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Cake day: Jan 02, 2023


Regarding the number part: what if there were athletes that did not come out yet?

I’m specifically talking about trans women on hormone replacement therapy here. There is no significant movement towards including trans women not on hormone replacement in women’s sport at elite levels.

Windows 10 on my main box, Ubuntu on my two media servers and OSX on my laptop

Nah. There’s a million studies that look at isolated physical traits, but mostly have one of two common problems. 1) they are often written by people with an explicitly anti trans inclusion bias and 2) they look at physical traits in isolation without attempting to quantify if and how those traits apply to sports.

If trans women can out perform cis women, it only takes one to set a women’s world record, yet that just doesn’t happen. There are often articles claiming this has happened, but when you look closer, it turns out that they’re talking about age/regional/federation specific records that are mis presented as world records.

If trans women out perform cis women, we should expect to see them more likely to end with podium finishes than the cis women they’re competing with. It should be pretty trivial to gather the data and show that advantage. But it doesn’t happen, because the truth is, trans women are on average, more likely to under perform compared to cis women.

No study that looks at a trait in isolation and makes educated guesses about the effect of hormone replacement on that trait is ever going to tell you how real world sporting outcomes will be impacted.

The only thing that will tell you that is actual real world sporting results, and the limited results we have so far don’t show any hint of an advantage. If it is in there, it’s small enough that it’s not immediately obvious. We both know that if it was obvious, the media would be screaming it from the hills.

Some numbers. There are 50,000 athletes in the Olympics each year. From memory, there have been 4 or 5 Olympics in which trans people have been able to participate. So, that’s at least 200,000 athletes participating in that time. Now, trans people make up 1% of the population. Lets say that trans people are 10x less likely to get involved in sports though due to external factors. Using those numbers, 1 in 1000 of those 200,000 athletes should have been trans, which comes out 200. Lets say trans people are 100 times less likely to participate in sports. Even then, we should have seen 20 trans athletes. And those athletes should have got more gold medals than you would expect. Instead, we have had exactly 1 trans woman athlete in that time, and she came last in her event.

That’s what people are afraid of.

No amount of articles about testosterone and puberty change the reality that people are trying to exclude a vulnerable minority to solve a problem they can’t even show to exist in the first place.

That trans women on hormones have a significant advantage in sports

What’s the network flow like? I’m posting this to the /asklemmy community, but I’m composing it on the interface. I’m assuming hands this over to How does my browsing work? Is all of my traffic routed through

So, you post and it federates from your instance to where the group you’re posting to resides.

Then the group basically “boosts” your post, and anyone that follows the group (ie, anyone that is subscribed to it) sees the “boost”, which the lemmy interface then displays as a post in the group. But if you follow the group from mastodon/calckey etc, instead of a threadiverse app, then it would just appear as a regular boost by the group you posted to.

Backfilling of data isn’t really a thing as such. Basically, your instance is only aware of content that has federated to it, and it only starts federating to your instance when someone first subscribes to a particular group.

That being said, the devs have mentioned that when lemmy federates the group actor, the API also sends the last 20 posts to the group. I don’t know how often groups are updated, and whether this applies every time it’s refreshed or not though…

It’s really light weight at small sizes.

It’s more stressful than anything ;)

Navigating split attraction and the correct labels is a challenge…

I’m a trans woman. I spent most of my life dating women, and even before I transitioned, I had come to accept that I’m not attracted to women, even though I’ve loved my partners. I started working through that, then I transitioned. I dated a woman not long after that and it didn’t work out. I told myself it was because I loved her but wasn’t attracted to her.

So, I stopped dating women. I called myself straight, because men and strongly masc aligned enbies are really the only people that I am attracted to (though not the only people I can fall in love with)

And that sucked. My queerness was invisible to folk. Most of my dating pool was actively not queer, and I never got what I was looking for in my relationships with men, despite my attraction to them.

And now I’m an amazing poly relationship with my girlfriend.

So I’ve mostly given up on labels and just settled on queer :)

Image description: An image of the admin control menu that appears when clicking on .... beside a post. Many options relating to moderation are displayed. One showing a pin icon labelled “Local” is highlighted in yellow.

I’ve been running an instance for around 6 months now, so I kinda like it. Enjoying the increased activity in the #threadiverse in general though

Users can create communities on Blahaj Lemmy. Most of our communities are created by users

I think more accurately, I know what it is, but I haven’t worked out what it means for me

That’s definitely one way to be bi :)

But there are also bi folk who aren’t attracted to men for example

As part of the fediverse, posts and content don’t back date when federating. Which is to say that if you are the first person on an instance to follow a community on another instance, you will get all of the future content to that group, but not the previous history.

You can however manually force specific threads from other instances to load on this instance by putting the URL for the post in to the search box on this instance

Bisexuals are not always attracted to men and women. A bisexual is simply someone that is attracted to two or more genders. That typically includes men and women, but doesn’t have to.

What a lemmy group does is something akin to “boosting” any content published to it.

So, lets say you make your post from beehaw to lemmy_support on lemmy_support will see your post and then “boost” it, so anyone that follows lemmy_support (ie, is subscribed to it) will see the “boost” (though it doesn’t look like a boost through the specialised lemmy interface).

The main issue is that lemmy is basically just 2 devs trying to work around their own lives, jobs and running this instance. Now that more attention is coming to lemmy, it will be interesting to see if they start to get more devs offering their changes to the project

If you’re on beehaw, then beehaw is the source of truth for your posts. Other instances (such as will see and store copies of your content (and can choose to reject it outright), but the original is always your own instance.

Make sure you have “undetermined” set in your list of spoken languages. And if you’re the admin of the server, make sure it’s listed as an available language for users to select.

Most content that comes to lemmy doesn’t have language tags, and “undetermined” is the only way to see that content

I believe the closest you can do at the moment is make a community moderators only, and then make the people you want moderators of that community. That isn’t really what you want though, because everyone can still read it.

Crusader Kings and EVE Online. I wish I still had the time to play EVE

They are based on a fork of lemmy that added features that made it incompatible with lemmy. However, there is an active body of work taking place to bring it back to lemmy compatability and allow federation to take place again.

I’m not sure where that work is at though

At the moment, all I see is the apple reality distortion field.

Welcome aboard! I hope you have some undetermined fun :)

Make sure you have “undetermined” selected in your language settings
Please make sure you have "undetermined" selected in your list of spoken languages in your lemmy settings. Most lemmy content does not come through with a language tag, and you need to have undermined selected as an option to see that content.

Also, one more thing that I just though of. Make sure you have “undetermined” set in your list of spoken languages in your preferences.

Most content comes through without a language tag, and you need to have undetermined selected to ensure that it shows

And my edits now make me wonder if there is a bug with the reply count. I replied from Calckey, and edited it twice, and it shows 3 comments instead of 1

Edit - Yep, confirmed. Editing from Calckey (and presumably other non local instances) pushes the reply counter up by 1.

I mean, I’m visible, open and proud every day. I won’t be do anything specifically different this month though, because Pride isn’t until September here (in Spring instead of Winter)

I think we’d all be better served by pretending reddit doesn’t exist, rather than trying to bring reddit drama over here.

I’m just happy to see more users and more activity. I admin an instance, so I’m not too worried about toxicty, as I can dump any regular sources of trouble


Asking the important questions!

Fans, and a general preference for being hot and sweaty over wearing thick/multiple layers of clothing to avoid the cold

We will! Just trying to iron out some bugs with it before we go live

We have open approvals. But lemmy still triggers this email. I leave it on so that I can manually track new joins and check them out if they look questionable

We have open approvals, but also emails when people register. It lets me skim usernames and check out new accounts manually, whilst also having open registration

It should be under the languages section in the setting menu

The instances that we’ve blocked can be found here

Which group/instance are you having trouble with?

Mastodon around a year ago. Hopped around to a few mastodon instances before finding alternatives. Been running multiple fediverse instances since then (and none of them are mastodon)

tfw you run a lemmy instance
My email at the moment ![]( Image Description: A screen snippet from an email client showing 18 emails reading "- has applied to join". The usernames have been manually edited out. of the image snippet.

What do we call the Lemmy/Kbin Universe?
The lemmyverse sounds perfect, but it ignores alternatives like kbin etc. It would be better if we didn't end up with the situation we have with Mastodon where people assume Mastodon is the fediverse. So, what do we call this little niche in the fediverse? Communiverse? FediGroups? #lemmy #kbin #fediverse #communiverse #FediGroups

Blahaj Lemmy User Growth
This is the growth of our lemmy instance, without any advertising or spruiking. It was spun up as a test more than anything else, but it seems that it has become more than that! Even though the graph shows the growth spike from April to June, in reality it's even more stark than that. We have gone from 20 users to 100 users in a week! We'll be spinning up a kbin instance soon too, and when we do, we might shut down registration on the lemmy instance. We'll keep them up for now though, given the load on from reddit migrations ![]( Image descriptive text: A screenshot of a graph from showing user growth for It shows 20 users in April, and 100 users in June

cross-posted from: > Calckey, a fork of Misskey, has been in development for almost a year but now it's ready for general use! it features groups, quote posts, a custom Markdown implementation, chat, emoji reactions, and a whole bunch of quality-of-life features!

Inbox RSS feeds are wonky
Whenever I click on a link to a comment in the Inbox RSS feed, it gives me the following error `"404: TypeError: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'send')"`

Do reports federate?
If someone reports a user from another instance, does the report get federated to the instance from which the user is based? Bonus question, what about when the comment was made from a Lemmy platform like Mastodon?

Registered user list for admins?
Without digging around in the DB, is there a way for an admin to easily see registered users on an instance? I turned off admin approval for new accounts, and a few people have registered, but aside from the initial email, I have no easy way to see who they are or what their activity has been.

cross-posted from: > cross-posted from: > > > So this feels big! I'm curious how feature compatible it is going to be with Lemmy > > > > #ActivityPub #Lemmy #Discourse

cross-posted from: > So this feels big! I'm curious how feature compatible it is going to be with Lemmy > > #ActivityPub #Lemmy #Discourse

So this feels big! I'm curious how feature compatible it is going to be with Lemmy #ActivityPub #Lemmy #Discourse

Kimis - iOS native Calckey app
Update - Calckey dev does not recommend this app ![](

Trans women have no advantage over cisgender female athletes, report finds • GCN | Ghostarchive
The report reviews key medical findings, testosterone research, and myths about trans athletes that have been circulated in sport. A new report commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport demonstrates that trans female athletes have no inherent advantage over their cisgender counterparts in elite sport. The report includes an overview of 2011-2021 research about key medical findings, testosterone effects on the body, the history of gender categories in sports, myths about trans athletes, and accounts of discrimination and violence against trans women.

Upgrade done, but post previous posts are spotty
We run our own instance, and just upgraded. After the upgrade, a bunch of the communities I have subscribed to on other lemmy instances aren't showing historic content that our instance was aware of before the upgrade. Also, approximately half of my subscribed communities were showing the subscription as pending, despite them not being pending prior to the upgrade Did we do something wrong, or is this a known issue?

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in the Fediverse! The major theme of this week is news around technical infrastructure. experiences a DDoS attack, Twitter shuts down free access to the API, Stanford is called on by the community to start their own Mastodon server, and new tools get released with some interesting implications on the capabilities of the fediverse. Before we start: I prefer to write little about Twitter. Its already enough in the news as it is, with other publications covering it very well. Today I do cover it, but only the implications that this has on the fediverse, which turn out to be pretty significant. Lets get started!

Este grupo sigue activo?
Esa es la pregunta. Nada mas

New Calckey flagship instance and new Calckey release
cross-posted from: > Calckey just released version 13.1, but far more interestingly, it coincides with a new flagship instance for Calckey, [](! > > […]( > > [\#Calckey]( [#Fediverse]( [#Microfedi]( > > [@calckey](

New Calckey flagship instance and new Calckey release
cross-posted from: > Calckey just released version 13.1, but far more interestingly, it coincides with a new flagship instance for Calckey, [](! > > […]( > > [\#Calckey]( [#Fediverse]( [#Microfedi]( > > [@calckey](

Lemmy Release v0.17.0
cross-posted from: > Its been a long time coming 🥳 . > > Excerpt from the link: > > ## Major Changes > > ### Language Tags > > Content can now be tagged to indicate the language it is written in. These tags can be used to filter content, so that you only see posts in languages which you actually understand. Instances and communities can also specify which languages are allowed, and prevent posting in other languages. > > In the future this will also allow for integrated translation tools. > > ### Comment trees > > Lemmy has changed the way it stores comments, in order to be able to properly limit the comments shown to a maximum depth. > > Included are proper comment links (`/comment/id`), where you can see its children, a count of its hidden children, and a _context_ button to view its parents, or the post. > > ### Featured posts > > Admins and mods can now "feature" (this used to be called "sticky" ala reddit) posts to the top of either a community, or the top of the front page. This makes possible announcement and bulletin-type posts. > > Special thanks to @makotech for adding this feature. > > ### Federation > > Lemmy users can now be followed. Just visit a user profile from another platform like Mastodon, and click the follow button, then you will receive new posts and comments in the timeline. > > Votes are now federated as private. This prevents other platforms from showing who voted on a given post, and it also means that Lemmy now counts votes from Mastodon. > > This release also improves compatibility with Pleroma. If you previously had trouble interacting between Pleroma and Lemmy, give it another try. > > We've extracted the main federation logic into its own library, [activitypub-federation-rust]( It is open source and can be used by other projects to implement Activitypub federation, without having to reinvent the wheel. The library helps with handling HTTP signatures, sending and receiving activities, fetching remote objects and more. > > ### Other changes > > - Admins can now purge content and pictures from the database. > - Mods can _distinguish_ a comment, "stickying" it to the top of a post. Useful for mod messages and announcements. > - Number of new / unread comments are now shown for each post. > - Lemmy now automatically embeds videos from Peertube, Youtube and other sites which provide an embed link via Opengraph attribute. > - You can give your site "taglines", short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page. Thanks to @makotech for adding this. > - You can now report private messages. > - Most settings have been moved from the config file into the database. This means they can be updated much easier, and apply immediately without a restart. > - When setting up a new Lemmy instance, it doesn't create a default community anymore. Instead this needs to be done manually. > - Admins can choose to receive emails for new registration applications. > - An upgrade of diesel to v2.0, our rust -> postgres layer. >

Can’t post pictures from Friendica
cross-posted from: > When I try to post images/pictures from my Friendica account to a Lemmy community, it just never appears. It works fine with just text or links. Any idea why that is? hit by a DDoS attack
cross-posted from: > ![]( hit by a DDoS attack

Wolfballs successfully cancelled and announces it will be discontinued
cross-posted from: > (MOB cancelled himself and thereby wolfballs) > > --- > > Thank you everyone for participating in wolfballs 1. > > This has been a wild ride. > > When wolfballs first started there was basically no free speech sites up. > > Ruqqus was shutting down, scored doesn't allow community creation, saidit was always off and there was basically no where you could post people dying of vaccines. > > It was a hard time for me. My job was threatened with a vaccine requirement. A threat I successfully fought off with a religious accommodation request. > > I was scared, I felt powerless, and I wanted a place everyone could come and talk about all the crazy stuff that was going on without being threatened with weird censorship. Like doctors post being deleted. > > Times have changed. > > Twitter is a much better place. As we've seen from Elon there is still abuse. But the fedivserse is better too with new great instances like > > Scotch has a lot of censorship but it is still better than reddit and you can actually get more than 20 upvotes on c/gaming. > > Discord is now a viable competitor to youtube. Publics is ok, has cemented itself as the king of say anything within American legal boundaries. (But no tities) , Vivaldi social is a thing and when people want to talk about election problems or vaccines killing there are now mainstream places to do that. There was not before. > > There was a lot about moderation I did not understand though. > > For one there are a lot of real nazi's on the internet. I thought most of them were fake trolls just shit posting for lulz. > > When I thought free speech I thought that doctors, lawyers should be able to give their professional opinions without fear of censorship. > > That people should be able to give opinions on trials that are not popular but are supported by evidence. > > Things get much more complicated though. There appear to be government actors and company actors who try to prevent sites from growing by posting purposefully provocative content. > > Also the reddit format is really a relic from the early 2010's and modern bots don't allow it to function the way it was intended. > > Up/down votes are meaningless when I can deploy a thousand bots to make content what ever score I want. > > That is why reddit is full of weird products on the front page and they use so much shadow banning to try to keep that sort of behavior at bay. > > In order for a categorical social media to work it must involve curation which is just another word for selective censorship. So the format isn't really good for freespeech anyways. > > I will explore more decentralized social media but it will look different and I will be under a different name. > > It's time to hang up the mask. Masterofballs unfortunately will die. Due to vaccine induced myocarditis i'm sure. However it is not the end for Mr balls because he will one day be reborn into something else. Maybe something better. > > wolfballs will stay up for a few days for people to clean house, grab any memes you left and I'll try to keep a backup somewhere and leave a way for people to contact me if they forgot something. > > I hope everyone can check out Mike Hawk or other cool instances. > > Thank you everyone > > MOB

Two new communities, /c/calckey and /c/friendica
Both unofficial, but I noticed that they were missing communities on lemmy, and decided to fix that! [/c/calckey](/c/ [/c/friendica](/c/