Hey there! I am a science/technology enthusiast and regular contributor to Wikipedia. Elsewhere you may find me with the @JackFromWisconsin@wikis.world handle.

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Cake day: Dec 01, 2022


Would be great to see subject lines supported in Mastodon. Anything that helps intercompatibiity is a win-win

Indeed. However, understand that Lemmy has like 100K people or so, while Mastodon is over 9 Million. Much easier to build a topical instance on a larger platform. Lemmy will have it’s time soon.

@atmoicpoet@mastodon.social is creating a hosting platform that supports Lemmy called “Space Host”. Once his platform releases, and it becomes much easier to run a Lemmy instance, we are going to see a lot of people here in the “Lemmyverse”.

The formatting works perfect my instance, v0.17.2. Do you still need to upgrade?

Yes this feature is native in chromium. Glad to see this exists on the firefox side too

One would hope this would lead to some actual punishments on these companies… but the “Gilded Age” (1880s) made a comeback and the companies are running the country again. Oh who’s kidding they never left

Full text: > " Here's a preview of #SpaceHost, a fully-managed Fediverse hosting service that @reiver and I are building. > As you can see, you'll be able to select your Fediverse community server based on: >* Micro Blogging >* Macro Blogging >* Forums >* Image Posting >* Video Posting >* Media Posting >* Social Coding "

It would be good to see new member sign ups, for moderation. Being able to see member names and clicking into their post history would be very useful to block spam bots and unwelcome folk without having to have applications.

I’m sure it’s just more efficient to just run freight routes, instead of trying also add passengers.

Might be a good time to spin up some more instances, to brace for the impact of the reddit migrants.

pleroma.envs.net responds after user “r000t” creates a fediverse search engine
pleroma.envs.net responds after user “r000t” creates a fediverse search engine

In your personal user settings for language, do you have “undetermined” unselected? When I unselected it, I couldn’t see any posts that were made before v0.17/didn’t pick language.

My point was that members should treat admins with basic respect. I wasn’t clear. How I worded it was threatening members to act “in line” otherwise deplatform. What I meant is that admins shouldn’t be accused of being a Nazi, antisemitic, etc. Because they’re just going to shut it down, “deplatforming” everyone.

Paradox of tolerance: if a society is tolerant without limit, its ability to be tolerant is eventual
Every community should understand this. I think we do a pretty good job here, but there are a number of other communities that don't.

No one signs up to get attacked and called a Nazi. It’s really unfortunate that some people still find that acceptable. People should respect their site admins and webmasters, or they’re not going to have a site anymore.

If you believe a country can be humiliated by a balloon… sorry I just don’t buy the narrative that this was some “5d chess plan” by China.

thanks for the ping. I’m kinda in the same boat as Chris below. I never was a Twitter user and I don’t know the first place to start. I did create a reddit: https://old.reddit.com/r/midwestsocial just to claim the name, really. I also experimented with sharing a /c/ community in reddit subs, and that went about as well as expected (banned from one, attacked by right-wing users in another, and ignored in a third). I don’t want to aggressively promote Lemmy stuff like that, otherwise people will see us as spammers.

I dislike them too. I don’t want to get a notification that a video will release in a couple hours, I want to get notified when it’s live.

The only benefit is the real time chat lounge. The few times I’ve watched premieres, it was cool to live-chat with other viewers.

re: the pending subscribe, this is a known issue: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2685

You can click and subscribe again to remove “pending”.

great update, lots of good quality of life features. rip the c/main community, may you live in peace

I haven’t tested it enough, but that does seem to be the case. For both users and communities you can block/unblock on their page or in your user settings page.

I wouldn’t touch it on the account of it’s crypto stuff.

Where would one find a good wired mouse in 2023?
Hello lemmy, I'm looking to replace my mouse and get a new one. Preferably wired, I don't really like the bluetooth mice. Not looking for extra buttons or anything, just a basic Mouse that does the clicks and scrolls.

The mockup below by @0x1C3B00DA@lemmy.ml looks pretty close to how I was envisioning it. It definitely looks off, and that’s why my preferred implementation is that Mastodon (and the other microblog services) add title support. Since they won’t or aren’t, I would rather that non-local content is preserved how it was, without too significant guesswork to fill in each platforms’ fields. Titleless, but preserving the post and not having a poor title is preferable to me than an awkward title that anyone on mastodon doesn’t see and doesn’t know about.

Allowing for people on lemmy to submit titleless posts can be allowed, since the tech would already be in the front-end to display it. Doesn’t have to be allowed, though.

It looks like you’re just supposed to redirect the draft page. See here, #17

New communities: c/health and c/environment
Hello! I created two communities, one about our health, and the other about our planet's health. * [!environment@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/environment) * [!health@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/health) Feel free to subscribe and contribute!

Titles could become optional for short text posts. You could allow up to 500 characters in the body field to be a stand alone post title-less, which automatically adds support for all fedimicroblog services. This would have to be a setting per community to allow title-less posts or not, including a warning that this would break compatibility with mastodon, etc.

Nice. Medium is a blog-type site, right? Wish they mentioned if they were working on having the blogs be federated.

The article is asking for people to not be filming people for TikToks or whatever, especially without consent

The title had me thinking it may be something similar to The Matrix. Thankful that is not the case.

ChatGPT would be the last place I’d ask.

it’s all soap…? You eat food with hands too so i don’t see the issue

Hello! I created [!business@midwest.social](https://midwest.social/c/business) for discussion and sharing of links about business. The community isn't necessarily pro- or anti- business. Feel free to subscribe and share!

Just to note the title is misleading – these were not staff nor paid. They got it right in the article, at least:

Two high-ranking “admins” – volunteer administrators with privileged access to Wikipedia, including the ability to edit fully protected pages – have been imprisoned since they were arrested on the same day in September 2020, the two bodies added.

I am working on creating !communities@midwest.social , which will be for listing and discovering new communities, preferably those on smaller instances (to promote federation). It’s currently unfinished but I’ve been slowly working on adding new communities. Feel free to suggest any!

What’s the easiest thing for most people to do to improve their digital privacy?
For me, I currently use Firefox on my computer and phone, uBlock Origin and YouTube Vanced. What else is fairly easy to do that I can add on?

Any reason for this other than “didn’t think about it”? It seems like a great way to help newer/smaller instances discover content that is on unknown instances.

From the buyers perspective: each person may value a product differently.

Abundance of image macros instead of links/text posts. It seems like everything is an image, meme, or infographic now.

What are “Trending” communities
It seems that it's just recently created communities, at least on the instance I'm on. Is that how it works everywhere..? I feel that "Trending" ≠ recently created. Either it should be renamed, or what I'd prefer is that a way to differentiate "trending" communities.

Other discussions: https://mastodon.social/@dansup/109597165262066570

Mastodon thread about the recent policy change regarding using the mastodon trademark.

I would like to see an easier way to “link accounts” together.
It would be great to be able to link an account on one instance to another instance elsewhere on the fediverse. A way for there to be an "official" recognition that the human behind the one account controls the other account, without the clunky system of having to put the link in each others bios.