How does Federation in practice look on Lemmy?

Now that federation seems to be attained, how does it look in relation to communities? Does each node have its own c/fediverse, or are they somehow joined?

Dessalines
admin
51Y

There are some federation test instances here to show it in action, here’s a sample post from one https://enterprise.lemmy.ml/post/21

Yes each instance has its own communities, so startrek.lemmy.ml/c/main and dune.lemmy.ml/c/main are different communities, but you’ll be able to subscribe to both from one instance.

@blaha
creator
11Y

I can see how that effectively synchronizes startrek.lemmy.ml/c/main and dune.lemmy.ml/c/main from a front page point of view. Is there any way planned to see all main posts across all nodes? I’m wondering about the possibility for a user interested in main to see all the fediverse Lemmy content concerning it, for example.

Dessalines
admin
51Y

I can see how that effectively synchronizes startrek.lemmy.ml/c/main and dune.lemmy.ml/c/main from a front page point of view.

It doesn’t. A post from one will say posted to main@startrek.lemmy.ml. They’re completely separate communities.

. Is there any way planned to see all main posts across all nodes?

You have to follow a community to see it in your feed.

I’m wondering about the possibility for a user interested in main to see all the fediverse Lemmy content concerning it, for example.

I don’t think so, besides just viewing /c/all.

A community dedicated to fediverse news and discussion.

Fediverse is a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”. It is a common, informal name for a federation of social network servers whose main purpose is microblogging, the sharing of short, public messages.

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