Has anyone looked into this?

I having tried running lemmy on a virtual machine yet, but It looks fairly straight forward, pretty easy to rent a VPS in eastern Europe these days.

A team of 3 to 5 people with moderate linux / sysop/ webdev sklls could easily it running no problem.

A spanish/latin american anarchist lemmy would be poggers also

carribean prole
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hey, that’s you, how you doin?

poVoq
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Not much. I’ll probably run a not specifically anarchist related lemmy instance soon™, but as expressed in the discussion linked above, I am doubtful that I would be the right person to run a specifically anarchist instance.

carribean prole
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in any case nice to meet fellow sysop in this here parts, maybe we both start our own instances and federate with each other

I have been working on another project, an imageboard, but many issues with security/stability we’ve been ironing out, whereas lemmy is impressively designed and documented, haven’t tried out mobile yet, and i have some issues with how it does federation , but this is very early on so i can’t be too critical.

poVoq
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The software used for the imageboard is open-source? Got a link for that? Federated?

carribean prole
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imageboards are perfect for niche communties, i just like theme - -file sharing + anonymity can be very useful, but imageboards since 4chan have been domination by nazis, there have been specifically anarchist chans before like 0chan and laguna.pw but those didn’t last long.

The idea is just to get a specifically anarchist board up, and and a friend working on our own platform because most of the available options have major issues, but it’s in the early stages of developement, in the short term tho, shouldn’t be hard to get something up to serve that purpose.

@Whom
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God, I really hope you get this going. I’ve been searching for a decent imageboard for years. Best I’ve found are Lainchan and sushichan but even those have their share of garbage.

carribean prole
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that’s encouraging, yeah it should be up at some point this summer…

carribean prole
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I can’t say much about the project right now and sry battery died went to sleep) our project wasn’t going to be federated, there is one federated imageboard out there https://github.com/FChannel0 but i’ve only recently learned about it – their politics are… what you’d expect lol

there’s a variety fo boards we looks at, here’s a rundown:

Tinyboard and It’s fork vichan have been the gold standard for imageboards for over a decade, from 8chan, lainchan and archive.arisuchan.jp all run/ran on varients of Vichan/Tinyboard, the problem is tb/vichan were designed for php5.6 and basically break on php7.3 Here’s the vichan main https://github.com/vichan-devel a couple of newer forks a rebirth of tinyboard https://github.com/Circlepuller/Tinyboard/ OpenIB-relaoded https://github.com/9san/OpenIB-Reloaded

To replace Vichan, a few imageboard engines have been propsed, the most popular is Lynxchan https://gitgud.io/LynxChan/LynxChan JSChan looks promising but still unstable https://github.com/fatchan/jschan/ Gochan is another one http://gochan.org/ Meguca, honorable mention https://github.com/bakape/meguca Even a tinyib has it’s merits https://gitlab.com/tslocum/tinyib

@nutomic
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I think it would be possible to create an imageboard frontend for Lemmy. In our docs we have a page about that.

carribean prole
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I’m sure it wouldn’t be that hard to add anonymity, make it a little more multimedia centric, could totally work as an imageboard.

Also i with think with the way activity pub works, a lemmy instance should be able to federate with other platforms entirely, like for example if fchan takes off, or if discourse or flarum implement federations, would be possible all these forums could federate together, assuming they all complied to a certain standard – but that is probably a far way off and assumes all these different projects would want to federate with each other.

@TheAnonymouseJoker
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I am sure people would love Lemmychan/Lemurchan. Sounds too amusing and cute.

carribean prole
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glad to hear you’re getting an instance up, honestly i don’t think everything anarchists are involved with needs to be explicitly anarchists, we don’t need pictures of kropotkin everywhere, a general purpose instance ( with popular /gaming /movie subs etc. ) with a left libertarian bent, and where anarchists are an active minority is more desirable really, especially considering how new lemmy is as a platform.

@xergi0k
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I’d be happy to help if I can. Got experience with web dev.

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