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That sounds like relays, there are already many different ones for Mastodon at least.
Users can signup and create communities (blogs). These are automatically set to “only mods can post” by the frontend. This way there can be multiple blogs per user. There are already Writefreely and Plume which work more or less like that afaik.
I was thinking of a frontend to turn Lemmy into a blogging software. I think the backend has all the required functionality. An image gallery could also be good, like scrolller.com.
Communities are completely independent from one another, even if they happen to share the same name. So if you are banned from community A, you can still post in community B. Another matter are instance bans, if you are banned from an instance then none of your posts will be visible there, or in any of its communities.
Also its called football.
This happens if a community specifies a set of allowed languages, and you are trying to post in a different one. It sounds like the UX and error messages should definitely be improved though. To reproduce this issue, can you say which community you tried to post in and what languages you had enabled at the time?
It could also be because some comments are written in languages that you havent enabled, or are otherwise hidden (blocked users, bot accounts).
There is an open issue, contributions welcome!
You can definitely open issues in the Lemmy repo if there are any problems federation with other platforms. To publish the results of your testing you can also simply make a post in !email@example.com or !firstname.lastname@example.org. Doing this will be really helpful to make federation better.
It sounds like you might be interested to host a new Lemmy instance. Right now the number of instances is still limited, and most of them cover niche topics. So it would definitely be good to have a Lemmy instance that is more mainstream. Hosting an instance requires some technical knowledge, but you can always ask for help in /c/lemmy_support or find someone else to take care of that aspect.
Creating a community on an existing instance is less effort. However it means that the instance admins have full control over your community, and you have to follow their rules. There is also no way to automatically migrate a community to another instance. Having your own instance gives you full control over the rules/moderation, and also lets you apply custom themes or change instance configuration (eg signup mode).
That depends entirely on the community where the post was made. If the community is on lemmy.ml, then the deletion federates to all other instances (including yours I think). Otherwise, if a lemmy.ml admin deletes a post in a remote community, that action isnt federated at all. At least thats how it should work, might be worth testing to confirm.
Its not so difficult to implement functionality that remote content can be fetched automatically on demand like you describe. It just takes a certain amount of work, and so far we are busy with other things. These things take time when there are only two developers funded with donations, and not some startup with millions in venture capital.
You can also fetch comments by pasting the url from the colorful fedilink icon into the search. For example https://feddit.it/comment/63117.
monero.house is probably a better place to ask this.
I managed to reproduce the problem on enterprise.lemmy.ml, but after searching the address a few times in a row it worked. You can give that a try, if it doesnt work ask your admins to check the server logs for any errors.
Its too much in English and too many people from United States.