Checked Fediverse Observer and whole bunch of server has been decommissioned because of which users can’t login and because they can’t login , Lemmy is losing active users. Any plans to fix this ? I am more concerned about the content thats lost.

  • BlackEco
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    Each Lemmy instance keeps a copy of posts and contents made in communities followed by its users, so even though an instance is decommissioned, the content lives on on other instance.

    For example my instance was off for a month (I was moving out, setting up my NAS was my last priority) and during this time my posts and comments were still available on other instances.

    As for users unable to login on decommissioned instances, unfortunately all they can do is create an account on another instance.

    • Otter
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      Followup question, is it possible to get that content on a new instance after?

      Say the following happens

      • Instance A created
      • Instance B created
      • post p is made on instance A
      • A shut down (B still has p)
      • Instance C created

      Can the users on C ever see post p?

      Or a more specific example. If a new instance was created today, could it get the posts from Lemmy.film

      • BlackEco
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        73 months ago

        Unfortunately no: only new posts are federated.

        The only exception is when an instance federates with a community for the first time, the instance will fetch the last few posts from this community. But in your example, since lemmy.film no longer exist, no instance will ever be able to fetch last posts from !moviesandtv@lemmy.film.

        • @[email protected]
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          23 months ago

          Shouldnt it fetch if a users goes back in time on the instance?
          Or will it just go “No data here, Sir” on me and make me go visit a browser.

          • @[email protected]
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            23 months ago

            There is no instance to fetch it from any more. Content is only ever fetched from its home instance.

          • BlackEco
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            23 months ago

            I’m sorry, I don’t understand your question.

    • PlasterAnalyst
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      Each Lemmy instance keeps a copy of posts and contents made in communities followed by its users

      This is exactly why I stopped hosting an instance. Too much liability for something out of my control.

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    3 months ago

    The local copies cease to exist online. Remote copies on other instances stay. There’s a number of communities I subscribed to that no longer exist independently, but which I can still see on my old instance, for example.

    • @[email protected]
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      33 months ago

      Are they dependamt on the cache some users actively purge or are they stored indefinitely (assuming they had no interaction beyond a view).

      • @[email protected]
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        13 months ago

        I don’t actually know the answer to that one. I’d guess it’s permanent, though. That being said, Lemmy’s been built on a lot since I last looked at the source code.

      • BlackEco
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        They are stored until the instance admin(s) choose to purge the community. Then all posts from the community will be purged from the instance.

  • 𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏
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    133 months ago

    The content shouldn’t be gone as long as that server was federated with somewhere?

    It will be more difficult to get to IMO - you’ll have to either use a search engine, or query the lemmy resolve object (rs) api method on random instances until you hit one that has the federated content AFAICT.

    Images are definitely lost though unless they’re uploaded to a third party that is still operational

    • edric
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      63 months ago

      Aren’t images propagated to other instances as well? Wasn’t that the issue with the illegal content a couple of months ago where instance owners had to go and purge the images themselves even if it was only posted on one instance?

      • BlackEco
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        43 months ago

        Instances copy images locally to avoid overloading remote instances. For instance I have 16GB of pictures and videos stored even though I only posted a few pictures.

      • 𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒏
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        23 months ago

        I was under the impression that only thumbnails/lower res copies were federated, rather than the full high-res original - if that’s changed then that’s great 👌

  • @[email protected]
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    3 months ago

    The Elder Lord Farzghiqud absorbs the data into his eternal glorious form where it will be analyzed and used for the eventual enslavement of your species.

    All hail Farzghiqud!

    • @[email protected]
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      This is a bot spamming this link

      Edit: and according to another comment it contains gore, so click at your own risk

      • ᴇᴍᴘᴇʀᴏʀ 帝
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        43 months ago

        Yeah it’s grim. I’ve banned and removed the content from the Instance I help Admin but if people can still.see it, report it as it needs to be removed.