My current task is to improve the Lemmy documentation, particularly to explain things better for people who are new to Lemmy and the Fediverse. For this I would like to know if there are any things that were unclear when you first joined (or even still unclear now).

To give you some idea, these are the pages which I plan to write for the first section, with average users in mind:

  • Getting started (choose an instance, register, follow, setup profile, start posting)
  • What is federation
  • Moderation
  • Censorship resistance
  • Votes and ranking
  • Media (Markdown, images, links)
  • Other features (theming, language tags, …)

Besides this I also plan to improve other parts of the documentation, to add things like documentation for the HTTP API (currently only exists for websocket), a guide to run Lemmy with TOR, and explanation of community/site options. Is there anything else where documentation is missing or requires clarification?

By the way, just like other parts of Lemmy the documentation is open source, and you are welcome to open pull requests with improvements.

  • @nutomicOPA
    511 months ago

    Communities are not federated to other instances by default, you need to fetch them first. So you can paste ! (or the community url) in the search bar on lemmygrad. Then lemmygrad will fetch the community from, and you can interact with it normally.

      511 months ago

      Do any mechanisms exist for letting users discover communities on other instances? Especially brand new ones.

      • @nutomicOPA
        211 months ago

        No, and I think this might be a bad idea. It would be necessary to federate all communities from all instances, including posts and comments. Thats a lot of data which needs to be stored forever.