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

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Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


It would be a pretty complex change, probably better to start with something smaller first. Anyway its always good to have more contributors :)

Yes that migrating the urls would be possible. Just needs someone to implement it, as always ;)

Cryptocurrency trading is like a speedrun of stock market trading.

Actually I tend to agree with @PP44@lemmy.ml. Maybe the problem you are describing could be better solved by having admins review new communities.

It can be useful as a word seperator. If its a copy, instance admins can remove it if necessary. Also, it seems inconsistent to allow _ in community names, but not in usernames (if thats what you’re suggesting).

I suppose there could be options to crosspost as copy (current behaviour) or as link to the existing post (as requested here).

It should work fine. Feel free to open an issue to discuss the details.

Seems like a very useful project. You can add a link to it in the Lemmy docs if you want.

Btw instead of copy-pasting the structs from Lemmy into your project, you could pull them directly from crates.io. Disadvantage is that it will force you to pull in lot of dependencies that have to be compiled, but that could probably be avoided in the future by adding feature flags to Lemmy crates.

It would be possible to federate a list of all communities on a remote instance, so you could browse that. But probably only the community name and profile, fetching posts/comments could use a lot of resources.

Signups for weblate.yerbamate.ml are working again
The domain was included in a spam list, which meant that confirmation emails couldnt be delivered, and signup was impossible. Now the problem is fixed, so if you would like to translate Lemmy into your language, register an account and get started. You can also join the [Lemmy Translations](https://matrix.to/#/#lemmy-translations:matrix.org) Matrix chat.

Do we really need self upvotes in Lemmy?
I never really thought about the automatic self upvote on Reddit and Lemmy. But after reading this article [Dont let me like my own post](https://yujiri.xyz/theory/selflike), i'm wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly simplify the code, and slightly less federation messages would get sent (probably unnoticable in practice).

This would quickly get complex, as it would require configuration options for instances to fetch from, fetch interval, number of communities to fetch each time, etc. At least for now i think its better to have an external tool. But it could be linked in the docs so other admins can easily find it.

I still have to check if the retrieved communities don’t get somehow deleted if they are never used (if nobody subscribes)

Communities will be stored forever, unless you manually go into the database and delete them. Even the delete buttons on the frontend only hide them.

I would recommend that you use our ansible playbook instead. It does this and a lot more.

Either one should work. Anyway, this post shows that images are working correctly in new posts now. But you will have to edit old posts manually to remove the www from the url.

You need to run docker-compose up to reload the settings. With docker-compose restart, it keeps using the old settings.

Its possible that certbot messed up something in your nginx config, but i dont see how that would affect the html sent by the server. Did you previously have www.beehaw.org set in docker-compose.yml? Maybe its still using the old setting.

Otherwise i cant think of anything.

Hmm, then did you configure www.beehaw.org in some other place? Because Lemmy certainly doesnt add that.

[Source](https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/spain/). I think you can clearly see that each wave is getting less deadly, and less dangerous. The rate of new positive cases is relatively stable though: ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/3ZoPiREN0j.png)

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Promoting Lemmy
I think most of us agree that the main problem which Lemmy has today is its lack of users. This is not for technical reasons, as we know it is quite stable and usable. The main cause is that the project is not widely known yet. In this post I will propose what we can do to change that. First, lets clarify why we should promote Lemmy. Clearly there are many different reasons, and every person prioritizes them differently. So I will just give some common examples: - Promote open source (and all the benefits that entails) - No advertising or tracking - Allow communities to manage themselves, instead of being controlled by corporations - Making Lemmy more active, particularly if you would like to see more discussions on certain topics So how can we promote Lemmy? I think one of the most effective thing we can do at this point is to post about Lemmy in other communities where we are active. This has the benefit that other people already trust us to some degree. Open source projects looking to setup a forum might also be a good target. When doing this, we should consider which aspects of the project would be most important to the target audience, and emphasize those. Another option is to contact bloggers, video creators, podcasters or others, and suggest that they report about Lemmy. As above, it is important to adjust the message to the target audience. Because Lemmy is quite small, it is unlikely that major tech magazines or professional content creators would care about it. Instead we should focus on smaller creators. This will also lead to more sustainable growth, and give us some legitimacy in the eyes of bigger creators. In both cases, we should avoid doing anything that might be perceived as spam. It is better to create one or two high-quality messages, which will give a good impression of the project, rather than a dozen generic ones that tarnish the reputation. It is worth noting that some important features are still missing in Lemmy, particularly mod tools (we are going to implement them in the next ~12 months). There also aren't many different instances yet. When promoting Lemmy like this, please avoid linking to lemmy.ml directly. This instance is already too big relative to other instances, and it is not meant to be a "flagship instance" ([What is lemmy.ml?](https://lemmy.ml/post/70280)). Instead you should try to find an appropriate instance on [join-lemmy.org](https://join-lemmy.org/instances) and link to it, or link to the joinlemmy site directly. You can also explicitly encourage the creation of new instances. On a side note, it might be worth mentioning the many ways that people can contribute to Lemmy (again depending on the audience). There are the obvious ones, like writing code for lemmy and lemmy-ui, writing documentation or translating. There are also multiple interesting options to create new projects, such as: - Create an [alternative frontend](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/client_development/custom_frontend.html): nojs frontend like [lemmy-lite](https://github.com/IronOxidizer/lemmy-lite), a traditional forum frontend or something like stackoverflow - Create a new client, be it for mobile, desktop or terminal. - Gather instance statistics using [lemmy-stats-crawler](https://yerbamate.ml/LemmyNet/lemmy-stats-crawler), and build some nice graphs. By the way, Lemmy is not just a Reddit alternative, so there is no reason to limit the promotion to Reddit. To help with these promotion efforts, [@dessalines](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines) and I would be happy to give interviews via email (in English, German or Spanish). For that, they can get in touch by mailing contact@lemmy.ml.