**I don't mean my username! Yours!**
I guess this is more of a game and maybe not strictly the right place. But, the idea is to make a top level reply with you asking 'guess' or saying ':)' or what have you, and everyone else should answer what they think the username means or refers to, **without looking any words or concepts up**! Off the cuff, what do you think it means when you see this person's username?
Not sure about the mobile apps, but if you hover over someone's name in Lemmy it will show their username if they have a display name set. My username is quite boring and straightforward, but I like seeing other people's weird usernames especially on semi-anon places.
**Bonus**: What do you visually think when you read it? Even if you misread it as a typo, what did you imagine when you read it & saw their avatar?
Is there a way to shop around for a Lemmy instance based on how many instances are blocking it and how many instances it's blocking? For example, I noticed that the lemmygrad.ml instance is relatively popular, but it seems like a lot of other instances block it. It also blocks a bunch of other instances. So, if there are any communities on there that might be relevant to me then I would be missing out. I guess I could just create an account on a walled instance, but I would prefer not to keep creating accounts. I'd like to just find one instance that maximizes my access. Is the answer to just run my own instance?
So to “correctly” open a community from another instance I’m instructed to “enter it into the search bar on your own instance”. Ok, I’m on Lemmy.ml, mobile browser in Firefox- where is the search bar? I can’t find it…
All in one sitting. You get one condiment of choice, and a large glass of water. Bills can be torn up before consumption but nothing is stopping you from housing full Benjamins and digging for gold in the bathroom later. I think I could probably eat at least 10, and I would pick BBQ sauce.
I've already started seeing a lot of redundant communities being made here that have already existed on other Lemmy instances, and lemmy.ml is at risk of centralization and overload, so now is a great time to raise awareness of other instances.
For science topics, [mander.xyz](https://mander.xyz/communities) has a lot of good ones set up, and [!email@example.com](https://slrpnk.net/c/solarpunk) on slrpnk.net has been great!
edit: for new users - you can type `!` to begin autofilling a community, even for ones on other instances, like I did for the solarpunk community above. It may take a few seconds for the autofill results to show up if you have a slow connection like me.
I'm looking for a nice shoe to replace my current Asics Gel -Keyano 27s. I basically wear these shoes for everything from long walks to yard work. They served me well, but it's time for a new pair as these are worn out.
Any recommendations? I was looking at allbirds, but not sure I can make the jump.
How does the search function work and why does it sometimes not work from different instances when searching All?
In other words -
* I search for a community that exists on Lemmy instance A (e.g. midwest.social) from Lemmy instance B (e.g. lemmy.ml) and it finds it.
* I search for that same community from Lemmy instance C (e.g. lemmy.one), and it doesn't find it.
* Lemmy instance A, B, and C are all connected / federated.
I live in the UK, but our summers are getting hotter, and I'm struggling with profuse sweating and mild dehydration.
If you are or were a student in Australia, Mexico, southern USA, Spain, Portugal, Greece, South Africa, or any other hot parts of the world, how do/did you stay cool during the day?
Note: I am familiar with the idea of a siesta; this is not an option.
If the solution is clothing, I don't really care about gendered clothing. If it fits and looks good, it's fine.
EDIT: For context, I am a student who is specifically having trouble during the school day, so AC systems and curtains aren't viable either. It's really clothing and strategy that I need to think about.
Hey all. Since the Internet has just been boiled down to the main big social media sites, it feels like the magic is gone. Whens the last time someone said to you "hey check out this cool website"? It's always the same: TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, FB, Reddit, Discord. Forums are basically dead. Chat rooms are dead. Message boards are dead.
I miss that feeling of just discovering interesting or quirky websites. Lemmy is cool because it feels fresh and new, and there's not a boat load of users here yet. But what other sites do you guys use or can recommend? I remember browsing Joe cartoon, Newgrounds, weebls, Ebaums, failblog, damnlol, and a bunch of other stupid but either funny or interesting sites.
Are there sites out there that still have that early Internet vibe? I feel like there is a treasure trove of still active websites out there but I have no idea what they are. Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated.
Edit: I created !oldweb where these sorts of sites can be shared!
Don't exactly know the best way for this to be made. I'm guessing a special page built into the platform might actually be the best way. It'd just provide a list of all communities the instance federates with in order of ascending age.
Or, maybe more easily, an admin run community for people to post about their new communities?
The title, really.
On Reddit, I was one of the ubiquitous lurkers. I'd like to maybe participate a little more on Lemmy, now that I'm here. I might even like to start a community, but I'm concerned about what kind of a commitment I might be getting myself into. I really have quite enough BS in my life without inviting more.
I'd be grateful for any advice, experience, or warnings folks might have. Thanks, and have a good one!
Edit: Thanks everyone for your responses! Maybe I will try my hand at a community or two!
Prior to the internet condensing into just 5 or so websites, what do you remember fondling about being online?
I remember winning a raffle contest on the old Terraria forums and getting to pick my own title (instead of just New Member, Member, Well-Known Member). Of course, since I was like 13, I picked a random collection of letters that only I knew was an acronym of my signature on said forums.
Came to Lemmy from Reddit as I wanted to be a part of helping the fediverse & Lemmy grow. As someone mentioned on here "**be the change you want to see**". So here I am! However I'd like to fully understand the fediverse so I can explain it to others and help them join.
I understand the concept of the fediverse but what I'm struggling with is the instance part. I know an instance is a spun up server, and I'm assuming it's a copy of the lemmy source code, for example, which means it is its own contained version of Lemmy. This instance sets it's rules, creates its own sub communities etc. You join the instance that relates to you the most.
But does that mean you can only post in that instance? I know you can follow users etc from another instance, but you can't post in their instance without migrating your account there? Is this the same for mastadon, where you can read / follow users, but cannot post?
The example im thinking of is say there is a sub community on your instance for gardening, but you find out another instance has a bigger, more involved sub community for gardening. You want to participate there, that would mean you need to join that instance to do so? Would that mean multiple accounts for multiple instances?
If there is a handy FAQ, or a video, that helps explain this that would be great!
Really excited to be a part of this and looking forward to understanding it better.
so, I guess all the instances and the development itself are in need of some money to be run.
do all the instances need to survive on their own?
I'm not sure how it works in the background, but instances with a small community would still need to be able to mirror all the threads from other instances - if its community requests it
did I get this wrong?
I'm currently supporting the development through Patreon, but I guess sometime in the future l, it would be wise to split this with server costs for the instances.
or do I miss something?
New to Lemmy. I can think of some specific, obvious communities that I'd be interested in (and have joined). But half of the fun I had on Reddit was from random subs I would never have thought to go searching for (and only found due to random comments/cross-posts/etc).
Trying to avoid another years-long collect-a-thon of niche communities. Is there anything like a list of communities somewhere that I could browse to find new/interesting things I wouldn't have thought to go looking for explicitly?
Welcome everyone to Lemmy!
Lemmy is a network of instances. Even if you registered on Lemmy.ml, your entire feed can be made up of Beehaw.org posts by subscribing exclusively to Beehaw.org communities.
Sometimes it's hard to find a community of posts and people you want to hang out with - So I invite everyone to share communities from their instances in this thread!
Edit: I've just realized the `!firstname.lastname@example.org` linking format opens `https://beehaw.org/c/technology` instead of i.e `email@example.com` if your instance is lemmy.ml. This thread might not work
I've posted [this](https://beehaw.org/post/425992) on /c/gaming. When I go to my profile and select "posts" it doesn't show anything. Also, a lot of people where kind enough to answer me, a replied and none of those comments show.
The post has 52 comments and I can see maybe 5 of them (and none of my replies).
I've tried on the site and now on jeroboa, no difference.
Also, I can see the replies on my notifications but after clicking they won't show on the full comments on the post.
Am I doing something wrong?
There is a phrase I heard in a video on YouTube that I can't recall. It occasionally comes to mind, and I would like to find the video, but so far, I haven't been successful using the exact match search on Google with `"quote" site:youtube.com`. How else can I search for it?
(edit) - Answered by [@firstname.lastname@example.org](https://feddit.de/u/sexy_peach) below. Thanks!
I created duplicate accounts (same username as this one), one here on lemmy.ml and another of the same account on midwest.social. This was before I understood how Lemmy works. Now I've deleted the account on midwest.social and want to login there with my federated account from lemmy.ml. However when I try to login it just sits and spins.
Will I be able to login to the other Lemmy server with this account? Do I just need to give the other server some time before it wipes out the account completely?
I have verified that the other server is federated with lemmy.ml:
You are not logged in. However you can subscribe from another Fediverse account, for example Lemmy or Mastodon. To do this, paste the following into the search field of your instance: !email@example.com
A loosely moderated place to ask open ended questions
If your post is
Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)
not ad nauseam inducing (please make sure its a question that would be new to most members)