big update, awful.systems is now a federated lemmy instance. let me know if anything looks broken! here’s what to expect:

  • to pull up an awful.systems community on another instance, just paste that community’s URL into the other instance’s search bar
  • federation with other lemmy instances should work, and probably kbin too? there’s no way I can find to pull in pre-federation posts on remote instances though, so send your friends here to read the backlogs
  • we can’t federate with most of mastodon right now because lemmy doesn’t implement authorized_fetch, which is a best practice setting for mastodon instances. if your instance doesn’t use it, try entering something like @sneerclub@awful.systems into your mastodon search; lemmy communities are represented to mastodon as users
  • this is pretty much an experimental thing so if we have to turn it off, I’ll send out another post
  • reply to this post with ideas for moderation tools and instances you’d like to see blocked (and a reason why) and we’ll take action on anything that sounds like a good idea

federation was made possible by

  • lemmy’s devs skipping their release process and not telling anyone 0.18.2 was released on friday? so we’re on 0.18.2 now
  • updating all of the deployment cluster’s flake inputs just in case
  • @dgerard@awful.systems shouting yolo
  • @zogwarg
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    311 months ago

    Oooh nice Jank, sorry if causing issues by test subscribing to communities which are a tad too active for our instance. Tell me if unsubscribing would help.

    • @selfOPMA
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      311 months ago

      it shouldn’t hurt! but uhh let me know if the site starts spinning and doesn’t stop, and I’ll keep monitoring on this end

      • @zogwarg
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        311 months ago

        I think I am encountering separate blessed Jank. Would It be that only posts (or even comments ?1?) that are “Undetermined” or “English” would be synched from a remote instance ? Or is the synch that janky ?

        • @selfOPMA
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          311 months ago

          huh, it might be limiting languages because we have only Undetermined and English here (cause those are the two languages we speak, especially Undetermined, for the purpose of being able to mod posts). I’m not sure I like that lemmy has that limit in place though. I can toggle the language you’re looking for on if you let me know what it is

          • @zogwarg
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            311 months ago

            That would be French or Français ^^. If that is the behavior, can’t say that I am a fan either.

            • @selfOPMA
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              211 months ago

              added French and Spanish in lieu of us getting better language support in lemmy (that doesn’t involve juggling 30 languages, one of which is Undetermined (which breaks the instance if you remove it))

              let me know if that fixes things in federation; some of these settings need a lemmy server restart but none of the docs or UI say that, and it doesn’t happen automatically

              • @zogwarg
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                310 months ago

                Thanks, It seems to have helped.

    • David GerardA
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      310 months ago

      i went to post just now and a pile of non-local communities were in the list, that might have been it