Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Joined duela 2 urte
Cake day: urt. 17, 2020


I havent noticed such an error in a long time. Can you give more details, like any errors from browser console?

This is not the right way to develop themes, you should use the preconfigured themes folder.


I guess if you click on the time, it will bring you to Lemmy. Anyway, this is a question for Mastodon devs, as its their decision how the interface works.

Your first link is an embed, thats not right. The second looks fine, it should work. Paste it and i can see whats wrong. Third link is in another format, so thats maybe why it doesnt work. Below is the link which worked for me:


You can find documentation about Lemmy’s federation at the links below. The json is auto-generated from source code and should always be up to date, but the text might be outdated. If anything is unclear, let me know.



Did you paste the video url into Lemmy search? Because that works just fine.


Fetching and viewing Peertube channels or videos works fine with older versions. For that, just paste the url into Lemmy search. However, interactions like comments or follows require the specified version to work correctly.

-U is for the postgres user, not the database. you can pass that with -d

docker-compose exec postgres psql -U lemmy

Dont know, you will see if it works or not. I always use the docker-compose commands.

The path is /lemmy/volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes (if it doesnt exist, create it).

Try docker-compose exec lemmy-ui sh, the container might not have bash. Also, any changes made this way will be gone after restart.

Lemmy only mirrors text, which takes almost no space at all. What does take a lot of space is media, so mirroring that can fill up your disk really fast. Inthat case, it is necessary to delete old, cached media which can easily be automated.

I think this makes a lot of sense for the local and federated feeds. In fact i opened a very similar issue recently, but only regarding posts from communities. It should be pretty easy to implement the same logic for users as well.

Sure, following hashtags can be done locally on an instance, but its not possible over the activitypub protocol. So it only makes sense if you follow users, and then show their posts with a hashtag as a kind of local search.

There is no previous work on Peertube compatibility, it just happens to use Groups for its channels, which Lemmy also uses for communities. Lemmy cant handle videos, but i might look into that.

Subscribing to hashtags doesnt really make sense. Activitypub groups (which Lemmy uses for communities) work by following an actor, and it then sends all new items to the follower. On the contrary, hashtags are displayed simply by taking all locally known posts which contain that hashtag. There is no way to follow anyone to get all new items for that hashtag, and no way to have moderators or a description for the hashtag, like we have for communities. Its just a very simple and primitive implementation that doesnt work with the data structures that Lemmy uses.

You are right, this is a problem in Lemmy. Just fixed it.


Free hosting for liberal/mainstream political instance
Lemmy.ml has long had some political conflict among the userbase, especially in communities like worldnews. This is because the instance is composed of both leftists (anarchist/communist) and liberals (those who agree with the mainstream political views in western countries). Additionally, the instance admins all belong to the former group. Recently we made an announcement offering [free Lemmy instance hosting](https://join-lemmy.org/news/2022-03-17_-_Free_Lemmy_instance_hosting) for one year, for non-politics instances. We are hereby making a similar offer to host a liberal or mainstream political instance, which can accomodate those who are unhappy with lemmy.ml moderation. This has many advantages. Instance admins have full power to set the rules, block federated instances (like lemmygrad.ml), or remove unwanted content. An administration team that is closer aligned politically would certainly be an improvement for some of the users here. So if you are interested to host such an instance, send an email to contact@join-lemmy.org some relevant details about yourself. You will also have to buy a domain. We will only host one such instance, so if multiple people are interested, you should coordinate among yourselves. As in the original offer, the hosting will be limited to one year. On a side note, we would also like to help with the creation of a general-purpose instance that is less focused on politics than most of the existing instances. This is fully within the terms of the initial "free instance hosting" announcement, so if you are interested, send us an email!

Lemmy 0.15.4 released
We just released a new patch which fixes an important federation problem. Due to a mistake in the code, activities were only sent out once, even if delivery failed (e.g. because the target instance is down, or a temporary connection issue). Instance admins should definitely upgrade. This problem is fixed, so that failed deliveries are retried up to 9 times, with exponentionally increasing intervals. The only limitation now is that it will not keep retrying after Lemmy is restarted, but that case should be less common. [PR link](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/pull/2109)

Signups for weblate.yerbamate.ml are working again
The domain was included in a spam list, which meant that confirmation emails couldnt be delivered, and signup was impossible. Now the problem is fixed, so if you would like to translate Lemmy into your language, register an account and get started. You can also join the [Lemmy Translations](https://matrix.to/#/#lemmy-translations:matrix.org) Matrix chat.

Do we really need self upvotes in Lemmy?
I never really thought about the automatic self upvote on Reddit and Lemmy. But after reading this article [Dont let me like my own post](https://yujiri.xyz/theory/selflike), i'm wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly simplify the code, and slightly less federation messages would get sent (probably unnoticable in practice).

https://ds9.lemmy.ml/post/1717/comment/2202 https://greenish.red/notice/ACr3wLTInIOMRAoO1o

When will Lemmy reach 100k users?
From [the-federation.info](https://the-federation.info/lemmy): ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/Sw4h0dN0mu.jpg) There is also [lemmy-stats-crawler](https://yerbamate.ml/LemmyNet/lemmy-stats-crawler): ``` "crawled_instances": 18, "failed_instances": 7, "total_users": 17671, "total_online_users": 118, ```