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Lemmy Release v0.17.0
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. ### Federation 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.
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Software Engineering, a new community !softwareengineering@group.lt
[!softwareengineering@group.lt](https://group.lt/c/softwareengineering) 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.

HeapOverflow.ml domain hijacked!
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
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New community: Mythical Numbers - for crossposting content that has special numbers (ex 69, 88, 13,
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.
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Lemmy upgrade tomorrow (or wednesday), and we’ll have a few hours of downtime.
We're getting ready to release a new version of Lemmy, which will require a database upgrade, so we'll have a few hours of downtime.
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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/calckey@lemmy.blahaj.zone) [/c/friendica](/c/friendica@lemmy.blahaj.zone)
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New community: predictions - for posting your predictions of what will come!
https://lemmy.ca/c/predictions Could be fictions, non fiction, technology, politics, election results etc
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new community: Uxn
[!uxn@sopuli.xyz](/c/uxn@sopuli.xyz) is a community for the Uxn ecosystem
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I have created the community [/c/answered](/c/answered@mander.xyz). 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 ;)
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New cummunity: Instance Simulator!
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. How to: 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
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New communities: c/health and c/environment
Hello! I created two communities, one about our health, and the other about our planet's health. * [!environment@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/environment) * [!health@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/health) Feel free to subscribe and contribute!
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Hello! I created [!business@midwest.social](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!
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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.
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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
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Minimum Civility
I'm fairly new to Lemmy, but been on the internet since it was born. I have little patience for people who hide behind a nickname, keyboard and screen so that they can impose their opinions, throw around insults and behave in an uncivilized manner. While I'm open to civil debate, I am not open to childish behavior. If you cannot act with civility and respect, no arguement you put before me will be given any weight, you will only be proving yourself to be too immature to gain my attention.
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Please report spam and offending content
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 :)
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The Free Stuff Community - Lemmy
I was inspired to make it by the one on Reddit.
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Pictures should be working smoothly now.
All the old pictures are restored from a backup, and should be working now. We've bought more hard drive space too, so we should be okay for a while.
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Lemmy Release v0.16.7 - A few bug fixes
A few bug fixes: - Fix missing auth on new post refresh. ([#764](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/764)) - Change CSP rule for connect-src (websocket) to wildcard (fixes [#730](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/730)) ([#737](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/737)) - Increase default search rate limit. ([#2424](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2424)) - Rejected federated pm from blocked users (fixes [#2398](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2398)) ([#2408](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2408)) - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Revert "Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380))" - Handle Like, Undo/Like activities from Mastodon, add tests (fixes [#2378](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2378)) ([#2380](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2380)) - Dont allow login if account is banned or deleted (fixes [#2372](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2372)) ([#2374](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2374)) - Fix panics in search_by_apub_id() (fixes [#2371](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2371)) ([#2373](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2373))
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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!
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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: - Topic - Name - Instance - Activity - Recommendation 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/)
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New community: /c/tipofmytongue
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
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A space to talk, discuss and shitpost about all Paradox games and Paradox in general
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Reminder: Engaging in political debates is encouraged, insulting and attacking other users is not.
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.
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Post anything that has caveman / cave person vibes. Check sub for examples
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Largely a meme sublemmy about all the times communists and fascists agree on things. I wasn’t going to make this, but somebody will eventually and at least i intend this to be light hearted ribbing as oppose to some bone crunching
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We can easily make this into a ShitElonSays sub. Or/and ShitElonDoes. You can post anything related to elon or muskrats here.
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An edgy meta sublemmy. We’re like c/socialism, but while lemmy is largely closeted armchair socialists, we’re overt armchair socialists. Downvote anything that will actually help achieve socialism like direct action, meet ups, protests etc. Upvote content that will do bugger all.
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