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Joined 1Y ago
Cake day: Nov 12, 2021


How would an instance admin ‘sticky’ or ‘pin’ a post to the top of an instance’s feed?
I believe that I remember this being an added option with the Lemmy 0.17.2 release. However, I'm unable to find this option.

Well, that’s a bug isn’t it? Now that I’ve set it back to undetermined everything works normally again.

Entire communities are empty and some post comments can’t be seen when I’m logged in as an admin.
When I'm logged out I can see everything as it's supposed to be. However, when I'm logged in as one of the admins of our instance, then there are entire communities that are empty and some post comments are not visible.

This doesn’t appear to be resolved. Many instances, including Beehaw, are still missing from the join a server page.

I just tested this and not only does it remove all content from the community but it removes the community itself.

Lemmy’s Join a server page is missing lots of instances
It's not just [Beehaw](https://beehaw.org) but several other instances are missing from the [Join a server page](https://join-lemmy.org/instances). Was this caused by the bot/crawler not being updated to handle the new Lemmy version?

How does the ‘purge community’ link function?
I'm assuming that this link is only available to instance admins? What, precisely, happens when this link is clicked?

I just found the typo in that file and fixed it. Site is back up and running! Thank you for your help!

thread ‘main’ panicked at ‘Failed to load settings file: LemmyError { message: None, inner: TrailingCharacters at 99:4 at “email: {\n# #”, context: “SpanTrace” }’, crates/utils/src/settings/mod.rs:18:33

I’ll see about getting you the docker-compose.yml file.

I’ve followed all of those instructions, making the necessary changes, and now I’m getting this error:

404: FetchError: request to http://lemmy:8536/api/v3/site? failed, reason: getaddrinfo EAI_AGAIN lemmy

Thanks for this. I had no idea these existed. I’ll have to read through and make changes.

[RESOLVED] Getting a 404 Fetch Error When Attempting to Upgrade to 0.17.0
I made the two version number changes to my docker-compose.yml file. Ran Docker Compose Down then Docker Compose Up -D. Visit https://beehaw.org and you'll see the error in your browser: > 404: FetchError: request to

Is there an app that includes most of the popular corners of the ‘Fediverse’?
I'm assuming, out of all the Activity-Pub connected 'Fediverse', there are a handful of instances that get the most activity. That being assumed, is there an app (mobile and otherwise) that, functionally, includes most of these instances? For example, is there an app that can seamlessly handle Mastodon, Lemmy, Friendica, Hubzilla, Peertube, etc?

I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life. That would be a waste of time and effort. I am, simply, providing suggestions.

Based on what I’m reading here I would suggest seeing either a psychologist or a psychiatrist. It’s quite possible that you could discover a way to deal with your problems without using prescription drugs.

I’m not sure where the general distrust is coming from in the medical field. My wife is a registered nurse and she cares about people. I studied health at the university level because I care about people. So many people dedicate their entire lives in order to help others and, yet some will turn to unfounded and ridiculous claims from snake oil con men and the general ignorant public?

Speaking with a doctor (or several in order to get several opinions) is the safest route. Please, do NOT take the advice of the users in this thread about health/wellness. My wife is a registered nurse and I have studied health at a university.

You mentioned:

…burnout and bad thoughts.

This is an indicator that there is an underlying problem going on here that would be better addressed by professional counselors and/or doctors.

Many people have dedicated their entire lives in order to help people like you. Please, reach out to them.

Hello there! I am one of the administrators at Beehaw. If I’m reading and understanding your comment correctly, then this could solve our most pressing problem of running out of server disk space.

Is there a time-frame when you expect to have pict-rs 0.4 available?

Fediverse and ActivityPub. What are all the platforms that interconnect with each other?
My understanding is that Mastodon, Pleroma and Lemmy can connect with each other using ActivityPub. Are there other platforms that share this same interconnection?

I can imagine how this would be useful in several scenarios. I’d like to see this happen as well.

Have there been any reports concerning troublesome bot accounts on Lemmy instances?
This is a fairly concerning problem with Reddit, for example. Are there similar concerns here?

I looked more closely at the lemmy-ansible code and now our docker-compose.yml is functioning properly. Thanks for the heads up!

Here’s the part that I’ve added to the docker-compose.yml:

Here’s the error:

I tried changing the docker-compose.yml file and it didn’t work. It just threw some vague error.

I’ve already done this by running the following command:

truncate -s 0 /var/lib/docker/containers//-json.log

Would you mind sharing your code and where, precisely, to place it?

Found the largest file on our server and have no clue what it is and why it is so fucking huge!

It’s $6 per month for the 25GB and it would increase to $12 per month if we expanded to 50GB. We just don’t understand why our disk usage would increase so dramatically over only 14 days.

[RESOLVED] Our Beehaw instance is experiencing a problem that we can’t identify
Over just 14 days our physical disk usage has increased from 52% to 59%. That's approximately 1.75 GB of disk space being gobbled up for unknown reasons. At that rate, we'd be out of physical server space in 2 -3 months. Of course, one solution would be to double our server disk size which would double our monthly operating cost. The 'pictrs' folder named '001' is 132MB and the one named '002' is 2.2GB. At first glance this doesn't look like it's an image problem. So, we are stumped and don't know what to do.

Godot is great for game development AFAIK. However, my son wants to use the software for more than just gaming. It’s something that we’d consider and thank you for responding.

EDIT: My son just told me that he would use said software primarily for gaming. So, you may have just given us the solution with the Godot recommendation. Thanks again!

Questions regarding Unity, Windows and gaming
My two sons will be getting a Windows gaming PC for their upcoming Christmas gift. However, one of my sons has expressed their desire to use [Unity](https://unity.com/). I've been looking at this [MSI Cubi](https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16883152977) for their gaming desires. However, when I looked at the [free/personal download specs for Unity](https://unity.com/download), I noticed that Windows 11 is not supported. Maybe I'm going about all of this the wrong way? I just want a Windows machine that would handle most of the popular games out there that would support the use of Unity. Please, help us solve this problem.

You can set firefox to automatically open all links in a new tab if it’s that important.

I believe you are referring to the following setting in Firefox preferences:

Open links in tabs instead of new windows

I have this checked and it doesn’t work (i.e. doesn’t open links in new tabs).

Please, recommend some mobile games for iOS?
I am brand new to mobile gaming lol. I have done some searching around but I'm unable to find anything that suits my interests. I prefer games that are MMORPG or RPG the most (recently uninstalled Diablo Immortal for many reasons). However, I am open to any and all suggestions.

Looking for advice for purchase of Windows gaming PC
Many years ago I used to take apart and put together personal computers. However, it was not for gaming purposes. The last machine that I 'plug-and-play' put together was back in 2007. I imagine a lot has changed since then. My sons want a Windows gaming PC for this upcoming Christmas season. Would it be more cost effective to purchase all the components and build a tower or purchase a prebuilt machine? Also, I'm not looking for a high-end machine. Something in the middle should work fine since they aren't hardcore gamers.

What are your recommendations for a budget gaming PC?
My two young sons (ages 8 & 13) enjoy the PS5 that they got this past Christmas. However, there are several games that are not offered on PlayStation. Most, if not all, of these games are exclusively Windows-based. With that in mind, what gaming PC (build?) would you recommend? My budget is $800-$1000 but I'd appreciate the lower end if possible.

Any server security suggestions for a noob?
I, recently, started running a Lemmy [instance](https://beehaw.org/). I am, also, new to Linux servers. At the advisement of some tech acquaintances, I've installed [UnnattendedUpgrades](https://wiki.debian.org/UnattendedUpgrades) and [Fail2ban](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fail2ban). What would you recommend?

What is happening with the Lemmy mobile apps?
It's my, general, understanding that **most** people connect to the Internet through mobile apps. If this is the case, then why have apps such as [Remmel](https://github.com/uuttff8/Remmel), [Lemmur](https://github.com/LemmurOrg/lemmur) and [jerboa](https://github.com/dessalines/jerboa) taken a back seat? IMHO, it would be a mistake to market Lemmy without these mobile apps functioning properly. I have forked the three aforementioned mobile apps [here](https://github.com/beehaw-org) and will try to 'drum up' support from developers wherever I can find them. Please, if you don't feel comfortable talking to me about this here, then send me a private message. Thank you.

Please, help me understand the setting of enabling/disabling down votes
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a7c4d7dd-fa5d-4d8f-9954-f9ef681fa3eb.jpeg) Our instance has unchecked 'Enable Downvotes' which we believed would prevent downvoting. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/3fa4d30a-353a-4e46-994f-2b223e7366f0.jpeg) As you can see, this is not the case. Is this setting federated? If not, why?

[RESOLVED] beehaw.org and lemmy.ml seem to be mirroring 504 errors over the past week
When I say 'seem to be' I mean 95% of the time when I check beehaw.org for the 504, I then check lemmy.ml and it is 504 as well. Other users of beehaw.org are reporting the same behavior as well. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/37aa08e1-979a-4f3c-9a27-fe8cb5ce6337.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/baad7592-5036-42d7-be5b-7afba8d1b192.jpeg)
[RESOLVED] beehaw.org and lemmy.ml seem to be mirroring 504 errors over the past week

Three questions from our instance’s user base
> Is there a way to see a list of all of the registered users on an instance? > Can we restrict registered usernames (e.g. not allow slur-filled usernames)? > Are all Lemmy instances openly federated unless they are on the block list?

What does this docker log error mean and can it be fixed?
`OpenTelemetry trace error occurred. cannot send span to the batch span processor because the channel is full`

Besides finances how can people support Lemmy?
We just launched our instance at https://beehaw.org not too long ago. However, a good number of people have been asking questions like this for the past several days on our Discord server. P.S. - I will have a big surprise (hopefully...if all goes well) for the Lemmy community in March.

ETA for latest bug fix?
RE: https://lemmy.ml/post/153893/comment/114138 ~~Should we expect a fix for this latest bug in the next week? Longer, perhaps?~~ Just saw on the Matrix room that it would be a few days. Thanks!

[RESOLVED] thread ‘main’ panicked at 'Couldn’t initialize settings
After running docker-compose up -d my Docker logs are reporting: `thread 'main' panicked at 'Couldn't initialize settings.: LemmyError { message: None, inner: Eof at 58:1 at "", context: "SpanTrace" }', src/main.rs:52:35` Any ideas?

[RESOLVED] ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused
After running docker-compose up -d, my Docker logs produce this error: ``` ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused Is the server running on host "localhost" ( and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432? ``` I've checked docker-compose.yml, lemmy.hjson, /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/lemmy.conf and don't see anything unusual. Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?

[RESOLVED] Federation configuration for v. 0.15.1 NOT working
Current lemmy.hjson configuration file (with or without the closing bracket...both do not work): ``` { # the domain name of your instance (eg "lemmy.ml") hostname: "beehaw.org" # Settings related to activitypub federation federation: { # Whether to enable activitypub federation. enabled: true # Allows and blocks are described here: # https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/federation/administration.html///instance-allowlist-and-blocklist # # list of instances with which federation is allowed allowed_instances: [ lemmy.ca midwest.social /* ... */ ] # Instances which we never federate anything with (but previously federated objects are unaffected) blocked_instances: [ string /* ... */ ] # If true, only federate with instances on the allowlist and block everything else. If false # use allowlist only for remote communities, and posts/comments in local communities # (meaning remote communities will show content from arbitrary instances). strict_allowlist: true } } ``` Docker logs: ``` lemmy_1 | thread 'main' panicked at 'Error connecting to postgres://lemmy:password@localhost:5432/lemmy', src/main.rs:65:25 lemmy_1 | note: run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` environment variable to display a backtrace lemmy_lemmy_1 exited with code 101 lemmy_1 | 2022-01-23T12:53:58.959887Z ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused lemmy_1 | Is the server running on host "localhost" ( and accepting lemmy_1 | TCP/IP connections on port 5432? lemmy_1 | could not connect to server: Address not available lemmy_1 | Is the server running on host "localhost" (::1) and accepting lemmy_1 | TCP/IP connections on port 5432? ``` Safari browser throws this error when attempting to reach https://beehaw.org `https://beehaw.org/404?err=FetchError:%20request%20to%20http://lemmy:8536/api/v3/site?%20failed,%20reason:%20connect%20ECONNREFUSED%20172.23.0.4:8536` So, my instance is connecting from a secured HTTPS and the lemmy connection is attempting to connect to an unsecured HTTP. docker-compose.yml: ``` version: '2.2' services: postgres: image: postgres:12-alpine environment: - POSTGRES_USER=lemmy - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=thr33n1n3 - POSTGRES_DB=lemmy volumes: - ./volumes/postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data restart: always lemmy: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.15.1 ports: - "" restart: always environment: - RUST_LOG="warn,lemmy_server=info,lemmy_api=info,lemmy_api_common=info,lemmy_api_crud=info,lemmy_apub=info,lemmy_db_schema=info,lemmy_db_views=info,lemmy_db_views_ac> volumes: - ./lemmy.hjson:/config/config.hjson depends_on: - postgres - pictrs lemmy-ui: image: beehaw/frontend-ui:latest ports: - "" restart: always environment: - LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=lemmy:8536 - LEMMY_EXTERNAL_HOST=beehaw.org - LEMMY_HTTPS=false depends_on: - lemmy pictrs: image: asonix/pictrs:v0.2.6-r2 ports: - "" user: 991:991 volumes: - ./volumes/pictrs:/mnt restart: always ```