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I actually made a post about this issue earlier. Included are some aids to find new communities: https://midwest.social/post/588624
You could support the developers of Lemmy, assuming you aren’t already. They have a Patreon and an Open collective. See: https://join-lemmy.org/donate for details.
If you create a new post and you mention the community, it creates a new top level post. For example putting @firstname.lastname@example.org in a post will post it to the Lemmy community on Lemmy.ml.
Yeah we are still seeing continued growth. Not as crazy as beehaw, but a decent amount of people. See this website for a graph: https://the-federation.info/node/details/23530
You can only block instances / servers when you’re the admin of the website. Regular users can’t individually block like that. You might want to join an instance that blocks those toxic and low quality servers instead of lemmy.ml.
You can use a list. I created one a few months back. Some communities might not be active anymore. Will be adding more to this soon.
While we’re at it, ban SUVs and Light Trucks, by making a separate licence for them. If you need one for work? Or for personal use? Get a license that proves you know how to use one.
SUVs and Light trucks have done so much damage to our society: both by being dangerous as fuck, and in the insane amounts of pollution that emit. It’s about time the United States, and any other country that hasn’t yet, apply bandage to the wound. Slow the bleeding. Then the healing can begin.
One account is tied to only one instance. You can use your beehaw account to comment on almost everything, similarily with your Midwest.social account. Think of it like having a @gmail and an @yahoo email address. They both can receive and send emails, but they’re on different websites. For right now you cannot mix accounts or anything.
That being said, using only one account you can make posts and submit links to almost every community. You just have to make sure you are still on your original instance.
Right, so your account on a Lemmy website cannot be logged into from a mastodon app. You would need a Lemmy specific app for that. If you have android, use jerboa. However, personally I find the mobile website to be suitable. I believe there is an IOS app as well, but I forget it’s name at the moment.
Yeah it’s so freaking weird. Any reasonable person building a reasonable social network would promote interconnectedness and positive social behavior. Yet all the major social networks seem to promote angry behavior and angry people. I’m so glad that more and more people are choosing to “leave the matrix”. I would love to see if future where everything social media is federated and algorithms are optional at most.
From what I understand, all comments are hosted on their original server, but contain pointers that tell it what it’s parent comment is. These are then cashed to each viewing server. So if instance a goes down, to my knowledge someone viewing from instance b would still see it. But if instance C came along and never saw it before, it could never discover the comment. That’s at least my understanding, an actual Dev or someone more familiar with activity pub would give you a better answer.
So yes, midwest.social would be considered your “home server”. You’d be able to comment and create posts to other Lemmy websites seamlessly, from this website.
If midwest.social shutsdown, then unfortunately your account does disappear. Lemmy doesn’t yet have native account migration, but if that feature existed, the you’d be able to move sites more easy.
It’s the same way beehaw.org does it. If you view a post on an instance that disabled on votes from an instance that hasn’t, the downvote arrow won’t do anything.
The point of federation (on Lemmy) was to allow the different websites to talk to each other. So your lemmy.ml account can talk to most other websites that run lemmy software. This means create posts on external communities, comments, and be able to follow such communities. For now, the choice was made to keep communities local and not locally federated.
There’s the GitHub: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy
Then here’s also the Lemmy community on lemmy.ml (developers instance): https://email@example.com
It is possible that website was blocked from federation, either on their end or on ours.
See if it’s listed on the “blocked instances” here: https://midwest.social/instances
Otherwise you may need to refresh and try again. Sometimes I’ve noticed you need to search twice for it to grab it.
Yes, this is planned.
GitHub issue: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/818
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