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I don’t know if this is true in Germany or other European countries. I think you can get sued pretty fast without even knowing what is going on.


The ansible way was the easiest way, but I did the mistake and read the documentation before and did changes to config.hjson, which lead to other issues.

I am writing this to help others who run into the same problems.

More about my mistakes with the lemmy installation (and the solution) can be read on github.


With automation it would be possible to make several accounts upload a lot of images at the same time, which might fill the server within a short time.

But I get it that not the whole world is the same, but isn’t it a little bit overreacting to move to an Asian country because of this? If not, which country should it be? And it doesn’t mean you can live in freedom there, for example: Foreigners can’t buy property in Thailand. And Asia countries might have other things, which we see as granted, but isn’t there.


It might be better if the post, which will be published, will be checked for the images, which have been uploaded and just delete all other ones, which have been uploaded, but not have been used in the post. This mechanics must be integrated in the edit post functionality, too.

Additionally all images could have a flag, which contain a “used_in_post” flag, because if someone only uploads images without sending the post and closing the browser/tab, the images will not be checked.

If those images have a time stamp in the database, they could be deleted after x hours without getting a used_in_post flag.


Replace this word with “Pornographic content with underage persons”.

It would give pedophiles the possibility to share illegal content without the admin of an instance even recognizing it.


With lemmy it is possible to upload any image to the lemmy server (including archive websites), while writing a post without even posting. This could be used to upload pornographic, right winged or other illegal content and use it or share it on other platforms, even if the content is on your lemmy instance. In Germany advocates even use archive.org as an evidence that you had illegal content on your website, including the exact date. This could be very expensive for everyone who is managing a lemmy instance. Another problem with the upload is, that a lot of images can be uploaded, without even using them in a post, just filling up the server with garbage data. Attackers could use this to automatically fill up the web space and provoke a crash. Who is the owner of uploaded and shared images and posts? If a lemmy post gets shared, a copy of the image will be created. If the image doesn't have a share-alike licence, the owner of the instance could get in trouble. I am not an advocate! Those are just things I thought about, which could cause trouble if I would have a lemmy instance.

How to install Lemmy (the modern way)?
The last time I've installed a CMS or any other web application, it was a time where you did it by hand, but it looks like nowadays this isn't the common way and the developers of Lemmy even don't recommend to do it (on the page above). But what is the recommended or even the modern way? Should I start to learn docker or ansible? And will it still work with other application from docker or ansible?

I don’t want to attack you with this questions, but do you eat animal products 7 times a week? I am just asking that, because some people see themselves as sustainable if they reduce their consumption of animal products, which is still pretty high (like 6 out of 7 times a week), even if it’s a good step in the right direction. But they somehow stop there, living with their excuse. If we talk about sustainability it must go back to the Sunday roast (it’s once a week) and not every day with a single exception.

I’ve read the website you linked and they say by themselves that it is only one study, who claims such thing. And I see some problems with this study, too. They calculated to use every piece of land. In a sustainable world it isn’t possible to use everything, we need e.g. a lot of grazing land for insects, it needs to be untouched (no humans and no plant eating animals on it), a lot of wild flowers have to grow. Untouched forests and wildlife sanctuary is necessary.

And the study focuses only on feeding humans, which isn’t good, too. If we would stop world hunger, it would lead to humans to produce more humans, which are hungry too and which would lead to more food production and more land must be used for humans instead for nature. There are a lot of species on this planet, which can live without humans or in other words, some species can’t live where humans are (and that’s not the fault of the animals). And humans are not the most important thing on the planet (if it’s about sustainability).

The problem with the industry producing too much plastic wouldn’t be a problem anymore if people would have a sustainable mindset. If almost every action is questioned and if people would think “This is a lot of plastic, I look for an alternative” while grabbing food, which is wrapped in plastic, this wouldn’t be a problem anymore.

Your receipt is your ballot. Every single person can have more influence through their purchases than politicians ever do.


Did they build in a dynamo in this box to charge a smart phone or something similar?

Otherwise this project might lead to the misinterpretation that all people with a minimum wage are doing useless work.


Not so many, a greedy minority

Like almost every person you can see in the streets is not a minority. There are only a few exception, like the vegan person on their human powered bike.


A really beautiful planet! What a shame that so many people do a lot every day to destroy it.


Cloudflare is a dictator who fights against right winged people.

This is a weird fight!


There should be another option

  • [ ] I’m not only stupid, I use disposable vapes, too

Only because people are doing something for a long time or tradition, doesn’t mean it is good.

  • 150 years ago we burned women, which were called “witches”
  • 150 years ago we still had slaves and we bought them like vacuum cleaners. If they break, you throw them away.
  • 80 years ago gay people were treated like sick people and were even tortured.

And we stopped with all of it.


But why does slaughter waste sounds healthier for you than cooked wind turbine blades?

Those blades definitely have fibers and you need fibers :P


I just figured out that the inbox has an RSS sign, too. So you could subscribe to full threads if you are the threat owner and see comments on your comments if you posted somewhere else.

It’s not exactly what I was looking for, but it helps a lot.

P.S.: I think the link must be updated every time you create a new post or comment on something, because I can’t imagine it will get the newest threads and comments you created. At least it wouldn’t be good, because otherwise everyone could exactly see what you have in your inbox.


What a predictable reaction. yaaawn

Would be really refreshing if people like this would be rational and be like “Yes! This is an efficient solution to a huge problem and I will put some energy and time in it, because I see even more connections than this, which could even solve more problems”

This will never happen, because… Humans…



There are also user feeds. There don’t appear to be feeds for comments on a post or searches but maybe we can see those some day.

Subscribing to posts as RSS to get newest comments would be very useful to follow discussions in an efficient way. But I think I have to do a video to convince the dev that it is really useful :P



How to subsribe to groups or posts via RSS?
I really like RSS feeds, especially with tools like newsboat and there are RSS feeds for everything, like Reddit posts or even Youtube channels. Is it possible to get RSS feeds for Lemmy groups or even posts, too? This would boost the workflow immensely.

This is the most un-intuitive way to post something anywhere on the internet ever. Who came up with this idea and why? Because I think the developer might have a reason or it is just a bug.

Wouldn’t it be better to show the “create post” button right beside the “subscribe” button in a group (without being subscribed to the group)?


But why subscribing to it at all? Sounds like 2 unnecessary steps.


Why do I have to subscribe to a channel to write an article?
I am still new to Lemmy and don't understand some things. One is: Why do I have to subscribe to a whole channel if I want to only write about one specific thing? It just doesn't make sense to me, because it will just pollute my timeline with stuff I really want to see. If I have an opinion on one thing, but will see everything about this topic in my timeline, the timeline will be useless after a few days. Thanks for your help.

How much resources does Lemmy need?
I will rent a v-server today with those specs: **2 CPU cores, 4GB RAM, 80GB disk space** I think it's enough to run normal websites and even a game server, but I have no experience with the Fediverse. Is this enough to run a few fediverse instances, like Lemmy and Mastodon or even others? How much resources does Lemmy need in particular? Thank you for your help.

How to comment on other Lemmy instances
With mastodon I just log in with my mastodon account and enter my unique username to follow or comment on something, if it's on another instance. But how does it work on Lemmy? If I am on [another instance](https://beehaw.org/post/610/comment/373) and I try to log in to comment, my account can not be found. At the post above someone from lemmy.ml commented the post and I am just trying to figure out how this works? What is the workflow if I find another interesting instance to comment or like, because it looks like leaving lemmy.ml isn't a good idea.

Can lemmy be used as a blog (with comment section)?
I am looking for a fediverse solution for a blog and I tried it with [writefreely](https://publish.ministryofinternet.eu/utopify-org/), but it has some disadvantages I can't live with. The most important one is, that it should be possible to communicate with people within the fediverse. People should be able to comment on every article with a fediverse account, like it is already possible between Mastodon, Pleroma, PeerTube and others. But comments aren't a thing with writefreely and this is sad. After using Lemmy for a few days I just thought if it is possible to use it as a blog and [ask on lemmys github](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/760) if it is possible to restrict a group so only one person could post new articles, but all others can comment. And the answer is yes! But would it be possible to use it as a blog? Imagine I would have a group called "utopify.org - Research & Development" and would post current progress about a blog series and you can only comment on it. Would it be possible and would it be something you want to see on Lemmy or would this just be an abuse of the software. If all of this is just a no-go, are there other ways in the fediverse to have a blog article, which can be shared on the fediverse and be commented on?

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/435152 > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/435150 > > > cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/435149 > > > > > I want to find the most sustainable operating system, because computers nowadays waste a lot of energy, because of data collection and data processing. Avoiding unnecessary processes and using resources in a mindful way could reduce the CO2 output on the whole world. > > > > > > This discussion grew very fast and I put all links to other platforms in the end of the blog article.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/435149 > I want to find the most sustainable operating system, because computers nowadays waste a lot of energy, because of data collection and data processing. Avoiding unnecessary processes and using resources in a mindful way could reduce the CO2 output on the whole world. > > This discussion grew very fast and I put all links to other platforms in the end of the blog article.

I want to find the most sustainable operating system, because computers nowadays waste a lot of energy, because of data collection and data processing. Avoiding unnecessary processes and using resources in a mindful way could reduce the CO2 output on the whole world. This discussion grew very fast and I put all links to other platforms in the end of the blog article.