It is this even possible?

There is a repost button when you view a post in Lemmy (icon with two squares).

I’m literally just now looking into that. Lemmy seems walled off somewhat though. Kinda confusing, it being part of the Fediverse and all. Or am I missing something? 🤔

I don’t think so. Lemmy communities are a form of a group, and Lemmy posts are in effect boosts by the community. It seems to me in theory it should be possible for a regular fedi post to be boosted by a community group, but I don’t think Lemmy has a way of doing it right now?

What do you mean by a “regular fedi post”? Something like a Mastodon toot made outside of any community? It’s not possible to view that from Lemmy, because Lemmy fundamentally only supports content which is in a community (except private messages).

Yeah, that makes sense.

I was wondering if it was possible to follow other fedi posts from my Lemmy instance, but it doesn’t seem so. Maybe I’m missing something

I don’t think you’re missing anything. Lemmy just does not have UI plumbing for that, I believe.

Ah, I see


I would imagine it to be possible to cross-post a fediverse post to a community, but I’m not managing to search and view any non-lemmy post in lemmy to try it.

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