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While @nutomic@lemmy.ml and I do have a lot of issues that are going to take us a lot of time this upcoming year, its still useful for us to hear what your most desired features for Lemmy are, and prioritize them.

If they’re smaller, we could get to them fairly quickly, or others wanting to contribute could see whats most wanted.

Outside of just posting them here, make sure github issues exist for them (this is what we work from), and do a thumbs up react for all the ones you’d like. Despite being a popular project, we have very few people voting on these issues . We can then use the link above (issues sorted by most thumbs up ), to keep track.

Thanks all.

@kevincox@lemmy.ml
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It would be nice if the RSS feeds were advertised. For example if I browse https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmy I wouldn’t know there was an RSS feed until I find and click the little RSS icon.

If a <link> to the RSS feed was provided my browser extension would light up and I can subscript just by putting the community URL into my reader instead of having to spot the RSS button on the page.

Dessalines
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The RSS feed is advertised, on that button. There is an <a href to that RSS feed also, so I’m not sure why your browser extension wouldn’t pick it up.

@kevincox@lemmy.ml
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I’m talking about RSS auto-discovery via <link> tags. In the head of the page there should be a link take like <link rel=alternate type="application/atom+xml" href="https://lemmy.ml/feeds/c/lemmy.xml?sort=Hot">. This way browsers, extensions, search engines and feed readers can discovery the link automatically without the user needing to identify the feed link on each site.

Dessalines
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Ah cool. Should be easy enough to add, open up an issue on lemmy-ui with this info.

Nick Haflinger
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Human readable URLs! The URL is a very important part of a site’s user interface, and lemmy’s URLs currently just have a post number - there is no title, or even the name of the sub-community. Compare this to reddit: when I paste a friend a reddit URL in chat they get two hints about what it is about: the subreddit name, and the post’s title, both embedded in the URL itself. This lets them decide if they want to click it now, or later, or never, or to recognize if they’ve already seen it. Lemmy links should be like that.

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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good idea

aks
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Is there a way to block instances locally? Like on mastodon where I can block a huge list of instances: If I block an instance I wouldnt see content/comments originated from those.

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No but you can block users and communities.

aks
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Ah okay… Well if possible I would like to see that in feature list someday :) Especially if/when lemmy gets more popular and there will be more… Less nice instances popping up.

I’d like to block/hide certain communities from the “all” view. That way I can browse posts that I’m not subscribed to, but skip stuff I know I’ll never care about.

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We added this a few months ago. Go to your profile settings, and the blocks tab.

@kevincox@lemmy.ml
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It would be nice if there was a button on the community profile to make this easier to discover and use.

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There is one on all community pages.

@kevincox@lemmy.ml
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I must be blind. I opened a random community and couldn’t find anything that looked like a block button. I also searched for “block” and didn’t get any hits. I can only find the UX in my profile.

I used https://lemmy.ml/c/ckstechnologynews as an example.

Dessalines
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Sorry, I thought that was in response to your RSS comment. You can only block communities from your profile settings currently.

@Slatlun@lemmy.ml
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There is an option in lemmur to block community that I assume is inherited from Lemmy. Just go to the menu on a post and select it.

shame on me, I just discovered other communities in Lemmy. O_o I was astonished to only see stuff related to linux and opensource.

riccardo
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The ability to tag posts (what are called “flairs” on reddit)

@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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In the raw install docs I would like:

  • OpenRC or SysVInit service examples
  • Apache HTTPD configuration example
  • Adapt the Certbot script as it is being ran as a general distribution when the fact is that Debian-based distros already provide Nginx and Apache HTTPD plugins (which makes it easy to configure through the TUI) and it is being ran as a cronjob by default at /etc/cron.d/certbot
down daemon
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maybe more privacy features, like offering an invidious link when someone posts youtube, nitter for twitter, stuff like that

Dessalines
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We could add helpers in the ui, like the one we have on the create post page for using an archive link. But overall I’d like a link aggregator to remain mostly agnostic about the links being posted ( we also do remove some tracking / utm params tho ).

The other thing is there are many of these 3rd party viewers, and they go down quite often and leave dead links. We’d use it if someone made a rust or js library for it tho.

@Echedenyan@lemmy.ml
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For the case of Invidious, a redirector exists at https://redirect.invidious.io/ which could be used as intermediate point in this case.

mostly agnostic about the links being posted

I would like if people wanting to get content without executing nonfree stuff or privacy/security aware could have it easy and not just be the second-class citizens everywhere.

Other way to address this could be redirecting the people who post to these software and services to provide these links instead of being solely done by Lemmy. In this way, the person who post is the one who must solve the problem.

@abbenm@lemmy.ml
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Oh wow, I would love this. I agree, it would be mighty convenient.

Masterofballs
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I’ll make a issue later but front page sort options should be cached in local storage so that if I click comments on a thread and comeback I don’t have to reset my filters.

arbocenc
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Improvements on federation with Mastodon, etc. Right now posts on Mastodon have as author the user post, nor the community (but you are following lemmy communities, not users, because it is not possible follow users). So, when any Mastodon user want to follow these “new source” and follow the user of the tooth, nothing happens. And he is unable to follow the community! A furst workarround should be add a bottom line on the tooth like "follow this community at community_name@lemmy_instance.tdl "

@mediaformat@lemmy.ml
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Include a Replies Collection via Page json, so that Mastodon & other #ActivityPub software can know about all the replies each Lemmy post has

Dessalines
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Could you open up a github issue for this one.

It’s not that big of a deal, but I’d love to see a redesign on the main page’s community related sidebars. Both of them feel really clunky the way they are now, having them come one after the other instead of in a vertical list, and with no way to order the ones you are subscribed into alphabetical order instead of popularity order.

The way Reddit does the trending communities in its redesign look pretty good, and the way old Reddit orders the subreddits you joined in the top bar is also nice, something at least inspired on that would be really good.

Also a redesign on the top bar (when the page is taking less than half of the screen) should be at least in the priority list, it’s the one aspect of the site that looks REALLY bad.

@leanleft@lemmy.ml
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user defined lists of communities for viewing as a feed

@tracyspcy@lemmy.ml
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  1. Community specific flyers for accounts (for now we have only mod)
  2. Community specific flyers for posts determined by mods of community (like question , discussion, news etc)

Mirroring the UI layout for RTL languages

@wiki_me@lemmy.ml
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Do RTL languages even work properly in lemmy, is there an instance using a RTL language?

There are millions of RTL language users (arabic is very popular), some (almost all?) living in dictatorships and might appreciate having control of the data (They might fear big tech will collaborate with these governments and give them information about pro democracy activities).

Er not so sure what you’re talking about, but if you’re on the lemmy.ml website you can click “settings” and choose Arabic and Persian already.

@wiki_me@lemmy.ml
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have you tried writing a sentence in a RTL language?

I tried in mine, the dot at the end of the sentence is at the wrong side of the text ,it’s at the right side, it should be on the left. (atleast that’s what it shows in the preview, I prefer not to give extra information about myself like what kind of language i use).

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