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novamdomum , avatar

Are there any add ons for Kbin or any existing features within it that would let me filter out posts based on selected keywords? So if I didn't ever want to read any posts that mentioned bitcoin or covid for example, does anyone know of a way to achieve that on kbin? Sort of how RES could do that on reddit.

Pamasich , avatar

@novamdomum I don't think there is anything like that currently, but you can request it for KES.

ITakeBaths ,

Would Anyone Be Interested In Joining an un-federated Lemmy instance?

We are NOT federated with the rest of lemmy.

The reason is safety issues when it comes to weirdos posting disgusting crap and it's just chilling on your server.

Our admin team doesn't want that liability.

We're down to earth.

One advantage with no federation, is that we welcome you to post content youve created. Like memes or funny videos.

As long as you're chill, posting in the appropriate community, we're not going to lay the hammer on you. Or take down your post over dumb stuff.

Lastly, you should join our Instance if you feel your values align with ours. It's important to note, the we understand at the end of the day, lemmy is just a hobby.

We don't have a desire to be, we'll, tyrants. People disagree and we get that. Not everyone thinks the same or believes the same things, that's just the truth.

We're just regular people like anybody else and want a place where we can actually be ourselves and not walk on eggshells.

If you feel we might be a fit for you, feel free to sign up or message me with any questions.

Also, we understand the appeal that federation has for some folks. I'm not trying to push the idea that being standalone is better. If that's not for you. We totally get that and hope you find a lemmy server that better suits your needs.

Thank you for your time.

Please DM if interested.

BannedOnReddit ,

how do I hide my YouTube channel without deleting comments?

solowolf ,

What are your favorite sites ??

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yip-bonk , avatar

How do I block a domain? In the "Settings" page there's "blocked" and in there is "domain" but it's "Empty" - how do I add a domain to block?

insomniac_lemon , (edited ) avatar

In your feed next to thread titles, you can click the domain there (smaller text in parenthesis), where the website/instance will display content posted to it just like a "magazine" allowing you to block it there. Also similar to the magazine URL, it's

Note that for instances, it won't actually block threads from a blocked instance unless the content is hosted on that instance. And that can be a bit silly, like cross-instance posting not being blocked due to using their host instance for an image.

Jaysyn , avatar


I click on the domain displayed in the offending post & then click block on the sidebar.

BannedOnReddit , (edited )

What are good web hosting services for a social community platform? should I use AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, or Something else? (Needs to be budget friendly)

yip-bonk , avatar

Those are cloud providers, but a hosting provider doesn't have to be a cloud provider. I like

BannedOnReddit ,

Why does some social media platforms call it an account suspension but others calls it a ban or termination?

SamXavia , avatar

Do you think the lack of Kbin API / Mobile App stopping the growth of Kbin?

danielton ,

Yes. It’s the reason I haven’t touched kbin in months. I have no reason to use kbin when Lemmy can see these posts and has an API.

SamXavia OP , avatar

@danielton That's why the Fediverse is so good.

xiffu ,

does anyone know of a deepweb social network?

fit6529 ,

Dread is like Reddit/Lemmy and it lives in Tor only. Google it, you ll find a Wikipedia page.

Sensualsass , avatar

What exactly does Reddit Lemmy importer do?I'm like, Oh, so totally confused.

I absolutely LOVE FOSS and all things federated. Like girl, that's my jam.😚

But I'm confused about this tool, though. How do I get it to work?

What exactly does Reddit Lemmy importer do?


Enthrone ,

Greetings all,

I have an assignment for my Geosciences class where I have to ask others, preferably those not from the United States, why the US struggles to believe in Science, particularly topics such as The Big Bang Theory.

Why do Americans, compared to most of the world, seemingly propagate Creation myths while simultaneously rejecting the very notion of Science?

How does your community (or country) regard The Big Bang? Is it largely accepted in your culture(s)?

Finally, what could the American education system or government do to help its citizens increase their Scientific literacy?

Thank you for any responses, it is greatly appreciated!


Nemo ,

So you’re asking people who have no first-hand experience with the US education system about their gripes with the US education system?

That’s sure to be a productive conversation.

jubilationtcornpone ,

Disclaimer: am from US.

Short answer: We don’t.

Longer Answer: Christianity is arguably the major religion in the United States and there is a small(ish) segment of Christianity, primarily composed of Baptists, Pentacostals, and other Evangelicals, who believe that the story in the Bible which talks about the 6 days of creation (see Genesis Chapters 1-2) means 6 literal days. How they came to this belief is a much longer answer which would require a more in depth understanding of the history of Christianity in the United States. “Young Earth Creationism” is also a rather new idea and was basically unheard of prior to the early 20th century.

This is not a mainstream view and it is not held by any Christian traditions outside of those listed above. For instance, I’m Presbyterian and the idea of “young earth creationism” is ludicrous to us. The theory of evolution is generally accepted by most Christians although we generally don’t discuss it much because it’s science, not theology and doesn’t really haveuch of a place church. Ironically, I was raised as a Baptist and was taught “young earth creationism” growing up so I am quite familiar with it even though I don’t believe in it. But again, the theory of evolution is a commonly accepted, mainstream view in the United States.

As far as what the American Education system could do to increase science literacy, that’s a difficult question to answer. The education system here is very diverse and the quality and resources can vary dramatically depending on where you’re located.

alxdre301 ,

Trying kbin after someone replied my toot on my Mastodon account... Guys, do you have any tips for kbin?

yip-bonk , avatar

subreddits are "magazines". Under the username at the top right is a settings icon where you can auto-populate the images and round the corners of boxes :) Other than that it's pretty much what you're already used to, I think.

Riesen ,

When eating at home, how do you cook your hot dogs?

luthis , avatar

I don’t cook, I make my wife do it.

…which is to say my hands do the cooking.

yip-bonk , avatar

Microwave them for 45 seconds. Or, put it on a minute and cut it off right before the end.

bybpow ,

What is this microblog for?

bybpow OP ,

So this is like a "discussion" page in Wikipedia?

Nemo ,

You’re actually on the ranked-threaded-discussion part of the site, ie. the part that acts like reddit and federates with lemmy.

Bizarroland , avatar

Who is your favorite fictional hero or superhero and how would they fare against the gom jabbar?

Bizarroland OP , avatar

@Nemo I could see Thor losing a hand and then chopping off the bene gesserits head with the ax held in his other hand.

Nemo ,

The gom jabbar was held to Paul’s neck, though, and I imagine the same would be true for Thor.

You were thinking of the pain box, perhaps. The pain box is the test, the gom jabbar is the concentrated poison weapon that enforced participation in the test.

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