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How do y’all interact with youtube using any of these methods though? How do you comment, like, subscribe, or anything that helps support the creators you’re watching?

I know it’s not much, and that there’s other better ways to support channels (e.g. patreon or whatever). But these small things add up for them, and get them more popular. Sometimes I watch pretty new youtubers with few subscribers that don’t get much more than 20 likes. Giving my like feels like a contribution that will encourage them and help them slowly grow their channel.

This is the main thing keeping me on the website and app (vanced helps on mobile though).


Oh, you mean flairs!

IMO they’re pretty useful for big communities, or just communities with lots of topics in general (fandoms?) where it would be a mess if they weren’t categorized. There aren’t many big communities here yet, but if when this place gets big, I think they’re gonna become necessary.

You could also just add it as a part of the title directly (“[Flair] Title”) but I still think flairs are more user friendly. For example flairs could have colors and make the site easier to navigate.

Also new users are less likely to post off-topic content if they see that what they’re about to post has to fall into one of the sub’s categories. They serve as a guide alongside with the sidebar rules.

Anyway I think there’s no harm in adding them.



It’s not federation the “mastodon” way where you can use your account on one instance to subscribe to a community on another.

It’s more like each instance admin chooses which other instances to federate with, and so you can see a “federated” feed on your main instance where you can subscribe to communities from those admin-selected instances and interact with them, all from within the interface of your main instance. Disclaimer: I’m not a dev or anything, I just lurk around here a lot. @dessalines@lemmy.ml correct me if I’m wrong about anything I said here haha

  1. We don’t have federation turned on for this instance yet

Only the test instances have federation currently, so you can interact from within the ds9.lemmy.ml <-> voyager.lemmy.ml <-> enterprise.lemmy.ml circle only if you make an account on one of them.


I, for example had to add broadcast and multicast input rules in iptables (I perfer having iptables block what is not used), then I had to add those routes to the virtual nic. The latter was more of a pain to discover, but fortunately tcpdump helped me find out when packets were travelling or not.

Ohh I had to do that as well! I forgot to mention it :/. I use ufw so I just did

ufw allow in on ztwfumnihc proto udp to 255.255.255.255

to get broadcast working (ztwfumnihc is the zerotier interface). I didn’t look into multicast because we didn’t really need it.

I don’t know much more about networking/iptables so not sure what the difference is with what you did, but I think it’s the same.

Some of the others had some technical difficulties with the windows network settings: the “fix” which is discussed in the zerotier knowledge base was making their zerotier nic go bonkers. It turns out, for some unknown reason, windows was deleting the netmask after the priority was raised for the nic.

That sounds weird. I used it with a lot of people back then (>10), and no one ever came across this (if I’m understanding the issue correctly). When it didn’t work we just reinstalled and rebooted a few times, and it usually fixed it. Either that or we were really lucky :P

Now, since both broadcast and multicast work (tried with tcpdump and multiple games), we tried installing nitroshare to share files as initially wanted and it worked like a charm!

Awesome! I’m glad it worked well for your usecase! :)


Have a look at ZeroTier as an alternative to WireGuard for LAN connections. It’s also open source and has worked fine for me and friends when we used to play Among Us back when their servers were bad.



Ooo that monospace source code font is looking cool.

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Edit: don’t try this at home


Some people have been working on wine patches that support EAC (epic’s kernel level anticheat). Recently some games have started producing good results with it.

If Epic allows the patches, then this is gonna be big. Lots of gamers are held back from switching to Linux only for a few games with EAC.