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Cake day: July 1st, 2023


  • I created an account here and a couple of communities, but it was sort of by accident that I’m here. At the time, join-lemmy referred to the Awesome Instances GitHub page, and that recommended, and said don’t overthink it, so I didn’t. If I had thought about it more, I would’ve joined up to I suppose (although that’s the instance that people are now concerned about now, ironically enough).

    But given the .nl domain, maybe should just be a place for people to talk to one another in languages (other than English) that are popular in The Netherlands. For the focus to generally be specific to one location, and for Communities that other instances in the Fediverse don’t provide. (sort of like what I imagine does for the people of Italy).

    I’m fairly active on Lemmy (from accounts on and, but the content I really want to create is animated in some form - as a gif or a webp file. My efforts in this are being stymied by Lemmy, as it seems utterly determined to wreck them, either by half-arsing an unwanted transcode, or re-compressing something that’s already compressed. So, similar to others in this thread, but for completely different reasons, I’m waiting for the software itself to mature before I can fully unleash my genius on the world.

    As for frontends, I’ve started using photon at It’s really nice, especially for the aforementioned animated stuff. I’ve even started using for browsing on my phone too. (There’s also Tesseract, a fork of photon that I’ve only seen at db0 and, but would like to play with.)

  • Have found it impossible to upload this file directly to Lemmy. It’s already a compressed WEBP file, but whatever settings I use, Lemmy insists on copying it and compressing it further, until there’s only about 5 pixels left. So the only options left are for the post to be a link to the external url, or for it to look like a comment post, but with an inline image squashed inside. Neither are ideal.

    EDIT: My experience with Lemmy:

    EDIT 2: Now have something a bit more acceptable, loaded directly to Lemmy.
    Lemmy always seems to compress WEBP at 75% - I uploaded an image, it compressed it, I downloaded Lemmy’s version and re-up’d that, and it compressed it again. Presumably I could do this forever.

    So, I created the original WEBP using the ‘lossless’ setting (it was about 2.5MB), uploaded that and let Lemmy convert it, and now it doesn’t look too bad. The only thing is I had to use the version I tested at, 'cos got confused by the transparent frames. So the trick seems to be: upload the least efficient version imaginable

  • Hi. I’ve found the best place to test the api is here

    Example script for making a post

    name="TITLE OF POST"
    body="BODY OF POST"
    create() {
            curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "$json_data" "$url"

    You’ll need to get your instance’s for the community you want to post to. To use this community as an example, it would be:

    resolve() {
            curl "$url"

    (lemmy will probably sanitise the ampersand in that query, so you’ll have to replace the HTML with a literal ampersand)

  • freamon@feddit.nltoStar Wars Memes@lemmy.worldOh, I think so
    10 months ago

    I wasn’t trying to give you a hard time about it - I was just providing a alternative version of this meme (that was posted here a while back) with a jokey bit of text.

    For clarity though: you’re not forbidden from reposting memes from other sites. Original content is preferred, but none of us can deny the popularity of the classic stuff. There might be some guidelines coming about them, and when/if we get flairs, we’ll ask for them to be tagged, but that’s about it.