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Hmm, so a bad disk caused them to abandon good hardware worth thousands of dollars and move to much more expensive rented servers… Although to be fair, it sounds like they maxed out their fiber-upload as well and there might have been no good faster options available (and reading between the lines it seems like most of their new users are from Europe, thus having the server in the US was maybe also a limiting factor).


I wouldn’t recommend anyone to run a server with more than a few hundred accounts on their own. Search for a good friend you trust. This also helps with hard decisions, and there will be plenty of them. Don’t scale your instance above 10k accounts or 6 thousand active users if you aren’t more than two. And this is only the value for an instance with a known community. I would only recommend half of that for a normal public server without an existing community.

Probably the best advise of the article. Otherwise I think the hardware is a bit over-scaled for the current 10k users on chaos.social. But I guess it should be good for the next 5 years :)


While this is true, one of the defining features of coops is that they also tend to ask their workers (themselves) to work more for less pay during economic down-turns (mainly due to the workers also being owners). This tends to make them more resilient and less short term profit oriented, but can sadly also result in drawn out death spirals of self-exploitation.


If the exact same link is used, lemmy automatically cross-post. But true, I have also seen duplications of different links to the same article/video.

Maybe some easy way for users to flag duplicates and for moderators/admins to merge them via the cross-post functionality would be a solution?


You mean for non-logged in users? Because for me cross-posts even across instances seem to get collapsed fine on my subscribed communities feed.

I think in general the non-logged in users experience could be probably better and instance admins need more tools to limit what is shown on their “all” feed as it has a big impact on the impression of first time visitors.

Of course Lemmy could also go the way of Mastodon and most other fediverse software and hide away most of the posts for nonmembers. I can sort of understand why they are doing this, but of course this would be dimetrally opposed to Reddit that is predominantly used by lurkers.


Because there are some high profile Pleroma users / devs that apparently want to die on the free-speech hill and as a result many bad actors seem to think it is a playground for them.


Similar ones to other such country/region communities. The idea in another comment here to require submitters to actually write a bit about the link they submit is good as it reduces the low effort drive-by spam and hopefully makes them actually read the article (but sadly that doesn’t help much when people have extreme cognitive bias).


This is specifically about the /c/Europe community and not Lemmy, and yes quality over quantity.


Sure, hence me requesting /c/europe as it is currently unmoderated and no rules are in place / enforced.



I can’t because it is against the specifically stated rules of that community. See the double-standard at play here?


Oh let me start posting a bunch of Radio Free Asia articles on /c/china then /s


Yes, agreed. The problem is not that I disagree with some of those articles, but the constant flood of one sided articles pushing a certain manipulative agenda and the endless arguments when someone points out that fact.

I am also annoyed by the double standard that apparently that is ok in /c/europe but on a China community the exact same thing would get you banned immediately.

Do you want to take over instead?


Different UI? Matter of taste I guess. I think the default UI of Pleroma is more like classic Twitter, while Mastodon is more like Tweetdeck. I think mobile apps should work interchangeable.


Requesting /c/Europe
Moderator is clearly absent and it is being spammed by a certain user with right-wing tabloid articles.
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Things that don’t block onboarding (like you can register, setup your profile, subscribe to communities), but slow down spammers (like first post approval or some sort of trust system like in Discourse). Also ways to more easily / quicker deal with spammers… it all feels a bit unintuitive and slow (many clicks to do simple things).

Some sort of super-moderators that fall between community mods and admins would be also nice to delegate more moderation capacity without handing over full site control.


More lightweight to selfhost. Or are you asking from a user perspective?


Is Xiaomi producing professional 5G network equipment? I don’t think this is primarily about smartphones and consumer electronics.


Uhm, don’t they specifically ask to not share this link?


Lemmy has a huge problem with trolls using other instances to impersonate users and post Nazi/gore/scat spam all over the place.

Sadly moderation tools are still quite lacking in Lemmy and the best option currently available is making accounts subject to admin approval.

I agree that this isn’t great from an on-boarding perspective and would prefer posts from new users to be hidden and non-federated by default or something like that, but that probably requires quite a bit of development on the backend first.


The problem is that their current costs can not be paid for by user contributions (by a long shot) and the VC funders will also want to make their investments back somehow.

AFAIK Element is owned by a for-profit company called New Vector that can be sold as any other company. But they changed names and ownership/funding a lot in over the years and merged with some dodgy crypto-currency firm, so I might be wrong on the specific names and ownership structure.


Has some interesting figures, but so it begins: reading between the lines they are evidently running out of VC funding and corporate funding is also not going well. So likely their current funders will try to sell off Element to someone else while it still looks good and then the user squeeze will start shortly after.
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See also: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/24/green-technology-precision-fermentation-farming
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A bit like join-lemmy.org, now with a much improved instance browser.
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