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That’s fair. Assuming people do behave that way, it wouldn’t be an issue.

On a slightly tangential angle: what about the communities that maybe won’t have a dedicated instance, like: corgi, cooking, jokes, etc… all those communities and posts would be on the biggest instance(s). If the devs don’t want this instance to be the flagship instance, once/if lemmy hits sudden growth they’ll be in for a rough time. :P

I just feel like this approach isn’t super conductive to decentralization. In the alternative scenario you’d be seeing corgi pics all over the network, this way most likely just here. But maybe that’s just an issue of lemmy’s current small size, and would be solved on its own once it grew, and the number of instances grew. Maybe I’m underestimating the growth potential of smaller instances.

True, but so would all the other askelectronics communities on all the other random instances too. Good luck finding the best instance and the best community on your own. Maybe, depends.

Also, I might’ve ninja edit my comment just as you were posting, somewhat relevant to this, so I’ll repeat it here: I think this would lead to people just simply asking about the best community all the time. In this case, this stuff might just have to end up being stickied somewhere, in literally all the communities: “If you want a better answer, go to: yaddayadda”.

Long comment ahead, sorry about that.

This is the exact worry I’ve had about lemmy’s federation for a long long time, so I’ve even made an issue on the github awhile ago, with a possible solution. Take a look.

But I don’t think it’s been high up on the dev’s priority list, either due to lack of time and a backlog or they just don’t see it as a desired feature, because they might like the idea of a hundred separate similar communities. They might see the future of lemmy’s federation in the form of old school forums but with one account login, instead of as a single large community a la reddit. I think that’s a mistake. There’s a reason reddit replaced forums, and it’s not just a single login, it’s also single communities.

I almost think mastodon might solve this sooner than lemmy. All they need to do is take the existing feature of “trending posts”, and just apply it to individual hashtags too, which can btw already be followed, since the latest update. Boom, they basically already have interconnected “subreddits” at that point. They would just need to add top of the day/week/month, and they’ve mirrored all the features.

And to be honest, I see merit in both approaches. There is a certain level of humanity, personability and coziness in old school forums that isn’t often or easily replicated in large communities generated by the modern social media format. But the other format also has its merits.

Imagine there’s an instance dedicated to engineering. It would obviously have the best askelectronics community. And lets say you’re a person that’s into plants and has an account on an instance dedicated to gardening. And now you want to ask a question to askelectronics. You’d first have to know about the existence, the name and/or the url of the engineers’ instance and then go there to get a good answer. That seems like a hassle and unlikely to happen. Mastodon has hundreds of instances.

What would instead happen, is that people would gravitate to a couple, two or three, large instances, that would become huge, most likely split on political grounds. And that’s, to be honest, kinda what’s already happening with lemmy, no? Maybe two or three additional instances, for, continents or something special, like an instance for official communities of projects. I feel like this future would lead to max 10 large politically echo-chambered instances.

If instead we really would get random topic based instances, things would be very different from reddit. You’d always start your posts with: “So… guys… what’s the best instance to ask this question on?”

And if this feature I suggested existed, with the opt in/opt out choice for communities, you could have the best of both worlds, with ease of use included. Actual technical, bandwidth, funding, scaling issues not withstanding, I haven’t considered that yet.

Maybe I’m wrong. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I’m curious what other people think.

Among other things, I love that the EU has a presence on Mastodon: https://respublicae.eu/about and https://social.network.europa.eu/about , and not to mention it’s one of the funders of lemmy’s development, through https://nlnet.nl/ .

Putting money where the mouth is.


Sciences are a subset of philosophy.

They ask different questions.

Looks like a swan.

Lemmy. If malevolent.

Facebook. If benevolent.

Bforartists was a lifesaver for beginners back when Blender had horrible UI.

These days default Blender’s UI has been improved immensely, but BFA is still great, even though slightly less necessary.

One of the down sides for beginners is most of the tutorials are for regular Blender, but it’s close enough.

Everybody here seems nice and civil, and I like that. I have no complaints.

There’s the occasional spambot, but they quickly get banned by mods.

Or “le mutiny” for added zest, in line with lemmy’s revolutionary tendencies, mirite?

Jokes aside, I like community.

Edit: If cross-instance same-named multireddits are ever to become a thing, I’d be okay with those being called sublemmies (y’know, like lemmy.ml/c/cheese+cheese@beehaw.org+cheese@sopuli.xyz, kind of thing, all under /f/cheese).

Meme: Russia, not communism.

Yogthos: Communism.

Edit: Also, as well, selective. Give stats for the Baltics, Poland, Czechia, etc… ex-yu is irrelevant, as it’s about Russia, not communism. No offense, but it’s like you’re literally Mel Gibson in the meme. :P




“Attempts to duplicate the paradox of choice in other studies have had mixed success.” … "This phenomenon in particular has come under some criticism[3] due to increased scrutiny of scientific research related to the replication crisis and has not been adequately reproduced by subsequent research,[4] thereby calling into question its validity. "


I honestly don’t remember. I think I was actively looking for a federated reddit-like site, because I really liked the concept of a federated platform as an alternative to the monopolistic social media giants, and I stumbled upon a link to lemmy somewhere. The project seemed great and I stayed.

There is one system that could prevent mod abuse of communities and it would actually work, I think, but it’s not easy to implement with federation. Every user chooses their own mod of a community to “subscribe” to their moderation work. So, essentially, anybody could apply to become a mod, and do moderation work, but the only people that would see their moderation work would be the people that have “subscribed” to it. No need to move an entire community, just pick yourself a different mod.

This is of course, difficult to implement, particularly with federation, and the devs are already aware of the idea (it’s in the github issue linked by Dessalines).

Kubuntu. KDE Plasma is as Windows like as Mint’s Cinnamon but looks more modern and fresh, imo. And Kubuntu is Ubuntu so you get all the support from the large Ubuntu community.

I wish there was a Mint KDE distro.

She can test out different distros in her browser on https://distrotest.net/index.php

Really though, if she’s just gonna use it for text processing, web browsing and emailing it’s more about the DE than the distro.

Mint, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Elementary, Fedora… should all be good choices.

I think it’s most important to teach her about the differences, no more exes, but instead repo, debs, appimages, flatpaks, and stuff like that. Watching those recent Linus videos might give you good insight in what differences might confuse her.

Beyond Meat vs Beef, a Detailed Comparison, University of Michigan
"The Beyond Burger generates 90% less greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46% less energy, has >99% less impact on water scarcity and 93% less impact on land use than a ¼ pound of U.S. beef."

This is what I was gonna say. In the simplest terms possible: unsolicited criticism = harassment.

Edit: And I’m gonna add, because I’m sure some people won’t understand, there’s such a thing as an unspoken agreement to getting criticism, for example, posting on a discussion forum means soliciting criticism. Running for office, means soliciting criticism. Seeking and pursuing influence over people, such as becoming and staying influential, a famous person, an “influencer”, a project lead, or whatever, means soliciting criticism.

Bonus weight loss dietary supplement aka air.

I’m sure some people don’t enjoy hearing about this regarding the potential distant future of a successful mainstream fediverse, but if someone puts ads on their instance, that’s all incentive they need to maintain it. I mean, yeah, sure, it’s ads, but it’s decentralised, and therefore better in some ways. It’s that, or freemium features, pick your poison. IF the fediverse is to succeed as a non-niche platform, and not run by hobbyists. Which of course nobody said needs to be true.

And we don’t have to speculate about all this, mass federated platforms already exist, they’re called email.

Yeah, you can visit lemmy.ml/c/startrek@lemmygrad.ml just fine from here on lemmy.ml, but it’s a fully separate community to lemmy.ml/c/startrek and you can’t view them at the same time on one page.

If both lemmy.ml/c/linux and lemmygrad.ml/c/linux agreed, you could go to /t/linux on either site and see all the content of both in one place.

There are benefits to each community being local and server specific (moderation, culture, community), but there are also benefits to the idea of a single community being spread over multiple instances (decentralisation, resilience, activity/reach). There are reasons why few people want to start a or post content to a community on a random server, and most people opt for the biggest one. There’s relatively few people as it is already and creating duplicates, fragmentation and inevitable manual content replication doesn’t seem like the way to go about things.

This is why I like the idea of a potential future feature where on top of /c/acommunity we would also get a /t/atopic that aggregates all the communities with the same name from all the instances into one place/feed. This would NEED to be optional and the community mods would have to have an optin/optout feature for their community being included in the /t/topic feed. I think that would make both sides happy.

As it is, I don’t see having active communities on other instances likely, unfortunately. Individual accounts can work just fine from other instances, and the content gets auto replicated, but the parent hub is still in one place.

Made with Maya and After Effects for animation production and VMD and Chimera for molecular data exploration.

  1. Multi-communities akin to multireddits, and also, cross-instance multi-communities.

  2. If you log into your account on a post, I’d prefer to be taken back to the post, instead of the front page, as it is now.

  3. MoAr federation (for example, the ability to follow mastodon or pixelfed accounts from Lemmy, it could work well with custom multi-communities).

I’m genuinely not sure yet how I feel about emoji reactions (I’ve never really used them or even thought about them) but I really feel like they don’t take away from the voting system.

The arrow voting system’s primary function is (or should be) sorting, and usually its secondary function is the agree/disagree button (if it weren’t that way, votes would be just hearts like in Discourse). I’ve for a while now thought it might be beneficial for those two functions to be separate. In essence, and I never saw this implemented, I’ve imagined a comment system with two scores, one is the standard up-arrow/down-arrow score, for example in the reddit UI in the top left of a comment, and the second one is the approve/disapprove score, in the reddit UI paradigm, in the lower right (either as thumbs-up/down buttons, or as heart/upside-down heart buttons, or smiley/frowny buttons, or heart/broken heart buttons, or whatever. The second score, of course. wouldn’t influence sorting, it would just be a visual marker of the comment’s approval.

Plenty of times, I thought a comment contributed to a discussion, was well written, made me think, and I thought more people should see it, but I actually disagreed with its conclusions, so I second guessed if I should upvote it. Or the opposite, I thought a comment was a bit of topic, but it made me laugh, and I wanted it lower sorted but also somehow appreciated. This was all particularly relevant with many many comments in large threads where sorting is important and valuable, not so much on current small scale lemmy.

Either way, I feel emoji reactions would solve this problem, but they might bring in new ones. I haven’t really thought about them too much.

It’s hard to come up with a universally great commenting/voting system. Some times I think HN’s bare bones system is better, sometimes I want to count the downvotes like on lemmy, sometimes I want something in between. And maybe, sometimes emoji’s are good, I don’t know.

KDE Neon and Kubuntu (Ubuntu + KDE Plasma as the DE) are basically the same thing, barring some minor differences. They’re both Ubuntu with KDE Plasma as the DE, just maintained by different teams. It’s possible whatever caused the crashes before either got fixed in the meantime or was related to Gnome, vanilla Ubuntu’s default DE.

I also really like Plasma and think it’s a great DE, particularly for Windows refugees, and I don’t really like Gnome’s UI/UX, it’s a bit weird for me, but it’s nonetheless a good DE too. More a matter of taste than anything, I guess.

Kubuntu + ubuntustudio-performance-tweaks.

The title of the thread is a bit confusing, but I can recommend The Good Place, Community ( first three seasons) and Futurama (most of it) as quality shows.

news.ycombinator.com aka Hacker News.

tildes.net and www.scienceforums.net are aight.

Also some subreddits and some more niche forums like blenderartists.org etc…

The top three bullets err… code… injections… did nothing to the virus tho. The AV technician needs better training.


Irrelevant, and a bit racist of you…

rich imperialist

Ah yes, the rich imperialists of Romania, Greece and Lithuania…

Besides, using this argument you’d imply the global south would be a better place if, for example, the US political system (or Russia for that matter) disintegrated and balkanized into 50 small strongly non-synchronized states. I’m not sold on that. The world is really not a zero sum game. There’s some merit to this type of thinking applied to politics some times but I’m really not sold on it universally. We’re posting this on Lemmy, a federated platform, which implies distribution, yes, but also synchronization. The EU, and other similar types of higher governance systems are essentially semi-federal systems. If you like federation you can’t just selectivity not apply it here. You might say a good ethical system shouldn’t allow big rich players to join forces, because that would be ”teaming” to utilize gamer parlance (or the political equivalent of monopoly if you will), but there’s literally no way to inforce that in real life as of right now, plus the global dynamic is most definitely not only PvP but also PvE as I already implied, to continue the gaming metaphor, why not.

And, more importantly IMO, this means that without the EU the global dynamic would be very US-China bipolar, considering that, y’know, they exist. I think a third option is beneficial for everyone involved, realistically.

What the south needs to do right now is to strengthen its own unions like the ASEAN or MERCOSUR.

The domain name pretty much is a part of your username, just like it is a part of an email address. Impersonation is unlikely as your name is displayed as @Flelk@lemmy.ml whenever your comments or posts are viewed from another instance. Your bigger concern for impersonation is somebody using lower case L instead of uppercase i and stuff like that (I and l, can you see the difference?)

(Unless you choose to have a display name, that’s for some reason the same on all instances. I assume even on the same instance there can be multiple users with the same display name. Not sure why people use it tho, it could easily get confusing)

This is how your account looks from lemmy.ca for example.

As far as I’m aware, if you delete your account it only gets deleted from your home instance. A removal request gets sent to other instances, they could in theory refuse it. I’m not sure what data the other instances store and for how long tho. I think your public stuff like comments and posts etc gets stored?