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Cake day: Aug 10, 2022


I've been wondering about these questions for a while now but the docs were scarce. 1. Does loading an image (cache/thumbnail) from external hosting takes up any server storage? If so, is it cleaned up when original image deleted? 1. Do (internally hosted) "orphan" images (not linked to any post/comments) get deleted? 1. Any recommendations for image hosting? Preferably freemium+donation based, open source, able to keep spinning until end of times -- all that jazz 1. In relation to creating posts on lemmiverse: any hints for streamlined workflow uploading images to external hosting? (bookmarklets, scripts, custom frontends) 1. Are there any promising Lemmy initiatives for optimizing storage usage? Got any questions of your own about image hosting? Let's hear it

Just an FYI: you can post stuff on lemmy and boost your own lemmy post on Mastodon

When one is the subject of love bombing it is really hard to "feel" the downsides of it It's very easy to go down the path of logic and keep telling myself typical rational mantras, but this doesn't exactly help on the emotional level We all seek love and, however unhelpful, love bombing does provide it. Which puts me in a weird conundrum -- why shouldn't I accept love when I clearly need it Do you have any tips or stories how you've let go of love bombing addiction? > Credit for the pic goes to original artist Nacho Arjona | naolito.com

The community I’m talking about amounts 10k+ users on discourse and 3,5k+ users on Reddit. I’m sure that size in this particular case isn’t the issue.

Once again, following activitypub is great in my book (for standardisation purposes) but having a federated feed with all the comments is detrimental for specialized forum imo. See the reasoning above your comment.

You can delete all the information and lock yourself out of it to make it inaccessible tho

Specialized forum is very structured space while image boards are very free flowing. In a lot of forums you must read a lot of contextual information before writing even your first ask for help.

Single federated feed robs you from this context and people start skipping the rules or shitpost. With that in place old timers leave.

I answer support tickets at reddit and discourse regularly (for the same topic). It is day and night how much more knowledgeable and thoughtful people are at discourse. While at reddit people tend to insult each other for no reason and engage in holy wars under SUPPORT ticket.

On the other hand, promotional posts don’t work nearly as well at discourse compared to Reddit.

Tldr: people come to Reddit for curiousity filled entertainment while at discourse people come to help others and receive help.

I like everything in one place and being able to interact with everything from one account.

Yes, as I said before, single sign on (SSO) would be great at discourse as well

PS I would like discourse follow activitypub but I’m sceptical about federation

It doesn’t but does it need to? Do you really need a federated feed when you’re on a specialized forum?

Sso would be cool tho

It’s so bad that I don’t really consider it as a client. What you can do more or less painless is dms, the rest is smoking pile


what’s good

  • amazing search engine (compared to other forums or even lemmy)
  • shortcuts based workflow
  • shows where you left off / what topics hasn’t viewed
  • badges, roles, groups
  • shows new and coming back users
  • auto highlighted stream of best posts in a topic
  • very well suited for long running topics
  • shows revisions of a post
  • “native” previews for internal links
  • OP can choose a “solution” post
  • extensive templates for FAQs
  • can setup a template for a thread (very helpful for newbies)
  • drafts of posts
  • extensive profile statistics
  • extensive thread statistics
  • backlinks to every post
  • statistics for clicked links

what’s bad

  • no mobile client
  • cannot delete your account
  • web version is slow

I don’t see much point in bookmark to an article, kept in a browser. I keep bookmarks in firebox for search engines shortcuts and bookmarklets to automate stuff.

change my mind Interesting stuff should have a destination

This destination is either trashbin or archive

if it’s an article and nothing else --> scrape it, read it, post your thoughts about it and delete it

If you need an archive of sources --> use zotero, connect sources together in a project, make final product, archive the sources

If it’s a cool service (you don’t plan to use) --> toot about it with your review and appropriate tags. Why? Services die, next time you need it, it is probably be either dead or too mainstream to keep it in bookmarks (do you keep wikipedia.org in your bookmarks?). So don’t bother keeping it orderly, just let other people try it out. (if it’s smt sensitive like porn/gore, just set up a new account specifically for that)

TLDR: bookmarks are dead, long live the toots


Also a lot of russian mastodonians speaking english post their reactions to locals news. They could be found by searching for significant event in the past

It’s not the question of men Vs women being expendable, it’s the issue of requiring citizens to die on behalf of elites. We as citizens gotta work to redefine and restructure wars – not to reduce value of some social group

  • Forgave and mostly forgotten bad people
  • Achieved some sort of stable structure of my mind
  • Embraced my own life with love and compassion
  • Accepted imminent and possibly quite unpleasant end of life
  • Made other people laugh and have a good time
  • Successfully predicted improbable events in uncertain times
  • Enjoyed company of you, people 😅

At some point we gotta start labeling these processes in quotes

For uninitiated

The term “3 nanometer” has no relation to any actual physical feature (such as gate length, metal pitch or gate pitch) of the transistors.

source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_nm_process

I think D. Kahneman answered that pretty well with his Type-1/2 thinking. To conclude his point, emotions can be rational but can be irrational as well.

No need to paint it black or white.

The author is right and I hate it

Half an hour of crazy man rambling