like to see.

My main focus on Lemmy, though, is to grow a Portuguese community, hence the instance :)

Yes! :)

You can organize your tabs into panels (little side tabs for tabs :P) and groups (collapsible tab folders for organization inside a panel). You can set colors, set containers, move to panels and windows. You can duplicate, unload, clear cookies. You can flatten trees and mute tabs. You can set up automatic snapshots to manage your sessions.

You get the gist, it’s super powerful.

I have been running a (unfortunately still low local volume) instance with a big federation pool for a while now, and resources are really manageable. CPU usage is almost non-existent (save for a few short spikes), pretty much always below 5% of my ~2GHz vCPU. RAM has never gone above 500MB, and typically sits around 250MB (mostly from postgres). Network I/O has never surpassed 50MB combined daily. Disk I/O is slightly higher, averaging at 40MB combined daily.

Overall, it’s really cheap to get a Lemmy instance up and running for you and some friends, and with the officially provided Ansible setup (and I believe there’s a Yunohost package as well), getting one operational is pretty easy.

Yeah, the statement was poorly made. The point of Lemmy isn’t to make money either way. Any financial contribution should be immediately put back into the community, i.e investing in infrastructure, in my opinion.

Yes, by quite a margin as well, I believe. It’s unfortunate, and the only solution is to make diverse instances and advertise them well :) The fediverse is better if the load is more evenly distributed across instances instead of having most users sit on a couple of instances.

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Lemmy Portugal 🇵🇹 - A new public instance dedicated to Portugal and the Portuguese Language
Hallo! Making this announcement post here to let more people know that the instance is now opened! I had held back from making this post due to not having written some rules yet, but now that's in place. They still need some touch ups, and a more extensive Code of Conduct document has yet to be written, however, I'd like to get more people on board to get more feedback. So, what is this instance about? Anything related to Portugal, Portuguese, or any related community. We have some communities already set up, but anyone is free to create their own space :D Naturally, posts should be in Portuguese, and on-topic, but English posts are also welcome if they come from people wanting to learn about the community, culture, language and so on. I hope to help the Lemmy network by adding this new instance :3 Cheers!