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About

Lemmy

A link aggregator / reddit clone for the fediverse.

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About The Project

Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, Raddle, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them. Behind the scenes, it is very different; anyone can easily run a server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse.
For a link aggregator, this means a user registered on one server can subscribe to forums on any other server, and can have discussions with users registered elsewhere.
The overall goal is to create an easily self-hostable, decentralized alternative to reddit and other link aggregators, outside of their corporate control and meddling.
Each lemmy server can set its own moderation policy; appointing site-wide admins, and community moderators to keep out the trolls, and foster a healthy, non-toxic environment where all can feel comfortable contributing.
Note: Federation is still in active development

Why's it called Lemmy?

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Features

  • Open source, AGPL License.
  • Self hostable, easy to deploy.
  • Clean, mobile-friendly interface.
    • Only a minimum of a username and password is required to sign up!
    • User avatar support.
    • Live-updating Comment threads.
    • Full vote scores <code>(+/-)</code> like old reddit.
    • Themes, including light, dark, and solarized.
    • Emojis with autocomplete support. Start typing <code>:</code>
    • User tagging using <code>@</code>, Community tagging using <code>#</code>.
    • Integrated image uploading in both posts and comments.
    • A post can consist of a title and any combination of self text, a URL, or nothing else.
    • Notifications, on comment replies and when you're tagged.
      • Notifications can be sent via email.
    • i18n / internationalization support.
    • RSS / Atom feeds for <code>All</code>, <code>Subscribed</code>, <code>Inbox</code>, <code>User</code>, and <code>Community</code>.
  • Cross-posting support.
    • A similar post search when creating new posts. Great for question / answer communities.
  • Moderation abilities.
    • Public Moderation Logs.
    • Can sticky posts to the top of communities.
    • Both site admins, and community moderators, who can appoint other moderators.
    • Can lock, remove, and restore posts and comments.
    • Can ban and unban users from communities and the site.
    • Can transfer site and communities to others.
  • Can fully erase your data, replacing all posts and comments.
  • NSFW post / community support.
  • High performance.
    • Server is written in rust.
    • Front end is <code>~80kB</code> gzipped.
    • Supports arm64 / Raspberry Pi.

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Support / Donate

Lemmy is free, open-source software, meaning no advertising, monetizing, or venture capital, ever. Your donations directly support full-time development of the project.

Crypto

  • bitcoin: <code>1Hefs7miXS5ff5Ck5xvmjKjXf5242KzRtK</code>
  • ethereum: <code>0x400c96c96acbC6E7B3B43B1dc1BB446540a88A01</code>
  • monero: <code>41taVyY6e1xApqKyMVDRVxJ76sPkfZhALLTjRvVKpaAh2pBd4wv9RgYj1tSPrx8wc6iE1uWUfjtQdTmTy2FGMeChGVKPQuV</code>

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Credits

Logo made by Andy Cuccaro (@andycuccaro) under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.
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