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One thing you should consider is that all Lemmy instances and communities are moderated by volunteers in their free time. It is important that we make their job as easy as possible, so they dont get overworked, and can focus on other tasks. If we removed the slur filter, it would cause a lot of extra work for them, as they would have to decide in each case if the slur usage is justified or not.

Like we said many times before, removing the slur filter is not up for debate, not unless someone comes up with a better alternative. But we are always open to discuss adding or removing certain terms.

If this is a deal breaker for you then thats okay, I’m sure there are many other platforms where you can use these terms.

“Tankism” isnt a thing, do you mean Marxism-Leninism? In general, you can criticise anything you want, as long as it is based on facts and not on baseless insulting.

It costs less battery if only a single server connection needs to be kept open for notifications (which is handled by a Google/Apple system app). If every app does that on their own, it will be less efficient, but like I said the difference is very small.

Android allows it, but you need to keep a (low priority) notification all the time. Battery usage for this is really negligeble in my experience (I used to work as Android programmer).

You can already do push notifications over websocket, but we are not going to support any proprietary APIs from Apple/Google for that (that would be impossible to setup for every instance).

Thanks for your comment, I’m really happy to read something like this. I’m glad that people can really get along here :)

As long as they can stop themselves from insulting or attacking other people, they can come to Lemmy with no problem.

There is a big difference if something is made by individuals (like most open source projects), or made by a for profit company (which this image is talking about).

Then you should respect the free will of Lemmy developers and users to have a slur filter.

I dont use Pleroma, so no clue. You could try it yourself I guess.

Thats your opinion. We have a different opinion on this, as we described above.

I’m not sure about the Pleroma side of things, but it seems that Pleroma can already fetch and show Lemmy posts if you search for the URL.

The first thing to federate will likely be comments, meaning that Pleroma users will be able to comment on Lemmy posts. But I just found another issue with that, so it looks rather tricky.


Yes, community categories. Maybe at some point we could implement them again, but it would be a really big task (and we have a lot of other tasks that seem more important).

The slur filter is certainly not perfect, but so far it has been very effective at preventing bigots from using Lemmy. If anyone has a better idea how to achieve that goal, we will definitely consider it.

So far we haven’t seen any fascists/bigots trying to use Lemmy in other languages. And adding more words to the slur filter always increases the risk for false positives, so for now we are trying to keep it short by having it English only. Once we add proper multi language support, we will likely add slur filters for different languages.

Statement on Politics of Lemmy.mlpin

Recently there have been some discussions about the political stances of the Lemmy developers and site admins. To clear up some misconceptions: Lemmy is run by a team of people with different ideologies, including anti-capitalist, communist, anarchist, and others. While @dessalines and I are communi…

It might also be worth posting the same texts on more than one platform.

Is it possible to get libraries on crates.io marked as unmaintained?

I’m wondering this because we realised that some of our dependencies (config-rs, hjson-rust (serde-hjson)) are abandoned, and it would be nice to let other people know…

How to reward Lemmy contributors?

Besides @dessalines and me who work on Lemmy full time, there are many people who contribute to Lemmy without any financial reward. Those include translators, community moderators, programmers and others. Without them, Lemmy wouldn’t be what it is today. …

How to optimise compilation times with Rust

Between Lemmy versions v0.8.10 and v0.9.0, we did a major database rewrite, which helped to improve compilation time by around 30% (see below). In this post we are going to explain which methods were effective to speed up Rust compilation for Lemmy, and which werent. …

Why does most media (except news) avoid mentioning Coronavirus?

I noticed this while listening to music, but it seems to be similar in other media such as twitch streams. You would think that such an important would be mentioned a lot because it affects everyone, but it seems to be strongly avoided…

The Tyranny of Stuctureless

A very interesting read. The article is specifically about feminist groups, but I think the same problem is also common in other leftist groups…

Milestones for NLnet funding

Here are the milestones and payouts we agreed on with NLnet. …

NLnet funding, and Lemmy v0.7.0 with new image hosting!

Let’s start with the biggest news first: Lemmy is receiving funding from the NLnet foundation! The funding is for a total amount of 45.000 €, which will allow /u/dessalines and me (/u/nutomic ) to work on Lemmy full-time for at least half a year. …

What would be a good domain for a flagship Lemmy instance?

Unfortunately the obvious ones are already taken (lemmy.social, lemmy.org) or incredibly expensive (lemmy.com). Do you have any other ideas for a good domain? Or alternatively, we could just go with lemmy.ml

Good video even though the guy bashes on public transport having never even used it apparently. Or its just that shitty in the united states…