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Cake day: urt. 02, 2023


I’m always struck by the fact that articles “debunking” Myers-Briggs choose capitalism as their measure of validity.

“It doesn’t have a useful role in the workplace” is not the same thing as “has no validity at all”

Maybe it doesn’t have any validity, but just once I’d like to see an article that didn’t frame that discussion around it’s ability to be useful to corporations that want to categorise you

Thank you!

Also, I did a test report of my own post from Calckey, and it didn’t come through

Basically “undetermined” is the “language” used by clients that don’t set a language, such as Mastodon and older versions of Lemmy. So if it’s not in your list of languages, you won’t see posts in that “language”

Make sure you select undetermined in the list of languages. If it’s not there, the admin will need to include it in the instance config options

The thing is, the wider Fediverse works the way you describe, with imported defederation lists etc.

Most people setting up new Mastodon instances start with a standard block list with all of the usual suspects on it.

This is the future of Lemmy too as it gets bigger and as integration with non Lemmy instance becomes more common.

Context matters.

I agree. And I think that’s the difference. Fundamentally, Lemmy isn’t that much different to Reddit, in so far as all of the issues you highlight there exist here too.

The only difference is context.

Right, but what I’m saying is that as an instance admin, I can and do block other instances for the reasons you outline. If someone posts in a hate sub, they’re getting banned from my instance. If an instance is explicitly right wing, it’s getting defederated from my instance. If someone does "what about"ism or otherwise excuses transphobia, racism, sexism or the like, they’re getting banned from my instance.

I’m explicitly biased towards communities and people that align with my beliefs, and will happily ban anyone that is actively opposed to them. I have zero interest in “free speech” as a guiding policy that I should be aiming for.

Which is to say, I am many of the things you say reddit is, but lemmy isn’t, and yet here I am on lemmy.

The difference is federation vs centralisation. On reddit, if you don’t like it, you’re out of luck. On lemmy, if you don’t like an instance, you can find another or even create your own. But both of those versions can and do have humans with bias pushing ban buttons

I mean, I ban whole instances from the lemmy instance I run.

I think the things you’re seeing are issues of size and scale rather than inherent differences between the platforms

There are definitely political mods. Many instances are explicitly political in nature.

I’ve yet to have that problem. Who are these people speaking to bots and not realising it?

I mean sure, I can see someone engaging with a bot generated post and maybe not realising it’s bot generated, but I don’t think there is an endemic of other consistently interacting with a bot and not realising it.

Email spam is a good example. Spam makes up the vast majority of email, but not the majority of email interactions.

As well as the comment editing thing, I think languages come in to it as well when someone replies in a language you haven’t enabled

Not natively, but there is a 3rd party community index somewhere. I’ll see if I can dig up the URL.

Edit - Here it is

Do reports federate?
If someone reports a user from another instance, does the report get federated to the instance from which the user is based? Bonus question, what about when the comment was made from a Lemmy platform like Mastodon?

I mean, I agree with him. I like lemmy’s design and hate old reddit

This has resulted in a sense of detachment and frustration for many

I don’t experience this part. By definition, neither do the people I connect with.

So the premise seems to be based on a very flawed foundation

Nope, that’s what they’re trying to achieve.

They’re a very large community based on a significantly diverged fork of lemmy with some major DB differences that make federation impossible.

The work they’re doing is to bring it back inline with lemmy and allow for federation with the wider lemmy community. They have something like 20,000 members

Where are you trying to subscribe from? Lemmy or mastodon/friendica/calckey etc?

Not quite what I meant. I don’t use Mastodon. I was referring to the fact that some posts from Mastodon users are showing up on my lemmy instance with mark-up displayed in the subject line.

But that’s because I haven’t updated my lemmy instance to the latest version :)

It will be perfect, once they fix the HTML formatting in the subject :)

I stopped reading at the bit talking about a transphobic news article that described the content as “anti trans” in quotes as if the article was not actually transphobic

What do you think are the chances Musk let her go specifically just so he could get people talking about Twitter again?

I think people are misunderstanding this article.

I don’t agree with it, but what the author is saying is that the idea of a single federated network is already dead, and that instead, the future will be smaller islands of instances that federate with each other but are insular within themselves.

And we already see that to some extent, with a rather sharp division between the freeze peach instances and the rest of the Fediverse. But that’s not going to keep happening at smaller and smaller levels, because the reason defederation happens with any given instance is to maintain a feed consistent with that communities values. Once that is achieved, further defederating just diminishes community engagement

The admin will need to add undetermined to the list of available languages

Are you using the web page or the app? To the best of my knowledge, you need to do it on the web page

This is more a workaround than an answer, but if you make sure your language settings are set to English, German and Undetermined, then it will default to undetermined for your posts, and that will always work!

Ah, well that would work :)

I’ve caught several spammers after registration from the email. They seem to be registering and then idling for a period of time

I think that could work well on an instance like, where a new post not federating isn’t a barrier to interaction.

But on my instance for example, at the moment, there is 1 active user, 2 semi active users and around 10 registered users that have never participated. If a new user posted to my instance and their reply didn’t federate, they would get very little interaction.

Would it be possible for it to federate the person’s post with a content review flag, so that admins could decide on an instance by instance basis whether they display content from non approved new users?

The problem I have with that is that if I have to approve someone, it can take up to 12 hours sometimes, and that generally means we’ll never see them again

Yep, that’s exactly what I’m trying to use the feature for!

What I’m really looking for is a way of identifying the spammers and their accounts, which you can generally tell by their usernames. I’d rather deal with them pro-actively where possible, rather than letting them loiter until someone reports them for me.

Registered user list for admins?
Without digging around in the DB, is there a way for an admin to easily see registered users on an instance? I turned off admin approval for new accounts, and a few people have registered, but aside from the initial email, I have no easy way to see who they are or what their activity has been.

Parents sell their underage children in to arranged marriages all the time.

Parents discretion isn’t sufficient

This post was talking about people who end puberty at 8 or 9.

There was also zero discussion of age differences or the abuse this would enable.

It’s one thing to not criminalise a couple of horny 14 year olds, it’s another to create a system that sanctions adults sexually abusing 9 year olds.

This post is the latter, not the former

I’m sorry, but how is arguing for under age sex to be legalised a reasonable discussion?

It does absolutely nothing but legalise abuse of power that traps young girls in forced marriages and unwanted pregnancies.

What am I missing here that you’re leaving space for this discussion to happen?

So, (most? all?) mastodon posts don’t have a language tag, so as far as Lemmy is concerned those posts have an undefined language. So unless you have set undefined as one of the languages you wish to see in your Lemmy settings, then those posts will be hidden from you.

It might be helpful to link to the original post

Ah, no, that sounds like something else.

A work around to try (not a fix) is to sign out of your account and then sign back in again. I had an issue around the time of the upgrade. My login session had apparently terminated, though Jerboa didn’t recognise that as having happened. I got all sorts of weird error messages until I logged in again.

It works. The issue is most likely related to your language settings! What have you got them set to in Jerboa?

You just pick a dark theme in your user settings

So this feels big! I'm curious how feature compatible it is going to be with Lemmy #ActivityPub #Lemmy #Discourse
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Upgrade done, but post previous posts are spotty
We run our own instance, and just upgraded. After the upgrade, a bunch of the communities I have subscribed to on other lemmy instances aren't showing historic content that our instance was aware of before the upgrade. Also, approximately half of my subscribed communities were showing the subscription as pending, despite them not being pending prior to the upgrade Did we do something wrong, or is this a known issue?

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in the Fediverse! The major theme of this week is news around technical infrastructure. experiences a DDoS attack, Twitter shuts down free access to the API, Stanford is called on by the community to start their own Mastodon server, and new tools get released with some interesting implications on the capabilities of the fediverse. Before we start: I prefer to write little about Twitter. Its already enough in the news as it is, with other publications covering it very well. Today I do cover it, but only the implications that this has on the fediverse, which turn out to be pretty significant. Lets get started!

New Calckey flagship instance and new Calckey release
cross-posted from: > Calckey just released version 13.1, but far more interestingly, it coincides with a new flagship instance for Calckey, [](! > > […]( > > [\#Calckey]( [#Fediverse]( [#Microfedi]( > > [@calckey](
fedilink hit by a DDoS attack
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Two new communities, /c/calckey and /c/friendica
Both unofficial, but I noticed that they were missing communities on lemmy, and decided to fix that! [/c/calckey](/c/ [/c/friendica](/c/

Formatting links to remote communities?
How do I format a link to a remote lemmy community that allows someone to subscribe to it directly from their own instance? An example of such a post is here This is a post made for a community on, posted to and viewed through my instance Whichever instance you view it on, the link formats so that you can subscribe to it directly from the instance you are viewing it on. I’ve tried using /c/communityname formatting, but that doesn’t seem to work.

Can a Human See a Single Photon? Lemmy
> > The researchers found that about 90 photons had to enter the eye for a 60% success rate in responding. Since only about 10% of photons arriving at the eye actually reach the retina, this means that about 9 photons were actually required at the receptors. Since the photons would have been spread over about 350 rods, the experimenters were able to conclude statistically that the rods must be responding to single photons, even if the subjects were not able to see such photons when they arrived too infrequently. > Piecing these and your findings together, it hints to an interesting sub-question, what do we really mean when we ask the original question? > Can the human eye physically detect it? Seems like…yes? > Which suggests the subsequent physiological thresholds involved, various human signal processing chains etc. What a fascinating topic. > The choice of a 60% success rate is an interesting one, too.

cross-posted from: > In short, the existing research on quote tweets on Twitter suggest that they're not a significant vector for toxicity. > > >

cross-posted from: > Now this is interesting. A Fediverse platform developed by Cloudflare that inherently runs on Cloudflare without needing dedicated infrastructure. > > The code is open source yet the platform itself is inherently proprietary. It's going to be very interesting how this unfolds given how unpopular Cloudflare is with many Fediverse admins

The future is disruptive, and I can’t wait!
This is a post I originally made on my #calckey account, but I think it belongs here too. == The more I use different #fediverse apps, the more I feel that we are on the edge of a different future, in the early stages of something that we haven't seen before. In the last few months, I've used #Mastodon, #Misskey, #Calckey, #Funkwhale, #lemmy, #Peertube, #Bookwyrm and #Pixelfed. Soon, I'm going to try an install of #kbin. In the not too distant future, we will see #GreatApe bringing more options for video chat to the Fediverse. There are countless more platforms that I haven't had a chance to try. The network formed by the interconnections between those apps is the Fediverse; a Federated Universe. Federated, because everything out there is connected with everything else, in one giant network. What I am truly beginning to appreciate is just how real that vision is, and just how disruptive to our future it's going to be. More than a truism, these the fediverse platforms really will allow us to see and interact with nearly anything else out there. The platform we use no longer determines the information we can access; it doesn't build walls around us. Instead, what out choice of platform determines, is how we interact with information, rather than determining what information we are able interact with in the first place. The walls in the walled garden haven't so much been torn down, as simply never built. I can write a blog post, and someone on Mastodon can reply to it. I can make a group post on lemmy, and someone from Calckey can reply to it. I can see an awesome photo on Pixelfed, bring it in to #Akkoma and boost it for everyone else to see. And then anyone who sees it can interact with it. The cross platform interactions are still imperfect. Standards are still being developed, code is still being written and features are still being defined, but the future is right here, we are on the cusp of something new and amazing. Of course, this is all old news to someone who has been part of the fediverse for years now, but it feels different now. The momentum is here, we are seeing a shift and I think once we cross that precipice, once we have normalised the cross channel interactions we are starting to develop, it's going to be very hard to go back. Honestly, I can't wait.

What is the intended method of content discovery?
I'm running on a personal lemmy instance, and I've been able to simply re-subscribe to the communities that I was subscribed to on my previous account. But what if I didn't have that? How would I discover those communities? On the micro blogging fediverse, I can use relays, follow other peoples boosts, or join groups etc for content discovery and to give me federated content in general on which to do content discovery. What does that look like in the lemmyverse niche of the fediverse? How does a small single person instance find new content? How do they get richer content search options etc? Right now, I'm just using search on for that, but that's a work around, not a solution