Many large instances have been struggling to deal with the big increase in users from Reddit.
Therefor I wanted to setup this server to divide the load. I also really like hosting and managing a server, so I thought it was perfect for me
endlesstalk.org is intended to be a serious long-term instance!
Rules and info can be found in the sidebar.
- Have been built with redundancy and recoverability in mind
- Database and images are backed up every 2 hours, so there is always a fallback.
- Servers for endlesstalk.org are runing in the clould and I strive to get the best mix between stability and pricing.
If you decide to join, let me know of any issues or improvements at issues and improvements
Lastly I would appreciate any donation to cover the server costs. At the moment, its not really needed, but I would appreciate it regardless.
Ye ek ḅot simple guide hæ, meri script, yani "hinglish-lipi", ya ise iski hi lipi me "hiṇgliṣ-lipi", ke bare me :
+ agr koi alphabet normal diḳ rha hæ, ṯo use væse hi pronounce krna hæ jæse normal hinglish (whatsapp ḅaṣa) me krte hæ :
Example : k = क, p = प , m = म
+ ek vyṇjn ki pronounciation krne ke liye 2 alphabets ki koi zrụrṯ nhi hæ :
Example : नमकीन ≠ namakịn, नमकीन = nmkịn
+ agr koi alphabet alg diḳ rha hæ, yani alphabet ke nịẋe dot ho, to use væse hi Use kreṇge jæse normal hinglish (whatsapp ḅaṣa) me kisi alphabet ke ạge "h" lgakr pronounce krte hæ.
Example : खाना = ḳana , शांति = ṣaṇti
+ yhi same alphabet ke nịẋe dot swar ko bṛi mạt'ra me convert kr deta hæ :
Example : कौन = kꜷn , कीमा = kịma , इमली = imli , कैंची = kæṇẋi
Exception : ṛ = strong 'r' ; ẋ = च ; ẍ = छ
+ ट, त ko normal hinglish me "t" aur ठ, थ ko normal hinglish me "th" liḳṯe hæ, isi vjah se ट, त, ठ, थ ko t, ṭ, ṯ, ṱ liḳa jaṯa hæ respectively.
+ kuẍ hinglish ꜷr english ke words same diḳ skṯe hæ, jæse use aur use, iske liye jb mn kre english word ke phle - lga skṯe hæ
Example : use -use krna ṱa
+ अनुस्वार, चन्द्रबिन्दु lgana hæ ṯo ṇ ka -use krna, word ke last me lgana ho ṯo ẍoṛ ḅi skṯe hæ.
+ agar ị word ke end me ạ rhạ ṯo use i ya ị dono liḳ skte hæ, væse agr word ke bịẋ me ạ rhạ hæ to ḅi dono -use kr skṯe hæ lekin isse confusion ho skṯi h
+ same ạ ke liye ḅi hæ, bs ạ me confusion nhi hoṯi generally, to ạ ka -use bs words ki starting me krṯe hæ
+ hlṇṯ yani ạḓe vyṇjn
ya ' ka -use krṯe hæ : Example : क्या = k'ya or kya
+ vyṇjn ke bad svr, jæse नई ko ni nhi likh skṯe isliye "n`ai" , agar नाई liḳna hoṯa ṯo "nai" liḳṯe hæ siḓa.
+ pronounciation ke vjh se spelling mistakes acceptable hæ, jæse बहुत ko "bhuṯ" ki jgh "ḅoṯ" liḳna, lekin isse confusion ho skṯi hæ !
Real Shitpost # 1
Hinglish Plus Pro Script made out of unicode characters
ख ખ *
ङ ઙ *
च ʧ / 𑂓'
झ Ɉ / 𑂕
ठ ઠ *
त ત *
द ໔ * Lao digit
ध ຍ * Lao letter
फ ફ / ꜰ *
ब ദ * malyalam
य ય *
र ર *
ल ന * malayalam
व વ *
श શ *
- ह 𑂯ऩ 𑂢ऱ રक़ 𑂍'ख़ ખ'ग़ 𑂏'ज़ 𑂔'ड़ 𑂚ढ़ 𑂜फ़ ફ'य़ ય'क्ष ક્ષज्ञ જ્ઞ
Color Combo in Pair that are eye candy to me
Contrasting Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Black as major and white or silver as minor
First post. More to come!
I expect a very minimal downtime of ca. 5-15 mins.
I had made some config changes to the database earlier in connection with the move to a new server, that caused the storage usage of the database to grow a lot. Then when it had no more space left, it crashed which caused the downtime. Unfortunately it happened at a time, where I wasn't available to fix immediately, which is why it was down for so long.
It is now fixed and I will keep a watch(setup an alert for database disk usage) to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Seems to be caused by low amount of available storage. This caused k8s to evict/delete pods -> site went down,, then it would fix itself -> site goes up again but then k8s would evict again -> site goes down. This continued untill it stabilized at some point.
This should be fixed and there should be more space available, when I move the server to a new host. I expect to move to a new server sometimes in the comming week. Will annonce the date, when I know, when it will happen.
EDIT: Spoke a little bit too soon, should be fixed now though.
There was something that kept using storage, so ran into the issue again. Then the volume/storage for the image service(pictrs) stopped worked for some unknown reason(Thankfully, I have backups) and there shouldn't be any images lost.
Good news is that I have reclaimed a lot of storage, so shouldn't be in danger of running out of space for a long time.
While preparing for migration to a new host, I had to setup the db, but during that I deleted a resource in k8s to force a reload of settings in the db. This caused the db to use a different volume and it took a bit before I could revert it back to using the old volume.
No data should have been lost. Let me know, if anything is missing.
Same thing as yesterday.
Unfortunatly the tool for scanning CSAM didn't detect the image, so to ensure there are no CSAM on the server, images for the last 8 hours has been deleted.
The filesystem manager(longhorn) I use reported that multiple volumes were faulted. This caused the site to go down.
I have no idea why the volumes faulted, only that a reboot of the server fixed it. Hopefully this was a strange one off and it doesn't occur again.
To make it easier to deferate from unwanted instances I have switched to using the fediseer. With this tool I can get censures from other trustworthy instances. A censure is a "completely subjective negative judgement"(see more here) and reasons for the censure can be listed.
Currently I'm using the censures from lemmy.dbzer0.com(Can be seen here), that has any of the following reasons for the censure
- Hate speech
I will still manually deferate from instances, when it is needed, but this makes easier to deferate bad instances I would have missed/didn't know about.
Note: The automated deferation also includes spam instances, which is currently defined by
- More than 30 registered users per local post + comments
- More than 500 registered users per active monthly user.
The main reason is that they allow/support pedophilia, but they also allow zoophilia and biastophilia. They try to label it as MAP(minor-attracted person), but it is still pedophilia. Example of MAP post here.
There have been a report of CSAM and unfortunately the lemmy-safety doesn't go through the images quickly enough(on my hardware) to be of use in this case.
I think there exists a tool to purge a image via information from a post, but wasn't unable to find it now. In the future I can hopefully use that tool, when reports of CSAM come in.
To ensure that there aren't any CSAM or other problematic images, I have setup db0's lemmy-safety tool. This will scan images and delete them, if there is a high chance that it is an illegal or unethical image.
Unfortunately, the tool isn't perfect, so sometimes perfectly fine images might be deleted after you have uploaded them. In that case you need to upload a different image, since a similar image will probably be flagged as well.
When the moderation tools for lemmy are better I can hopefully remove the scanning tool, but untill then I think this is the best option.
If anyone has an alternative/better idea, I would love to hear it.
There has been CSAM on another instance and since it might have federated to this instance, I have deleted the images for the last 24 hour.
New images from now on should work. Let me know, if they don't.
The site will go down(a maintenance site will be shown instead), while the migration is ongoing. I expect it to take 10-20 mins if everything goes well.
EDIT: I thought I would able to move images in the background before the main migration, so that I could avoid having the site down for multiple hours. Unfortunatly after testing the migration, I have found that it is impossible to do. So the site will probably be down for 3-4 hours, since there is about 100GB of images, that needs to be migrated.
EDIT2: Images have now been successfully migrated. Let me know, if any images are missing.
There shouldn't be any downtime, since it is a simple upgrade with no database migrations.
EDIT: Has now been successfully updated to 0.18.4. There were no issues, so nothing should be lost.
There should be no downtime and no content should be lost.
4 users here now
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