Yes! The contributing guide mentions that there are plenty of other ways including design, translations, donations, and even just reporting issues you come across! Everything can be a huge help.
Not sure about chess, but !email@example.com
Welcome everyone! Just as a PSA, here’s a cross instance community explorer: https://browse.feddit.de/
Yes. The docs aren’t what I wish they were, but it’s here https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/contributors/04-api.html, and there already are client libraries for multiple languages
Mastodon suffers from similar annoyances. I feel like this system could be improved, it’s pretty confusing for beginners. I support frontends rewriting links, I suppose (though I suppose there is the tricky issue of deciding what links point to the fedi. Maybe “!firstname.lastname@example.org” should not be a link…)
brave is also run by a homopobic alt right guy so…
I’m not a fediverse developer but as I understand it the activitypub spec identities people and communities by their domain, and does not define a way to mutate.
Translation: you would loose all your peers and your comments.
If lemmy.ml copied the databases to a new domain, then when websites start to peer again there would be duplicate comments, one from the old domain and one from the new domain.
Translation: it would require the cooperation of every instance to be clean
I’m not a fediverse developer again, this could be wrong
You can’t just change a federated domain like you can change from facebook.com to meta.com, it’s nearly impossible
People should know about
And make informed choices
.ml in it’s infancy, and it’s impossible to switch domain names now.
I can attest to the cons of .ml domains
Not been able to find a good registrar. Gandi is a fake shithole, all the other ones too. I decided if I couldn’t get ethical domains I would just get cheap ones, so cloudflare.
Stay tuned for names.sr.ht, they will charge 20$ a year to allow you to register unlimited domains with zero markup, and profit sustainably without data collection from that tiny subscription fee (plus tons of DevOps). They are waving the 20$ a year for people who can’t afford it without any questions, and the platform is open source.
NOTE: names.sr.ht has nothing, go directly to sr.ht to learn more about the platform
Re ethical hosting:
I’m impartial to uberspace, so many pluses!
♥️ (Not sponsored, I hope it becomes obvious these are good services when you visit their respective homepages)
Yeah this, also consider that gitlab is not federated and people are not likely to make an account on your gitlab instance to contribute.
The same thing goes for discord, more people use it than matrix, and therfore you reach a larger audience
re @Echedenyan@lemmy.ml not sure what part you are talking about, I’m happy to shoot myself in the foot for my projects because I don’t expect much contributors nore feel a drive for a big star count
I understand completely. I’ve received a total of 400$ or so from open source bounties and other rewards, and would love to see a similar model in many more projects, including lemmy… and yet, please bear in mind that lemmy’s monthly income is currently only around 500 dollars (and that’s increased in the past couple months), excluding nlnet funding. The top two contributors have each added around 40 times more lines then the third to the project. Totaling all 140 independent contributors, they still fall more than 5x short of either of the main developers. My takeaway is that this site needs more funding.