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There isn’t really an yes or no answer to whether it’s “easier”

Testosterone is a pretty potent hormone, and many features that don’t masculinise under estrogen start to do so with testosterone. So things like body hair, facial hair, muscle etc, deeper voice etc all happen. Undoing many of those things isn’t so easy though, so trans women often have to do more than hormone replacement to “undo” the changes that testosterone did.

However, the reverse is true as well. Breasts develop under estrogen, and they don’t go away just by starting testosterone. They often require surgery to be able to address. However, trans women can grow them just by starting estrogen. Similarly, if the trans guy wants genital reconstruction surgery, it’s more complex, invasive and expensive than genital reconstruction for trans women is.

Lots of words to say that neither is really “easier”

It’s a bit of both, but it’s also instance specific. Most of it comes from lemmygrad, because there is a lot of cross federation between users and groups on and lemmygrad. On a smaller instance without much interaction with lemmygrad, you won’t see the same scenario

One of us! One of us!

There are instances that offer that. And there are instances that prioritise protection of vulnerable minorities over free speech. The advantage of federation

cross-posted from: > Calckey, a fork of Misskey, has been in development for almost a year but now it's ready for general use! it features groups, quote posts, a custom Markdown implementation, chat, emoji reactions, and a whole bunch of quality-of-life features!

Yeah, we have a lemmy too! Basically, I tried to join some lemmy instances, but had to wait too long for account approval, so we decided to spin up our own instance. There’s no integration at the moment, aside from those included in default federation.

Same admins though :)

Migration support, including your old posts

The lead dev goes by the handle ThatOneCalculator, which is where the name came from, back when it was a single person project :)

Both? I started using it because it’s on the fediverse, and I keep using it because it’s on the fediverse and it isn’t reddit

You’re posting from zueslink, to a community on and I’m replying from You’re federating :)

It’s a progressive political community, based on a fork of lemmy. They added a bunch of features unique to the fork that means that it’s no longer compatible with lemmy. However, hexbear is something like 10 times the size of the largest lemmy instance, and probably has more users than the rest of lemmy combined.

They’re also working at making their fork compatible with lemmy again, so ultimately, they will start federating with lemmy and the rest of the fediverse

Awesome. That’s how it feels like it should work to me as an instance admin

Does a log of it federate, or does the action itself federate?

That is to say, if a user on my instance makes a post, and it federates to, and a instance admin deletes it, does the original get deleted from my instance?

Basically, a user on any lemmy instance can subscribe to a group on any lemmy instance (as long as the instance admin hasn’t blocked the other instance). So then they see activity on that group on their home instance.

Moderators are appointed by the sub creator, and they can come from any instance. But of course, an instance admin can block/ban/delete content from their own instance, even if they aren’t a moderator. The difference is, the moderators moderation action will federate to other instances, but the instance admins will not.

Not mine. I wouldn’t know a Pokemons name if it bit me

We use them as a “talk to the admins” space

I’ve just tested this, and I can’t subscribe to Friendica groups.

When I was talking about federating with Friendica in my original reply, that’s really what I meant. The ability for a lemmy instance to follow groups from another group based instance that isn’t lemmy.

I know they federate comments and replies etc, but that isn’t what I was getting at. My wording probably wasn’t as clear as it could have been

Inbox RSS feeds are wonky
Whenever I click on a link to a comment in the Inbox RSS feed, it gives me the following error `"404: TypeError: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'send')"`

Wait, so I can subscribe to a community on Friendica from lemmy?

If so, I have never been more happy to be wrong :)

Lemmy only subscribes to other Lemmy instances. Other instances can post here and reply, but any post initially not made to Lemmy won’t show

I imagine that’s a design choice.

There are other group implementations out there though, like It would be nice to see Lemmy be able to federate with other group based platforms

Lemmy only subscribes to other Lemmy instances. Other instances can post here and reply, but any post initially not made to Lemmy won’t show

I imagine that’s a design choice.

There are other group implementations out there though, like It would be nice to see Lemmy be able to federate with other group based platforms

I’ll let you know when I work it out

I have a bit of everything at home. A windows PC, a mac laptop, a couple of linux boxes to run media servers etc

Thank you!

Also, I did a test report of my own post from Calckey, and it didn’t come through

Basically “undetermined” is the “language” used by clients that don’t set a language, such as Mastodon and older versions of Lemmy. So if it’s not in your list of languages, you won’t see posts in that “language”

Make sure you select undetermined in the list of languages. If it’s not there, the admin will need to include it in the instance config options

The thing is, the wider Fediverse works the way you describe, with imported defederation lists etc.

Most people setting up new Mastodon instances start with a standard block list with all of the usual suspects on it.

This is the future of Lemmy too as it gets bigger and as integration with non Lemmy instance becomes more common.

Context matters.

I agree. And I think that’s the difference. Fundamentally, Lemmy isn’t that much different to Reddit, in so far as all of the issues you highlight there exist here too.

The only difference is context.

Right, but what I’m saying is that as an instance admin, I can and do block other instances for the reasons you outline. If someone posts in a hate sub, they’re getting banned from my instance. If an instance is explicitly right wing, it’s getting defederated from my instance. If someone does "what about"ism or otherwise excuses transphobia, racism, sexism or the like, they’re getting banned from my instance.

I’m explicitly biased towards communities and people that align with my beliefs, and will happily ban anyone that is actively opposed to them. I have zero interest in “free speech” as a guiding policy that I should be aiming for.

Which is to say, I am many of the things you say reddit is, but lemmy isn’t, and yet here I am on lemmy.

The difference is federation vs centralisation. On reddit, if you don’t like it, you’re out of luck. On lemmy, if you don’t like an instance, you can find another or even create your own. But both of those versions can and do have humans with bias pushing ban buttons

I mean, I ban whole instances from the lemmy instance I run.

I think the things you’re seeing are issues of size and scale rather than inherent differences between the platforms

There are definitely political mods. Many instances are explicitly political in nature.

I’ve yet to have that problem. Who are these people speaking to bots and not realising it?

I mean sure, I can see someone engaging with a bot generated post and maybe not realising it’s bot generated, but I don’t think there is an endemic of other consistently interacting with a bot and not realising it.

Email spam is a good example. Spam makes up the vast majority of email, but not the majority of email interactions.

As well as the comment editing thing, I think languages come in to it as well when someone replies in a language you haven’t enabled

Not natively, but there is a 3rd party community index somewhere. I’ll see if I can dig up the URL.

Edit - Here it is

Do reports federate?
If someone reports a user from another instance, does the report get federated to the instance from which the user is based? Bonus question, what about when the comment was made from a Lemmy platform like Mastodon?

I mean, I agree with him. I like lemmy’s design and hate old reddit

Registered user list for admins?
Without digging around in the DB, is there a way for an admin to easily see registered users on an instance? I turned off admin approval for new accounts, and a few people have registered, but aside from the initial email, I have no easy way to see who they are or what their activity has been.

So this feels big! I'm curious how feature compatible it is going to be with Lemmy #ActivityPub #Lemmy #Discourse

Update - Calckey dev does not recommend this app
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Upgrade done, but post previous posts are spotty
We run our own instance, and just upgraded. After the upgrade, a bunch of the communities I have subscribed to on other lemmy instances aren't showing historic content that our instance was aware of before the upgrade. Also, approximately half of my subscribed communities were showing the subscription as pending, despite them not being pending prior to the upgrade Did we do something wrong, or is this a known issue?

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in the Fediverse! The major theme of this week is news around technical infrastructure. experiences a DDoS attack, Twitter shuts down free access to the API, Stanford is called on by the community to start their own Mastodon server, and new tools get released with some interesting implications on the capabilities of the fediverse. Before we start: I prefer to write little about Twitter. Its already enough in the news as it is, with other publications covering it very well. Today I do cover it, but only the implications that this has on the fediverse, which turn out to be pretty significant. Lets get started!

New Calckey flagship instance and new Calckey release
cross-posted from: > Calckey just released version 13.1, but far more interestingly, it coincides with a new flagship instance for Calckey, [](! > > […]( > > [\#Calckey]( [#Fediverse]( [#Microfedi]( > > [@calckey](

Can’t post pictures from Friendica
cross-posted from: > When I try to post images/pictures from my Friendica account to a Lemmy community, it just never appears. It works fine with just text or links. Any idea why that is?

cross-posted from: > ![](

Two new communities, /c/calckey and /c/friendica
Both unofficial, but I noticed that they were missing communities on lemmy, and decided to fix that! [/c/calckey](/c/ [/c/friendica](/c/

Formatting links to remote communities?
How do I format a link to a remote lemmy community that allows someone to subscribe to it directly from their own instance? An example of such a post is here This is a post made for a community on, posted to and viewed through my instance Whichever instance you view it on, the link formats so that you can subscribe to it directly from the instance you are viewing it on. I’ve tried using /c/communityname formatting, but that doesn’t seem to work.

Can a Human See a Single Photon? Lemmy
> > The researchers found that about 90 photons had to enter the eye for a 60% success rate in responding. Since only about 10% of photons arriving at the eye actually reach the retina, this means that about 9 photons were actually required at the receptors. Since the photons would have been spread over about 350 rods, the experimenters were able to conclude statistically that the rods must be responding to single photons, even if the subjects were not able to see such photons when they arrived too infrequently. > Piecing these and your findings together, it hints to an interesting sub-question, what do we really mean when we ask the original question? > Can the human eye physically detect it? Seems like…yes? > Which suggests the subsequent physiological thresholds involved, various human signal processing chains etc. What a fascinating topic. > The choice of a 60% success rate is an interesting one, too.

cross-posted from: > In short, the existing research on quote tweets on Twitter suggest that they're not a significant vector for toxicity. > > >

cross-posted from: > Now this is interesting. A Fediverse platform developed by Cloudflare that inherently runs on Cloudflare without needing dedicated infrastructure. > > The code is open source yet the platform itself is inherently proprietary. It's going to be very interesting how this unfolds given how unpopular Cloudflare is with many Fediverse admins

The future is disruptive, and I can’t wait!
This is a post I originally made on my #calckey account, but I think it belongs here too. == The more I use different #fediverse apps, the more I feel that we are on the edge of a different future, in the early stages of something that we haven't seen before. In the last few months, I've used #Mastodon, #Misskey, #Calckey, #Funkwhale, #lemmy, #Peertube, #Bookwyrm and #Pixelfed. Soon, I'm going to try an install of #kbin. In the not too distant future, we will see #GreatApe bringing more options for video chat to the Fediverse. There are countless more platforms that I haven't had a chance to try. The network formed by the interconnections between those apps is the Fediverse; a Federated Universe. Federated, because everything out there is connected with everything else, in one giant network. What I am truly beginning to appreciate is just how real that vision is, and just how disruptive to our future it's going to be. More than a truism, these the fediverse platforms really will allow us to see and interact with nearly anything else out there. The platform we use no longer determines the information we can access; it doesn't build walls around us. Instead, what out choice of platform determines, is how we interact with information, rather than determining what information we are able interact with in the first place. The walls in the walled garden haven't so much been torn down, as simply never built. I can write a blog post, and someone on Mastodon can reply to it. I can make a group post on lemmy, and someone from Calckey can reply to it. I can see an awesome photo on Pixelfed, bring it in to #Akkoma and boost it for everyone else to see. And then anyone who sees it can interact with it. The cross platform interactions are still imperfect. Standards are still being developed, code is still being written and features are still being defined, but the future is right here, we are on the cusp of something new and amazing. Of course, this is all old news to someone who has been part of the fediverse for years now, but it feels different now. The momentum is here, we are seeing a shift and I think once we cross that precipice, once we have normalised the cross channel interactions we are starting to develop, it's going to be very hard to go back. Honestly, I can't wait.

What is the intended method of content discovery?
I'm running on a personal lemmy instance, and I've been able to simply re-subscribe to the communities that I was subscribed to on my previous account. But what if I didn't have that? How would I discover those communities? On the micro blogging fediverse, I can use relays, follow other peoples boosts, or join groups etc for content discovery and to give me federated content in general on which to do content discovery. What does that look like in the lemmyverse niche of the fediverse? How does a small single person instance find new content? How do they get richer content search options etc? Right now, I'm just using search on for that, but that's a work around, not a solution