I’m running on a personal lemmy instance, and I’ve been able to simply re-subscribe to the communities that I was subscribed to on my previous lemmy.ml account.

But what if I didn’t have that? How would I discover those communities?

On the micro blogging fediverse, I can use relays, follow other peoples boosts, or join gup.pe groups etc for content discovery and to give me federated content in general on which to do content discovery.

What does that look like in the lemmyverse niche of the fediverse? How does a small single person instance find new content? How do they get richer content search options etc? Right now, I’m just using search on lemmy.ml for that, but that’s a work around, not a solution

  • nutomic@lemmy.mlM
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    1 year ago

    The cross-posts for a given post are not federated. This means you will only see cross-posts in cases where you or someone else on your instance already follows the communities where it was posted. So they dont help for discovering content on a new instance.

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      1 year ago

      Any reason for this other than “didn’t think about it”? It seems like a great way to help newer/smaller instances discover content that is on unknown instances.

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        1 year ago

        Crossposts are only implemented in the frontend (using search afaik). The backend doesnt know anything about this concept and so cant federate it.