Terminally online insomniac code monkey from burgerland.
There was a PR for that merged not too long ago.
Edit: I didn’t know lemmy.ml was already using the changes.
I can’t see your point. The point of fedi is to not be locked to a single implementation. If one software is proprietary and does not allow you to host your own, you can just use another you like.
That’s basically what I’m getting at. Part of the point of the fediverse is being able to choose both the software you use and the instances you use. I presume that the fediverse compatible instagram app will only be hosted by Meta. If someone is interested in getting into the fediverse for the freedom and choice, why would they use the new instagram as opposed to another fedi software with a similar feature set, such as Pixelfed like you pointed out?
It takes stunning amounts of historical illiteracy for people to believe that capitalism is a beneficial system for humanity.
This is made even worse when one of the go-to arguments against communists is that we don’t know history, because if we did we’d know about the 100 gorillion vuvuzela no food etc. and hate it.
You seem to have missed the part of the comment you’re responding to where they said:
…no one cares about all the other apps that we know for sure spy on you and give info to US government (and others).
No one is saying that TikTok isn’t collecting a shit ton of data on its users. They’re pointing out that this has been an ongoing problem with tech that burgers have been using for a long time, but that the burger regime didn’t so much as make a peep until it was a Chinese tech company doing the same thing. You don’t need to be a communist to see the double standards at play here.
A blogging software could be interesting. Maybe something like a self-hostable substack. Bloggers could be instance admins (although I guess moderators could be added as contributors or co-admins if the blog is collaborative). Users could use Lemmy’s RSS feature to subscribe without needing email. The only rub I see is what to do with communities. I’m not sure how to translate that to a blog in a way that makes sense.
Something I’ve not noticed while using the fediverse that isn’t touched on in the article is the role of what I’ll call “middle ground” instances and communities. You might be on instance A and visit a community on instance B. Someone from instance C is also visiting the community on instance B. If no one from instance A searched for any communities on instance C, and likewise for the reverse, users on the 2 instances might not see each other anymore even if the instances are federated.
I use lemmy from lemmygrad and see accounts from instances that I might not think to search for had I not already come across them.
It came from Terry A. Davis.
…I would like to see a UI reworking…
One of the nice things about Lemmy is that instances don’t have to use the “official” UI. If one has the time, skill, and inclination, they can make a different frontend to use when users visit the site in a web browser. For example, there is LemmyBB which was made by one of the maintainers.
If you have any specific problems or ideas for improvement for the default UI, you can submit an issue.
Not exclusively cats, but there is !email@example.com.
For anyone interested in the image text @OCRBot@lemmygrad.ml
I can see 3 comments from the instance I’m on.
@Elara@lemmygrad.ml this may have implications for the TankieReplyBot.
When you searched for that community, what was your query? Was it the full url (i.e. https://firstname.lastname@example.org), or was it !<community name>@<instance domain>?
How do you do a search for a not yet federated community through the lemmy ui anyway? For instance, if I try to get this quantum computing community from lemmygrad, every time I try to search for it I can’t find it. This is the query I’m using
I dislike how it’s run by glowies who use the platform to astroturf.