Hello World!

First off, better late than never: Happy Halloween!

Sorry we’ve been a bit quiet lately. But we love you, promises given! We’re just working on a lot of things, and most of us are very busy with their daily lives lately. We’ll be back with you to announce some of our projects tomorrow. <3

Lately, and gladly, here’s a grand thanks to @[email protected] for giving us an amazing Halloween icon!

  • @Godnroc
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    1386 months ago

    Things have been working fine for me, so well done and take whatever time things take.

    • @runswithjedi
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      526 months ago

      I’ll second this. I’ve been engaging with lots of people and it feels like a real community here.

      • @Detheroth
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        366 months ago

        I rarely contribute and the few interactions Ive had on Lemmy have been leagues better than anything on Reddit (or most other social media).

        I find most people are here because they want the connection, not to earn internet clout. That seems to push people towards discussion, instead of the white noise I see elsewhere.

        • FraidyBear
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          46 months ago

          Same here. I rarely contribute but have felt more inclined to do so here because when I do I usually get a response from someone that’s actually wanting to contribute to the conversation. Everyone has been super respectful even with controversial topics. On most other platforms I would be lucky for anyone to even read my comment let alone take the time to reply or engage by voting. For us old ass millennials it feels like the old days of the internet back when everyone had a blog or a Tumblr for people to follow, ya know back before Tumblr became whatever the hell it is now lol.

      • LillyPip
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        146 months ago

        I just want to hug you all. Happy whichever holiday you’re celebrating right now. Loving all of you.

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  • @bullshitter
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    Man it feels good to have no ads. Thanks Fediverse. Happy Halloween.

        • 🐑🇸 🇭 🇪 🇪 🇵 🇱 🇪🐑
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          36 months ago

          That intensely annoys me. My brain tries to understand the content for a good 3 seconds until I realise “oh wait this isn’t a meme, it’s an ad”

          • @bandwidthcrisis
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            26 months ago

            The ones that say “megathread”, but comments are turned off!

  • @canthidium
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    Aww, thanks so much for the shout out! And thank you for the love in the comments. I hope to make many more themed icons in the future. Keep a lookout!

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      • peopleproblems
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        196 months ago

        is there a picture on what Federation does?

        like how does my post on lemmy.world go to lemmy.ml

          • @samus12345
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            36 months ago

            I forgot about Beehaw. I guess they chose to stay defederated from Lemmy.world?

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        • @[email protected]
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          There is no magic, the servers just send it to each other.

          So you send your post to LW, they store it and show it on their website. But they also send it to all the other Fediverse servers they are connected to (aka “federated with”), so those can also show it to their users. The same thing happens when a post is updated or deleted, or when new votes come in. The servers just send each other messages about what changed, so they can all act accordingly.

        • @EnderMB
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          86 months ago

          You could read a long explanation, if you’d like, but the email analogy also somewhat works.

          In the same way you can email someone with another email address, you can write messages on a community on another instance. They “federate” posts together.

          IMO, unless you care about federation, which the average person doesn’t, that’s all you really need to know.

      • @[email protected]
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        46 months ago

        Okay let me try to explain my confusion:

        I understand subreddits, and I understand servers. I know lemmy is like multiple different servers with multiple different subreddits in each server.

        What I don’t understand.

        What server am I in? And how does that impact my ability to interact with other servers? Should I even care about what server I’m in? Are there things currently hidden from me on Lemmy depending on which server I originally selected?

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          • @[email protected]
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            Is there a way to navigate lemmy that will show me everything?

            Appreciate the straight forward answers.

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    • Margot Robbie
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      156 months ago

      Hey, if I can figure out how Lemmy works, you definitely can too!

      • @phoneymouse
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        76 months ago

        Whoa! If Barbie is on Lemmy, I think we’re doing all right.

      • Sean Mallon
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        56 months ago

        I upvoted you because of your glowing statement.

  • @TropicalDingdong
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    256 months ago

    I love the Halloween lemmy. I also subscribed to the lemmy dev patreon today. Glad to support the project and seems like a better use of funds than running my own instance.

    Last year I bought 3 bags of candy and ran out crazy fast. We had almost 300 kids come by. Gonna be setting up some tables soon and moving outside. No costumed halloweener left behind.

  • Sean Mallon
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    226 months ago

    Happy belated Halloween everyone. Nothing but love for the Lemmy commuinty.

  • @sigh
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    196 months ago

    Mood: Spooky 🎃

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    The more I look at the icon, the more confused I am by it. Is it a pumpkin head, or a pumpkin mask? The ears are sticking through and there’s a cut out for the nose so I’m guessing mask, but then what the hell happened to its eye? Does the mask turn half your face evil, or did some asshole jab him in the eye?

    Or…is it implied he’s like a Frankenstein’s monster under there, cause of the green ears?

    • @canthidium
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      lol, so it started as a pumpkin head/jack o lantern, but as I was tweaking things here and there, I wasn’t liking it so I kept going back to a very simple design of the orange pumpkin head with green “stem” ears. Then someone suggested making the eyes red and white and it just looked right, so here we are, haha. Sometimes graphic design is just an accident.

  • @Cold_Brew_Enema
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    156 months ago

    You guys all kick ass. Thanks for making such a great community.

  • @Allyn
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    116 months ago

    I just joined Lemmy, looking forward to wasting a lot of time here!

  • @00Lemming
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    Great work, team. Happy Halloween! 👻