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I see it as a configurable solution, as Lemmy isn’t only the site but rather a platform.


I think there’s a clear distinction between an active community that at some point becomes inactive, and an empty community that has never been active. So different thresholds should be applied in these cases.


The thing is discoverability. In general, you can’t just search advertise the entire Fediverse using a party of a name, like “find me all communities about Africa”.


So then just wait when someone implements what you want, as I do.



From what I understand, Cerulean is more a proof of concept rather than in the works, tons of other more important things to implement. It first needs to have a proper spec on the Matrix side, then maybe an ActivityPub bridge, but the spec first. The answer anyway is - you want, you do, that’s open source.


Depends on what you consider useful. Does Mastodon have the same peer-to-peer video streaming features as Peertube? Also, subscribing to someone’s account from their page is a pain in many cases, when it’s not my instance I have to type my account ID manually, redirect to my instance and subscribe from there. And for nearly half Pleroma instances I get just Unknown error instead of proper redirect, so I copy their account username and domain, and paste them into the search field of my instance to find the account and subscribe. So, as I’ve said before, the reality can differ from what could be considered usable.



Interoperability is just an idea, the reality can differ, see what’s happening in the XMPP world for example. If Mastodon hasn’t got groups, how it will display group discussions from Lemmy or Mobilizon or maybe Pleroma in future?


I’ve been following him for a while, so if anything interesting maybe I’ll make another post.


They are limited to the functionality of a specific service where you have the identity. So that unless Mastodon supports groups, you won’t be able to discuss things on Lemmy with a Mastodon account.



I just mistakenly thought it was !lemmy@lemmy.ml. And there’s even no such community.






Might also depend on this instance’s policy, whether to allow federation with arbitrary instances, or only with those in the allowlist.



If you’re the author, it’s perfectly fine to repost your content to whatever platforms you want. This post has brought up very interesting questions indeed.


Cuckoo+

A Material-looking mobile optimized UI for Mastodon/Pleroma which follows the Google+ look. The last commit was 8 months ago, and the muse-ui library hasn’t been updated for 2 years, but still works and looks awesome…


A very nice app that displays the feed in the “post + comments” way rather than in a microblogging manner…


Which Fediverse platforms have/are planning groups?

From what I know, Friendica, Hubzilla and Mobilizon already have groups, Pleroma is planning. Am I missing any other potential candidate to eventually federate with Lemmy?..


This seems to be a boost for using Flutter on Linux…


! as a symbol for communities

Just wondering why the ! symbol is used to mark a community here on Lemmy, but not #, + or something else? Was there any discussion and mentioned reasons? Thanks in advance…