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Cake day: Nov 12, 2021


Have there been any reports concerning troublesome bot accounts on Lemmy instances?
This is a fairly concerning problem with Reddit, for example. Are there similar concerns here?

I looked more closely at the lemmy-ansible code and now our docker-compose.yml is functioning properly. Thanks for the heads up!

Here’s the part that I’ve added to the docker-compose.yml:

Here’s the error:

I tried changing the docker-compose.yml file and it didn’t work. It just threw some vague error.

I’ve already done this by running the following command:

truncate -s 0 /var/lib/docker/containers//-json.log

Found the largest file on our server and have no clue what it is and why it is so fucking huge!

It’s $6 per month for the 25GB and it would increase to $12 per month if we expanded to 50GB. We just don’t understand why our disk usage would increase so dramatically over only 14 days.

[RESOLVED] Our Beehaw instance is experiencing a problem that we can't identify
Over just 14 days our physical disk usage has increased from 52% to 59%. That's approximately 1.75 GB of disk space being gobbled up for unknown reasons. At that rate, we'd be out of physical server space in 2 -3 months. Of course, one solution would be to double our server disk size which would double our monthly operating cost. The 'pictrs' folder named '001' is 132MB and the one named '002' is 2.2GB. At first glance this doesn't look like it's an image problem. So, we are stumped and don't know what to do.

Godot is great for game development AFAIK. However, my son wants to use the software for more than just gaming. It’s something that we’d consider and thank you for responding.

EDIT: My son just told me that he would use said software primarily for gaming. So, you may have just given us the solution with the Godot recommendation. Thanks again!

Questions regarding Unity, Windows and gaming
My two sons will be getting a Windows gaming PC for their upcoming Christmas gift. However, one of my sons has expressed their desire to use [Unity](https://unity.com/). I've been looking at this [MSI Cubi](https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16883152977) for their gaming desires. However, when I looked at the [free/personal download specs for Unity](https://unity.com/download), I noticed that Windows 11 is not supported. Maybe I'm going about all of this the wrong way? I just want a Windows machine that would handle most of the popular games out there that would support the use of Unity. Please, help us solve this problem.

You can set firefox to automatically open all links in a new tab if it’s that important.

I believe you are referring to the following setting in Firefox preferences:

Open links in tabs instead of new windows

I have this checked and it doesn’t work (i.e. doesn’t open links in new tabs).

Any server security suggestions for a noob?
I, recently, started running a Lemmy [instance](https://beehaw.org/). I am, also, new to Linux servers. At the advisement of some tech acquaintances, I've installed [UnnattendedUpgrades](https://wiki.debian.org/UnattendedUpgrades) and [Fail2ban](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fail2ban). What would you recommend?

What is happening with the Lemmy mobile apps?
It's my, general, understanding that **most** people connect to the Internet through mobile apps. If this is the case, then why have apps such as [Remmel](https://github.com/uuttff8/Remmel), [Lemmur](https://github.com/LemmurOrg/lemmur) and [jerboa](https://github.com/dessalines/jerboa) taken a back seat? IMHO, it would be a mistake to market Lemmy without these mobile apps functioning properly. I have forked the three aforementioned mobile apps [here](https://github.com/beehaw-org) and will try to 'drum up' support from developers wherever I can find them. Please, if you don't feel comfortable talking to me about this here, then send me a private message. Thank you.

Please, help me understand the setting of enabling/disabling down votes
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/a7c4d7dd-fa5d-4d8f-9954-f9ef681fa3eb.jpeg) Our instance has unchecked 'Enable Downvotes' which we believed would prevent downvoting. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/3fa4d30a-353a-4e46-994f-2b223e7366f0.jpeg) As you can see, this is not the case. Is this setting federated? If not, why?

[RESOLVED] beehaw.org and lemmy.ml seem to be mirroring 504 errors over the past week
When I say 'seem to be' I mean 95% of the time when I check beehaw.org for the 504, I then check lemmy.ml and it is 504 as well. Other users of beehaw.org are reporting the same behavior as well. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/37aa08e1-979a-4f3c-9a27-fe8cb5ce6337.jpeg) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/baad7592-5036-42d7-be5b-7afba8d1b192.jpeg)

Three questions from our instance's user base
> Is there a way to see a list of all of the registered users on an instance? > Can we restrict registered usernames (e.g. not allow slur-filled usernames)? > Are all Lemmy instances openly federated unless they are on the block list?

What does this docker log error mean and can it be fixed?
`OpenTelemetry trace error occurred. cannot send span to the batch span processor because the channel is full`

Besides finances how can people support Lemmy?
We just launched our instance at https://beehaw.org not too long ago. However, a good number of people have been asking questions like this for the past several days on our Discord server. P.S. - I will have a big surprise (hopefully...if all goes well) for the Lemmy community in March.

[RESOLVED] thread 'main' panicked at 'Couldn't initialize settings
After running docker-compose up -d my Docker logs are reporting: `thread 'main' panicked at 'Couldn't initialize settings.: LemmyError { message: None, inner: Eof at 58:1 at "", context: "SpanTrace" }', src/main.rs:52:35` Any ideas?

[RESOLVED] ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused
After running docker-compose up -d, my Docker logs produce this error: ``` ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused Is the server running on host "localhost" ( and accepting TCP/IP connections on port 5432? ``` I've checked docker-compose.yml, lemmy.hjson, /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/lemmy.conf and don't see anything unusual. Any ideas how to troubleshoot this?

[RESOLVED] Federation configuration for v. 0.15.1 NOT working
Current lemmy.hjson configuration file (with or without the closing bracket...both do not work): ``` { # the domain name of your instance (eg "lemmy.ml") hostname: "beehaw.org" # Settings related to activitypub federation federation: { # Whether to enable activitypub federation. enabled: true # Allows and blocks are described here: # https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/federation/administration.html///instance-allowlist-and-blocklist # # list of instances with which federation is allowed allowed_instances: [ lemmy.ca midwest.social /* ... */ ] # Instances which we never federate anything with (but previously federated objects are unaffected) blocked_instances: [ string /* ... */ ] # If true, only federate with instances on the allowlist and block everything else. If false # use allowlist only for remote communities, and posts/comments in local communities # (meaning remote communities will show content from arbitrary instances). strict_allowlist: true } } ``` Docker logs: ``` lemmy_1 | thread 'main' panicked at 'Error connecting to postgres://lemmy:password@localhost:5432/lemmy', src/main.rs:65:25 lemmy_1 | note: run with `RUST_BACKTRACE=1` environment variable to display a backtrace lemmy_lemmy_1 exited with code 101 lemmy_1 | 2022-01-23T12:53:58.959887Z ERROR r2d2: could not connect to server: Connection refused lemmy_1 | Is the server running on host "localhost" ( and accepting lemmy_1 | TCP/IP connections on port 5432? lemmy_1 | could not connect to server: Address not available lemmy_1 | Is the server running on host "localhost" (::1) and accepting lemmy_1 | TCP/IP connections on port 5432? ``` Safari browser throws this error when attempting to reach https://beehaw.org `https://beehaw.org/404?err=FetchError:%20request%20to%20http://lemmy:8536/api/v3/site?%20failed,%20reason:%20connect%20ECONNREFUSED%20172.23.0.4:8536` So, my instance is connecting from a secured HTTPS and the lemmy connection is attempting to connect to an unsecured HTTP. docker-compose.yml: ``` version: '2.2' services: postgres: image: postgres:12-alpine environment: - POSTGRES_USER=lemmy - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=thr33n1n3 - POSTGRES_DB=lemmy volumes: - ./volumes/postgres:/var/lib/postgresql/data restart: always lemmy: image: dessalines/lemmy:0.15.1 ports: - "" restart: always environment: - RUST_LOG="warn,lemmy_server=info,lemmy_api=info,lemmy_api_common=info,lemmy_api_crud=info,lemmy_apub=info,lemmy_db_schema=info,lemmy_db_views=info,lemmy_db_views_ac> volumes: - ./lemmy.hjson:/config/config.hjson depends_on: - postgres - pictrs lemmy-ui: image: beehaw/frontend-ui:latest ports: - "" restart: always environment: - LEMMY_INTERNAL_HOST=lemmy:8536 - LEMMY_EXTERNAL_HOST=beehaw.org - LEMMY_HTTPS=false depends_on: - lemmy pictrs: image: asonix/pictrs:v0.2.6-r2 ports: - "" user: 991:991 volumes: - ./volumes/pictrs:/mnt restart: always ```

I have a, fairly, new instance up with several people examining the moderation tools. Someone noticed that the 'remove' option at both the post level and the comment level could be improved upon and I agree with them. Our conclusion is that these would be more user-friendly/intuitive if they were 'remove post' and 'remove comment' respectively.

How do I upgrade to latest Lemmy UI?
Using Docker, I've upgraded Lemmy from 0.13.0 to 0.14.1. How do I upgrade to the latest Lemmy UI?

Bad certificate warning
My site certificate **only** supports non-www addresses. So, when we try to access an image uploaded to the site we are getting a bad certificate warning because there is a 'www' in the address. Is there a solution for this?