Hello. Also a question. - Beehaw
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Hey, I saw your post on lemmy.ml and so I just came here and created an account. I noticed that there is no downvote button. Is this a temporary decision?

With mastodon I just log in with my mastodon account and enter my unique username to follow or comment on something, if it’s on another instance.

But how does it work on Lemmy? If I am on another instance and I try to log in to comment, my account can not be found.

At the post above someone from lemmy.ml commented the post and I am just trying to figure out how this works?

What is the workflow if I find another interesting instance to comment or like, because it looks like leaving lemmy.ml isn’t a good idea.

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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But how does it work on Lemmy? If I am on another instance and I try to log in to comment, my account can not be found.

You can copy the url of the post and paste it into the search field on your server. It will look the post up and then you can comment, being logged in on your home server :)

If this doesn’t work try copying and searching for the link that’s behind the rainbow icon next to the favorite, crosspost, report etc buttons.

Lenins2ndCat
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A “view this page from X instance” dropdown menu populated by a list of federated instances in the UI of every comments section would streamline this process massively. Right now it’s a bit cumbersome.

maxmoon 🌱
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@sexy_peach @utopify_org@lemmy.ml Ok, I can see this post on Mastodon. But I can’t see comments from @Lenins2ndCat@lemmy.ml and @Liwott on Mastodon, which I can see on Lemmy. Is it broken?

Cold Hotman
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Lemmy is a bit more complicated than Mastodon since you’re not subscribing to a single person but a federated group.

Imagine it as two identical Mastodon servers that federate. Their home timelines are identical because everything gets sent back and forth, right?

What happens if the admins on server A doesn’t accept the posts from user X on server B? They get blocked and their post is never sent to server A. If you look at both the home timelines again, you’ll see they’re practically identical… But server A is missing all of user X’s posts!

Now imagine that again, but it’s user Y on server A that gets blocked by server B, so now both home timelines are somewhat identical, but both servers are missing the posts from a user on “the other side”.

When you subscribe to a community from Mastodon - Is it Server A who’s missing the posts from user X? Or Server B who’s missing the posts from user Y?

maxmoon 🌱
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@coldhotman So you are telling me those people who are replied to @sexy_peach are blocked on my Mastodon instance and it’s not a technical problem to show them?

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Almost. They’re blocked on the lemmy server the group/community you’re subscribed to lives at. Have a look at the main images in this post, maybe it’s easier to see.

https://lemmy.ml/post/443745

Notice how the group (originally created at beehaw) is labeled “Chat” at beehaw, while the federated copy at lemmy.ml is labeled “Chat@beehaw.org”? The @beehaw.org is to show the community is from a different instance and they got the federated version, a copy in a sense. They’re two different groups.

If you subscribe to the community in question from a different server, you’ll probably see other posts. The drawbacks of federation and blocking being left up to the server admins. On the other hand, forced federation without possibility to block wouldn’t work at all.

maxmoon
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My original post is on lemmy.ml (https://lemmy.ml/post/439617) and not beehaw. I really don’t understand how beehaw is involved in this. Is it only because I added the link to this post? But this link was meant to show an example and not to overtake the filters of the server.

I am confused…

Cold Hotman
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It’s an example, but I don’t think I have the linguistic skills to help you. I hope someone else is able to, good luck. 👍

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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I don’t know

Liwott
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I think the point might be that your Mastodon instance does not federate (yet) with my Friendica instance. Don’t know about @Awoo though as you seem to have already interacted with Lemmy

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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btw this works on mastodon too!

Liwott
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See this thread (from Lemmy, click the “recycle” kind of logo):

@jonuno@lemmy.ml:

(solved)Why cant i comment in other instances?

I would like to comment this post
lemmy.eus/post/5671
but asks me to log in. I am logged in in my instance and although I see people from ‘my’ instance commenting there too, when I try to log it says it does not find my account. Do I have to create an account in this instance first? What am I doing wrong?

maxmoon
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Sorry, I didn’t understand how to create a custom search engine. Do I have to be the admin of an instance to do that?

Liwott
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It is something one can do in their browser. For example in Firefox I use this extension. In Fennec F-droid I can directly do it from the “search” preferences.

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