cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/963301
I shared bits and pieces of this before, but it's officially up and running now: https://www.search-lemmy.com/
This is an enhanced search engine for Lemmy. With a few primary goals:
- You can choose a preferred instance. After choosing what your primary instance is, and performing a search ALL links will open in that instance.
- This aims to be a replacement for using
site:reddit.comin Google, but just for the fediverse.
- You can filter the search results by:
- Instance -- This will filter the results to only show communities that belong to a particular instance. Just type something like
instance:https://lemmy.world/. This is separate from your preferred instance, such that you can search for posts on lemmy.world while still opening them on lemmy.ml.
- Community -- You can refine the search by a specific community. You use the same syntax that you'd use here
- Author -- Similar to the above you can also filter by a specific author such as:
- The entire thing is open-source. You can view the code and even host your own instance... See more details here: https://github.com/marsara9/lemmy-search.
NOTE: This only supports Lemmy instances for now. Other fediverse type instances may be in the future depending on how this works out.
I've been working on this over just the last few weeks, so it hasn't had a chance to crawl much of the fediverse yet. For now it only supports
lemmy.mlbut other preferred-instances will come online as time goes by.
If anyone finds any bugs, and I'm sure you will, or if anyone has any suggestions PLEASE raise an issue on GitHub for me to track. Lastly, if anyone wants to help contribute please feel free to reach out.
NOTE TO SERVER ADMINS: You can prevent your site from being crawled by adding
lemmy-searchto your robots.txt for the user-agent.
If you create a community, please try and populate it with content. I see a lot of new communities with 0-1 posts from the mod. That's not nearly enough to get people engaged - users are going to see that it's a ghost town and leave.
If you have enough interest to create a community, you probably know something about the subject matter, so PLEASE add some posts (5-10 would be a good start). Maybe some questions to get people talking, even popular reposts from other sites. It sucks shouting into a void, but if you don't do it, everyone else will also be shouting into a void.
Also please consider whether you need to create a community! When there are 100 million users of the site, there may be 1000 people who are interested in the same exact niche tabletop RPG as you, but there are <500,000 users here for now, so you'll be lucky to find 10. Consider creating a thread in a broader community (like boardgames) until you have enough people talking in the thread that it gets messy - then it's time to create a separate community.
Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
A community for seeking suggestions and recommendations of what else you might like based on your existing interests and tastes.
Tools, software, books, music, games, tv/movies, whatever else may spring to mind, feel free to ask about similar or related stuff to it here.
Inspired by the response to my post the other day on AskLemmy@Lemmy.ml.
While journalism is certainly valuable for adding context and insight around news stories of the day, it's also important to have the documents being referred to at hand. This enables you to find bits that don't come up in reporting, and compare the reporting to what was actually written or said.
At present, my posts have been centered on the many high-profile trials going on in the US, as there tends to be both a large amount of documents and reporting thereon. But there is no intention to restrict content to that.
When lockdowns were coming to an end, there was an influx of people asking travel related questions on r/france. Something I wish existed at that time was a francophone equivalent to r/VisitingIceland, which is an incredible resource and community when it comes to making your travel plans to Iceland.
Thus, I created !email@example.com 😊
This is a lemmy community for all your questions about visiting France and its beautiful regions. How to get there, what to see, what to do, where to stay, how to get around, and everything else relevant to your trip in France. Experienced travelers are welcome to share their experiences.
The small but growing curated community for AI image generations that look indistinguishably realistic! Feel free to stop by or share your own generations: !firstname.lastname@example.org
cross-posted from: https://mander.xyz/post/6636752
c/PrintforGood @ Mander.xyz
Harnessing the power of 3D printing to improve lives on two and four legs. A mutual aid and charity resource for medical, veterinary, and quality-of-life 3D printing.
Offical WIP Mirror for: https://www.reddit.com/r/printforgood/
A community for discussion around historical, unique, or otherwise interesting small arms design along with topics adjacent to Ian McCollum's Forgotten Weapons.
If you find a picture containing a firearm you'd like help identifying you're more than welcome to post it here for assistance.
sitelen musi - this community is the place of this: people posting toki pona memes
toki pona (good language/langauge of good) is a constructed language focused on minimalism and simplicity. go learn it ;3
Message or reply if you want to be a mod
The community was started after this post: https://lemmy.ca/comment/5057563
When Reddit was first becoming popular, were it's communities and content basically just clones of other websites like Digg?
Someone mentioned how Reddit used to sockpuppet to fake engagement, and Lemmy DOES need some new and original communities, so here
You can make posts about sockpuppets reenacting real life events using any format you want!
- You can doodle on a napkin
- You can use MS Paint
- You can use REAL paints
- You can use generative AI
- You can use real sock puppets
- You can pose an old sock in a weird way
The threadiverse counterpart of r/minecraftsuggestions. This isn't a new community—we (the r/mcs mods) made it a while back following the whole Reddit API fiasco—but since it hasn't been posted here before, I figured that I'd put it here for anyone who's interested but not aware.
Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU) was founded in 1975 and actively published until 1991 (limping along in direct sales afterward to this day). FGU is known for its large, eclectic, and often very influential collection of published games. This community is devoted to this wild, wonderful, weird game publisher’s works and personalities.
A place to post new communities all over Lemmy for discovery and promotion.
The rules may be more established as time goes on, but it's important to have a foundation to work on.
1. Follow the rules of Lemmy.world - These rules are the same as Mastodon.world's rules, which can be found here.
2. Include a community title and description in your post title. - A following example of this would be
New Communities - A place to post new communities all over Lemmy for discovery and promotion.
3. Follow the formatting. - The formatting as included below is important for people getting universal links across Lemmy as easily as possible.
Please include this following format in your post:
This provides a link that should work across instances, but in some cases it won't
You should also include either:
Q: Why do I get a 404?
A: At least one user in an instance needs to search for a community before it gets fetched. Searching for the community will bring it into the instance and it will fetch a few of the most recent posts without comments. If a user is subscribed to a community, then all of the future posts and interactions are now in-sync.
Q: When I try to create a post, the circle just spins forever. Why is that?
A: This is a current known issue with large communities. Sometimes it does get posted, but just continues spinning, but sometimes it doesn't get posted and continues spinning. If it doesn't actually get posted, the best thing to do is try later. However, only some people seem to be having this problem at the moment.
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