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      That’s for sharing, that’s unfortunate.

      I think long term there might be 20-50 instances willing to deal with that kind of crap rather than the 1000s there are now

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    We have a problem over at feddit.uk, the sole admin has gone missing and no one has been able to contact him. All we wanted is for a few more people to be made admins then problems could be solved. A new server/instance is going to be created and hopefully everyone on feddit can move over. Unless the admin comes back, it will fall behind in updates and become defederated. This happened once a few weeks ago by lemmy.world but we managed to convince them it was in error and they federated us back in.

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      I see that the admin came back and now there’s a few admins there and all is well 👍

      More an update for others, since I expect you already know!

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        Thank you yes. The original admin, for whatever reason, made an appearance and as you say, created more admins who use the server a lot more.

        Everything should continue as normal. They were incredibly close to launching a new instance as well.

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      As a trader, I would say this is a minor correction and we really should not read much into it. :) (of course, this is not a financial graph, but I’ve seen the similar patterns of impulse/correction in many graphs that measure opinion and/or human activity)

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        Came from reddit and I’m still here. Maybe I’m the only one planning to stick around, but probably not.

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          This seems less about users bailing and more about instance admins deciding to do so. The latter have a much higher level of overhead and stress to deal with, so it makes sense to see as the highs of the Reddit protests fade out.

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          Interesting, but I’m not sure people would like to have Reddit comments there. Hopefully movies are an interesting enough topic to have people commenting there themselves

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            The communities will only get reddit mirrors if the mod expresses interests on it. I can create the community and leave it “fully organic”

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              Good to know! Still going with lemm.ee for now, but I might use your instances for other communities (such as !comics@lemmy.ml that I’m trying to make more lively)

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        Just realized that narwhal.city is Lotide and not Lemmy, so maybe the message got lost in between

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      Yes, I’ve seen that one

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        They’ve actually put some of their own custom code and stuff into it, but no I don’t think it would be worth buying it. Using another UI achieves all of the tweaks they created.

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      That’s not great for user privacy - having a database of people’s kinks up for sale is not a headline that will help the Lemmy project. Hopefully everyone’s sensible enough to have anonymous alt accounts for their embarrassing Lemmy usage.

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    Hundreds of small instances have disappeared in the last few months. If The Federation was still working I could scrape the current list of instances and identify ones that have appeared/disappeared since I last scraped it in July.

    https://lemmings.world seems to be alive but doesn’t fully load for me before the connection times out.

    Here are a few down instances that I found manually:

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    I’m new here and quite liking it, but I have to say, the constant “it’s not working out” messages in these posts make me not want to engage as much. No one likes to invest in a downward trend.

    Maybe the community needs to be a little more enthused, and it will keep newer folks around?

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      Read these as exceptions. Most instances are fine, which is why they are not talked about. Recently there was a post discussing uptimes. Many had more than 99.3%.

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    There’s an AWS issue apparently. Any chance that’s what’s going on here?

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      Ah, that could be, but for several days?

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      It is for me well, that’s good news!

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    Long term it might be better to get some existing organizations involved in some of these niche use cases. There are non profits out there operating in different industries and they would have the momentum and support to keep instances going, as opposed to a single person running an instance locally.

    For the general purpose instances I don’t feel as bad (it sucks, but there’s more out there). For the topic based ones, it’s harder to migrate those communities to something else and it’s not great to have everything on one instance

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      Definitely.

      I’m surprised that besides the SDF and KDE social there aren’t many FOSS non profit who started a Lemmy instance, while Mastodon seems quite mainstream now

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      My old instance lemmyrs.org went down and it’s because the admin didn’t have enough time to deal with an upgrade problem. They were talking about having Hackyderm help out/take over but that clearly didn’t go anywhere.

      Having some kind of escrow where the DNS/server could be stored for these single-admin instances might be a good idea.

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    Yeah my Lemmy.ninja account stopped working a few days ago. No clue why, or even where to look to find out. I hope it wasn’t just lack of funding because I gladly would have donated.