Estudante de Engenharia Informática apaixonado pela área; algures em Portugal.
Administrador da instância lemmy.pt.
Computer Science student, passionate about the field; somewhere in Portugal.
lemmy.pt instance administrator.
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 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) :)
Yeah, federated logins of some sort would be really nice to have. There have been some mentions of integrating something from Streams onto Lemmy.
At the moment, the only tool I know is available for that is https://browse.feddit.de. It should be officially endorsed by the project and available on join-lemmy.org, 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 https://browse.feddit.de
Give it a shot!
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 https://lemmy.pt/post/36126)
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: https://spectra.video/w/oo3SuFed7L2mfpkZPbWn3t
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 lemmy.ml and beehaw.org 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.
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.
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”.