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Yes they do share the same protocol, ActivityPub. This allows the interoperability between the sites.

Yes, nothing prevents them from hitting the button. But the downvote wouldn’t be federated. Beehaw would never know if everyone else was downvoting them.

If you create a new post and you mention the community, it creates a new top level post. For example putting @lemmy@lemmy.ml in a post will post it to the Lemmy community on Lemmy.ml.

You can only block instances / servers when you’re the admin of the website. Regular users can’t individually block like that. You might want to join an instance that blocks those toxic and low quality servers instead of lemmy.ml.

Like a lot of others, Tears of the Kingdom. Been really enjoying being back in Hyrule.

You can use a list. I created one a few months back. Some communities might not be active anymore. Will be adding more to this soon.


On the bottom of your page, click on instances. This will show federated and blocked instances. It is at /instances on all Lemmy websites.

They do, given it’s not on your instance. See the attached screenshot, the host website is in the same format you mentioned:

The point of federation (on Lemmy) was to allow the different websites to talk to each other. So your lemmy.ml account can talk to most other websites that run lemmy software. This means create posts on external communities, comments, and be able to follow such communities. For now, the choice was made to keep communities local and not locally federated.

It is different for sure.

The “lemmy-verse” is really just a bunch of separate websites all running the same software that talks to each other. It’s like email, where you can send an email from a Gmail account, and receive it on an outlook account. The same concept being applied to social media now.

That’s right. !Gaming@lemmy.ml is different from !Gaming@beehaw.org

Note that you can use your same account to subscribe to both of them, as one may be more active than the other. Feel free to pick one or both it doesn’t really matter. Different websites/servers have slightly different rules and different culture, so the posts and comments will be slightly different community to community.

Would be great to see subject lines supported in Mastodon. Anything that helps intercompatibiity is a win-win

Indeed. However, understand that Lemmy has like 100K people or so, while Mastodon is over 9 Million. Much easier to build a topical instance on a larger platform. Lemmy will have it’s time soon.

@atmoicpoet@mastodon.social is creating a hosting platform that supports Lemmy called “Space Host”. Once his platform releases, and it becomes much easier to run a Lemmy instance, we are going to see a lot of people here in the “Lemmyverse”.

The formatting works perfect my instance, v0.17.2. Do you still need to upgrade?

That’d actually be really interesting, technologically. I don’t expect it to actually happen, though.

New? I remember learning this in middle school. Maybe it’s just a new study reconfirming the theory

New? I remember learning this in middle school. Maybe it’s just a new study reconfirming the theory.

Full text: > " Here's a preview of #SpaceHost, a fully-managed Fediverse hosting service that @reiver and I are building. > As you can see, you'll be able to select your Fediverse community server based on: >* Micro Blogging >* Macro Blogging >* Forums >* Image Posting >* Video Posting >* Media Posting >* Social Coding "

It would be good to see new member sign ups, for moderation. Being able to see member names and clicking into their post history would be very useful to block spam bots and unwelcome folk without having to have applications.

Might be a good time to spin up some more instances, to brace for the impact of the reddit migrants.

pleroma.envs.net responds after user “r000t” creates a fediverse search engine
pleroma.envs.net responds after user “r000t” creates a fediverse search engine

In your personal user settings for language, do you have “undetermined” unselected? When I unselected it, I couldn’t see any posts that were made before v0.17/didn’t pick language.

re: the pending subscribe, this is a known issue: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2685

You can click and subscribe again to remove “pending”.

great update, lots of good quality of life features. rip the c/main community, may you live in peace

I haven’t tested it enough, but that does seem to be the case. For both users and communities you can block/unblock on their page or in your user settings page.

Where would one find a good wired mouse in 2023?
Hello lemmy, I'm looking to replace my mouse and get a new one. Preferably wired, I don't really like the bluetooth mice. Not looking for extra buttons or anything, just a basic Mouse that does the clicks and scrolls.

The mockup below by @0x1C3B00DA@lemmy.ml looks pretty close to how I was envisioning it. It definitely looks off, and that’s why my preferred implementation is that Mastodon (and the other microblog services) add title support. Since they won’t or aren’t, I would rather that non-local content is preserved how it was, without too significant guesswork to fill in each platforms’ fields. Titleless, but preserving the post and not having a poor title is preferable to me than an awkward title that anyone on mastodon doesn’t see and doesn’t know about.

Allowing for people on lemmy to submit titleless posts can be allowed, since the tech would already be in the front-end to display it. Doesn’t have to be allowed, though.

It looks like you’re just supposed to redirect the draft page. See here, #17

New communities: c/health and c/environment
Hello! I created two communities, one about our health, and the other about our planet's health. * [!environment@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/environment) * [!health@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/health) Feel free to subscribe and contribute!

Titles could become optional for short text posts. You could allow up to 500 characters in the body field to be a stand alone post title-less, which automatically adds support for all fedimicroblog services. This would have to be a setting per community to allow title-less posts or not, including a warning that this would break compatibility with mastodon, etc.

Nice. Medium is a blog-type site, right? Wish they mentioned if they were working on having the blogs be federated.

Hello! I created [!business@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/business) for discussion and sharing of links about business. The community isn't necessarily pro- or anti- business. Feel free to subscribe and share!

What’s the easiest thing for most people to do to improve their digital privacy?
For me, I currently use Firefox on my computer and phone, uBlock Origin and YouTube Vanced. What else is fairly easy to do that I can add on?

Any reason for this other than “didn’t think about it”? It seems like a great way to help newer/smaller instances discover content that is on unknown instances.

What are “Trending” communities
It seems that it's just recently created communities, at least on the instance I'm on. Is that how it works everywhere..? I feel that "Trending" ≠ recently created. Either it should be renamed, or what I'd prefer is that a way to differentiate "trending" communities.

Could the Democrats tiptoe their way to the Speaker position? Seemingly become more possible... Very unlikely, but who knows at this point

Does Wisconsin have the worst minimum wage to cost-of-living ratio in the country?
Just about every state surrounding Wisconsin has significantly increased their minimum wage while Wisconsin has stayed at 7.25