He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist/socialist/leftist.

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Oct 03, 2019


Me neither. But I want to assure you that you’re not being singled out for your content because the site can’t do that.

Are you using a third party app? I can’t think of any reason that’s happening so it is actually really weird.

Probably your end. Lemmy doesn’t have the ability to block thumbnails from sites or users. My guess is that the source site isn’t allowing other sites to fetch their images.

Is it working for you now? I just made a post and it seems to be working.

The report button is being worked on. In the meantime, please send a PM to one of the admins listed on the homepage sidebar, if it’s urgent, message all of us. Or for less serious issues like spam, mention one of us in a comment to the offending post.

I got some concerns with the “fake news” part of this post. Let me just clarify what I meant by “blatantly fake news”. Personally, I’ll only remove things that are without a doubt false, and maliciously so, things like “Trump won the 2020 election”, “Climate change isn’t real” or “Vaccines cause autism”. Or, from “news” sites that have been proven to be puppets of organizations like the CIA. Stuff that “might be wrong” is generally left to up/down votes.

Though keep in mind that I’m talking about removing things at the site level with this, moderators of individual communities are generally free to remove stuff the admins don’t have a problem with at their own discretion.

@ufrafecy@lemmy.ml, @keo@lemmy.ml

Regarding blogspam

In the recent months, we’ve been getting more blogspam accounts, and the administrators have been discussing behind the scenes on how to deal with it. Blogspam is against the rules of this Lemmy instance and is treated the same as any other spam. That is, offending posts will be removed and blogspam…

Oof! Glad the backups worked, there only seem to be one or two missing comments from my profile. I mean compared to the websites that got absolutely decimated by this, that’s pretty good!

Another point, even saying them in jest is in very bad taste in the majority of cases. I hear arguments that some groups use slurs as part of their slang and “don’t actually mean to insult anyone”, but here’s the thing: those people are usually not the marginalized group that the slur is meant to insult and when someone who the word is meant to insult feel insulted, their feedback is at best ignored and at worst mocked.

I guess a notable exception is black people’s use of the n-word, which is fine, but it’s also a whole can of worms when you consider the fact that other ethnicities like white people also regularly use it “because they can, so why can’t I?”

Zero tolerance necessarily means you condemn the act in question, otherwise why would you have zero tolerance of it?

Yes. We don’t want fascists to have the freedom to spread their hate on this platform.

Wouldn’t that also mean you don’t respect their free will?

“Free will” is the concept that someone chooses to do what they want instead of it being pre-determined by the universe. It has nothing to do with whether other people want to tolerate or allow them to do it or not.

I keep saying this: the very existence of the slur filter, even though it’s actually trivial to remove or modify, acts like an alt-right/MAGA/bigot/freeze-peach repellent even though it’s trivial to remove or modify. Just look at the types of people on /r/RedditAlternatives who say they’ll never go to Lemmy because of this, and what their priorities on platforms they’re actually interested in are. To me, that’s half the battle.

Oops! Fixed it!

Funny story, I misspelled the original community name. While creating it.

Please welcome our new admin!

We have recruited long-time Lemmy user @k_o_t@lemmy.ml as a new admin for lemmy.ml! Please give him a warm welcome!..

The display name is now meant to be a formatted version of the actual name, which is easier to read than a snake_case string, or one that has contractions to fit in the character limit. Detailed information about the community should go in the sidebar.

I can take !linux. Made a request already.

PSA: Simplify your community display names

If you’re on version 0.9.0 of the Lemmy webclient, you may have noticed that the full display names for communities is now displayed everywhere, if the community has one. This is a new look Lemmy is trying, but for it to work well, display names should be short. If you have a display name on your co…

Heads up, this post has been removed because it is off topic for /c/announcements

Is there a way to publicly see what instances are blocked by the way? I actually wouldn’t like a feature like that because someone could use it to seek out toxic instances.

PSA: It's "wear a mask AND social distance", not "or"

Just so we’re all clear on that. …

At some point I’m probably also going to create a full Wikipedia article on Lemmy…