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As you may have noticed, the crawler at isn't picking up anything from instances on versions 0.19.4 or 0.19.5.

The Issue itself is easily fixed, and there's already a PR for it from's admin, but there's been no response from the lemmyverse developer.

Does anyway have any other ways of contacting him?
If this continues (I realise 2 weeks isn't that long), is anyone interested in forking the code and hosting it on a new domain?


[–] freamon 7 points 1 month ago (7 children)
[–] freamon 1 points 1 month ago

Tragically, this also means that, even after 31 years, I've still never 'get good' enough.

[–] freamon -2 points 1 month ago

Speaking of wildly inaccurate:

Not sure Lemmy gets to throw stones (it'd probably miss).

[–] freamon 3 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Not sure where to post this. Sometimes (in ways that are difficult to replicate), I get a JSON response for a reddthat post in my browser instead of an HTML one. It's happened before on mobile (Chrome) and today also desktop (MS Edge), so I was able to make a screenshot:

I'm assuming it's related to 0.19.4, but maybe others have seen this behaviour before the upgrade. Apologies if you're already aware - I had a quick look for other mentions but didn't find any.

[–] freamon 3 points 1 month ago (1 children)

Sorry. Maybe I used the wrong term. I meant to say it's not part of the CommonMark spec (as supported by Lemmy) - like spoilers, there's identifiers that have gained popularity, but they're still not properly official. I did do a quick web-search before I made that comment, which suggested there are some sites that use a single tilde for strikethrough.

I didn't intend any criticism of your post - I was just cheekily using it to have a tangential ding at notions of Fediverse interoperability.

[–] freamon 3 points 1 month ago (3 children)

With apologies for being off-topic ...

Lemmy: we're a Fediverse app, so can communicate with lots of other ones!
Also Lemmy: here's some non-standardised Markdown, with no indication that it is Markdown, or which variant of strikethrough we support, and a 'mediaType' of 'text/html'

[–] freamon 1 points 1 month ago

Oh. Then I'm genuinely sorry. I thought we were both having fun, engaging in a good old-fashioned flame war. Add that to 'incorrect assumptions' pile then, I guess.

[–] freamon 0 points 1 month ago (2 children)

It was never a threat to remove your posts. The 'threat', to the extent there ever was one, was to not bother seeking clarification in the event of any ambiguity, and only then if they were reported. As for accusations, I didn't realise it was plural now. I think I said that I interpreted your vote as disapproval of my approach, which still doesn't seem like an unreasonable interpretation.

I've never moderated anything before, certainly not on Reddit. You were saying that I reminded you of someone who complained to Crayola. Now I apparently remind you of someone on Reddit. There's nothing I can do about tenuous connections your brain is making, and this can never be a proper disagreement if you're repeatedly wondering off into fantasy.

[–] freamon 0 points 1 month ago (4 children)

I was never offended, which I thought you were clear on before, but apparently not. It would seem like this urge you had to teach others, that you couldn't resist, was so powerful that you willing to overlook any possibility that it wasn't required.

As for the offer of changing moderation style: yes, I'm willing to change. I'm still feeling my way around it. If enough people communicate, through votes or comments, that my approach is wrong, I'll re-assess. Obviously though, someone as perceptive as you will have realised that my earlier offer was just for your stuff.

[–] freamon -1 points 1 month ago (6 children)

I try to give anyone who reports something the time of day. Apologies if you don't think I handled that report correctly.

Perhaps I should have just PM'd the comment author, so that you wouldn't have felt the need to get involved.

[–] freamon -1 points 1 month ago (9 children)

Cheers. I was familiar with the term from astronomy, but unsure why the author thought that term sounded 'bad'. I was trying to engage in active moderation, seeking clarity rather than just nuking anything because it was reported. I'm assuming from your vote that you'd rather I don't give anyone the benefit of the doubt, so I can do that if you prefer.

[–] freamon 2 points 1 month ago

(bonus opportunity to brush up on your Portuguese swear words)

submitted 3 months ago by freamon to c/gifs

I realise this is a known issue and that isn't the only instance that does this. Also, I'm aware that there are other things affecting federation. But I'm seeing some things not federate, and can't help thinking that things would be going smoother if all the output from the biggest lemmy instance wasn't 50% spam.

Hopefully this doesn't seem like I'm shit-stirring, or trying to make the Issue I'm interested in more important than other Issues. It's something I mention occasionally, but it might be a bit abstract if you're not the admin of another instance.

The red terminal is a tail -f of the nginx log on my server. The green terminal is outputting some details from the ActivityPub JSON containing the Announce. You should be able to see the correlation between the lines in the nginx log, and lines from the activity, and that everything is duplicated.

This was generated by me commenting on an old post, using content that spawns an answer from a couple of bots, and then me upvoting the response. (so CREATE, CREATE, LIKE, is being announced as CREATE, CREATE, CREATE, CREATE, LIKE, LIKE). If you scale that up to every activity by every user, you'll appreciate that LW is creating a lot of work for anyone else in the Fediverse, just to filter out the duplicates.

Remote Post 1 (20:53) (self.test_local_2)
submitted 4 months ago by freamon to c/[email protected]

For anyone unaware, a community's outbox typically contains the last 50 or so Post Announcements - it is retrieved when you are the first person to find a community on a remote instance. It also seems to be fetched whenever an community on a remote instance realizes it's out of sync with the community on its host instance.


curl --header 'accept: application/json' | jq -r .outbox           
curl --header 'accept: application/json' | jq .       
  "error": "unknown",
  "message": "Record not found"


curl --header 'accept: application/json' | jq -r .outbox      
curl --header 'accept: application/json' | jq .orderedItems[0]   
    "id": "" 
    ... (the rest of the most recent post from linux memes)

(I came across this randomly, so I don't know if 'memes' is the only community missing an outbox. Others I've tried have been OK though)

submitted 4 months ago by freamon to c/gifs

Hello again,

February's finally over, so 4 Frame memes are old news. Now, for March, memes with rhymes in them are what's required to get Featured in the Community.

This one will be stickied until a new meme with (ideally terrible) rhymes in and [ILPM] somewhere in the title is submitted, and then the new post will be stickied instead (it's a manual affair atm, so it won't be instant)


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