This is my main lemmy account.
Admin of lemmy.blahaj.zone
I can also be found elsewhere on the fediverse at @email@example.com and @firstname.lastname@example.org.
My backup lemmy account is @email@example.com
The thing is, the wider Fediverse works the way you describe, with imported defederation lists etc.
Most people setting up new Mastodon instances start with a standard block list with all of the usual suspects on it.
This is the future of Lemmy too as it gets bigger and as integration with non Lemmy instance becomes more common.
I agree. And I think that’s the difference. Fundamentally, Lemmy isn’t that much different to Reddit, in so far as all of the issues you highlight there exist here too.
The only difference is context.
Right, but what I’m saying is that as an instance admin, I can and do block other instances for the reasons you outline. If someone posts in a hate sub, they’re getting banned from my instance. If an instance is explicitly right wing, it’s getting defederated from my instance. If someone does "what about"ism or otherwise excuses transphobia, racism, sexism or the like, they’re getting banned from my instance.
I’m explicitly biased towards communities and people that align with my beliefs, and will happily ban anyone that is actively opposed to them. I have zero interest in “free speech” as a guiding policy that I should be aiming for.
Which is to say, I am many of the things you say reddit is, but lemmy isn’t, and yet here I am on lemmy.
The difference is federation vs centralisation. On reddit, if you don’t like it, you’re out of luck. On lemmy, if you don’t like an instance, you can find another or even create your own. But both of those versions can and do have humans with bias pushing ban buttons
I’ve yet to have that problem. Who are these people speaking to bots and not realising it?
I mean sure, I can see someone engaging with a bot generated post and maybe not realising it’s bot generated, but I don’t think there is an endemic of other consistently interacting with a bot and not realising it.
Email spam is a good example. Spam makes up the vast majority of email, but not the majority of email interactions.
This post was talking about people who end puberty at 8 or 9.
There was also zero discussion of age differences or the abuse this would enable.
It’s one thing to not criminalise a couple of horny 14 year olds, it’s another to create a system that sanctions adults sexually abusing 9 year olds.
This post is the latter, not the former
Ah, no, that sounds like something else.
A work around to try (not a fix) is to sign out of your account and then sign back in again. I had an issue around the time of the upgrade. My login session had apparently terminated, though Jerboa didn’t recognise that as having happened. I got all sorts of weird error messages until I logged in again.
I was looking at Fediverse groups and how they work, and then I stumbled across Lemmy. Initially joined lemmy.ml, but really loved it, and now co admin a dedicated instance :)
So that might cause other issues. I found many comments didn’t appear when I turned on a language. I’m assuming those are from older versions of Lemmy etc that don’t set languages.
For now, the best approach seems to be to not set a language in your profile, but make sure you set a language for you posts and replies
I think that it should be a per community configurable option. If enabled, it would allow lemmy to step in to the niche that gup.pe groups currently provide, whilst still giving moderators the chance to not have poorly titled posts in the community.
Admins have a setting in most modern microfedi platforms that allows them to enable something called authorised fetch. It’s a security feature that makes it harder for blocked instances to access your content despite the block. But, a side effect of it, is that it creates issues for fediverse platforms that don’t support authorised fetch, and lemmy is in that group.
So, your instance admin can disable authorised fetch and that will generally fix the problem, but I’m not sure if there are any akkoma specific compatibility issues above and beyond that.
I joined lemmy.ml maybe 6 months ago as I was exploring the fediverse. Fell in love with it, and spun up an instance with my partner. It’s been sitting here quietly most of that time, but has exploded recently!