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Cake day: Jul 15, 2021

rss domain hijacked!
sorry guys, HeapOverflow is down right now, because freenom decided to disappear my domain registration... I'll try and recover it or migrate to a more reliable TLD, but It'll take some time =/ This should also serve as a warning against using sketchy TLDs

[RFC] How should code-highlighting themes be handled?
I'm working on adding highlighting to `code-blocks` on lemmy using [highlight.js](, and am wondering exactly how to implement it. There are many code-themes that could be used Regarding which theme to use there are basically two different directions I could go: 1. Each lemmy-theme would have to explicitly declare an hljs theme to use. - PROS: - easy to use, users automatically get an appropriate code-theme for every ui-theme. - simple to implement (already done) - CONS: - theme-makers need to pick an appropriate theme - no user customizability, limited number of themes 2. Users can pick their preferred theme just like they pick a UI theme. - PROS: - Extreme customization, there are a buttload of themes, and users can pick any one! - CONS: - Users would **need** to pick an appropriate theme. It would use the "browser-default" (light/dark) until they pick one, and could look weird and be confusing until then - PITA to implement & requires back-end changes (wont see it for a while) Let me know what you think, or if you have another solution. I have solution #1 deployed on right now =] Here is the PR for those interested:

Could you clarify whether source citation is a rule or just a guideline?

A guideline. People can assert things, and people can show evidence. an argument will be more believable with evidence. Repeatedly asserting things in spite of evidence might get your comments deleted though.

character attacks on groups of people

I would imagine that’s not civil. If someone sees this please report it and there will probably be a discussion about it.

- Composer - Conan - Container (Docker / Helm) - Generic packages - Maven - npm - NuGet - PyPI - RubyGems

AWESOME! I’ll migrate my instances to a green datacenter on linode in a bit

These seems silly but people actually believe this crap. They will never learn better if people never challenge them.

IDK how long I can do it, but at least their questions have been easily debunkable.

you can use your current account. Im working on a way to make it easier, but you can search for the url of a GTIO community to find it like this

I’m not a free-speech absolutist, and I’m planning on moderating heavily, so IDK how long that will last lol

ty, Its hard because everything is “politics”.
If you have any suggestions I created the c/META community for just that purpose =]

They are vague and will be updated as necessary.

It’s extremely hard to identify and moderate “fake news”, so my plan is not to =/
If people are not allowed to post missinfo, then people cant counter that evidence.

I’m hoping that users can post counter-evidence and let the zeitgeist decide the truth.

This sounds like a good debate topic tho =]

Yeah… =/
I set it to “require application” because there is no UI index of users; I cant really keep track of users and if they’re trolling other instances.

I agree generally that fascists like to hide behind a veil of neutrality, but so do others.

I say “politically neutral” to mean that mods wont ban you for having conservative opinions =/

If someone posts “whats wrong with fascism?” they wont get banned but would be met with ideas.

Trolling would get you banned though, and I don’t want to be a safe harbor for those that seek to troll other instances.

This is for Nigeria and has nothing to do with Nine Inch Nails

I would even support creating a centrist or right-leaning (non-extremist) instance to help de-radicalize the conservative sphere

My solution was setting this in my settings:

[Suggestion] Configurable "default sort" for comments
I would also appreciate site-config options for comments and posts.

Anyone else have this problem or know a solution? My instance has almost no usage, and I'm using the version recommended in the docker instructions.

Why do mod-actions on other instances show up on my instance?
I get that "federated bans" were added recently, but it seems odd to show trolls getting banned from their home-instance on my instance. =/ thoughts?

Presumably it's the link to the comment/post on the instance it was made, but that's not always the case, so I'm a little confused =/

Post made to remote-community failed to federate.
the post was allegedly made to HeapOverflow, [but doesn't show up there]( =/

The Geneva Convention of 12 August 1949, Volume IV: ![](

Lemmy v0.15.2 Release
A few bug fixes: - Dont make webfinger request when viewing community/user profile (fixes #1896) (#2049) - Case-insensitive username at login (#2010) - Put community last in webfinger response (fixes #2037) (#2047) - Dont check for ban in MarkCommentAsRead (fixes #2045) (#2054) - Empty post bodies (#2050) - Add tombstone tests, better test errors (#2046) - Accept single object as to for arrays too (#2048) - Cleaning optional post bodies. Fixes #2039 (#2043) - Fixing liking comment on blocked person. Fixes #2033 (#2042) - Add tests for lotide federation, make lotide groups fetchable (#2035) - Remove unneeded dependency on activitystreams (#2034) - Fixing private instance check. Fixes #2064 (#2065)

Is there a bot that will scrape RSS / ATOM feeds and xpost to lemmy?
It would be handy for auto-posting new github releases, youtube vids, SO content, etc. If not I'll make one, so recommend libs =]

Should I de-federate while mass-importing content?
If I'm importing a butt-load of content into my instance, should I *temporarily* set `federation: { enabled: false }` while importing to avoid pissing other instance-admins off? I'm assuming my instance could face some repercussions like: - being rate-limited - being blacklisted - clogging remote search indexes up with gigs of crap - flooding remote feeds and pissing off remote users Am I wrong? Am I missing something? Is there a better way to prevent these side-effects?

The video seems to be fine... how is this possible?!?!

New TikTok streaming software is an illegal fork of OBS

a patch is an admission of guilt.