What is Lemmy?

Lemmy is link aggregator software that exists in the fediverse, meaning it connects with other “ActivityPub” software like Mastodon and other Lemmy instances. Basically, you can follow and interact with communities here on Lemmy.one, on any other Lemmy instance, or even from your Mastodon account!

What is Lemmy.one?

Lemmy.one is a general-purpose instance of Lemmy—a self-hostable, decentralized alternative to Reddit and other link aggregators—hosted by myself (Jonah). I am the administrator of the Mastodon server mstdn.party, and the founder of privacyguides.org.

This instance is generously supported by our contributors, if you use this instance to interact with the fediverse, please consider a monthly contribution to support my work.

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What are the rules here?

  1. No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or casteism
  2. No incitement of violence or promotion of violent ideologies
  3. No harassment, dogpiling or doxxing of other users
  4. No content illegal in the United States, Germany, or Finland
  5. Do not share intentionally false or misleading information
  6. Do not spam or abuse network features.

As a general-purpose instance, we do not have heavy moderation in terms of what topics people are allowed to post about, however all users are expected to follow our rules at all times, and generally be nice and friendly on the federation.

Please report all content you see which might violate our rules for evaluation. If you are on a remote server, please forward any reports of our users to our server for our moderators to take action, we pledge that remote reports will remain confidential within our moderation team and will not be used for any form of retribution against the reporter.

  • @jonahOPMA
    86 months ago

    You can’t interact via the Lemmy interface without an account on a Lemmy instance. Mastodon lets you follow Lemmy communities, upvote posts (via likes), and reply to Lemmy posts like you did here, but all that only happens through Mastodon if you use a Mastodon account.

    This is why for people who use Lemmy regularly it probably makes more sense to register somewhere like kbin.social or lemmy.one, but interacting via Mastodon like this is nice if you just want to leave a quick comment every once in a while without needing yet another account.

    • @kiwi
      16 months ago

      Is it possible to do the opposite? Can I connect from a lemmy instance to follow a couple of people on mastodon?

      • @jonahOPMA
        46 months ago

        Lemmy doesn’t let you follow individual users unfortunately.