aka [email protected], [email protected], and any username from lemmon.website

This account is currently parked, and I’m using https://piefed.social/u/andrew_s

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Joined 1 year ago
Cake day: July 17th, 2023


  • Lemmy doesn’t seem to get much recognition in the wider Fediverse - it tends to get bundled as part of ‘other apps’. Mastodon is much bigger, so better integration with Lemmy probably gets deprioritised below their own issues and feature requests (e.g. I was reading today that Markdown support is often requested, but the base version still doesn’t have it)

  • It’s partly an issue of keys. Every fediverse actor has a private key and a public key. When my instance sends this to [email protected], it’s signed by my private key, and lemmy.world uses my public key to verify it. When [email protected] sends this comment out, it uses it’s own private key to sign it. It can’t just re-transmit my comment, because it doesn’t have my private key. All it can do is Announce that I’ve made the comment (and sign the Announce).

    Mastodon treats Announces as Boosts, so every post/comment is interpreted as a thing that [email protected] has boosted, so you get all these un-connected posts appearing. I think it’s mostly up to Mastodon to remedy.

    It works better if a Mastodon actor posts into a Lemmy community, then you get the mix like you imagine. e.g.: https://mastodon.world/@Flash/112095241193510662 (this particular post was crowbarred into Lemmy via [email protected], but it would be the same if the author had done it.)

  • freamon@endlesstalk.orgtoLemmy@lemmy.mlHow to download account data?
    4 months ago

    No settings page (as far as I’m aware), but you can use the API to get everything (posts, comments, etc):

    step 1: get login token -

    curl --request POST \
         --url https://lemmy.ml/api/v3/user/login \
         --header 'accept: application/json' \
         --header 'content-type: application/json' \
         --data '
      "username_or_email": "2br02b",
      "password": "YOUR-PASSWORD"

    step 2: use login token (big long string starting with ‘ey’) to get data -

    curl --request GET \
         --url 'https://lemmy.ml/api/v3/user?username=2br02b&page=1' \
         --header 'accept: application/json' \
         --header 'authorization: Bearer YOUR-JWT'

    Increment page number until you have everything. source: https://lemmy.readme.io/reference/get_user