Recently there have been some discussions about the political stances of the Lemmy developers and site admins. To clear up some misconceptions: Lemmy is run by a team of people with different ideologies, including anti-capitalist, communist, anarchist, and others. While @dessalines and I are communists, we take decisions collectively, and don't demand that anyone adopt our views or convert to our ideologies. We wouldn't devote so much time to building a federated site otherwise.
What's important to us is that you follow the site rules and [Code of Conduct](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/code_of_conduct.html). Meaning primarily, no-bigotry, and being respectful towards others. As long as that is the case, we can get along perfectly fine.
In general we are open for constructive feedback, so please contact any member of the admin team if you have an idea how to improve Lemmy.
## Slur Filter
We also noticed a consistent criticism of the built-in slur filter in Lemmy. Not so much on lemmy.ml itself, but whenever Lemmy is recommended elsewhere, a few usual suspects keep bringing it up. To these people we say the following: we are using the slur filter as a tool to keep a friendly atmosphere, and prevent racists, sexists and other bigots from using Lemmy. Its existence alone has lead many of them to not make an account, or run an instance: a clear net positive.
You can see for yourself the words which are blocked (content warning, [link here](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/crates/utils/src/utils.rs#L10)). Note that it doesn't include any simple swear words, but only slurs which are used to insult and attack other people. If you want to use any of these words, then please stay on one of the many platforms that permit them. Lemmy is not for you, and we don't want you here.
We are fully aware that the slur filter is not perfect. It is made for American English, and can give false positives in other languages or dialects. We are totally willing to fix such problems on a case by case basis, simply open an issue in our [repo ](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues)with a description of the problem.
Its been a long time coming 🥳 .
Excerpt from the link:
## Major Changes
### Language Tags
Content can now be tagged to indicate the language it is written in. These tags can be used to filter content, so that you only see posts in languages which you actually understand. Instances and communities can also specify which languages are allowed, and prevent posting in other languages.
In the future this will also allow for integrated translation tools.
### Comment trees
Lemmy has changed the way it stores comments, in order to be able to properly limit the comments shown to a maximum depth.
Included are proper comment links (`/comment/id`), where you can see its children, a count of its hidden children, and a _context_ button to view its parents, or the post.
### Featured posts
Admins and mods can now "feature" (this used to be called "sticky" ala reddit) posts to the top of either a community, or the top of the front page. This makes possible announcement and bulletin-type posts.
Special thanks to @makotech for adding this feature.
Lemmy users can now be followed. Just visit a user profile from another platform like Mastodon, and click the follow button, then you will receive new posts and comments in the timeline.
Votes are now federated as private. This prevents other platforms from showing who voted on a given post, and it also means that Lemmy now counts votes from Mastodon.
This release also improves compatibility with Pleroma. If you previously had trouble interacting between Pleroma and Lemmy, give it another try.
We've extracted the main federation logic into its own library, [activitypub-federation-rust](https://github.com/LemmyNet/activitypub-federation-rust). It is open source and can be used by other projects to implement Activitypub federation, without having to reinvent the wheel. The library helps with handling HTTP signatures, sending and receiving activities, fetching remote objects and more.
### Other changes
- Admins can now purge content and pictures from the database.
- Mods can _distinguish_ a comment, "stickying" it to the top of a post. Useful for mod messages and announcements.
- Number of new / unread comments are now shown for each post.
- Lemmy now automatically embeds videos from Peertube, Youtube and other sites which provide an embed link via Opengraph attribute.
- You can give your site "taglines", short markdown messages, which are shown at the top of your front page. Thanks to @makotech for adding this.
- You can now report private messages.
- Most settings have been moved from the config file into the database. This means they can be updated much easier, and apply immediately without a restart.
- When setting up a new Lemmy instance, it doesn't create a default community anymore. Instead this needs to be done manually.
- Admins can choose to receive emails for new registration applications.
- An upgrade of diesel to v2.0, our rust -> postgres layer.
We post and discuss software engineering related information: be it programming/construction, UX/UI, software architecture, DevSecOps, software economics, research, management, requirements, AI, ... It is meant as a serious, focused community that strives for sharing content from reliable sources, and free/open access as well.
sorry guys, HeapOverflow is down right now, because freenom decided to disappear my domain registration...
I'll try and recover it or migrate to a more reliable TLD, but It'll take some time =/
This should also serve as a warning against using sketchy TLDs
Ideally stumbled across by accident, ideally not set up on purpose.
Ex someone shares a chinese military demo and there happens to be a block of 69 soldiers standing in the frame. If it was 88 soldiers, it would have been on purpose given 88 is a lucky in china.
Inspired by the '11' sub that is the same idea but is only for the number 11.
I have created the community [/c/answered](/email@example.com).
If you run into an interesting question online for which a good answer was provided, this is the place to share it!
The point of this community is to aggregate interesting questions that have been answered from all over the internet (like stackexchange, reddit, quora, etc). You can copy the questions into the post body and the best answer(s) into the comments.
Other users may then address the answers directly by replying to the comments, or add their own answer to the question as a new independent comment.
As of now, there is no constraint on the topics. Any answered question is fine!
I have already made an example post, but I don't know how to create a relative hyperlink that would send you to the post in your instance. So just check it out in the community ;)
Instance Simulator is suppose to be a fully-automated subsection on lemmy featuring posts and comments generated by bot accounts using Markov chain randomization processes. In practice, it distills the raw essence of each fediverse app/lemmyverse instance into posts/comments. Ain't anyone got the skill to make this, so we do it the old fashion way.
1. Unless you're using a novelty acct, tag what instance your imitating ex, [beehaw]
2. Imitate. Try not to get cancelled, ex don't imitate the rightwing instances - we already know what a generic rightwing posts look like :p
Hello! I created two communities, one about our health, and the other about our planet's health.
Feel free to subscribe and contribute!
Hello! I created [!firstname.lastname@example.org](https://midwest.social/c/business) for discussion and sharing of links about business. The community isn't necessarily pro- or anti- business. Feel free to subscribe and share!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/588553
> [Eternal September](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September) is when influx from some other (often shittier and collapsing) platform overwhelms the unique culture that existed before, and in time fully replaces it. Destroying what existed before.
> 🧠 💭 **Figure out strategies & actions in comments below .. participate!**
> For example, I introduced 2 hashtags for awareness:
> - **#AvoidEternalSeptember** Raise attention to the culture clash.
> - **#DonateToFediInstances** Help admins and moderators withstand the influx and give them your support.
> We want to be gentle, welcoming to newcomers. Show them around. But also keep having the nice chattering and culture we had before, and maybe give those some extra boosts to exemplify and spread the vibes.
> Here's [a poll](https://social.coop/@smallcircles/109306786291084911) to make newcomers aware that taking Twitter culture with you on the Fediverse is just weird.
> ### Fedizens... Be strategical in how you toot to help avoid that from happening
To repost old twitter screenshots, overly recycled memes, and other things typical of the mainstream social media.
Because I like lemmy more but it doesn't give me that cheap potato chip dopamine fix that reddit does and I'm probably not alone.
But also I don't wanna put my shitty capitalist memes in your regular meme feeds, I wanna keep them over here in quarantine for me and my fellow degenerates.
We just had a hilarious jokester post nazi spam. If someone had reported instead of downvoted the posts in the memes sub I would have seen it earlier, since I mod there.
So if you see something that obv violates the rules, please report. It makes it easier for me and others to be notified.
This way fewer people have to see the bad stuff :)
lemmygrad.com is is a new instance to premote MAGA communism.
The MAGA movement is overwhelmingly working class.
So we want everyone to work towards attracting them to communism.
Feel free to ask questions below.
The other day I saw a comment making some claim and linking to a CIA report that confirmed it. I thought it would be really cool if we had some sort of repository with sources we find interesting, so here it is!
NRSK made a small website to introduce new users to the basics of Lemmy and give them an (incomplete) list of Lemmy Communities.
Hopefully this will help users find a lot of interesting content across the network, despite the home instance not federating with a particular community yet.
Such a list was something that was sorely missed when the NRSK administrator first became a user on the lemmyverse, and quite so after creating a new and isolated instance.
As mentioned, it is an unofficial site and if the devs disapprove, I can make the "unofficialness" of it clearer or discuss how we can make it work.
Manually sorting, cataloguing and estimating activity on 283 communities sure was something.
That's why everybody is welcome to contribute to the list by submitting your own suggestions and corrections in the linked community. As of now the list is curated manually, I assume I've made several errors - Particularly when it comes to what "Topic" the different communities belong in.
Yes, you can sort nearly 300 communities by:
A lot of it could have been scraped the first time around I assume, but then there'd be no sorting by topic for sure.
You can visit the "Welcome" community by following the post link or visit https://nrsk.no/c/welcome.
[Link to the website](https://welcome.nrsk.no)
[Link to the big list of communities](https://welcome.nrsk.no/)
Insulting or attacking other users, even so much saying "fuck you", "fuck [this group of people]", "you're an idiot" or anything like that while debating IS against the rules of Lemmy.ml. This goes for every political view, you DO NOT get free passes no matter if you're leftist, rightist, communist, anarchist, liberal, etc. If you're confident of your position you should be able to debate in a civil manner without cursing someone else out. I understand that debates can get heated and frustrating, hell I've debated with a good bunch of users, but you can still express that without resorting to name calling or insults.
Check the modlog, we HAVE removed replies of this nature from every political view, and even if we don't say it every time, we DO keep track of both removals per user and general behaviour even if it doesn't get removed, and too many infractions WILL result in a ban.
That said, it is NOT against the rules to present countering facts or opinions, or to have political opinions in general. Don't report comments for "being pro communist" or "being pro China" unless they have broken an actual rule, namely the ones about being civil. Don't attack or insult people from Lemmygrad just because they're from Lemmygrad or they're arguing for Marxism-Leninism or supporting a country you don't. If they're presenting their points in a civil manner (which had been the case for almost everyone from Lemmygrad), you can either read it and respond in kind with your questions or counterpoints, or just move on. People coming over from other instances is not brigading if they're mostly being civil, that's the whole point of federation.
Things people disagree with getting down voted is also acceptable, it's not considered an attack on you if your comment has a negative score, and it doesn't even significantly affect the ranking because of the relatively low comment volumes currently on Lemmy. It's just imaginary internet points, relax.
I was going to ask for help with finding a site but I realized there was no community for that so I created TOMT (first time creating a community, sorry if I did something wrong).
not sure how marking posts as solved would work since there are no flairs on lemmy, feel free to suggest if you have any ideas
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
Feel free to announce new communities here.
Other than that, this is reserved for admin use only.