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

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Joined 3Y ago
Cake day: Jan 17, 2020


You can make a post to ask for a dev in !lemmy@lemmy.ml, maybe also on Matrix and in the rtl Github issue.

That sounds great. I hope you can find a developer who has some experience with open source, because many of these changes should be merged into Lemmy directly. Especially RTL support (or rather bidi) has been requested by many people. In fact there is already an RTL fork of lemmy-ui which could help you get started.

The other changes you mention could also be merged directly into lemmy-ui (except the homepage redesign i guess). Then others can also benefit from them, and it would be much easier for you to upgrade to new Lemmy versions. I suggest you open issues to discuss these changes (or look for existing issues). You can also join the Lemmy Dev Matrix chat.

Yes you can add our github as a remote in git, and pull/merge changes manually (which you have to do anyway). In fact it doesnt make any real difference where your repo is hosted.

What kind of changes do you want to make?

Thank you for the suggestion. We have discussed it, and decided to remove the word “leftist” from the description.

Lemmy stores vote count for all posts/comments that it knows about. In case another platform doesnt support votes, the count might not be completely accurate. But anyway the count wont be accurate for remote users, because most likely we dont have all their posts/comments federated to the local instance.

I suppose this could be implemented as a config options, so instance admins could choose to enable or disable it. Of course someone would have to write the code for it, contributions welcome :)

Thanks for the info. I made some minor changes to that events can also be parsed by Lemmy.


No Lemmy doesnt federate hashtags.

Right, you can use the fedilink in that case (colorful icon).

Which post specifically can you not fetch? In general your instance seems to be configured correctly.

And they are still talking about the slur filter, but at least its at the bottom of the page now. Somehow they really cant get over it after all this time.

Not sure yet, it depends what kind of content the users want to see.

Just tested it, registration works fine for me. Try logging in to the account, maybe it was created but then lemmybb failed to render the confirmation page for some reason.

fedibb.ml is open for signup!

Give it a try if you are interested in the project. If you notice any problems, you can open an issue. Contributions are also more than welcome. …


Not a lawyer but afaik the only legal requirement is to take down illegal content when you are notified about it. That happened one time before, the hosting provider informed us about some illegal images, we deleted them and all was fine.

You could write your own Lemmy frontend with that design.

Thanks for the suggestions. I really like fedibb, already registered it :)

What would be a good name for a lemmyBB flagship instance?

I dont think lemmybb.ml sounds good, so im looking for other suggestions. …


We shouldnt evaluate it, or otherwise our operating system might crash.

New domains for Weblate, Gitea, Drone (updated)

I have just finished migrating the services mentioned above to new domains, and also to hosting on the lemmy.ml server, instead of my personal server. This makes sense because all of them are used almost exclusively for Lemmy development. It will also allow [@dessalines@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/u/


I have finished writing instructions for deploying lemmyBB on a production server, which you can follow at the link above. Right now the project is still in a very early stage, nevertheless main funcionality is already working. This includes browsing communities, posts and comments, writing posts/co…


LemmyBB, a new frontend based on phpBB

Lemmy is structured in a way that backend (database, api, federation etc) and frontend (html, css, javascript) are completely separate. This makes it possible to create other frontends which can take the place of lemmy-ui. I have long been playing with the thought of having a Lemmy frontend that loo…


Presenting Activitypub-Rust crate

Activitypub is decentralized social networking protocol recommended by the W3C. It provides a client to server API for creating, updating and deleting content, as well as a federated server to server API for delivering notifications and content. As part of the w…


Free hosting for liberal/mainstream political instance

Lemmy.ml has long had some political conflict among the userbase, especially in communities like worldnews. This is because the instance is composed of both leftists (anarchist/communist) and liberals (those who agree with the mainstream political views in western countries). Additionally, the insta…


Lemmy 0.15.4 released

We just released a new patch which fixes an important federation problem. Due to a mistake in the code, activities were only sent out once, even if delivery failed (e.g. because the target instance is down, or a temporary connection issue). Instance admins should definitely upgrade. …



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. …


What is lemmy.ml?

Recently there seems to be some of misunderstanding what the lemmy.ml instance is about, especially from newer users. …


What would be a good domain for a flagship Lemmy instance?

Unfortunately the obvious ones are already taken (lemmy.social, lemmy.org) or incredibly expensive (lemmy.com). Do you have any other ideas for a good domain? Or alternatively, we could just go with lemmy.ml