submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

The update fixes an issue with moderation actions sometimes not federating correctly(See release notes here).

There should be no or very minimal downtime. To convert UTC to your local time, use this

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

I expect a very minimal downtime of ca. 5-15 mins.

Downtime from 12:00 to 15:40 UTC (self.endlesstalkorg)
submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

Downtime from 23:32 - 23:56 (self.endlesstalkorg)
submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

Same thing as yesterday.

submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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

  • Lolicon
  • CSAM
  • Fascism
  • Hate speech
  • Bigotry
  • Pedophilia
  • Bestiality
  • MAP

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.
submitted 2 months ago by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg

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.

[-] lemmy 13 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

As an alternative to lemmy.world I would like to suggest my own instance endlesstalk.org.

I have no plans to deferate or ban anything releated to piracy. Only thing that might change my mind would probably be a company taking legal action against me.

I also strive to have as little downtime as possible and keep everything running smoothly.

[-] lemmy 23 points 3 months ago

You(and everyone else) are welcome at endlesstalk.org.

I prioritize uptime and have setup monitoring to notify, if anything goes down(See here). I have no problem banning/defederating Nazi's and the like, but I generally don't take action unless, an instance/users aren''t following the rules. I'm open for requests and discussion though.

Currently I'm the only admin, but I'm in the process of changing the setup of the site, so other admins would be able to fix the site, if anything should happen.

[-] lemmy 19 points 3 months ago

Anyone is welcome to join my instance at endlesstalk.org. Its running on a pretty beefy server, so it can take a decent amount of users.

There are multiple frontends like lemmy.world and I have setup a seeder(lemmony), so the all feed should be pretty filled.

[-] lemmy 20 points 4 months ago

Everyone is welcome to join my small instance at endlesstalk.org. I have also setup the same alternative UI's as lemmy.world, if that rocks your boat!.

[-] lemmy 8 points 4 months ago

Yeah, until there are better tools than defederation to limit communication between instances. Might take a while though and I think they only said they would re-evaluate it, so no guarantee(more detail in the link above)

[-] lemmy 13 points 4 months ago

I have hosted a lot of my own services for a couple of years and plan to continue hosting my instance(endlesstalk.org) indefinitely, unless something very major happens.

As others have mentioned I think multiple admins and backups(hard to verify though) are a good sign, but its only indications and you can't really be sure, if a instance will be there forever. I think there needs to be an easy way to migrate accounts and then the instances going down hopefully gives a notice, so you can move your account.

Gonna be difficult to recover accounts from instance going down without a notice I think. You could regularly take a backup of your account, but that is tedious and you will still lose some data.

[-] lemmy 10 points 4 months ago

They defederated from lemmy.world + sh.itjust.works(Not lemmy.ml) and you can see their reasoning here

[-] lemmy 17 points 4 months ago

My instance(endlesstalk.org) is very small, but you are welcome there.

I think most instances besides beehaw.org are federated with lemmy.world and lemmy.ml. So you should be able to look at join-lemmy or lemmyverse for servers to join.

If you want to check if a instance is defederating a specific instance, you can go to /instance on the instance and look under Blocked Instances

[-] lemmy 8 points 4 months ago

I created a fork, where I added a Dockerfile, so if you know Docker and how to build it, should be able to use that.

It exposes port 3000 and you need to point PUBLIC_INSTANCE to where the main instance is hosted.

Welcome (self.endlesstalkorg)
submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by lemmy to c/endlesstalkorg


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

About endlesstalk.org

endlesstalk.org is intended to be a serious long-term instance!

Rules and info can be found in the sidebar.

Technical setup

  • 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.

[-] lemmy 17 points 5 months ago

When I joined Lemmy I decided I wanted to engange with the community here on Lemmy, since I on Reddit I just lurked, so I'm much more active here.

[-] lemmy 21 points 5 months ago

I ran into the issue on my instance as well, but checking the Captcha option in admin settings, stopped the signups for me.

[-] lemmy 11 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

Ubuntu server(Xeon CPU E5-2650 v4 with 86 GB Ram) running k3s(My home server):

2 Ubuntu servers running k3s(VPS used for my infrastructure services)

Infrastructure services runing on all servers

Lastly I'm hosting Lemmy on a leftover VPS, that I hadn't used in a while. Might move to a bigger server though.

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