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Cake day: urt. 22, 2022


What exactly is braxman? My dad started showing me his stuff and he struck me as a scammer.

thank you for the info. The article I said highlighted it as a potential point of conflict with Russia but I’m not deeply into that subject so I don’t really know.

I really like Lemmy but it is true that it does have some issues attracting active contributors or commentators. I think some of this might be because it’s a little more explicitly political as a project. Some of it is because it’s newer I think. Some of it is because less people use stuff like reddit to begin with, so it’s kind of a niche audience.

There’s been issues with troll brigading in the past which I think makes the community a little more insular by default.

Is this related to China also limiting cpus to Russia? I read something about that earlier this week.

But this works when it’s hosted on imgur too. Or maybe that’s just an RES feature I forgot wasn’t native.

Also I use the third party app client Boost which does this too. But again it’s not the actual reddit site, it’s probably doing some extra work.

Ranger is great. Similar to Mc.

Also like warp door which basically is bookmarks for your file directory.

And jump is great it’s like a fuzzy finder for locations in your directory.

I think you misunderstand me. There is only one link. It is a link to a mastodon post. That post has 4 images. Reddit is able to take a imgur gallery (which is a single link) and preview all the images in that gallery. I don’t know exactly how it does this but I imagine it’s probably doing some kind of web crawling when it detects that it is a imgur gallery and then crawls the separate images that are found on the page that the gallery link leads to.

Feature request: preview images from image posts on mastodon like they're an image gallery rather than serving a browser link
Let's say you're on reddit and someone posts an imgur gallery, from an app like Boost you can view and browse that album without leaving boost. But if I post a link to a mastodon toot that has 4 images, and I click the post in jerboa it will instead open a new window into the actual mastodon page. I've argued for the value of "post once distribute everywhere" but if that paradigm isn't right for the fediverse at the very least the ux for linking mastodon image posts could be improved. Instead of posting once distributing everywhere it would be at least possible to post once and then link everywhere. (this doesn't fix issues like trying to get stuff like pixelfed working but it's worth a thought)

Property is a spook. Post scarcity is here. We have to adapt our economic system to the new reality.

Shakespeare didn’t invent Romeo and Juliet you know? Back in the day artists didn’t have a concept of IP. People would just freely rip off and adapt one another.

Would this be useful for user research?

@nutomic is there a way I could make some scripts to do this myself? Do y’all have recommends generic solutions if I unwanted to build some content distribution tools that plugged into mastodon, pixelfed, lemmy etc?

I don’t think being able to post to multiple communities is an anti feature. Like I said there are plenty of legit uses for it.

At the end of the day I want to post content and the fediverse doesn’t make it easy as it could be. I share your anti-spam values but I think you really just got to open up your mind a little that other people have other needs from ui and trying to force a single solution as canonical becsuse you don’t personally need it is short sighted.

That said this is open source so I could just make the solution myself it’s just I’m lazy and not really technically competent enough to take it on at this time.

I will say I run a mastodon for a labor organization. And the needs of an org are different than the needs of an individual. Orgs pay people to post. Yes this sucks because it means brands get on social media but there’s also lots of orgs that are non profit or activist focused. And where are they going to go when they want to post? Not the fediverse if the centralized media is easier.

A mailing list can work for an open source project but github/lab is easier. You want a vibrant open source project you can’t just throw up barriers and then expect people to crawl over them because you personally prefer a mailing list. That doesn’t mean that mailing lists are bad but it’s that pluralism is necessary in open source ux. Ultimately the goal should be to give the users the power over their own experience.

I don’t think it’s necessary for comments to be unified between peer tube and lemmy per se. Different websites have different audiences. Centralizing comments can have some value but I think the main issue I have here is as a content creator, posting to the fediverse is full of friction.

You want content, you got to make it easy for people to post. I want to post my stuff to lemmy and mastodon but I find myself posting to centralized social media more because it’s just easier.

I think this honestly one of those things where open source people veer into snob territory. It’s like when people objected to making Linux desktop gui better because “you can do it in the terminal better!”

Adopting a more pluralistic view it ux would be wise imo. I don’t think the fediverse has a spam problem. It has a “not enough content” problem.

I think there is still a good use for a "post once distribute everywhere" solution.
I've asked about this before, see my post history. But the fact that pixelfed, mastodon, and lemmy can all be subscribed to from one instance or another, isn't a replacement for a "post once distribute everywhere" solution. Yes its true that a pixelfed and a mastodon can follow one another and because you can post images to mastodon and pixelfed images can have text they can often be basically identical in terms of potential feed content. But lemmy is something that I would post to communities. It would be helpful if I could use an app to simultaneously post to my mastodon, my pixelfed, and to a range of lemmy communities and or cross posting between communities on lemmy. I suggested in my previous post the ability to post to a mastodon with certain hashtags triggering getting sent to different lemmy communities. I think that still works as an idea but I think perhaps this new framing helps explain why it's not as simple as "have them follow your pixelfed from their mastodon". If posting once to distribute to both mastodon and lemmy community makes sense then I don't see why it shouldn't be reasonable that there are some cases where the same is true of pixelfed and mastodon (I said in response to one comment that you might have different audiences) I think the biggest issue with lemmy so far is lack of content and engagement. Same thing is true with mastodon. The anti viral design ethos of mastodon encourages people to avoid tools like "post once distribute everywhere" I think perhaps people view it as potential for spam. But we really need some actual tools to make posting content easier.

How do I schedule lemmy posts?
I make a lot of art with neural networks. I don't want to dump stuff all at once but I'd prefer to space it out for people. Is that feature built into the web client or is there a way to do it via script or something?

This is good for mastodon I’m sure which I like but I kind of feel like Vivaldi is a little over packed with stuff. I use it on mobile because Chrome made a change to the way tab groups where handled which I wasn’t a fan of and I feel like Firefox mobile kinda sucks. I used Mozilla on desktop for the longest time but recently switched after getting a new laptop because it just can’t properly sync my bookmarks between machines with the same account so I got tired and switched back to Chrome after swearing it off. I’d love to know a mobile browser in the chromium family that has proper syncing for the account and has both a good desktop and mobile experience. I just found Vivaldi overwhelming with all the extra crap I didn’t want.

Should we have a community just for lemmy feature requests? That way people could vote on it and it might give some useful feedback on where energy for lemmy is.
Thoughts? What do the devs think? Sorry for bothering y'all so much with feedback and questions. It must occurred to me.

Does lemmy have crossposting or will it?
Just curious if there were any plans for that or how it's planned to work.

Random thought: recursive communities?
This is just a random thought but I was wondering if recursive communities would be useful? What I mean is this: say you have a community for car stuff: /c/cars And you want to have a community for Asian import cars versus another community for offroading. You could make /c/offroading and /c/importscars but you could also hypothetically organize it with /c/cars/offroading and /c/cars/importcars I don't know if this would actually be worth doing at all. It's just something I've thought about for years with reddit. It's also I think kind of how usenet worked?

Feature request? Add field for matrix chat rooms to communities
I was watching a YouTuber and he mentioned in a couple of his videos that he has a subreddit and a discord. Lots of subreddits have discord. I find this interesting because it sort of reflects an earlier period of social media when different functions could be handled by different companies. Famously reddit didn't have proper image uploads so imgur stepped in. Reddit didn't have very good live community chat so people hacked together a solution with discord. Rather than request lemmy cover this existing functionality it seems like it would be good to explicitly hand off some of this stuff to other projects like matrix/element. Having communities with a default "matrix/element chat server" seems like it would be a good idea. Sure that could be jist stuck as a hyperlink in the description but a form field would help push people in that direction. If nothing else I think it would make sense as a social practice to spread. Just a random thought.

Post once, distribute everywhere?
In the early days of social media, there was a lot more interoperability. You could auto post to Twitter from Facebook, Instagram could post to Twitter, subscribe to subreddits via rss etc. Social media companies wanted to grow their share and one way to do that was make it easy for people to post from one platform to many. But with the rise of social externalities (bots, spam, political ops) and the plateauing of growth, lots of these companies closed down their APIs. YouTuber Tom Scott talks about this era some here: https://youtu.be/BxV14h0kFs0 One of the major things that attracts me to the fediverse is the renewal of interoperable promise. A tool that a lot of people used back in the day and now less so due to the lack of api support is "post once, publish everywhere" tools. Does anybody know of such a tool for the fediverse? The use case I see: I post some pictures to my pixelfed account, those automatically get posted to my mastodon account, and if they have certain hashtags or something then get posted to relevant lemmy communities. I think one thing the recent "alternative frontends for lemmy" shows is the universality of a lot of content for different user interfaces. Different frontends serve different use cases (following people on mastodon versus mutual friendships on friendica versus following subject matter groups on lemmy) and their user interfaces create different kinds of community (thousands of followers on mastodon in a porous discourse versus tighter private communities focused on specific subjects on lemmy). It makes sense to decouple to a degree content and frontend. I think having the ability to post once distribute to many different frontends and community types is powerful and something unfederated media simply can't provide. Thoughts?

Does lemmy need karma?
I just realized that lemmy doesn't have karma like reddit. I've never paid much attention to karma. But even so it does seem to play an important role in moderation on reddit. For instance, many subs put a karma restriction on who can post which helps decrease trolls. And while it's true that karma gives an incentive for people to seek karma I think it's overall regulatory principle might be worth considering as a trade off.

Lemmy.ml domain is blocked on facebook as spam
It makes it very hard to share lemmy and get more friends involved when I can't actually link the main instance :(

Any thoughts on how Solid could be used in the Fediverse?
Tim Berner Lee has been working on this project called Solid. I'm a technically minded designer but still a designer and I don't have a real solid grasp on what Solid does, other than as I understand it it's a protocol to allow a User to go from website to website and share their data while keeping it on their system... or something like that? Nextcloud recently announced Solid integration: https://nextcloud.com/blog/decentralize-the-cloud-with-fast-deployment-and-easy-backup/ Thoughts?