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Indeed. However, understand that Lemmy has like 100K people or so, while Mastodon is over 9 Million. Much easier to build a topical instance on a larger platform. Lemmy will have it’s time soon.
@firstname.lastname@example.org is creating a hosting platform that supports Lemmy called “Space Host”. Once his platform releases, and it becomes much easier to run a Lemmy instance, we are going to see a lot of people here in the “Lemmyverse”.
My point was that members should treat admins with basic respect. I wasn’t clear. How I worded it was threatening members to act “in line” otherwise deplatform. What I meant is that admins shouldn’t be accused of being a Nazi, antisemitic, etc. Because they’re just going to shut it down, “deplatforming” everyone.
re: the pending subscribe, this is a known issue: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2685
You can click and subscribe again to remove “pending”.
This is a known issue: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2693
Should be fixed up by the next release
The mockup below by @0x1C3B00DA@lemmy.ml looks pretty close to how I was envisioning it. It definitely looks off, and that’s why my preferred implementation is that Mastodon (and the other microblog services) add title support. Since they won’t or aren’t, I would rather that non-local content is preserved how it was, without too significant guesswork to fill in each platforms’ fields. Titleless, but preserving the post and not having a poor title is preferable to me than an awkward title that anyone on mastodon doesn’t see and doesn’t know about.
Allowing for people on lemmy to submit titleless posts can be allowed, since the tech would already be in the front-end to display it. Doesn’t have to be allowed, though.
It looks like you’re just supposed to redirect the draft page. See here, #17
Titles could become optional for short text posts. You could allow up to 500 characters in the body field to be a stand alone post title-less, which automatically adds support for all fedimicroblog services. This would have to be a setting per community to allow title-less posts or not, including a warning that this would break compatibility with mastodon, etc.
Just to note the title is misleading – these were not staff nor paid. They got it right in the article, at least:
Two high-ranking “admins” – volunteer administrators with privileged access to Wikipedia, including the ability to edit fully protected pages – have been imprisoned since they were arrested on the same day in September 2020, the two bodies added.
But looking from Ada’s instance: https://lemmy.blahaj.zone/communities/listing_type/All/page/1
You don’t see all lemmy.ml communities. Unless this is a case of “federation takes some time” (might be, I’m not very familiar with the inner workings) it seems that the only communities known to lemmy.blahaj.zone are those that have been searched for.
On bigger instances (like lemmy.ml ) you can click the instances on the bottom, which shows you all the linked (and blocked) lemmy instances. From there you can put them in search and it’s to my understanding they’ll start showing up in ‘all’ post feed. Again another work around, but this is closer to what you want.
Lemmy is both a smaller community and a lot more “opt-in” than other sites. Each instance may or may not federate (read: link up) with others, and to find communities you have to explicitly search for them. There is no algorithm nor massive popularity to shove communities in your face, so less people are aware. What Lemmy needs is more adoption by people. Growth is going to be the only way that the community aspect survives.
Exactly. It may be “cringe” for us who actually know/care about all this stuff, but for a news agency trying to reach a wide audience, its beneficial to simplify some of the more technical details. They’ll learn too, in time. Before long, people will be all comfortable saying with “instance” they are on. We just need to give it some time.
Should be in your three dots on a post.