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I had the muvo!! I loved that thing.

Smartphones really did wipe out a ton of those single-function devices.


Apologies for all the translators that weren't able to sign up before (it was email issues), this should be fixed now.

The money thing is definitely an issue… when lemmy’s NLNet grant runs out, we will need to transition to a more sustainable model.

The best option for open source projects like this one to stay alive, is subscriptions (which we already have via liberapay and opencollective). I really like what tasks.org has to say about it:

I know you hate subscriptions. I don’t like them either.

Mobile apps must be maintained and supported forever, and one-time purchases are not an effective method of funding development¹. When one-time sales dry up then developers abandon the app. Subscriptions give them an incentive to keep you happy.


Thanks <3

For me at least, the burnout comes from the fact that I want to code, not troubleshoot. I want to make new features, build snazzy front ends, and not have to worry about money.

But as lemmy’s gotten more popular, a big chunk of my time is spent doing the things the article mentions: responding to an endless stream of notifications that builds faster than you can close them, helping debug people’s system setups, address people’s odd use-case pet features they want, and troubleshoot other issues.

Many times people can be very rude, not realizing they’re asking you to do free labor for them. Its very similar to how some people treat restaurant servers as their personal servants.


pictrs_1    | Error: Error in DB, Read corrupted data at file offset None backtrace ()
pictrs_1    | 
pictrs_1    | Caused by:
pictrs_1    |     Read corrupted data at file offset None backtrace ()

Its a pictrs issue, not with lemmy. @asonix@lemmy.ml or ask in the pict-rs matrix channel.


So basically medium running their own mastodon instance, and making sure their workers use it rather than twitter or something, is a way to keep them in line?


Medium is even one of the ones explicitly called out here: https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm

They managed to make displaying some text, a bloated javascript spyware mess.


I think its a good idea obvi. Its a collision between the microblogging / twitter-style that masto and pleroma employ(that have no title, only a body), vs the link-aggregator style (which has a title, and an optional body).

Both platforms should try to resolve the missing fields in whatever way possible, even if that means extrapolating bodies to titles and vice versa.


That already exists, there’s a dedicated getcommunities endpoint… and a search that can search for communities.


How would you feel about bundling this type of automatic discovery into lemmy, as an optional server setting (default off)?

It’d be one of the periodic maintenance jobs we already have in there.


Yep that’s correct, instances don’t automatically connect to all communities. Someone from that instance has to subscribe to it first, for that instance to start getting updates.


Federated communities do show up both on the search page, and the communities page.

https://lemmy.ml/communities/listing_type/All/page/1


This is a really good question.

For micro-blogging, the only one of those that’s internal to your service, is “boosts”. The equivalent for lemmy, would be cross-posts on communities you already follow, where the url field is either your local copy, or the federated link. Someone would x-post a link from another community, you’d see it, then subscribe to it.

A better answer to your question tho, would be a global community discovery service. Someone could either write one, and @nutomic@lemmy.ml has also written a lemmy-instance-crawler for join-lemmy.org to do the same. We could also potentially expand what join-lemmy.org shows, to list the most popular communities globally, and for each instance.

Since communities aren’t tagged, the only real way to look through them would be by popularity tho. But it would at least be a centralized place to see every known community on every known instance.


There’s a crosspost button for posts.

But there’s sometimes two comment links shown, because it might be a federated comment, and the other comment originated elsewhere.


They should link to the techempower benchmarks… rust web frameworks are some of the fastest out there right now.


I’d thought we had another issue for this, but here’s one: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1026

IE making the community size affect the rank.


Lemmy could work, because people can post torrents here, and then comment on them. But ya as you say the tagging and semantic linking that a smart wiki could provide would be much better.

If I had more time, I’d do this, using the torrents-csv-data infohashes as the primary keys for the wiki.


Its definitely limited, mainly in order to keep it small.

Another project I’d thought about, was essentially a semantic wiki of torrents, using their infohashes as keys, where people could contribute stuff like that openly to all existing torrents. And it could have semantic tags, so people could label the type of content, comment about it, add descriptions, etc. IE a TorrentWiki.



All of them are unless you lock them down afaik. Diffs and pull requests are resource intensive.


They removed it to pre-emptorily comply with German anti-piracy laws.

The project is https://torrents-csv.ml




Idea for a Lemmy project: Create a stackoverflow style front-end for lemmy.
In the same way that Nutomic built a phpBB themed front end, it would be entirely possible to create a stack-overflow type one, as many of the same concepts translate over.

Someone made a RTL Arabic lemmy!
Could someone who speaks Arabic please contact them? I'd love to get those changes incorporated into lemmy-ui.

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](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/764)) - Change CSP rule for connect-src (websocket) to wildcard (fixes [#730](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/730)) ([#737](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/737)) - Increase default search rate limit. ([#2424](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2424)) - Rejected federated pm from blocked users (fixes [#2398](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2398)) ([#2408](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2408)) - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Revert "Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380))" - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Dont allow login if account is banned or deleted (fixes [#2372](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2372)) ([#2374](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2374)) - Fix panics in search_by_apub_id() (fixes [#2371](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2371)) ([#2373](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2373))


Welcome to Lemmy, I'm one of the devs and admins for this instance. Being pro-piracy, and allowing torrent magnet links 🏴‍☠️ , is one of the original reasons I started working on lemmy ( even a lot of the better reddit alts refuse to allow magnet links, or be pirate-friendly). One of the best ways to keep the stream alive, is by decentralizing the ways we find and access content. Torrents do this directly for data, but I hope that lemmy, as a federated reddit alternative, can eventually serve as a platform to aggregate, post, and comment on pirated data in a decentralized way. [More info about Lemmy including docs, how federation works, and a good onboarding site.](https://join-lemmy.org/) Welcome aboard!




Lemmy Release v0.16.3 - Federation Bug Fixes
## 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 A full list of fixes is below, but this patch release includes federation compatibility and bug fixes, as well as fixing vulnerabilities in our websocket rate limiting. ## Upgrade notes Besides the addition of a [search rate limit to the lemmy.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/defaults.hjson#L39), there are no config or API changes. Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) ## 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](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). 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](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). 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 ### Lemmy Server - Federate user account deletion (fixes [#1284](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1284)) ([#2199](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2199)) - Dont federate initial upvote ([#2196](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2196)) - Add missing mod log entries for federated actions (fixes [#1489](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1489)) ([#2198](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2198)) - Make sure application questionaire is required. Fixes [#2189](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2189) - Fix verify_mod_action check for remote admin actions ([#2190](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2190)) - Run cargo upgrade ([#2176](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2176)) - Migrate towards using page.attachment field for url (ref [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2182](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2182)) - Exclude removed/deleted posts from community outbox ([#2184](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2184)) - Fetch community outbox in parallel (fixes [#2180](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2180)) ([#2181](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2181)) - Adding a ban expires update job. Fixes [#2177](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2177) - Add email translations ([#2175](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2175)) - Add test files for Friendica federation (fixes [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2167](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2167)) - Lowering search rate limit. Fixes [#2153](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2153) ([#2154](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2154)) - Rate limit ws joins ([#2171](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2171)) - Delete unused diesel.toml file ([#2166](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2166)) - Rate limit websocket joins. ([#2165](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2165)) - Doing tests in sequential order. Fixes [#2158](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2158) ([#2163](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2163)) - Dont log errors when rate limit is hit (fixes [#2157](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2157)) ([#2161](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2161)) - Fix rate limit check for register. Fixes [#2159](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2159) - GNU social compatibility ([#2100](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2100)) - Consolidate and lower reqwest timeouts. Fixes [#2150](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2150) ([#2151](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2151)) - Check that config is valid before saving ([#2152](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2152)) - Dont log error if duplicate activity is received (fixes [#2146](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2146)) ([#2148](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2148)) - WIP: Email localization (fixes [#500](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/500)) ([#2053](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2053)) - If viewed actor isnt in db, fetch it from other instance ([#2145](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2145)) - Show rate limit algorithm. Fixes [#2136](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2136) - Adjust retry interval for sending activities ([#2141](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2141)) - Add jerboa link to readme. Fixes [#2137](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2137) - Forbid remote URLs for avatars/banners (fixes [#1618](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1618)) ([#2132](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2132)) - Remove docker/prod unused files (fixes [#2086](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2086)) ([#2133](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2133)) - Rework error handling (fixes [#1714](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1714)) ([#2135](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2135)) - Dont allow admin to add mod to remote community ([#2129](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2129)) - Reject federated downvotes if downvotes are disabled (fixes [#2124](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2124)) ([#2128](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2128)) ### Lemmy UI - Dont allow community urls like /c/{id} (fixes [#611](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/611)) ([#612](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/612)) - Fix loading indicator on search page (fixes [#443](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/443)) ([#606](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/606)) - Upgrade deps ([#604](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/604)) - Remove auth token from error message. Fixes [#600](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/600) ([#601](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/601)) - Fix error during new site setup ([#596](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/596)) - Differentiate between mods and admins in mod log ([#597](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/597)) - Fix comment fedilink (fixes [#594](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/594)) ([#595](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/595))


A few bug fixes: ## Lemmy - Revert "Add logging to debug federation issues (ref [#2096](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2096)) ([#2099](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2099))" ([#2130](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2130)) - Dont allow admin to add mod to remote community ([#2129](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2129)) - Reject federated downvotes if downvotes are disabled (fixes [#2124](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2124)) ([#2128](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2128)) ## Lemmy-ui - Fix error during new site setup ([#596](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/596)) - Differentiate between mods and admins in mod log ([#597](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/597)) - Fix comment fedilink (fixes [#594](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/594)) ([#595](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/595))

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](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible/pull/24/files) 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](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/client_development/theming.html). ### 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](https://sr.ht/~vpzom/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](https://lemmy.ml/post/184152) 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 lemmy.ml. 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 https://example.com/api/v3/community/hide \ -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](https://github.com/dessalines/jerboa), which is now on [F-Droid](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.jerboa) and [Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jerboa). 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](https://join-lemmy.org/apps). ## Upgrade notes Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) There are three lemmy.hjson config changes. See [defaults.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/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](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). 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](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). 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](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-js-client/compare/0.15.0-rc.34...0.16.0-rc.1) . ### Config - The config changes are [here.](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/compare/0.15.2...main#diff-bcc84ad7bb4d0687c679cb6b3711052d8eba74a8188578c7516a8fdb5584d01a)


toki pona guide / resources
My toki pona guide: ## Learning the language - [jan Lentan's lessons](https://devurandom.xyz/tokipona/). By far the best guide for learning the language. - [jan Misali's 12 days of toki pona](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-dvvng4Zc). Not as good as jan Lentan's lessons, but serves as a speedy introduction to the vocab. ## Vocabulary - Download a client for the spaced-repetition software, [Anki](https://apps.ankiweb.net/). - [AnkiDroid for Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki) - [Shared Deck of all the current popular words](https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1075479788) (~137 words as of 2022, known as *pu + nimi ku suli*). - [Shared Deck of all the phrases from jan Lentan's lessons.](https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/204928497) - You can find other shared decks [here](https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/toki%20pona). ## Listening / Fluency - [Youtube channel - ma pi toki pona](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQTppoxw6lJTtvr9ZRIjmgg) . Has lots of fluent speakers having conversations about different topics. ## Other resources - [ku - the toki pona dictionary](https://www.amazon.com/dp/0978292367/) - [pu - toki pona: the language of good (first book)](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0978292308)