cross-posted from: > [Eternal September]( is when influx from some other (often shittier and collapsing) platform overwhelms the unique culture that existed before, and in time fully replaces it. Destroying what existed before. > > 🧠 💭 **Figure out strategies & actions in comments below .. participate!** > > For example, I introduced 2 hashtags for awareness: > > - **#AvoidEternalSeptember** Raise attention to the culture clash. > - **#DonateToFediInstances** Help admins and moderators withstand the influx and give them your support. > > We want to be gentle, welcoming to newcomers. Show them around. But also keep having the nice chattering and culture we had before, and maybe give those some extra boosts to exemplify and spread the vibes. > > Here's [a poll]( to make newcomers aware that taking Twitter culture with you on the Fediverse is just weird. > > ### Fedizens... Be strategical in how you toot to help avoid that from happening

To repost old twitter screenshots, overly recycled memes, and other things typical of the mainstream social media. Because I like lemmy more but it doesn't give me that cheap potato chip dopamine fix that reddit does and I'm probably not alone. But also I don't wanna put my shitty capitalist memes in your regular meme feeds, I wanna keep them over here in quarantine for me and my fellow degenerates.

If you’re bored join my instance askanything
The idea is to attract more users here. I could be wrong, and I know there already is ask lemmy. But here, you can ask whatever the fuck you want about anything.

Deal with it weebs ![](

Is there any difference for Lemmur between the app on the Play Store and the app on F-Droid?

Is there any difference between the play store app and the f-droid app?

Please report spam and offending content
We just had a hilarious jokester post nazi spam. If someone had reported instead of downvoted the posts in the memes sub I would have seen it earlier, since I mod there. So if you see something that obv violates the rules, please report. It makes it easier for me and others to be notified. This way fewer people have to see the bad stuff :)

The Free Stuff Community - Lemmy
I was inspired to make it by the one on Reddit.

New Lemmy community Ask A Woman
If you are interested in asking women for their advice and so much more, then come join!

Pictures should be working smoothly now.
All the old pictures are restored from a backup, and should be working now. We've bought more hard drive space too, so we should be okay for a while.

Lemmy Release v0.16.7 - A few bug fixes
A few bug fixes: - Fix missing auth on new post refresh. ([#764]( - Change CSP rule for connect-src (websocket) to wildcard (fixes [#730]( ([#737]( - Increase default search rate limit. ([#2424]( - Rejected federated pm from blocked users (fixes [#2398]( ([#2408]( - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378]( ([#2380]( - Revert "Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378]( ([#2380](" - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378]( ([#2380]( - Dont allow login if account is banned or deleted (fixes [#2372]( ([#2374]( - Fix panics in search_by_apub_id() (fixes [#2371]( ([#2373](

The other day I saw a comment making some claim and linking to a CIA report that confirmed it. I thought it would be really cool if we had some sort of repository with sources we find interesting, so here it is!

NRSK made a small website to introduce new users to the basics of Lemmy and give them an (incomplete) list of Lemmy Communities. Hopefully this will help users find a lot of interesting content across the network, despite the home instance not federating with a particular community yet. Such a list was something that was sorely missed when the NRSK administrator first became a user on the lemmyverse, and quite so after creating a new and isolated instance. As mentioned, it is an unofficial site and if the devs disapprove, I can make the "unofficialness" of it clearer or discuss how we can make it work. Manually sorting, cataloguing and estimating activity on 283 communities sure was something. That's why everybody is welcome to contribute to the list by submitting your own suggestions and corrections in the linked community. As of now the list is curated manually, I assume I've made several errors - Particularly when it comes to what "Topic" the different communities belong in. Yes, you can sort nearly 300 communities by: - Topic - Name - Instance - Activity - Recommendation A lot of it could have been scraped the first time around I assume, but then there'd be no sorting by topic for sure. You can visit the "Welcome" community by following the post link or visit [Link to the website]( [Link to the big list of communities](

New community: /c/tipofmytongue
I was going to ask for help with finding a site but I realized there was no community for that so I created TOMT (first time creating a community, sorry if I did something wrong). not sure how marking posts as solved would work since there are no flairs on lemmy, feel free to suggest if you have any ideas

A space to talk, discuss and shitpost about all Paradox games and Paradox in general

Reminder: Engaging in political debates is encouraged, insulting and attacking other users is not.
Insulting or attacking other users, even so much saying "fuck you", "fuck [this group of people]", "you're an idiot" or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes no matter if you're leftist, rightist, communist, anarchist, liberal, etc. If you're confident of your position you should be able to debate in a civil manner without cursing someone else out. I understand that debates can get heated and frustrating, hell I've debated with a good bunch of users, but you can still express that without resorting to name calling or insults. Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from every political view, and even if we don't say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn't get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban. That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don't report comments for "being pro communist" or "being pro China" unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Don't attack or insult people from Lemmygrad just because they're from Lemmygrad or they're arguing for Marxism-Leninism or supporting a country you don't. If they're presenting their points in a civil manner (which had been the case for almost everyone from Lemmygrad), you can either read it and respond in kind with your questions or counterpoints, or just move on. People coming over from other instances is not brigading if they're mostly being civil, that's the whole point of federation. Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it's not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn't even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It's just imaginary internet points, relax.

IMGXXXX is about finding cool, odd, funny, and interesting videos that are posted on video hosting websites. The videos originate from cameras, camcorders, and other similar video devices. Videos are often not renamed, and fall deep into the abyss of the respective website it's hosted on. Reminder this is intended to be a **SFW SUB!**

Mods feel free to remove. The fedizens first global chess tournament!
cross-posted from: > *Roses are red* > > *Violets are blue* > > *You're gonna sign up for this chess tournament* > > --- > > --- > > # How to play: > > 0. Most important! Share this event as widely as possible! Post on the fediverse and even on your Facebook, Reddit, tiktok etc > > 1. Sign up in the comments here. Just say your signing up. > > 2. I'll arrange brackets. Or if you particularly want to play someone, mention it in the comments and I'll pair you guys up > > 3. I'm open to suggestions, but lichess seems like the easiest way to set up matches, but really, if you can get your opponent to agree to use like Minetest chess, go for it! > > 4. If someone off the fediverse wants to play, have them contact me somehow. You could even relay their messages to me. > > # prizes: > > - once [the fedizens enquirer news paper]( is up and running, you'll be featured there. > > - myself, [](, Michael from [Perthchat]( and/or []( will simp for you > > - paid tournament will follow later on, if enough interest > > --- > > Has this ever been attempted before?

I noticed that many of the general meme groups have a lot of political posts and thought it would be good to have a community exclusively for posting non-political memes. I hope it can add some levity to everyone's scrolling!

Lemmy Release v0.16.0: Theming and Federation Improvements.
## What is Lemmy? Lemmy is a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. It is completely free and open, and not controlled by any company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms. Content is organized into communities, so it is easy to subscribe to topics that you are interested in, and ignore others. Voting is used to bring the most interesting items to the top. ## Major Changes ### Theming Customizing Lemmy is now much easier than before. Instance admins can select a default instance theme under `/admin` which applies to all users who are not logged in, and those who haven't explicitly picked a theme. It is also possible now to add custom themes to an instance, without having to recompile lemmy-ui. When running with Docker, make sure that [these lines]( are present in docker-compose.yml (Ansible will add them automatically if you updated the repo). Then put your .css file into `./volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes`. The new theme can then be selected by users, or set as instance default. For native installation (without Docker), themes are loaded by lemmy-ui from `./extra_themes` folder. A different path can be specified with `LEMMY_UI_EXTRA_THEMES_FOLDER` environment variable. For instructions how to create a new theme, have a look at the [documentation]( ### Federation @nutomic made many changes to federation to increase compatibility with other software. Lemmy can now receive deletions from [Pleroma], comments from [Friendica] and communities from [lotide]( Other actions were already compatible before. Mastodon can now display communities even when a user with identical name exists (but the user can't be viewed in that case). There were no breaking changes necessary, so federation is fully compatible with 0.15. If you notice something in another project that doesn't federate but should, please open an issue. Multiple users have pointed out that posts, comments and votes don't federate reliably. We first attempted to fix this in [Lemmy 0.15.4]( a few days ago, but that didn't help much. Later @nutomic noticed that Lemmy was only sending out activities with 4 worker threads, which is not enough for a big instance like At the same time, many of those workers were taken up by sending to broken instances, trying to connect for a minute or more. This version adds a timeout and increases the number of workers. ### Federated bans Until now, only community bans were federated, and the "Remove content" option didn't work over federation. The new version fixes this behaviour, so that both site bans and community bans federate, including "Remove content" option and expiry. Note that this change only affects new bans, those which were issued before upgrading to 0.16 will not be federated. ### Hide communities @dayinjing implemented a funcionality for instance admins to hide controversial communities. A hidden community is only visible to those users who subscribe to it. This represents a milder alternative to removing a community. This functionality is not implemented in lemmy-ui yet, but admins can hide a community like this via command line: ``` curl -X PUT \ -H "Content-Type: application/json" \ -d \ '{"community_id":3,"hidden":true,"reason":"*reason for mod log*","auth":"*admin jwt token*"}' ``` ### Jerboa: a new android app To help adoption, and since most people use social media through their smartphones nowadays, @dessalines has been working on a native android app for Lemmy called [Jerboa](, which is now on [F-Droid]( and [Google Play]( It is still at an alpha level, but is very usable. We'd love to have experienced android developers contribute to it. This now makes three smartphone apps for Lemmy: [Lemmur and Jerboa for Android, and Remmel for iOS]( ## Upgrade notes Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.]( There are three lemmy.hjson config changes. See [defaults.hjson]( for comments and default values. - changed boolean `email.use_tls` to `email.tls_type` - added `setup.default_theme` - added `federation.worker_count` ## Support development We (@dessalines and @nutomic) have been working full-time on Lemmy for almost two years. This is largely thanks to support from [NLnet foundation]( If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating]( If you'd like to support development, and make sure that we will always be available to work full time on Lemmy, consider [donating to support its development]( We've spent hundreds of hours on Lemmy, and would like to be able to add more developers to our little open-source co-op as time goes on. ## Changes ### API - A full list of the API changes can be seen on this diff of [lemmy-js-client: 0.15.0 -> 0.16.0]( . ### Config - The config changes are [here.](

To combat the anti-Semitic brigades over the last few days, we’ve made it so that new users have to fill out a registration application before they can join here.
This should help us cut down on the trolls. We recommend other instances do the same, because they will likely be targeted also. I apologize for all their gore-posts as well, no one should have to see that. We'll try to look for more admins from different time-zones as well to get them faster. The two other possibilities we have currently as options, are turning on required email verification, and as a last resort, closing signups. I personally would rather not do either, but they are options. Many thanks to []( and []( for banning those trolls.

Today is an exciting day for the Lemmy project. Almost one year after [first enabling federation](, we now federate with other projects for the first time! According to some people's definition, this finally makes us part of the Fediverse. It took a lot of work to make this possible, so big thanks to [NLnet]( for funding our full time work on Lemmy, and to [@lanodan]( and [@asonix]( for helping to figure out how Pleroma and Mastodon federation works (it's difficult because they have almost no documentation). ## What is Lemmy? [Lemmy]( is similar to sites like Reddit,, or Hacker News: you subscribe to communities you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote and comment on them. Lemmy isn't just a reddit alternative; its a network of interconnected communities ran by different people and organizations, all combining to create a single, personalized front page of your favorite news, articles, and memes. ## Major Changes ### Federation code rewrite The rewrite of the federation code started by @nutomic in August is now mostly complete. As a result, the code is much cleaner, and has tests to guarantee no breaking changes between Lemmy versions. As a side effect of this rewrite, it was now relatively easy to enable federation with other projects. Mastodon and Pleroma users can: - View Lemmy communities, user profiles, posts and comments - Follow Lemmy communities to receive new posts and comments - Replies (mentions) work in both directions, including notifications In addition, Pleroma users can exchange private messages with Lemmy users. Note that Pleroma and Mastodon rely on a compatibility mode in Lemmy, which means that they won't receive events like Deletes or Votes. Other projects whose federation works similar to Pleroma/Mastodon will likely also federate. ### Hardcoded slur filter removed Lemmy finally has essential moderation tools (reporting, user/community blocking), so the hardcoded filter isn't necessary anymore. If you want to keep using the slur filter, copy [these lines]( to your config file when upgrading, and adjust to your liking. ## Upgrade notes If you installed Lemmy without Ansible, you need to edit the nginx config file [to follow this example]( Otherwise Mastodon won't be able to fetch objects or actors from Lemmy. Ansible applies this change automatically. No other changes are necessary for federation with Mastodon/Pleroma. Just make sure your allowlist/blocklist allows it. Then get started by searching the URL of a Lemmy user or Community in Mastodon. Note that Mastodon and Pleroma are much, much bigger than Lemmy at this point, with a combined 3 milion users and 4500 instances, compared to 20.000 users and 35 instances for Lemmy ([source]( The existing mod tools in Lemmy might not be adequate to handle that at the moment. Be aware that if you have federation enabled in the Lemmy config, Mastodon and Pleroma users can now fetch all posts and comments, to view them and share with their followers. The Lemmy blocklist/allowlist can not prevent this, it only prevents posts/comments from blocked instances to be shown on your own instance. The only solution to this problem is disabling federation, or waiting for [signed fetch]( to be implemented. If you want to use federation, but review new instances before federating with them, use the allowlist. You can switch from open federation to allowlist federation by pasting the output of the command below into `federation.allowed_instances` in the Lemmy config. ``` curl | jq -c .federated_instances.linked ``` The [`lemmy.hjson` `additional_slurs` field has changed its name to `slur_filter`. ]( Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.]( ## Lemmy-Ansible We've now separated our ansible install method (the preferred way to deploy Lemmy) into its own repo, [lemmy-ansible]( Let us know if you need help migrating existing installations over to it. ## Changes ### API - There is now a `GetUnreadCount` in the API to check the count of your unread messages, replies, and mentions. - A full list of the API changes can be seen on this diff of [lemmy-js-client: 0.13.0 -> 0.14.0-rc.1]( . ### Lemmy Server - More federation compat ([#1894]( - Adding clippy:unwrap to husky. Fixes [#1892]( ([#1893]( - Remove header guard for activitypub routes - Add federation test cases for Smithereen and Mastodon - Reduce stack memory usage in apub code - Remove ActivityFields trait, deserialize into another struct instead - Check if post or comment are deleted first. Fixes [#1864]( ([#1867]( - Correctly use and document check_is_apub_id_valid() param use_strict_allowlist - Convert note.content and chat_message.content to html (fixes [#1871]( - Upgrade background_jobs to 0.9.1 [#1820]( ([#1875]( - Fix husky fmt hook. ([#1868]( - Renaming to slur_filter. Fixes [#1773]( ([#1801]( - Three instance inbox bug ([#1866]( - Remove ansible from this repo. ([#1829]( - Rewrite collections to use new fetcher ([#1861]( - Dont blank out post or community info. Fixes [#1813]( ([#1841]( - Format config/defaults.hjson before committing ([#1860]( - Breaking apub changes ([#1859]( - Pleroma federation2 ([#1855]( - Create a custom pre-commit hook, generates config/defaults.hjson ([#1857]( - Add cargo metadata to all crates ([#1853]( - Add both (De)Serialize to all models ([#1851]( - Adding GetUnreadCount to the API. Fixes [#1794]( ([#1842]( - Federate reports ([#1830]( - Fix saved posts and hide read posts issue. Fixes [#1839]( ([#1840]( - Dont allow posts to deleted / removed communities. Fixes [#1827]( ([#1828]( - Dont swallow API errors (fixes [#1834]( ([#1837]( - Fix federation of initial post/comment vote (fixes [#1824]( ([#1835]( - Fix clippy warnings added in nightly ([#1833]( - Admins can view all reports. Fixes [#1810]( ([#1825]( - Adding a message_id to emails. Fixes [#1807]( ([#1826]( - Generate config docs from code ([#1786]( - Trying a background_jobs fix. [#1820]( ([#1822]( - mark parent as read on reply ([#1819]( - Move code to apub library ([#1795]( - Adding honeypot to user and post creation. Fixes [#1802]( ([#1803]( - Add database host back into config file ([#1805]( ### Lemmy UI - Updating translations. - Fixing unload ([#487]( - Fix setup password. Fixes [#478]( ([#484]( - Adding post comment scrolling hack. Fixes [#480]( [#486]( - Navbar links ([#476](

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 communists, we take decisions collectively, and don't demand that anyone adopt our views or convert to our ideologies. We wouldn't devote so much time to building a federated site otherwise. What's important to us is that you follow the site rules and [Code of Conduct]( Meaning primarily, no-bigotry, and being respectful towards others. As long as that is the case, we can get along perfectly fine. In general we are open for constructive feedback, so please contact any member of the admin team if you have an idea how to improve Lemmy. ## Slur Filter We also noticed a consistent criticism of the built-in slur filter in Lemmy. Not so much on itself, but whenever Lemmy is recommended elsewhere, a few usual suspects keep bringing it up. To these people we say the following: we are using the slur filter as a tool to keep a friendly atmosphere, and prevent racists, sexists and other bigots from using Lemmy. Its existence alone has lead many of them to not make an account, or run an instance: a clear net positive. You can see for yourself the words which are blocked (content warning, [link here]( Note that it doesn't include any simple swear words, but only slurs which are used to insult and attack other people. If you want to use any of these words, then please stay on one of the many platforms that permit them. Lemmy is not for you, and we don't want you here. We are fully aware that the slur filter is not perfect. It is made for American English, and can give false positives in other languages or dialects. We are totally willing to fix such problems on a case by case basis, simply open an issue in our [repo ]( a description of the problem.

NLnet funding, and Lemmy v0.7.0 with new image hosting!
Let's start with the biggest news first: Lemmy is receiving funding from the [NLnet foundation](! The funding is for a total amount of 45.000 €, which will allow [/u/dessalines](/u/dessalines) and me ([/u/nutomic](/u/nutomic) ) to work on Lemmy full-time for at least half a year. We have created various milestones for the work we are planning to do. Most of them are about getting ActivityPub federation ready for production. In addition, we will work on: - better accessibility - private communities and instances - reworking search - creating a `` type site - the option to block other users or communities The details of the milestones will be posted on our github issue tracker soon. We're very excited about this opportunity, and can't wait to finish federation. In other news, we have just released [Lemmy v0.7.0.]( Most importantly, this update switches to [Pict-rs]( for image hosting, due to various performance-related issues with Pictshare. Pict-rs was coded from scratch in Rust by the amazing @asonix, who also created the ActivityPub library for Rust. We can't thank him enough for all the work he is doing for Lemmy! We'd also like to thank the following people for their contributions: - @iav for their work in building arm compatible rust docker images and builds. - @ernestwisniewski and @bytesnake for code contributions. - Many others for contributing translations via the [Lemmy weblate.]( - Our [Patreon]( and [Liberapay]( supporters who help us devote more time to Lemmy (We're still very far from these being able to sustain two developers) - Everyone else who contributes to Lemmy, be it by coding, hosting instances or just using it and spreading the word! Other than that, since v0.6.0 in January [we've closed over 100 issues](, fixed tons of bugs and added many new features. [You can find the full changelog and upgrade instructions here]( Edit: [Here are the milestones for the funding](

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