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Simply ban the IPs & the accounts of the abusers while enforcing the rules, and it shall be clean after a while.

That would work. But banning the IP would mean banning whole instances, because spam does not only come from the local instance. Banning the user by username does work for 5 minutes, before they register a new account.
Since nobody who’s hosting a Lemmy instance is paying a professional moderation team, which is 24/7 available to ban spam, it’s almost impossible to react in time.

I don’t know how it works in lemmy, but each instance could go and have a word filter (if the post contains a blacklisted word, it would be held for review).

This word filter is called slur-Filter and is available. Nevertheless, this has been criticized by outsiders very often and Lemmy as a whole was made bad.

I am Not Talking about the software feature, I am talking about why the 5,000 or so users who have an account at lemmy are unable to speak & interact with each other.

I don’t think it’s particularly beneficial to criticize Lemmy because some instance blocks others, but applaud Mastodon for “moderation”, on which a hashtag is highly valued that “recommends” blocking entire instances because one person has a problem with another on another instance.


As for moderation, mastodon is going to pass 8,000,000 users soon, and they have gab and truth social there, yet they are still able to moderate it.

With what I’ve experienced on Mastodon so far, the “moderation” consists almost entirely of overblocking by distributing blacklists, which are primarily controlled by bigger instances.


I was always happy with the combination of transmissiond running on a file server and transmission-remote as client, available for Linux, Windows and Android.


Wouldn’t it make more sense to get a small SSD instead of a USB stick and connect it via USB using an external enclosure? There shouldn’t be much difference regarding performance, but there should be in lifespan. You could also split partitions up and use the free space for other things.







Mastodon - Who blocks whom
cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/161886 A few days ago, a page was published in the Fediverse where you could check which Mastodon instance is blocking whom in the Fediverse. This was made possible by a programmer who used the new Mastodon API introduced in 4.0 and automatically read out the blacklists of the instances. The information about who blocks who is in many ways more than just interesting for those who want to choose an instance. As it was already written in a German thread about the topic, it would be helpful to know whether you reach your target group at all, if you register on an instance.
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Quelle surprise. But Musk hasn’t really messed up much, yet. Twitter has always been extremely uncommunicative.


Sorry for you both. It wasn’t meant personally, but more in general, because so many people don’t know about that feature.
Ok, it’s not advertised very much, either.


I wonder why so many people found this option just now, because Gmail supports it since the beginning.
I configured my own mail server the same way. This mail tags are a great option to organize the own inbox. Works amazing, when the server also supports sieve.



There is always a risk, even with currently established platforms.


Why is it so hard to send a correct UserAgent?
Especially with the rush from Twitter, there are more and more bots and crawlers coming up from the Fediverse that just can't manage to send a correct UserAgent. Many apps, which want to make usage of several platforms, just submit the framework they use for their connection. Like `python/1.2.3`, `Dart/1.23` or `http.rb/1.2.3`. The biggest problem with this behavior is, that I as the operator and administrator want to secure the system, but I would lock out legitimate software by targeting only the UserAgent. Especially the `python/1.2.3` in particular, but has also attracted malicious attention many times in my log files. I'm really grateful, that Lemmy developer decided to use a customized UserAgent, so that I as admin can directly see what request it is and where it comes from. That makes it so much easier to make the decision of harm or no harm. On my servers, I started to block all requests with a “default” or empty UserAgent, but I wonder, how it's possible to fix this issue in general? Any ideas?
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Sounds not that bad. They would be the first bigger companies, who would make usage of the protocol. If they then also get control of their spam and improve moderation, then that is actually good, isn’t it?


I prefer distro packages, because they don’t need to install dependencies, which are already installed. But for testing out a program or in need of several versions of one and the same one, it’s a great deal.
But even for testing or running multiple versions, AppImage is the better solution, in my opinion.


LibreOffice is great. I used their offline tools since release, and I really should take my time to take a look at their online version. Currently, I’m using ONLYOFFICE with Nextcloud at home.
Thanks for the hint.



They’re only talking about the clouds. So, it’s not allowed to use e.g. Microsoft Skydrive or Google Drive. But as long as it’s possible to use Microsoft Office also offline, they’re doing it here.
Banning the clouds is a good start, but politics stopped there, without thinking about the offline software.


Did they? If so, then way too many schools don’t think to switch. I have way too many friends who are unhappy that their children still bring docx documents home, if at all. Because digitization here is seriously stuck in the Stone Age, many schools aren’t particularly equipped.



Let’s hope, other countries do the same with MS Office and Google Docs.




Found this little helper today, tried it, and I'm really happy. Finally, I can write with Markdown and still have an overview of plot, characters, notes, …
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Because it's a serious topic and very important to me. In addition to providing support for people who are suffering from depression. In the last years, I have noticed that many people are having way too much fun with stalking, cyberbullying, defamation, spreading falsity, agitation, etc., encouraging depression and suicides instead of fighting against it. That makes the issue even more significant.
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cross-posted from: https://fapsi.be/post/8904 > ![](https://fapsi.be/pictrs/image/aglwyWS0KH.jpg)
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/69971 > Let me introduce a really cool fantasy novel: > > "A Wizard of Earthsea" is about magic, its power and its sources. > > The main character is Ged, who is told about, starting from his childhood until he rises to power. > > It is narrated vividly. The description of the magical school and the diverse sources of magic is entertaining. > > Greetings > Peter
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Unkown Experiences
Do your characters go through anything you don't have experience with (eg. grief, marriage, childbirth/parenting, job loss, moving, etc.) or do you avoid those things? If you deal with them in your writing, how do you tack things you don't have personal experience with?
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Fapsi - An instance for all the creative. No matter if you're a writer, author or illustrator.
My intention behind the instance is to provide a place for creatives to discuss or present their work. Mastodon may be all good, but a topic tends to get lost quickly, and for authors and writers the character limit is usually an obstacle. In contrast to the usual instances in the Fediverse, on Fapsi no one should be condemned if you link to your book on e.g. Amazon. Also, nerdy discussions about Dungeons & Dragons and other TTRPG are very welcome.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/89740 > Today is an exciting day for the Lemmy project. > > Almost one year after [first enabling federation](https://lemmy.ml/post/42833), we now federate with other projects for the first time! According to some people's definition, this finally makes us part of the Fediverse. > > It took a lot of work to make this possible, so big thanks to [NLnet](https://nlnet.nl/) for funding our full time work on Lemmy, and to [@lanodan](https://queer.hacktivis.me/users/lanodan) and [@asonix](https://masto.asonix.dog/@asonix) for helping to figure out how Pleroma and Mastodon federation works (it's difficult because they have almost no documentation). > > > ## Major Changes > > ### Federation code rewrite > > The rewrite of the federation code started by @nutomic in August is now mostly complete. As a result, the code is much cleaner, and has tests to guarantee no breaking changes between Lemmy versions. As a side effect of this rewrite, it was now relatively easy to enable federation with other projects. > > Mastodon and Pleroma users can: > > - View Lemmy communities, user profiles, posts and comments > - Follow Lemmy communities to receive new posts and comments > - Replies (mentions) work in both directions, including notifications > > In addition, Pleroma users can exchange private messages with Lemmy users. > > Note that Pleroma and Mastodon rely on a compatibility mode in Lemmy, which means that they won't receive events like Deletes or Votes. Other projects whose federation works similar to Pleroma/Mastodon will likely also federate. > > ### Hardcoded slur filter removed > > Lemmy finally has essential moderation tools (reporting, user/community blocking), so the hardcoded filter isn't necessary anymore. If you want to keep using the slur filter, copy [these lines](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/b18ea3e0cc620c3f97f9804c09b92f193809b846/config/config.hjson#L8-L12) to your config file when upgrading, and adjust to your liking. > > ## Upgrade notes > > Federation with Pleroma/Mastodon works automatically, you don't need to change anything, assuming that your allowlist/blocklist configuration permits it. > > Note that Mastodon and Pleroma are much, much bigger than Lemmy at this point, with a combined 3 milion users and 4500 instances, compared to 20.000 users and 35 instances for Lemmy ([source](https://the-federation.info/)). The existing mod tools in Lemmy might not be adequate to handle that at the moment. > > Be aware that if you have federation enabled in the Lemmy config, Mastodon and Pleroma users can now fetch all posts and comments, to view them and share with their followers. The Lemmy blocklist/allowlist can not prevent this, it only prevents posts/comments from blocked instances to be shown on your own instance. The only solution to this problem is disabling federation, or waiting for [signed fetch](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/868) to be implemented. > > If you want to use federation, but review new instances before federating with them, use the allowlist. You can switch from open federation to allowlist federation by pasting the output of the command below into `federation.allowed_instances` in the Lemmy config. > > ``` > curl https://your-instance.com/api/v3/site | jq -c .federated_instances.linked > ``` > > The [`lemmy.hjson` `additional_slurs` field has changed its name to `slur_filter`. ](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/blob/b18ea3e0cc620c3f97f9804c09b92f193809b846/config/config.hjson#L8-L12) > > Follow the [Docker or Ansible upgrade instructions here.](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/administration/administration.html) > > ## Lemmy-Ansible > > We've now separated our ansible install method (the preferred way to deploy Lemmy) into its own repo, [lemmy-ansible](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ansible). Let us know if you need help migrating existing installations over to it. > > ## Changes > > ### API > > - There is now a `GetUnreadCount` in the API to check the count of your unread messages, replies, and mentions. > - A full list of the API changes can be seen on this diff of [lemmy-js-client: 0.13.0 -> 0.14.0-rc.1](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-js-client/compare/0.13.0...0.14.0-rc.1) . > > ### Lemmy Server > > - More federation compat ([#1894](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1894)) > - Adding clippy:unwrap to husky. Fixes [#1892](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1892) ([#1893](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1893)) > - Remove header guard for activitypub routes > - Add federation test cases for Smithereen and Mastodon > - Reduce stack memory usage in apub code > - Remove ActivityFields trait, deserialize into another struct instead > - Check if post or comment are deleted first. Fixes [#1864](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1864) ([#1867](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1867)) > - Correctly use and document check_is_apub_id_valid() param use_strict_allowlist > - Convert note.content and chat_message.content to html (fixes [#1871](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1871)) > - Upgrade background_jobs to 0.9.1 [#1820](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1820) ([#1875](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1875)) > - Fix husky fmt hook. ([#1868](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1868)) > - Renaming to slur_filter. Fixes [#1773](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1773) ([#1801](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1801)) > - Three instance inbox bug ([#1866](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1866)) > - Remove ansible from this repo. ([#1829](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1829)) > - Rewrite collections to use new fetcher ([#1861](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1861)) > - Dont blank out post or community info. Fixes [#1813](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1813) ([#1841](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1841)) > - Format config/defaults.hjson before committing ([#1860](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1860)) > - Breaking apub changes ([#1859](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1859)) > - Pleroma federation2 ([#1855](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1855)) > - Create a custom pre-commit hook, generates config/defaults.hjson ([#1857](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1857)) > - Add cargo metadata to all crates ([#1853](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1853)) > - Add both (De)Serialize to all models ([#1851](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1851)) > - Adding GetUnreadCount to the API. Fixes [#1794](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1794) ([#1842](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1842)) > - Federate reports ([#1830](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1830)) > - Fix saved posts and hide read posts issue. Fixes [#1839](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1839) ([#1840](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1840)) > - Dont allow posts to deleted / removed communities. Fixes [#1827](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1827) ([#1828](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1828)) > - Dont swallow API errors (fixes [#1834](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1834)) ([#1837](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1837)) > - Fix federation of initial post/comment vote (fixes [#1824](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1824)) ([#1835](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1835)) > - Fix clippy warnings added in nightly ([#1833](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1833)) > - Admins can view all reports. Fixes [#1810](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1810) ([#1825](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1825)) > - Adding a message_id to emails. Fixes [#1807](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1807) ([#1826](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1826)) > - Generate config docs from code ([#1786](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1786)) > - Trying a background_jobs fix. [#1820](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1820) ([#1822](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1822)) > - mark parent as read on reply ([#1819](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1819)) > - Move code to apub library ([#1795](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1795)) > - Adding honeypot to user and post creation. Fixes [#1802](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1802) ([#1803](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1803)) > - Add database host back into config file ([#1805](https://github.com/LemmyNet/Lemmy/issues/1805)) > > ### Lemmy UI > > - Updating translations. > - Fixing unload ([#487](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/487)) > - Fix setup password. Fixes [#478](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/478) ([#484](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/484)) > - Adding post comment scrolling hack. Fixes [#480](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/480) [#486](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/486) > - Navbar links ([#476](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/476)) > - Try fixing crypto node bug. Fixes [#473](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/473) ([#474](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/474)) > - Use community title and user display name for dropdown. > - Mahanstreamer userpage ([#471](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/471)) > - Using i18next compatibility v3 ([#465](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/465)) > - Show original created time tooltip ([#462](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/462)) > - Revert version of i18next to fix plurals. Fixes [#451](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/451) ([#460](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/460)) > - Fixing cross-posts showing on initial load. Fixes [#457](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/457) ([#464](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/464)) > - Show bot account info. Fixes [#458](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/458) ([#463](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/463)) > - Very weak password check ([#461](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/461)) > - Simplifying getunreadcount. ([#455](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues/455))
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