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Have you tried changing your theme in settings? There may be one that presents mobile content differently. Or it might be a case of creating a custom theme.



That’s an idea, though I imagine a service with ~ 90,000 accounts wouldn’t be newsworthy.


The Verge removed (some) pro pixelfed comments and I don't know why
As a fan of pixelfed I occasionally checkout to see if it is causing any buzz on comments, generally around instagram-is-doing-something-bad posts. The verge posted [this article](https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/26/23279815/instagram-feed-kardashians-criticism-fuck-it-im-out) and there were some pro pixelfed comments that have been removed. ![comment1 - the post under supermassive no longer exists ](https://sopuli.xyz/pictrs/image/bd5fbc2e-d61e-4a70-9bd5-3c3213c83b64.jpeg) ![comment2](https://sopuli.xyz/pictrs/image/13d4fb83-1a99-45e6-b76f-822f55b10ba9.jpeg) There is still one comment, which is a simple link to the .org. But I don't see why the comments were removed unless they were auto flagged as bot-spam perhaps. Yet other comments pimping and linking to other options remain. ![Links to other](https://sopuli.xyz/pictrs/image/556fb9fa-56b9-4693-9b4e-800df5132c75.jpeg) Makes me a bit grumpy, with all the work Dansup has been putting in.
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Each instance should look to have an identity/define what is it about, from there its a moderation challenge. If there is a instance better suited for a community, in a perfect world it would be possible for mods refer them there, but regardless there will always be some kind of general content / pull to stick to one server as thats how some people work.


2c. Communities. You create and join communities. Talking about a specific community - @music@sopuli, music community on sopuli Lemmy as a whole/collective - lemmyverse


Snap - thats pretty much what I do.

Bandcamp where possible. Not interested in subscription services. I love physical media / Artwork but LPs are out of the price range, so CDs it is. Youtube dl for live gigs.


So meta wants to dominate with htag metaverse and square htag web5 and the other web giants will launch their own approaches and hopefully fedi can take learnings about web identity and payments and keep doing its own thing. this has the potential to affect onlyfans/insta directly and will allow twitter to remove moderation headaches. Or something.moving on.


That is the whole point of federated communities - you don’t have to be on lemmy.ml to engage with lemmy content. To understand what lemmy.ml is about see this meta post.

If you were to try setting up an account on another instance I think you wouldn’t find it complicated at all. If the instance federates with lemmy, the lemmy.ml posts are available via ALL on posts and the lemmy communities can be accessed via the ALL button on communities. It’s fantastic.


Or join a generalist instance that federates with lemmy.ml but not lemmygrad as an option. Eg there is difference in /all content when viewed from lemmy.ml vs say sopuli. Beehaw also has a generalist sci community.


The algorithm is totally opaque code and some some social media already limits your posts to a part of your subscribers and even not hide that: you have to pay for reaching … your subscribers .

I do feel for artists who have to try to make their living like this but at the same time I wish more artists (not just pepper and carrot) would bring their content to federated networks - to grow another social option and audience for their work. Same thing goes for companies who only use AdWords / fb etc.


Second follow up - There is a good question here in that you want to engage on the lemmy platform, but did not necessarily land on the right server. I note that if you try to sign up on lemmy.ml it states at the top of the sign up page Before you register on lemmy.ml, please have a look at Joinlemmy to see if there is an instance that better fits your region, language or interests. Did you look at this page or go past and quickly jump on to see what things were about. Did you look at the content posted on lemmy.ml before deciding to join?


Lemmy the platform is diverse, lemmy.ml is not, but it doesn’t pretend to be. Did you look at the list of instances on https://join-lemmy.org/instances when choosing which one to join?

I guess it depends on the type of content do you want to engage in and what type of political discourse are you looking to engage in. Exploding-heads.com and wolfballs.com might be options, and beehaw.org has a politics section if you feel the need to engage. Also consider what instances the server blocks via the instances link at the bottom of the page when visiting.

Personally id love to see generalist instances push political discourse to gotalkitout https://gtio.io/c/politics which is a instance dedicated to discussion and currently does not block any instance.




I read this as a lemmy user being able to load mastodon based content into their feed which I don’t see as adding more public content. If importing masto content this could be managed via a bot perhaps.


Taking a look at the new nodes graph on https://the-federation.info/mastodon it’s gone through the roof faster than a wave of Covid. I randomly came across a https://mastodon.social/web/@fediverseobserver@fediverse.one which posted about 9 new servers in the last hour (there’s a couple of lemmy servers there in the last day as well) not sure how the scraping works or how many are tests but interesting.


This sounds like a big fix for a specific issue. If I visit a new instance the default filter is active not new which I think is the right approach.

Otherwise it is a site admin/user problem not a lemmy problem. Some servers perhaps should just die off through inaction from the admin/users.


I did note a whole lot of frendica urls appearing in the linked instances list.


I think systems have their moment and it’s not a bad thing if (social) content is lost. The ability to manage your own content / solid etc is most desirable if feasible.


Data permanence
Excluding existing archiving sites, do you have an expectation or think that data stored on lemmy should be permanent? E.g last 20+ years. Would it matter if old inactive content was culled? If you had the ability to export data if a sever was due to go down, what would you actually do with it.
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From the arsTechnica review
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