Introduction

Every month, we retire the pinned community meta post from the last month, and create a fresh one with updated news. We summarize the state of the instance, and create a space for public comments and discussions that don’t merit their own meta post.

Software Status

There have been some smaller updates on the Wiki and Movim last month, and we added a new Voyager frontend for mobile use.

For June, it looks like the long awaited Lemmy v0.19.4 will be released with a lot of bugfixes, so there will likely be a short scheduled down-time while we upgrade our instance. There will be another announcement on /c/meta about this once we know more. Edit: Upgrade completed on 2024-06-09.

Community Highlights

With the start of the summer, maybe it’s time to start that DIY project you always dreamed off? Or you found the perfect Buy it for Life item to share? But maybe if it isn’t quite that durable, you still have a great Fixing story to tell? If anything, Anti-consumption might be your thing.

Alternatively, now is a great time to start with In person Activism, or at least plan a nice Solarpunk Travel this summer? If camping and hiking is your thing, don’t forget to share pictures of The Great Outdoors.

Special Welcome to Feddit.de refugees

We regret the technical issues that brought you here, but it’s great to have you on board! Willkommen ihr Zuhausies 🥰

We have been following the technical issues that caused this lengthy partial outage of feddit.de for some time now and hopefully they will find a solution or make an alternative German language instance soon.

Slrpnk.net actually had a similar situation in November 2023, which luckily only caused 12h of down-time, but it was pretty stressful for all people involved. Since then we have been testing out different means to let more admins have remote access to our servers, however finding the right balance between security and ease of use isn’t easy. Especially means to increase security such as fail2ban and two-factor-authentification tend to lock people out with the worst timing as people make errors in unfamiliar and stressful situations. But I think we found a reasonable compromise now and will soon give it a try.

Open discussion

It’s now your turn to tell us what’s new! Any topic related to this community, our infrastructure, or the Fediverse at large is fair game. If you’ve created a new community, this is a great thread to tell us about it. All comments will get extra visibility up until the beginning of next month. Got questions? Ask’em!

  • LibertyLizard
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    I’ve been finding that the next button just reloads the first page again. Not sure if that’s just me.

    • poVoqOPMA
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      Seems to work here as intended. Maybe some browser plugin issue?

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        I’m not using any extensions. I had a content blocker in place but turned it off and the problem persists. In fact I can’t interact with any of the interface at the top or bottom of the page.

        Edit: I am using Safari. If anyone else experiences this please comment because it makes it very difficult to use the site currently and I have not figured out any cause.

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    One more oddity since the upgrade:

    cross-posting doesn’t work cleanly anymore.

    When you click the cross-post button, it pre-fills the contents of the form for submitting to another community, but as soon as you select a community to cross-post into, it clears the contents.

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      Yes, that is a known bug with 0.19.4 I think.

  • silence7
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    4 days ago

    After the upgrade, I wound up setting my theme to litely to get more legible fonts; the default theme has fonts that aren’t pleasant to read.

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      I have no way to test it, but I think the font is mainly looking a bit odd on Windows devices. It is somehow optimized for Japanese letters and Windows doesn’t seem to have good support for that.

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    12 days ago

    One of the Feddit.de refugees here. These monthly updates are great, keep up the good work! :)

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    What software does the wiki use? Being able to sign in with our lemmy accounts is really cool

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    10 days ago

    I’ve been here a few months but finally decided to make Slrpnk my home Lemmy instance. Mostly because I like the discussion topics and found myself browsing this site more than other Lemmy instances. My former home instance is just too unreliable and breaks federation too often and that’s been the story since last June, a year ago now.

    Is there a place to donate to help pay for hosting costs?

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      Is there a place to donate to help pay for hosting costs?

      Currently there isn’t, please donate to the Lemmy devs instead if you feel like contributing financially.

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    7 days ago

    Nothing to complain about, general appreciation post. Boffo people, well done!

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    8 days ago

    Hi! Brand new, wondering if I could make a new community but seems like it’s not going through, is there a throttle on new users creating communities or another technical restriction I may not be aware of?

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      Not that I am aware off. It should work. What is the community name you are trying to create? Maybe it conflicts with a community that already existed but was removed? This only hides them, but name conflicts can still occur. We regularly remove un-moderated communities, so it is not impossible.