I’m running on a personal lemmy instance, and I’ve been able to simply re-subscribe to the communities that I was subscribed to on my previous lemmy.ml account.

But what if I didn’t have that? How would I discover those communities?

On the micro blogging fediverse, I can use relays, follow other peoples boosts, or join gup.pe groups etc for content discovery and to give me federated content in general on which to do content discovery.

What does that look like in the lemmyverse niche of the fediverse? How does a small single person instance find new content? How do they get richer content search options etc? Right now, I’m just using search on lemmy.ml for that, but that’s a work around, not a solution

  • NRSK.no
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    51 year ago

    Pulling all communities would definitively lead to unwanted content.

    Since it’s basically a work-around for the local only (incl. already pulled communities) search, more ideal solutions could be:

    • Search works for all federated instances
    • Universal search for all instances
    • Admins can add instances to search through admin settings
    • join-lemmy.org hosts a searchable community directory similar to join-lemmy.org/instances

    Having some way to discover unfetched content (even if only from already federated instances) would be a significant addition to Lemmy!

    @dessalines@lemmy.ml @ada@lemmy.blahaj.zone

    • AdaOPA
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      21 year ago

      Are you talking pulling in posts from all of the groups on remote servers or just a list of groups? My thought was I just want group names to appear in my list when I search for them. I don’t care so much if the content doesn’t come through right away, as long as I can find the right group.

      • NRSK.no
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        31 year ago

        Just the overview, similar to local search. Titles, usernames, perhaps thumbnails and text excerpts of posts.

        • AdaOPA
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          21 year ago

          Honestly, my ideal solution would just be some sort of implementation that makes my lemmy instance aware of the groups on other lemmy instances that I federate with, so those groups turn up in searches. It will grow organically that way even without active seeding