Hi everyone, I’m one of the administrators of the Lemmy feddit.it instance - my nick is @poliverso@[email protected]

Together with our fellow administrators, based on some impact assessments, we have decided not to operate any preventative block against Threads, but I am not aware that we are still federated. I noticed that your instance is federated to Threads instead, but I don’t understand how this was possible. The strange thing is that, from your instance, it is still not possible to view those dozen Threads accounts that are currently “federable”. So I wanted to ask you: is there a way to force federation?

Thanks in advance for your feedback, sorry for the inconvenience and best wishes for a happy holiday!

  • @SuperSynthia
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    583 months ago

    I honestly don’t want to be federated with Threads or any social media giant. I really enjoy the organic discussion and lack of advertisements in fediverse compared to a strong amount of paint by numbers discourse/ads ads ads on the standard social media

    • haui
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      93 months ago

      I agree. Thats why threads is blocked on my instance. I can only encourage peeps who really like lemmy to make their own private instances (maybe for a handful close friends) and add resilience and diversity to the fediverse. There even is some kind of easy deployment script now afaik.

      • @[email protected]
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        53 months ago

        Yep but I don’t really think small instances work well just yet.

        I have a powerful PC (enough RAM, cores, nvme etc on a 1Gb line, 700Mb up) and it’s incredibly slow most of the time, because I guess, there are not many users forcing the federation.

        I’m working on some band-aid scripts to half-fix that until Lemmy catches up, but just so you know it’s not perfect for small communities yet it seems.

        • haui
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          73 months ago

          We‘re having very opposite experiences then. Setting up a private instance wasn‘t crazy easy or anything but if it works, it mostly works well. Also, lemmy doesnt need a fast pc. A thread or two and half a gig of ram should suffice. The reason for it being slow could be either bad connection, too much downtime (not running 24/7), configuration error or old version (prior to 0.19.3 there were federation errors).

          So I‘m pretty sure setting up your own has no downsides in terms of performance, absolutely not related to pc performance in any way. The only thing is knowledge required since both setting up and running can come with curveballs.

          What problems are you experiencing exactly? Maybe I can help.

          • @[email protected]
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            23 months ago

            Thanks for the feedback!

            I had some massive problems with the first 0.19, which eventually was fixed but 0.19.3 just was so slow (and only had “minor fixes” IIRC) so after the painful time of the broken federation I reverted to 0.19.2 just because it “worked”. Maybe I should try the 0.19.3 again.

            I do have a beefy PC with a good connection and it runs 24/24 so I’ll definitely try out the latest version (again).

            Cheers

            • haui
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              3 months ago

              Here is the post where I was told to upgrade since 0.19.2 didnt work too well. https://lemmy.giftedmc.com/post/216846

              Also, it might be a good idea to remember that the 0 as first digit means lemmy is far from „ready“ for general use, just to manage expectations.

                • haui
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                  23 months ago

                  Awesome! Love to hear it. I‘m still having months old posts pop up from the time I havent had 0.19.3 so maybe you will see that too but otherwise it should be working. Feel free to update further down the line.

                  • @[email protected]
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                    23 months ago

                    Thanks!

                    I gave a crosspost or two that doesn’t seem to have worked, will rhe come alive :-) ? Anyways I’ll check if a next one works as expected.

                    Will do and thanks so much for the support 😊💖!