This is an opportunity for any users, server admins, or interested third parties to ask anything they’d like to @nutomic@lemmy.ml and I about Lemmy. This includes its development and future, as well as wider issues relevant to the social media landscape today.

  • 👁️👄👁️
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    677 months ago

    Lemmy feels really nice now with Sync for Lemmy. Feels like I’m just browsing Reddit.

    • @tonyn
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      357 months ago

      Lemmy gives me the same feeling that Reddit did when I first discovered it in 2011. Back before they cared about being profitable and sustainable, when it was a growing community. I don’t know if Lemmy is sustainable or not, but I like the way it feels to be a part of this.

      Sync really makes it feel like a seamless transition though. Jerboa is good, but Sync is what I’m used to.

      • @AlexWIWA
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        177 months ago

        Ironically enough Reddit was sustainable before they did the redesign, to chase profits, and caused their costs to balloon.

        • @maegul
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          127 months ago

          Yep … that’s modern capitalistic “enshitification”

          • @AlexWIWA
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            47 months ago

            Such a perfect word. I’m glad someone invented it

      • @Neil
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        137 months ago

        deleted by creator

    • @EternalWarBear@lemmy.world
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      137 months ago

      It does feel really nice. Although, I’m gonna keep the app I was using, Thunder, installed. I wanna see how it evolves.

      • @teacosts
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        17 months ago

        For some reason I couldn’t get into using Mlem, Thunder and Memmy are my favorite so far.

    • @Emu
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      -27 months ago

      cool thats not a question

      • 👁️👄👁️
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        37 months ago

        Is this a question? Why am I replying to you? Why am I on Lemmy? How did star dust turn into two people typing to each other right now?

        • @Emu
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          37 months ago

          yep 100% to answer all your questions, it’s true, you are dust

  • Salamander
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    557 months ago

    Really cool! I’m excited to learn more about you and the project!

    What’s the format? Should we submit questions beforehand, or will you process questions that arrive at the start time? I’ve never participated in an AMA 😅

    • DessalinesOPMA
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      897 months ago

      Pry unavoidable, but I bet nearly all the questions will be good-faith ones. For the most part the lemmyverse is still 99% less toxic than reddit.

      • Ghost
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        197 months ago

        Yeah agreed, with enough administrators it could be kept to a minimum especially if users help with reporting comments, posts and so on. But it will still be very hard to completely keep Lemmy clean of trolls and all the nasty stuff we would rather stay away from that reddit has become.

        I believe it’s the users job to help keep the app safe as well. Administrators can’t catch everything which is why it’s really good to have a report button. I know earlier today I reported something very serious (like incriminating) on reddit and I reported it and I somehow got banned for report spamming but then the person got a temporary ban for illegal activities… it’s just so sad what that place has become

        I’m a free speech activist and open sourced enthusiast. I also work in cyber security and to be banned for reporting illegal activity and then have them walk away with a temp ban is pretty disheartening tbh

        I think from what I’ve seen being on here for a couple hours

        1. I love it a lot more we just need to get more active people

        2. The idea behind this site is amazing and I like what it stands for.

        3. You guys (as devs) seem to be working very hard on this and you all seem to really care about free speech and having a friendly and active community

        I will be supporting this site from now on and can’t wait to create my own communities and see how it turns out in the future <3

      • Ghost
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        7 months ago

        I’m new to here and really enjoying it so far. I came here because I’m tired of what reddit has became it’s a very dangerous place over there and they should be investigated.

        I was curious. I’ve been a Linux admin for a while and I loved some of the communities on reddit. I’m really good with admin work and watching over communities and servers and wanted to know when I’d be able to create my own community?

        I’d love to see a piercing community here where people can talk piercings and ask for advice.

        Thank you for making this place awesome so far! I’m also working on my own application

        I believe in free speech and open sourced software and I believe in internet security and privacy and always try to inform people on how to stay safe online.

        Currently working on my own app similar to this called Freddit meaning ( F*** reddit) 😆

        • @sabreW4K3@lemmy.tf
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          97 months ago

          Hey, so you’re able to set up a community any time you like. Remember that lemmy is decentralized. Have you considered creating your community on lemmy.tf or another instance? No matter what instance anyone is on, they’ll be able to access your community. Alternatively, you can create your own instance and host your communities there.

          • Ghost
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            47 months ago

            Hey, I figured it all out after messing around for a little bit. Thank you so much! You all are awesome!

        • @Fenzik
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          67 months ago

          What do you mean “when”? You can create a community on an existing instance right now, or you can run your own instance if you want! Just check out the docs.

    • @socsa
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      7 months ago

      I think there are some legitimate concerns here though. Not necessarily of the ideology the primary devs, but the way it manifests with a soft ban on certain topics (Ukraine), and how they seem fine letting lemmygrad trolls shut down basically every other world news thread. And I’m not talking about people having different opinions here - I’m talking about users who openly state that they seek to disrupt discussion in order to deny the information space to non-ML ideas entirely. I have reported a number of these comments which are blatantly and openly stating that they only intend to troll and disrupt and nothing ever happens. Yet if you take a slightly wrong tone in responding to the sel-avowed trolls they are quite quick with the ban hammer.

  • @maegul
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    7 months ago

    Would you want this promoted on other platforms (basically mastodon), not that that would necessarily garner much more participation?

  • @1984@lemmy.today
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    7 months ago

    I have a question which will become really important as the platform grows.

    It’s spelled GDPR.

    Some changes would be needed perhaps to not store sensitive personal information in databases and so on, but I’m not sure. Would be interesting to get @nutomic@lemmy.ml thoughts on this.

    We need to make sure the network can’t be shut down for gdpr reasons.

    • @eleitl
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      157 months ago

      We certainly need a minimal logging mode for instances, and simple ways to comply with GDPR deletion requests.

      • @jarfil
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        167 months ago

        I want GDPR export.

        Next, GDPR import of the same data (aka, account migration)

        • @eleitl
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          7 months ago

          Sign me up.

          • @hunt4peas
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            17 months ago

            Let’s sing you up! /s

  • @SubArcticTundra
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    277 months ago

    This is great! I hope we get more AMAs on Lemmy (and with external personalities)

  • @wiki_me
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    257 months ago

    There was an AMA in r/linux and r/opensource about three years ago, I think we should do new ones at some point.

    • @SubArcticTundra
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      77 months ago

      Also, it would help raise outsode awareness about the platform

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    • 🇵🇸 Free Palestine 🇵🇸
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      47 months ago

      There was iframe support while posting and then it was scrubbed off due to security reasons. I hope it can be brought back again securely or some other method exists.

    • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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      7 months ago

      To devs and instance owners that read this, do not integrate video onto servers, to save yourselves from astronomical storage space issues. Text, images and audio (64-128 kbps OPUS or AAC) are extremely cheap.

      • @misterharbies@lemmy.nz
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        37 months ago

        The Deaf Community uses sign language which can only be captured and distributed as video. Many Deaf people did not have a good education, therefore their English is not at a level to be fluent. Their first language will be Sign Language. My first Language is Sign Language, but I am also fluent in English. I was privileged to be able to have a good education, thanks to my parents who supported me and made good choices for my educational needs.

        Now, back to the point about video in posts and comments. I would like to see an opportunity for a Sign Language instance. There may be funding to cover the cost of storage to allow this, but this can only be a reality of video can be implemented natively.

        Other instances can choose to turn this feature off? Let there be an option 👍

        • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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          I never said to ban video. Video can be hosted elsewhere and shared as links without the need for instances to host and embed videos on instances. Lemmy instances are run by hobbyists and people with extra potato hardware. They do not have billions of dollars like Big Data companies.

          Lemmy needs to be kept light without fancy video and unnecessary web2/3 bloat. Far more blind users have old tech, than those that need specifically video on Lemmy. PeerTube, Odyssy, LBRY, Vimeo, Dailymotion and even YouTube can be used for video.

          Most visual needs for blind people can be met with gifs and pictures instead of video, where one video can eat the space of hundreds and thousands of images that thousands of blind users could get help with.

  • spitz
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    167 months ago

    Are you really the head of the Kwik-E-Mart?

  • @vettnerk
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    167 months ago

    What’s your favorite dinosaur?