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Cake day: aza. 25, 2021


@dessalines@lemmy.ml can you answer this question for me please. It will only take you a second.

I have tried to run the helper script in the following directories: /srv/lemmy /srv/lemmy/instance name

but neither time was 12_15.dump.sql produced, so I guess I am trying to run the helper script in the wrong directory.

Can anybody tell me the correct directory to run it in?

cd to your lemmy docker directory and run this helper script:

Where do I find this “lemmy docker directory” given I have used the ansible install in the past?

I am asking because I have tried running the helper script in the place where I thought I should be and it did not work

Thanks in advance

Upgrade Questions - V0.17
I normally upgrade my instance using ansible and it all goes smoothly. There is more to this upgrade and I do not understand some of the instructions. I think I need more specifics. This is what I have done so far: - Went to https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible - Run Git Pull as instructed - Gone to https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/RELEASES.md As I will probably have more then 1 question as I progress through - I will put the questions in different comments.

Good news - I fixed this issue prior to the upgrade

I love how that puts the power in the hands of the user where it belongs

So as an individual user, with V0.17 it looks like I can choose which communities and users I personally want to block. Is that correct?

I still have not been able to fix this problem.

I see V0.17 makes some changes to images - would the upgrade solve the problem for me?

If not, should I set up a new instance and export the database from my existing instance and import into the new? If so, any tips on how I would do this?

Any other suggestions?

No unfortunately I have been unable to fix it.

@dessalines@lemmy.ml @nutomic@lemmy.ml can you help us solve this problem

Thanks for the help you have provided so far - if nothing else I learnt some stuff.

I ran the up command with force recreate and seem to be back to where I started. Instance working except images no displaying

I posted a copy of the screen output here https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2637#issuecomment-1374677294

It showed a bunch of errors

so what should I do now?

Should I restore the backup from before I ran the recreate command or do something else?

I ran the force-recreate option.

Now when I go to the instance I get a spinning wheel where the posts would normally appeal. I am assuming this is just rebuilding all the pages and may take some time? Would take be correct?

While it is not displaying images from my instance it does from communities that are federated from other instances e.g. https://exploding-heads.com/c/encryption@community.hackliberty.org


I did the docker-compose restart. It is still not working.

So I went to post a test image so the logs would show what happens and I got this error in the UI

SyntaxError: Unexpected token ‘R’, “Request er”… is not valid JSON

Images not displaying on my instance
I ran out of space on my instance which is hosted on linode. I used their automated system to upgrade the node so it had more hard drive space. Since I did that, images have not displayed on my instance. Either from existing posts or new posts. How do I fix this? I submited a question on GitHub https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2637 and was asked to provide a "the docker compose logs" and to try restarting "docker compose". I rebooted the virtual server, which I assume would restart the docker compose. If not, how do I restart it? Also can you give me the exact commands to: - do a docker compose restart and where I do it from - generate the docker compose logs and how to limit the size if it is likely to be to big to upload to github and where to run the commands from. Thanks in advance for your help.

Setting up an instance - icon and banner
What are the recommended specs, dimensions,etc for the icon and banner we create for a new instance?

Quick question.

Can you nest communities? e.g. Could you have a group call “Crypto Currencies” and nest communities for the different currencies under it? Or could you have a group called Europe and nest the different countries underneath it?

What does this mean for Lemmy instances and the practice of blocking and banning users and instances? Or even moderation? (I know Lemmy has not grown into the ranks of Twitter & Facebook YET). Other states and countries either have passed or are introducing similar laws - so it will not just be a Texas thing - and depending on the specifics of the law, it may not be confined to Big Tech. > The ruling clears the way for Texans and the Texas Attorney General's office to file lawsuits against Big Tech giants like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook if they take down or censor certain political viewpoints.

I would love to see a Blog front end for Lemmy.

0.16.6 upgrade - very smooth
Thanks to the Dev team to make applying these upgrades to our servers so easy and hassle free. Nice Job.

How does “Trending Communities” widget work?
To me it looks like it lists "New Communities" rather then communities trending based on activity etc. Is that correct?

I put together this list of the top 10 Lemmy instances by page views - mainly to see what I could learn to improve what we are doing and be more successful. I noticed a few things I found curious, so I thought I might raise them here and see if you had any suggestions/explanations. I used a tool called [SiteShow](https://www.statshow.com/) to gather the info that has a bunch of different data points. (BTW I have no idea how accuate this tool is - if you have a better suggestion for me to use in the future, please let me know). So here are some of the things I noticed: ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/2cb78480-779b-4ac5-ab3b-3fb7bb10447e.png) None of the Top 10 had a Page Rank from Google or Quantcast. Is there something we can change to get a ranking - which I believe helps improve our directory and search engine rankings? I double checked with [another site for a page rank](https://checkpagerank.net/index.php) and it found all the instances were ranked (Google PageRank) between 2 out of 10 and 3 out of 10 except Lemmy.ml which was ranked 4 out of 10. Still seems very low - wondering what we can do to improve this? ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/6b68b743-e164-4943-b44f-aee2d3f0bc61.png) About half the top 10 instances were indexed with Google, Bing, & Yahoo ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/d7f51c26-0646-4ef9-8346-72648578905d.png) But the other half were not. This surprised me because I thought once a search engine found one of our instances, it would have spidered its way through the rest of the instances. I would have thought being indexed by all the major search engines would be important to bring more traffic and users to our Lemmy communities. Lastly for the instances that were indexed by the major search engines, as a general rule, they had a lot fewer pages indexed then I would have expected based on the number of posts listed in these instances SideBars. I wonder what we could do to get these search engines to index more of our pages. What about at the bottom of each post after the comments we lists 3 other "You might also be interested in" links to posts. Say 2 randomly selected from the same community and a third randomly selected from another community? Maybe a 4th randomly selected from a different instance? Any thoughts/suggestions?

Did you know wolfballs and lemmy.ml federated for a long time?

Do we know why they stopped federating? It might be a useful exercise to find out why and how Lemmy can be improved to allow them to federate again. Especially as you said they are both active in the software development - it seems to be the perfect opportunity to workout how to remove a roadblock to Lemmy’s growth.

It also demonstrates another shortfall is this entire instance blocking system. If Lemmy.ml has blocked wolfballs, then the owner of the wolfballs instance cannot even participate in this discussion to help work out a better way forward.

Out of interest, do you know who blocked who first? Was it a tit for tat response? You blocked me, so I am blocking you?

instances are usually blocked to stop their users coming over and posting unwanted things

It is easy enough to block individual users if they are misbehaving on your instance rather then blocking an entire instance. I think it does the potential of Lemmy a disservice to cast it in terms of one tribe versus another tribe. Don’t fall for the old “divide and conquer” trick.

leading many apolitical instances to not follow it

There is a difference between a user choosing not to follow a community (which is the default for all Lemmy users - you need to make a conscious decision to follow/join a community) and an instance deciding to block another instance - in which case they are making a decision for all their users. They are taking the decision to follow or not follow out of their users hands.

Seems to me if you want to maximize the growth of Lemmy, you really want to give the freedom to users to choose. But at the same time, the instance owner needs the right to stop material that is clearly inappropriate polluting their instance. That is why I think blocking at a community level would be a good middle ground. It would give users more freedom, help non-political instances gain critical mass, while allowing instance owners to nurture their instance.

Hope that make sense.

Wow, you have made the upgrade process so smooth, so easy.

Thank you.

This is a great post - very thoughtful. I had not seen those growth state from Fediverse Observer - very impressive.

I just wanted to add a few thoughts into the mix:

Helping Non-Political communities grow critical mass There are lots of communities that have nothing to do with politics, that struggle to gain critical mass. That problem is magnified because entire instances are being blocked based on politics. I think it would help if the blocking mechanism was more granular so instances could block the specific communities they found objectionable rather then the entire instance. That would allow non-political communities (e.g. Coffee, Fitness and Health, Saunas, etc to spread across more instances and make it easier to gain critical mass. As they gain critical mass they would help attract new users to the Lemmy Network

Silos and Echo Chambers We hear a lot of discussion in the media today about people being locked in their Silos and Echo Chambers - only associating with those they agree with. I think by making the blocking mechanism more granular so specific communities were blocked rather then entire instances, we might help our users avoid that trap. For instance, we may not agree on politics, but we both may enjoy a vegan diet and enjoy sharing/discussing vegan recipes.

Do not let politics divide and conquer us I guess I am saying - as well as the Lemmy Network is already doing - I think politics is holding us back from even more success.

Cross posted from Exploding Heads

Turning on Federation
So I have had my Lemmy up and running for a few weeks now and I thought I would like to enable federation. I saw the note to insert this code https://github.com/lemmynet/lemmy/blob/main/config/config.hjson#L64 And I saw somewhere we could do it through the interface. So I click on the settings cog and insert it into the Admin Settings - Site Configuration box and click save. But I always get an error message that says "Couldn't update this site" What am I doing wrong? How do I enable federation? Thanks is advance for your help.

I like how the slur filter is described here:

“Note that it doesn’t include any simple swear words, but only slurs which are used to insult and attack other people.

but I guess the devil is in the details. Where do I see the actual words that are being blocked? When I clicked on the link I just saw a page of code which I cannot understand.

Lemmy is a fabulous creation - keep up the good work. I am excited to see what the future holds for Lemmy.