join.lemmy.ml now redirects to join-lemmy.org

This is due to wanting to separate the lemmy flagship instance from the onboarding site.

@AgreeableLandscape
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This will also hopefully solve the issue with spam filters not liking the .ml domain!

Dessalines
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Only for the join site, not for this instance.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Still a good thing. Now people can link to the join site and then be redirected to this or any other instance!

I do really like how lemmy.ml rolls off the tongue though, it definitely grew on me. Not sure if I’d ever want to change that just because of some spam filters tbh.

Dessalines
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Same, its short and I’m used to it now… the only things it’d be worth to change to would be like .org or .com, and those are owned or incredibly expensive.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Honestly, blocking TLDs is a really dumb way of spam filtering. Pretty much all the spam/scam sites I’ve seen are on paid TLDs anyway.

Also, fuck domain flipping. I hate it when people try to sell domains at ludicrous prices. It only harms the internet as a whole and accomplishes nothing of value.

@kimjong_ill
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fuck domain flipping.

i accidentally typed .com instead of .org for a site a few days ago and the domain name was being sat on… with a purchase price of $15,000!!! like wth

Dessalines
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That’s someones rent for a year in some places. Truly outrageous.

@zagebo
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i keep wondering- is ml for mainland, marxism-leninism, or something else?

@SloppilyFloss
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It’s the domain name for the country Mali.

@kimjong_ill
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have you considered changing the colors on that site? the contrast in the links vs the text isn’t very high and it is difficult to read all the text with the background. i can’t help but wonder if a light theme that was #000 on #fff and a dark theme that was the opposite (with prefer browser theme rule) would be better for accessibility? just a thought. ☺

Dessalines
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A darker background image would help. But w/ respect to the links vs the text, they’re a different color.

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