Lemmy maintainer. Interested in politics, video games, and many other things.

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Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


Of course the body is capable, thats exactly what the immune system is for. What the vaccine does is simulate an infection, so when you actually get infected, the immune system remembers how to create antibodies, and does it faster. If the human body were unable to form covid antibodies without vaccination, every single infected person in 2020 would have died.

Of course the immune system is related to a virus. Vaccines are not magic, what they do is allow the immune system to fight covid more effectively, by generating more antibodies. Sure it is possible that a young, healthy person gets a severe infection, but the probability for that to happen is vastly lower compared to a 70 year old with various chronic diseases.

Edit: Here is an easy to understand explanation how vaccines work.

Maybe you should clarify that this meme is aimed at people over 50, who suffer about 93% of Covid-19 deaths (sourcehttps://www.statista.com/statistics/1191568/reported-deaths-from-covid-by-age-us/)), and likely a similar percentage of severe infections. To be honest I dont think there are many people from that age group here. In that sense, it seems rather misleading to me.

It would be possible to federate a list of all communities on a remote instance, so you could browse that. But probably only the community name and profile, fetching posts/comments could use a lot of resources.

Signups for weblate.yerbamate.ml are working again

The domain was included in a spam list, which meant that confirmation emails couldnt be delivered, and signup was impossible. Now the problem is fixed, so if you would like to translate Lemmy into your language, register an account and get started. …

Some people are suggesting to disable self votes, but start posts/comments at 1 point. I think thats a great idea, because it would also help Pleroma/Mastodon users. Those cant send votes, so they currently start at 0 points.

Yes thats how i imagined it, should have made that clearer.

Yes, thats why i posted it here and not on github :)

Do we really need self upvotes in Lemmy?

I never really thought about the automatic self upvote on Reddit and Lemmy. But after reading this article Dont let me like my own post, i’m wondering if we should just get rid of it. Its not really adding anything, or does it? Plus removing it would slightly si…

New Microsoft headquarters in Kiel soon?

I thought the main purpose of NFTs is money laundering.

No we only tested Pleroma and Mastodon. The API you linked seems completely unrelated to Activitypub though. Below are the docs for Lemmy federation, you can show that to Misskey devs.


Communities have to be Actors, just like Person. There is no problem with ActivityPub or with Lemmy here, as you can see it works just fine between Lemmy instances. Its simply a bug in Mastodon, because it makes webfinger mandatory for some reason (which isnt even part of Activitypub). So you should open an issue in their repo.

Ah yes, you have to permit mastodon instances in the allowlist then.

Thats the only way to deliver the comments to Mastodon/Pleroma afaik. If only the post gets boosted, you wont see any comments.

Ah yes, you need to take the url from the instance where the post/comment was originally posted. So for this post, you can fetch it from mastodon by searching “https://lemmy.ml/post/89740”. This needs to be shown somewhere in lemmy-ui.

Those can also be made by other software, but needs to be a Page (which Mastodon cant send afaik).

This is a limitation in Mastodon, because it doesnt expect that there are two accounts with the same name on one instance. With Lemmy that is possible, because users and communities are in seperate namespaces. So in this case, Mastodon seems to prefer the user, even though the community is listed first for webfinger. You can try searching for the community url (https://lemmy.ml/c/openscience).

Anyway mastodon users can only create comments on lemmy, not posts. For the comment you need to remove the part “/post/123” from the url, then it works.


A “Lemmy federation map”, showing linked, allowed and blocked instances. …

Promoting Lemmy

I think most of us agree that the main problem which Lemmy has today is its lack of users. This is not for technical reasons, as we know it is quite stable and usable. The main cause is that the project is not widely known yet. In this post I will propose what we can do to change that. …

How can we make Lemmy easier for new users?

I’m curious to hear if you have any thoughts or ideas about this. As a developer I understand very well how Lemmy works, and cant tell at all what might be difficult or confusing…