I gave them one of my micro office PCs I was using as a server as our living room home theatre PC, because the previous one was Windows Vista which is absolutely not safe to be running connected to the internet anymore, and the new computer (hopefully) managed to get them to stop using the apps on the smart TV both due to my privacy concerns and because they are no longer being updated and don't work that great anymore (thanks for no longer supporting your few years old thousand plus dollar TV Samsung, you planned obsolecense assholes!)
This is their first Linux computer in a family that has pretty much been exclusively been using Microsoft operating systems really since they got access to computers. So, pretty big deal that I finally convinced them to give Linux a try. It's running Fedora with KDE Plasma. Here's hoping everything goes well.
Just wondering: is there a service where you can replace the domain of a YouTube URL with, that will automatically redirect you to a random, well-running Invidious or Piped instance? That way we automatically spread out the load to more instances.
Same question for other Alternative Client projects like Nitter for Twitter, Teddit & Libreddit for Reddit, ScribeRip for Medium, etc?
Example: I want to be able to take https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and turn it into something like https://altclient.to/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ and then have that URL redirect to any one of the popular Invidious or Piped clients, like https://yewtu.be/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ or https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
I'm aware of LibRedirect, but it's a browser extension for a single user. I want to be able to post a URL, say on Lemmy, and have it auto-redirect to a random instance for everyone that clicks in it. My main goal is to help balance out the load on all the instances so the most popular one isn't just swamped with requests while all the others are basically never used.
If there isn't, I might just build it. Shouldn't be too hard.
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.