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

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Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


It would be a pretty complex change, probably better to start with something smaller first. Anyway its always good to have more contributors :)

Yes that migrating the urls would be possible. Just needs someone to implement it, as always ;)

If its baseless then why does everyone make such a big deal of it? Just ignore the community and move on.

And that maintainer needs to be trusted. But if we manage without a list, there is no need for extra trust nor maintenance work.

Broccoli. Anything green really.

Someone reported this for “gore”, would be good if you could put an explicit warning.

But thats not how it works for a company that stores terrabytes of CCTV footage on Amazon S3. Either they pay for more and more storage over time (and it gets very expensive with video), or they pay a constant amount, and get a constant amount of storage. Which means they have to delete old files. Amazon certainly wont store anything at that scale for free.

I never said anything about public ATM footage in Telegram

You claimed that banks never delete CCTV recordings from ATMs. So I really dont understand what you are arguing for or against.

If you dislike a user, or dislike what he writes, you can simply block him from your account. Site bans are for people who violate the rules, and I dont think thats the case here. If it is, you should report the specific posts/comments which violate the rules.

Problem is that someone needs to maintain that list.

Storing metadata is really cheap because its small. But no one keeps raw security footage around any longer than necessary, because high quality video takes a lot of space.

How do you detect URL shorteners? Simply by checking for a redirect using curl, or do you check against a list of urls? Domain review would be a lot of work to implement, i hope we can avoid that.

Most of it seems to be done by companies, so there must be a way they profit from it.

Thats gonna take a while to implement though (its not even part of our roadmap). So if you think this is important enough, make an issue/pull request.

Iirc thats chapo.chat dropping out because they disabled the statistics endpoint at some time. Also i believe that lemmy.ml was counted twice for a time, when it was renamed from dev.lemmy.ml and redirected to the new domain.

Actually I tend to agree with @PP44@lemmy.ml. Maybe the problem you are describing could be better solved by having admins review new communities.

Or maybe they suspect that its really just a figurative panda.

Bans arent federated yet, so an admin on instance A might ban a user + remove his posts, but other instance wont know about it. This will need a bit more time to implement, and should improve the spam situation a lot.

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. …

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, i’m wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly si…


A “Lemmy federation map”, showing linked, allowed and blocked instances. …

Promoting Lemmy

I think most of us agree that the main problem which Lemmy has today is its lack of users. This is not for technical reasons, as we know it is quite stable and usable. The main cause is that the project is not widely known yet. In this post I will propose what we can do to change that. …

How can we make Lemmy easier for new users?

I’m curious to hear if you have any thoughts or ideas about this. As a developer I understand very well how Lemmy works, and cant tell at all what might be difficult or confusing…