Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


And you want to ban people just because they have a different opinion. To me that sounds much more dangerous.

If its baseless then why does everyone make such a big deal of it? Just ignore the community and move on.

Yhe purpose of rules and moderation is that everyone behaves well, eithoit personal insults etc. Not to decide what is true or false (thats what discussions are for).

If its really misinformation like you say, it should be no problem to debunk it with actual arguments. And if you dont like the community, you can personally block it.

Coronavirus cases: 326 million (many of those mild, or happened during first wave) Vaccines: 9.630 million doses globally

So they are completely different orders of magnitude.

Porn is against the rules. Remove the link and dont post anything like that again or I will ban you.

And how many of those medications are sold per year? Probably not a lot. In comparison, there were hundreds of millions of Covid vaccinations sold over the past year. Iirc each one costs about 10-20€ based on leaks. So you can calculate how much money they earned.

You might be healthy, but you shouldnt think only about yourself. Pharma companies made record profits from vaccination programs (for which governments spent billions of euros of tax money). If people stop getting vaccinated, the profits will fall, and stock value will decrease. It could even be the trigger for an economic crisis.

So you should definitely get more booster shots, and tell others to do the same. I hope this simple economic argument can convince some of those egoistic anti-vaxers.

You can setup an instance and see how well it works. Of course js is required for now (but you could use a mobile/desktop Lemmy app over Tor). For federation it would probably be necessary that peer instances also have Tor installed, to resolve .onion Urls. Or use a clearnet domain for federation.

That one is probably harmless, it just means that the activity was already received and processed before. It is strange though that Lemmy on your instance would send the same activity twice.

Earlier I changed lemmy.ml logs to warn in docker-compose.yml and ran docker-compose up -d. Since then it has collected some better logs:

$ sudo docker-compose logs lemmy | grep midwest.social


I suggest you follow the same steps for logging (with grep lemmy.ml), and see more useful log entries. In this case it looks like midwest.social is sometimes unreachable. In theory Lemmy will retry a few times, but that isnt really tested. And there are some weird public key errors, which should have more information in your logs.

What an adventure. It would be interesting to see some pictures of the “knee high piles of soviet-era electronic components”.

And how is typing with the new keyboard? Was it worth all the effort?

Russia blocks social media: censorship!!!

Germany blocks social media: this is so cool!

Because the EU is not democratic at all. For example, the Comission president (von der Leyen) wasnt even running in the election, but still got the post, probably because Germany decided it. Which is the next problem, Germany has way too much power in the EU, and is the main country that benefits from it (along with France, and other northern countries). But conditions in the south and east of Europe (Spain, Italy, Greece, etc) have become worse and worse over the last decades.

sudo docker-compose logs -f --tail=100 lemmy

You might want to change the log level for Lemmy to warn or error. I also checked the logs on our side just now, but there were no errors for midwest.social.

It could be this issue, but hard to say. Do you notice any errors in your Lemmy logs?


Looks similar to Quake, very interesting! But based on the videos, it seems to be very early in development (placeholder textures everywhere).

That would be terrible. Luckily there is way too much disagreement between countries for this to happen, ever.


You can alao leave a note to mods/admins when making a report, to explain things like that.

Honestly i thought it was a new user, because it was the first time i noticed the username. And after the whole soferman saga, im really allergic against people who try to impose their own standards on everyone else.

Then you should link an article which talks about the whole world. The title doesnt reflect the content of the article at all.


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