You can see who upvotes and downvotes Lemmy posts
A curiosity I didn't know about Lemmy. > However, I just noticed a place where there is some lack of informed consent here on Lemmy: in the Lemmy UI, it appears that upvotes and downvotes are anonymous. I checked a long time ago, and realized that they weren’t really; the identity of the up or down voter is federated, but it is simply not shown by the UI. > > I would assume that many (probably most) lemmy users do not realize this: admins of your own instance and all federated instances have the ability to see who upvoted and downvoted what. > > It just now came to my attention that Friendica actually is showing this information publicly, in the form of “$username does not like this” for a downvote! > > — By []( on [Great fedi thread on consent](

Security exception required to connect to Lemmygrad
I'm running Firefox 109 with arkenfox (mostly default settings). When I try and connect to, I'm given an `SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN` error. Once I create an exception, I can use the website like normal. Is this something going on in the backend of things or are my browser settings just too high? Note: doesn't have this issue, I can connect with no warning about certificates.

A collection of videos of how to install Lemmy
I was looking for how to install Lemmy and found these videos, hope these can help if you need to install you instance. 3:31 24:49 25:51 1:47

Lemmy and Hashtags
cross-posted from: > Does Lemmy currently use hashtags in any way? I'm assuming it doesn't since they don't show up in the UI anywhere. But while thinking about [non-lemmy software posting to lemmy communities](, I was wondering how lemmy would use hashtags. > > My suggestion would be for lemmy to handle hashtags in a similar way to current microblogging software, by putting them in the `tag` field and allow lemmy users to add #hashtags to their posts. [Lobsters]( displays tags beside post titles (though these tags are admin controlled I think). It seems like there is a maximum of 2 tags, which I think would be a reasonable limit for lemmy to display too. The UI could display the tags as badges, with some affordance to view any additional tags, and clicking a tag would show other posts with that tag. > > As for why, I think tags on lemmy would serve two main purposes: > 1. They would enable better discoverability on non-lemmy software where hashtags are the main topical grouping mechanism right now. > 1. While lemmy uses communities for topical grouping, some posts might fit into multiple categories, even unrelated categories. Crossposting sort of solves this, but crossposting can be considered spammy if it's done too much. And, on lemmy, crossposting creates another post which fractures the conversation. This may be desirable sometimes, but a poster may also prefer to keep all the conversation in one spot.

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Clarification regarding downvotes on posts from remote instances - Where downvotes are turned OFF?
I saw from a recent post that [downvotes does not propagate]( That seems counter-intuative to me, how does it actually work? - Does my downvote affect the visibility on such a posts in my feed when I vote on it on my local instance? - Does my downvotes on such an post impact the visibility of the post among my fellow lemmy-browsers on a third party instance? - Will turning off downvotes on an instance give its posts and posters an *artificial boost* when federating compared to instances where posts can get downvotes? I'm suspecting this can be used to create false consensus and artificially high visibility around posts.

Notification to linked site?
A Lemmy post will often refer to a specific web link. Is there an API for the linked site to be notified about Lemmy posts referring to it (e.g. to be able to link back, or even to integrate Lemmy comments)?

Create New Post Linking to Lemmy Community
This is a lemmy feature request. I'm happy to file an issue on github is people thinks this is worthwhile. I just want to gauge interest. When creating a new post, could the `URL` field be expanded to also accept a lemmy community handle, i.e, _!lemmy@lemmy.ml_? That way a user could create a post to announce a community that would link to the community, within the instance the user is on. See [this post]( for an example. My lemmy account is on So when I follow the link in this post, I'm taken to and can't directly follow the community. It'd be nicer if each instance detected that the link was a lemmy group and linked to the instance local community, in this case: I'm assuming this would just be a frontend thing and the ActivityPub json would still use the canonical url.

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What is the intended method of content discovery?
I'm running on a personal lemmy instance, and I've been able to simply re-subscribe to the communities that I was subscribed to on my previous account. But what if I didn't have that? How would I discover those communities? On the micro blogging fediverse, I can use relays, follow other peoples boosts, or join groups etc for content discovery and to give me federated content in general on which to do content discovery. What does that look like in the lemmyverse niche of the fediverse? How does a small single person instance find new content? How do they get richer content search options etc? Right now, I'm just using search on for that, but that's a work around, not a solution

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.

Why Do Lemmy Comments Have Two URLs? - Lemmy
Is there a better way to crosspost a text post?

YSK: there is a setting to hide votes in Lemmy
I recently discovered that I can hide votes for all posts and comments (there is a setting). And this makes life a bit easier, I think. My judgement comes more from content itself, not from votes.

Request for build servers
We are looking for someone who would be willing to provide a build server for Lemmy's continuous integration. This is used to ensure that new changes and pull requests pass all the checks, and that the code is written well. At the moment we are using a small VPS for this purpose (2 vCPU, 2 GB RAM). This works but is quite slow, and can slow down the development process with unnecessary waiting times. For this reason we are looking for a community member with a spare server or computer, who would be willing to provide it as a build server. There are no specific hardware requirements, but the faster the better. The build server has to run 24/7 and run the [Drone Docker Runner]( The setup is very easy, especially if your machine is already running docker. If you have such a server and are willing to provide it, please comment below with the specs. Additionally we are also looking for an ARM builder, so that we can provide official releases for this platform as well. Note that some Raspberry Pi models seem unable to build Lemmy (our 4GB memory builder failed), so please try if the compilation works on your device. If you can provide an ARM builder, also comment below with the specs.

Sort algorithm when viewing all communities' posts
Hi ! This is a suggestion/thought on the option to show ALL communities posts on Lemmy's homepage. The homepage UI is nice because it provides a single place to view posts from either Local to All instance, it makes the fediverse feel whole. One downside is that, since some instances are much larger than others, the All section is often dominated by posts from a single instance. I don't mind seeing posts, but that seems a bit much. It's good to see a diversity of information/opinions (as opposed to Twitter's bubble). A new sort option would be nice to give better visibility to posts on smaller instances. Maybe tweaking the weight to better account for community size . Let's say the default logic is a function of upvote counts, you'd scale the upvote based on instance size (eg weight=upvotes/sqrt(instance active users)). Edit Lemmy's documentation call this the "score"

Feature request: preview images from image posts on mastodon like they're an image gallery rather than serving a browser link
Let's say you're on reddit and someone posts an imgur gallery, from an app like Boost you can view and browse that album without leaving boost. But if I post a link to a mastodon toot that has 4 images, and I click the post in jerboa it will instead open a new window into the actual mastodon page. I've argued for the value of "post once distribute everywhere" but if that paradigm isn't right for the fediverse at the very least the ux for linking mastodon image posts could be improved. Instead of posting once distributing everywhere it would be at least possible to post once and then link everywhere. (this doesn't fix issues like trying to get stuff like pixelfed working but it's worth a thought)

A poem about Lemmy
``` The land of Lemmy, a vast expanse, A place for all to share their thoughts and glance At the latest memes and news from around, With communities for every topic that can be found. There's !funny for the jokes that make us laugh, !asklemmy for the questions that we want to ask, And !science for the latest discoveries to be found, Lemmy has a place for everyone on the ground. Whether you're looking for advice or want to share your own, Lemmy's the place to go where you'll never be alone. So come and join the conversation, On the land of Lemmy, where ideas take flight without hesitation. ```

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