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Lemmy.ml is blocking all requests from /kbin Instances (kbin.social)

I discovered yesterday evening that Lemmy.ml is blocking all inbound ActivityPub requests from /kbin instances. Specifically, a 403 'access denied' is returned when the user agent contains "kbinBot" anywhere in the string. This has been causing a cascade of failures with federation for many server owners, flooding the message...

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They also do not sent POST / updates to my /f/inbox instance anymore. Lemmy.ml seems to activity ban Kbin instances. Which is very bad. I really hope this is not on purpose..

/kbin test environments (kbin.social)

Hi, new test instances are now available. The previous frontend changes were mostly cosmetic. But now I would like to take a closer look at a few bigger things, like this. However, maintaining compatibility with your styles is very important to me. I also invite you to discuss and review in pull requests :) Cheers!...

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I don't think the twitter or reddit migration failed..

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  • kholdstayr , to kbinMeta

    How do you view all subscribed magazines? On Lemmy you can go to Communities, and then choose subscribed, and it shows you a list of your subscribed communities. When I click on Magazines on top in kbin, it doesn't have a selection to let you pick subscribed only.

    I'm assuming its here somewhere and I'm just being dumb because I can't find it.

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    @kholdstayr See attachment.

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    Java is a VERY dangerous programming language... sarcastic

    Varyag , to kbinMeta
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    So, if I'm following correctly, Lemmy currently is experiencing a massive wave of bot registrations, and now about 800 thousand new registered accounts across several different instances are bots. What is kbin doing to prevent that, other than just being somewhat smaller and not picking up as much attention?

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    @Varyag You can enable email verification and enable hcapthca. But admins do need to configure that.

    Ohwatafool , to kbinMeta

    What is this this .m3u8 file that keeps downloading every time I open the kbin homepage on firefox?

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    @Ohwatafool That would be considered a bug I think. Are you doing something special (clicking on some link?) when this happens?

    Robotoboy , to RedditMigration
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    I have a Mastadon, AND a Kbin now. I'm trying to sign up for different Federated services and link 'em all together. I'm loving this new protocol so much. It's quiet...

    It feels similar to the early 2000's internet and I'm loving it.

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    @Robotoboy Welcome to the club!

    dansup , to random
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    Decided I'm going to go ahead with my Kbin mobile app.

    Yeah I know i have a lot on the go, but I use Apollo daily, and want a solid Apollo like experience for Kbin.

    I'm willing to hand over the project to Kbin if they want, and would love to work closely with the developer on this if possible.

    Will be starting this next week, after my camping trip! It will be open source from the start, and contributors will be gladly welcomed!

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    @dansup @ernest @pixelfed Welcome to the club 😅.

    melroy Admin , to testing
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    First test post... in the testing magazine.

    /kbin server update - or how the server didn't blow up (kbin.social)

    Currently, on the main instance, people have created 40191 accounts (+214 marked as deleted). I don't know how many are active because I don't monitor it, but once again, I greet all of you here :) In recent days, the traffic on the website has been overwhelming. It's definitely too much for the basic docker-compose setup,...

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    @Sausage I don't have a credit card, Stripe only accept credit cards ... :(

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    Keep up the good work! And hopefully you can soon join the (matrix) community again!

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    Doesn't accept debit cards..

    gme , to kbinMeta
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    Anybody have any idea what /f/inbox is? Trying to sort out why I'm getting a bunch of HTTP/405 response codes in my logs.

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    @gme So as far as I know, that is part of the ActivityPub protocol. Servers are using this end-point to deliver their posts/data from their instance to your side using JSON content.

    It should always be 'POST' method requeests (not to be confused with Kbin "posts"). I'm talking about HTTP POST.

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    @gme Yes this is part of the official activitypub protocol. So other instances are then calling this endpoint to add their data (eg. posts) to your server. The requests should be HTTP POST Methods. And the result you sent to them should be 200 OK.

    /kbin contribution and information for instance owners (kbin.social)

    The search form has been fixed (if you were experiencing this issue). This time, the Docker recreate may take a bit longer. Moving forward, when making changes, I will create pull requests like everyone else and ask for your review. Sorry for the inconvenience. Soon, the first tagged release will also be available. It's time to...

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    Thank you so much for your support! 😍 (kbin.social)

    I just saw an email from Buy Me a Coffee. Not just one. I went in, and I'm truly shocked. Thank you all for the support; I would like to thank each and every one of you individually someday. Honestly, I don't know what to say. The account balance is $350, which will definitely allow me to develop kbin faster or at least not...

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