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Cake day: Apr 17, 2019

Seems really neat, basically the next.js but for rust. Based on sycamore, a web-ui library for rust. Looks like it does well in the framework benchmarks too. https://krausest.github.io/js-framework-benchmark/2023/table_chrome_110.0.5481.77.html

We’re paid for through 2025, but freenom looks like its in maintenance mode unfortunately. They’re not going to let any new domains be registered.

I’ll try to restart that, it was killed for some reason. We’ve had a lot of trouble finding people who can provide arm builders.

Mostly bugfixes. [Changelog](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/RELEASES.md#lemmy-v0172-release-2023-02-22)

Portable as in all the files are self-contained, and if you need to upgrade your system, move it to a new machine, or make backups its really easy because docker is a self-contained system. Making docker services available outside the network is a separate thing, I’m sure you can find some guides for that.

All the benefits of docker: no weird system issues, easy upgrades, portable, etc.

Jellyfin has a user system, you can even make multiple accounts for different viewers.

No probs. I personally don’t. Its mainly for shows and movies that aren’t released yet, and it can schedule automatic downloads for them. I usually just download whole seasons, or movies as they get released.

If its something new that I really want to watch, I might put a reminder for when it gets released to streaming / dvd, and its usually up on torrents that day.

I’m sure someone has some links to a guide, but the basic steps for a server-based setup are:

  • Get a VPN. Lots of opinions as to what the best ones are, I personally use Mullvad with wireguard, but there are plenty of good ones out there, all for less than a few dollars a month. Its a small price to pay to replace every paid streaming service, and keep data out of their control and in the commons.
  • Install a torrent client, qbittorrent is the best one. I prefer using linuxserver’s qbittorrent docker image, which comes with a web-ui. There are also images like this one that work directly with your VPN.
    • Download different types of data into different folders, so the services below can use them correctly.
  • Install jellyfin, a streaming media server, also ideally the docker image. Point it at your torrent download folders, and you’ve got your own netflix.
  • Also optionally install navidrome, point it at your music downloads folder. Get an android app like dsub or ultrasonic, and you’ve got your own streaming music server.
  • Other docker services that are great are calibre, a self-hosted ebook platform, and audiobookshelf, a self-hosted audiobook solution.
  • Torrent search engines go up and down somewhat frequently, so use a search engine to find what the current best ones are for the current year. My favorites are the one that I wrote: https://torrents-csv.ml , as well as https://1337x.to , and https://solidtorrents.to .
  • There are also a lot of qbittorrent client apps, so you can add and search for torrents from your phone. You can also torrent directly to your phone, with apps like libretorrent.

We do have good, but not perfect, integration with most fediverse platforms. Its an ongoing process of fixing specific issues, and we have @nutomic@lemmy.ml to thank for the already really great integration.

Seems to be the main reason most of the user influxes happen. People are happy with reddit until the company threatens their communities.

We’re getting a lot of new registrations on this instance, because the news of the reddit ipo means they might start banning some piracy communities.

Sorry for the delay on registration approvals
I'm getting to them as they come in.

If you have time, they are going to release the pad 6 soon, so the you could go with that, or a discounted pad 5. The only other tablet I was considering, was the lenovo p11 or p12 pro.

I also really wanted there to be a good arm linux device with great battery life, but there’s just none yet. Android has become the most popular OS worldwide for better or worse, but at least unlike windows or mac, there are open source variants, and its possible to run it without google play services. Android also has probably a far greater number of open source apps than even linux does too.

I’ve been using a xiaomi tablet (pad 5) to do everything for the past year and a half or so: code(via termux), watch movies, write, etc. It’s cheap, has great battery life, perfect screen size, auto brightness adjust, video calls.

You might be able to load an aosp variant onto it, but I haven’t tried. Having that native android app ecosystem means you can use less battery wasting web apps too, something not possible with linux atm.

There’s an open issue for that in Lemmy, we’re deciding the best way to solve it.

No bc I don’t know the details of how your lectures get uploaded and titled.

Could you open up an issue on the github? Thanks.

You could make private torrents for the lectures, and have some internally accessible document that lists the magnet links.

Its probably because you don’t have that language allowed in either your instance, or community settings.

Yes these are for new comments. Its comments within 10 minutes.

Yes this seems critical, I’ve opened up a bug in lemmy-ui to fix it.

These probably need to opened up as issues on the github.

The top level / home page.

Hrmm not sure how that happened… you can go to your settings to change it.

They def should show up immediately…refresh your browser cache, and if it’s still a problem, open up an issue.

Also I apologize that the upgrade here took longer than expected. It was a massive conversion of comments to a different form, that had to work for several hundred thousand historical comments.


No language tagging has nothing to do with flairs.

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.

Most likely not… this one took a long time because lemmy has hundreds of thousands of historical comments it had to transfer to a new form.

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.

If its a closed-source app, 100% go ahead and pirate, but if its open source, try to contribute to the devs to keep it alive.

The money thing is definitely an issue… when lemmy’s NLNet grant runs out, we will need to transition to a more sustainable model.

The best option for open source projects like this one to stay alive, is subscriptions (which we already have via liberapay and opencollective). I really like what tasks.org has to say about it:

I know you hate subscriptions. I don’t like them either.

Mobile apps must be maintained and supported forever, and one-time purchases are not an effective method of funding development¹. When one-time sales dry up then developers abandon the app. Subscriptions give them an incentive to keep you happy.

Thanks <3

For me at least, the burnout comes from the fact that I want to code, not troubleshoot. I want to make new features, build snazzy front ends, and not have to worry about money.

But as lemmy’s gotten more popular, a big chunk of my time is spent doing the things the article mentions: responding to an endless stream of notifications that builds faster than you can close them, helping debug people’s system setups, address people’s odd use-case pet features they want, and troubleshoot other issues.

Many times people can be very rude, not realizing they’re asking you to do free labor for them. Its very similar to how some people treat restaurant servers as their personal servants.

Jellyfin has an opensubtitles plugin that does a good job of finding subtitles in any given language.

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.

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))

They reinstated one after a community backlash.

Welcome to Lemmy, I'm one of the devs and admins for this instance. Being pro-piracy, and allowing torrent magnet links 🏴‍☠️ , is one of the original reasons I started working on lemmy ( even a lot of the better reddit alts refuse to allow magnet links, or be pirate-friendly). One of the best ways to keep the stream alive, is by decentralizing the ways we find and access content. Torrents do this directly for data, but I hope that lemmy, as a federated reddit alternative, can eventually serve as a platform to aggregate, post, and comment on pirated data in a decentralized way. [More info about Lemmy including docs, how federation works, and a good onboarding site.](https://join-lemmy.org/) Welcome aboard!

Lemmy Release v0.16.3 - Federation Bug Fixes
## What is Lemmy? Lemmy is a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. It is completely free and open, and not controlled by any company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms. Content is organized into communities, so it is easy to subscribe to topics that you are interested in, and ignore others. Voting is used to bring the most interesting items to the top. ## Major Changes A full list of fixes is below, but this patch release includes federation compatibility and bug fixes, as well as fixing vulnerabilities in our websocket rate limiting. ## Upgrade notes Besides the addition of a [search rate limit to the lemmy.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/defaults.hjson#L39), there are no config or API changes. Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) ## Support development We (@dessalines and @nutomic) have been working full-time on Lemmy for almost two years. This is largely thanks to support from [NLnet foundation](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). If you'd like to support development, and make sure that we will always be available to work full time on Lemmy, consider [donating to support its development](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). We've spent hundreds of hours on Lemmy, and would like to be able to add more developers to our little open-source co-op as time goes on. ## Changes ### Lemmy Server - Federate user account deletion (fixes [#1284](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1284)) ([#2199](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2199)) - Dont federate initial upvote ([#2196](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2196)) - Add missing mod log entries for federated actions (fixes [#1489](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1489)) ([#2198](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2198)) - Make sure application questionaire is required. Fixes [#2189](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2189) - Fix verify_mod_action check for remote admin actions ([#2190](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2190)) - Run cargo upgrade ([#2176](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2176)) - Migrate towards using page.attachment field for url (ref [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2182](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2182)) - Exclude removed/deleted posts from community outbox ([#2184](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2184)) - Fetch community outbox in parallel (fixes [#2180](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2180)) ([#2181](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2181)) - Adding a ban expires update job. Fixes [#2177](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2177) - Add email translations ([#2175](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2175)) - Add test files for Friendica federation (fixes [#2144](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2144)) ([#2167](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2167)) - Lowering search rate limit. Fixes [#2153](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2153) ([#2154](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2154)) - Rate limit ws joins ([#2171](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2171)) - Delete unused diesel.toml file ([#2166](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2166)) - Rate limit websocket joins. ([#2165](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2165)) - Doing tests in sequential order. Fixes [#2158](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2158) ([#2163](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2163)) - Dont log errors when rate limit is hit (fixes [#2157](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2157)) ([#2161](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2161)) - Fix rate limit check for register. Fixes [#2159](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2159) - GNU social compatibility ([#2100](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2100)) - Consolidate and lower reqwest timeouts. Fixes [#2150](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2150) ([#2151](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2151)) - Check that config is valid before saving ([#2152](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2152)) - Dont log error if duplicate activity is received (fixes [#2146](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2146)) ([#2148](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2148)) - WIP: Email localization (fixes [#500](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/500)) ([#2053](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2053)) - If viewed actor isnt in db, fetch it from other instance ([#2145](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2145)) - Show rate limit algorithm. Fixes [#2136](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2136) - Adjust retry interval for sending activities ([#2141](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2141)) - Add jerboa link to readme. Fixes [#2137](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2137) - Forbid remote URLs for avatars/banners (fixes [#1618](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1618)) ([#2132](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2132)) - Remove docker/prod unused files (fixes [#2086](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2086)) ([#2133](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2133)) - Rework error handling (fixes [#1714](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1714)) ([#2135](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2135)) - Dont allow admin to add mod to remote community ([#2129](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2129)) - Reject federated downvotes if downvotes are disabled (fixes [#2124](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2124)) ([#2128](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2128)) ### Lemmy UI - Dont allow community urls like /c/{id} (fixes [#611](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/611)) ([#612](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/612)) - Fix loading indicator on search page (fixes [#443](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/443)) ([#606](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/606)) - Upgrade deps ([#604](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/604)) - Remove auth token from error message. Fixes [#600](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/600) ([#601](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/601)) - Fix error during new site setup ([#596](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/596)) - Differentiate between mods and admins in mod log ([#597](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/597)) - Fix comment fedilink (fixes [#594](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/594)) ([#595](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/595))

Lemmy Release v0.16.0: Theming and Federation Improvements.
## What is Lemmy? Lemmy is a self-hosted social link aggregation and discussion platform. It is completely free and open, and not controlled by any company. This means that there is no advertising, tracking, or secret algorithms. Content is organized into communities, so it is easy to subscribe to topics that you are interested in, and ignore others. Voting is used to bring the most interesting items to the top. ## Major Changes ### Theming Customizing Lemmy is now much easier than before. Instance admins can select a default instance theme under `/admin` which applies to all users who are not logged in, and those who haven't explicitly picked a theme. It is also possible now to add custom themes to an instance, without having to recompile lemmy-ui. When running with Docker, make sure that [these lines](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible/pull/24/files) are present in docker-compose.yml (Ansible will add them automatically if you updated the repo). Then put your .css file into `./volumes/lemmy-ui/extra_themes`. The new theme can then be selected by users, or set as instance default. For native installation (without Docker), themes are loaded by lemmy-ui from `./extra_themes` folder. A different path can be specified with `LEMMY_UI_EXTRA_THEMES_FOLDER` environment variable. For instructions how to create a new theme, have a look at the [documentation](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/client_development/theming.html). ### Federation @nutomic made many changes to federation to increase compatibility with other software. Lemmy can now receive deletions from [Pleroma], comments from [Friendica] and communities from [lotide](https://sr.ht/~vpzom/lotide/). Other actions were already compatible before. Mastodon can now display communities even when a user with identical name exists (but the user can't be viewed in that case). There were no breaking changes necessary, so federation is fully compatible with 0.15. If you notice something in another project that doesn't federate but should, please open an issue. Multiple users have pointed out that posts, comments and votes don't federate reliably. We first attempted to fix this in [Lemmy 0.15.4](https://lemmy.ml/post/184152) a few days ago, but that didn't help much. Later @nutomic noticed that Lemmy was only sending out activities with 4 worker threads, which is not enough for a big instance like lemmy.ml. At the same time, many of those workers were taken up by sending to broken instances, trying to connect for a minute or more. This version adds a timeout and increases the number of workers. ### Federated bans Until now, only community bans were federated, and the "Remove content" option didn't work over federation. The new version fixes this behaviour, so that both site bans and community bans federate, including "Remove content" option and expiry. Note that this change only affects new bans, those which were issued before upgrading to 0.16 will not be federated. ### Hide communities @dayinjing implemented a funcionality for instance admins to hide controversial communities. A hidden community is only visible to those users who subscribe to it. This represents a milder alternative to removing a community. This functionality is not implemented in lemmy-ui yet, but admins can hide a community like this via command line: ``` curl -X PUT https://example.com/api/v3/community/hide \ -H "Content-Type: application/json" \ -d \ '{"community_id":3,"hidden":true,"reason":"*reason for mod log*","auth":"*admin jwt token*"}' ``` ### Jerboa: a new android app To help adoption, and since most people use social media through their smartphones nowadays, @dessalines has been working on a native android app for Lemmy called [Jerboa](https://github.com/dessalines/jerboa), which is now on [F-Droid](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.jerboa) and [Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jerboa). It is still at an alpha level, but is very usable. We'd love to have experienced android developers contribute to it. This now makes three smartphone apps for Lemmy: [Lemmur and Jerboa for Android, and Remmel for iOS](https://join-lemmy.org/apps). ## Upgrade notes Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) There are three lemmy.hjson config changes. See [defaults.hjson](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/main/config/defaults.hjson) for comments and default values. - changed boolean `email.use_tls` to `email.tls_type` - added `setup.default_theme` - added `federation.worker_count` ## Support development We (@dessalines and @nutomic) have been working full-time on Lemmy for almost two years. This is largely thanks to support from [NLnet foundation](https://nlnet.nl/). If you would like to support our efforts, please consider [donating](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). If you'd like to support development, and make sure that we will always be available to work full time on Lemmy, consider [donating to support its development](https://join-lemmy.org/donate). We've spent hundreds of hours on Lemmy, and would like to be able to add more developers to our little open-source co-op as time goes on. ## Changes ### API - A full list of the API changes can be seen on this diff of [lemmy-js-client: 0.15.0 -> 0.16.0](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-js-client/compare/0.15.0-rc.34...0.16.0-rc.1) . ### Config - The config changes are [here.](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/compare/0.15.2...main#diff-bcc84ad7bb4d0687c679cb6b3711052d8eba74a8188578c7516a8fdb5584d01a)

Lemmy.ml will be down for a few minutes today for server upgrades.
Lemmy.ml will be down for a few minutes today for server upgrades.

I recently made a simple android app to search my https://torrents-csv.ml service. Working on getting it uploaded to f-droid, but the `apk` is available via the link.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/70319 > I thought this would be good to share, its an excerpt from an unpublished interview written in december 2020 about Lemmy's origins and goals. > > --- > > > What is the story behind the creation of Lemmy? What role do you want it to serve for people online / why did you make it? > > The idea to make Lemmy was a combination of factors. > > Open source developers like myself have long watched the rise of the "Big Five", the US tech giants that have managed to capture nearly all the world's everyday communication into their hands. We've been asking ourselves *why* people have moved away from content-focused sites, and *what we can do* to subvert this trend, in a way that is easily accessible to a non-tech focused audience. > > The barriers to entry on the web, are much lower than say in the physical world: all it takes is a computer and some coding knowhow... yet the predominating social media firms have been able to stave off competition for at least two reasons: their sites are easy to use, and they have huge numbers of users already (the "first mover" advantage). The latter is more important; if you've ever tried to get someone to use a different chat app, you'll know what I mean. > > Now I loved early reddit, not just for the way that it managed to put all the news for the communities and topics I wanted to see in a single place, but for the discussion trees behind every link posted. I still have many of these saved, and have gained so much **more** from the discussion behind the links, than I have from the links themselves. In my view, its the community-focused, tree-like discussions, as well as the ability to make, grow, and curate communities, that has made reddit the 5th most popular site in the US, and where so many people around the world get their news. > > But that ship sailed years ago; the early innovative spirit of reddit left with Aaron Schwartz: its libertarian founders have allowed some of the most racist and sexist online communities to fester on reddit for years, only occasionally removing them only when community outcry reaches a fever pitch. Reddit closed its source code years ago, and the reddit redesign has become a bloated anti-privacy mess. > > Its become absorbed into that silicon valley surveillance-capitalist machine that commidifies users to sell ads and paid flairs, and propagandizes pro-US interests above all. Software technology being one of the last monopoly exports the US has, it would be naive to think that one of the top 5 most popular social media sites, where so many people around the world get their news, would be anything other than a mouthpiece for the interests of those same US coastal tech firms. > > Despite the conservative talking point that big tech is dominated by "leftist propaganda", it is liberal, and pro-US, not left (leftism referring to the broad category of anti-capitalism). Reddit has banned its share of leftist users and communities, and the reddit admins via announcement posts repeatedly villify the US's primary foreign-policy enemies as having "bot campaigns", and "manipulating reddit", yet the default reddit communities (/r/news, /r/pics, etc), who share a small number of moderators, push a line consistent with US foreign-policy interests. The aptly named /r/copaganda subreddit has exposed the pro-police propaganda that always seems to hit reddit's front page in the wake of every tragedy involving US police killing the innocent (or showing police kissing puppies, even though US police kill ~ 30 dogs every day, which researchers have called a "noted statistical phenomenon"). > > We've also seen a rise in anti-China posts that have hit reddit lately, and along with that comes anti-chinese racism, which reddit tacitly encourages. That western countries are seeing a rise in attacks against Asian-Americans, just as some of the perpetrators of several hate-crimes against women were found to be redditors active in mens-rights reddit communities, is not lost on us, and we know where these tech companies really stand when it comes to violence and hate speech. Leftists know that our position on these platforms is tenable at best; we're currently *tolerated*, but that will not always be the case. > > The idea for making a reddit alternative seemed pointless, until Mastodon (a federated twitter alternative), started becoming popular. Using activitypub (a protocol / common language that social media services can use to speak to each other), we finally have a solution to the "first mover" advantage: now someone can build or run a small site, but still be connected to a wider universe of users. > > [@nutomic@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/nutomic) and I originally made Lemmy to fill the role as a federated alternative to reddit, but as it grows, it has the potential become a main source of news and discussion, existing outside of the US's jurisdictional domain and control. > > > Where does the name come from? > > It was nameless for a long time, but I wanted to keep with the fediverse tradition of naming projects after animals. I was playing that old-school game Lemmings, and Lemmy (from motorhead) had passed away that week, and we held a few polls for names, and I went with that. > > > Do you have any interaction with the groups that use the open-source code? > > We do, most of them are in a shared Lemmy developer chatroom, as well as interacting via github. > > > Are you familiar with the group running Chapo Chat at all, specifically? > > Yes, we communicate with some of their developers regularly, both in tech-oriented, and admin-oriented chats. A few of their developers have made great contributions to Lemmy's code, and we've been happy to work with them. > > > Were you aware that the group that used to run the anti-trans forum r/GenderCritical on Reddit thought about using Lemmy for their site? Did they contact you at all? > > They have not contacted us, and of course our code of conduct which explicitly contains a section against anti-trans bigotry means we wouldn't help them in any way. Many reddit alternatives have been happy to embrace "reddits rejects", no matter how bigoted those communities are, in the name of "free speech". We don't agree with this view, or with those who have nostalgia for a non-existent reddit past where it was more "free" and bigoted than it is now. > > > Do you have a sense of how many sites are running the code? > > Currently, less than 10, but this is also because the killer feature of Lemmy, federation, is still only in beta, and that was only released a few weeks ago. Its a slow burn, but we're confident that it will grow organically as we turn federation on for the officially run instances, and more connect to them. > > There's also a 3rd-party iOS and Android app called lemmur, in development that we're excited for, and will make using lemmy extremely easy to use on smartphones.

Reddit just added a default on “presence” indicator. You have to go into settings to turn it off.
[thread on /r/privacy](https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/lx1s8y/reddit_now_shows_if_you_are_online_by_default/)

Walpola Rahula - What the Buddha Taught [audiobook] by dessalines
Yes I record audiobooks in my spare time. :smiling face: [torrent link](magnet:?xt=urn:btih:6bccd6f442e359fa38a6ad751afc9116c2fe12aa)

If anyone’s coming from /r/piracy, just know this will always be a piracy / torrenting friendly community.
Anyone interested in scraping and doing a backup, I'd be more than happy to help.

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