[-] Ategon 1 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Admin here, there should be nothing censored atm apart from a couple scam links

Not sure why that says removed but its not on our end (and its like that everywhere). Lemmy probably has some handling where it also censors if the posters instance says so

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submitted 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago) by Ategon to c/meta

Hey everyone! Recently there was a small issue with the backend (docker shenanigans) that brought the site down and then took a bit to fix

Things should be fixed for now and we will be looking more at it in the future to try to prevent the site from being taken down that way again

Downtime was around 30 minutes

The best place to reach us when theres an outage with the site and to receive updates of it is on the discord server or matrix space or on one of our microblog accounts

[-] Ategon 1 points 3 days ago

yeah lemmy does some wonky federation behaviours in this kind of case

Ive restored the post. At some point I should be making it easier to manually review things the bot does but havent had time to do that currently

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Lemmyvision Song Contest (stacks.programming.dev)
submitted 4 days ago by Ategon to c/meta

Hey everyone! I wanted to do a post here talking about an event going on in the fediverse called Lemmyvision. This is a competition where various communities each choose a song and then those are voted on by users to rank which ones people enjoy the most.

Its being ran as a fun way to see various kinds of music from around the world, sharing more between our online communities across Lemmy, and as a way to songs from lesser known artists. We are participating with game soundtracks as an opportunity to showcase new advancements in the game development space, especially for indie games that might otherwise not get much exposure.

There was a national final to determine the song our instance would submit in the programming.dev event community. After voting the song Your Inception from the game Casette Beasts was chosen.

Submitted Songs and Voting

Ive compiled all of the songs into playlists on three different platforms for watching

Feel free to listen to them and vote using the voting link https://tally.so/r/nWNgKQ. When selecting what instance you are representing theres an option to select programming.dev for people voting from the instance.

Voting is done by ranking the songs from your favorite to your least favorite. Users from our instance can't rank the song we submitted to keep things fair.

If you want to chat with other people about the competition theres a community for it here

Future Events

This post will be going into the meta community for people who might not know the event community exists (and i'll likely be doing another post when the event Canvas is happening).

Any other future posts will be posted in the programming.dev event community. All major event posts will be made on our blog with the category set to the event name and the tag "Event".

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Screenshot Saturday! (self.gamedev)
submitted 4 days ago by Ategon to c/gamedev

Share some progress, text or screenshots of some development on your game!

[-] Ategon 5 points 5 days ago

No thats not a feature currently

[-] Ategon 8 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

Yeah lemmy currently doesn't send notifications about moderation actions

Some mod teams add it in through manually dming (which usually will happen here if someone on the admin team is warning, banning, etc. you (apart from site bans which the user wouldn't be able to access their messages from) and its not just an obvious spammer or bot) or code their own systems to notify about actions

Everything's viewable in the modlog though and you can filter by yourself to see all actions made relating to you

[-] Ategon 3 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

Even with the disabled instances, communities that get added onto there reach a much larger section of people than external community browsers do as casual users that just check the site once a day or something and don't pay attention to external sites can still stumble on them without knowing the federate site exists or needing to know explicit community names

Ideally more instances would get added onto there but its still fine like this. Been getting some nice interactions and starting activity on new programming.dev communities

[-] Ategon 3 points 5 days ago

Yeah, disabled accounts means the instance doesn't have a bot from the site on their instance so the site can't federate them. Usually this would be not accepting the user application

Lemmy.world isnt in the site but most other large instances are

[-] Ategon 17 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

As more people use https://lemmy-federate.com more niche communities will show up in most large instances by default

Imo its the ideal solution since it populates the posts in the all feed for people who don't know about the site to still see

[-] Ategon 67 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

It looks like you were temp banned from the linux community for 3 days

The comment you made was transphobia which goes against the programming.dev code of conduct. I suggest reading the comment of the user who replied to you and learning how to respect people more

This comment

does not qualify as a "respectful conversations where no one is insulting each other, or anyone else"

[-] Ategon 3 points 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago)

It works, those statuses are just a bit misleading

How it works is it subs to a community (from all instances connected to it) until someone from an instance subs and then it unsubs in that instance. In the previous version of the site when it unsubbed it would mark the instance it unsubbed from as completed on that community (although seems to be a bit broken here)

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submitted 1 week ago by Ategon to c/meta

Hey everyone! Ive made a form that can be used to give feedback about the site including what you think its doing well and what you think needs improvement

Based on responses if something is highly requested we can prioritize improving/adding that first

Ill try to run these a couple times a year


Will be pinned for a day in the instance

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Screenshot Saturday! (self.gamedev)
submitted 1 week ago by Ategon to c/gamedev

Share some progress, text or screenshots of some development on your game!

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submitted 2 weeks ago by Ategon to c/programming

Theres been some weekly posts in some communities for people to share updates (weekly thread in [email protected] and screenshot saturday in [email protected] ) so figured would try to run a generalized version in the main programming community!

If youve worked on something this week feel free to share it below. If you have a project to show off in general we also have the [email protected] community in the instance that you can post in

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by Ategon to c/[email protected]

Ive collected together the 9 submitted songs into playlists on three platforms for listening to them all easier

List of Songs:

  • 🇦🇺 Royel Otis - Heading For The Door (Aussie.Zone / Australia)
  • 🇧🇪 Puggy - Lost Child ([email protected] / Belgium)
  • 🇨🇦 LU KALA - Hotter Now (Lemmy.Ca / Canada)
  • 🇩🇰 Pil - Dronning Af Månen (Feddit.Dk / Denmark)
  • 🇫🇷 Bagarre - ON EST LES MÊMES (Jlai.Lu / France)
  • 🇭🇺 Azahriah - introvertált dal ([email protected] / Hungary)
  • 🇳🇿 Tiki Taana - Tangaroa (Lemmy.Nz / New Zealand)
  • 🇦🇶 Casette Beasts - Your Inception (Programming.Dev)
  • 🇬🇧 The Northern Boys - Sexy Train (Feddit.Uk / UK)

If more get submitted ill edit this post to add them on

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submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by Ategon to c/[email protected]

We aren't a country but were given an exception and are participating with game soundtracks

Submission was chosen through a series of votes on our voting software, first a nomination thread then it was in semifinal 1 and then it was in the finals (being chosen out of 8 total entries)

spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/track/1q97Jr1C5ytxwGB1YFevke


Information

Casette Beasts is a game made in Godot by Bytten Studio and published by Raw Fury. Joel Baylis is the composer for the soundtrack while Shelby Harvey did the vocals. The studio is primarily based out of the UK with their publisher being based in Sweden.

Its a creature collector where monsters are recorded to tapes and then you can take on their form or combine two forms together to use in turn based combat.

Your Inception is a bonus track that appears when fighting a secret boss in the game added in as a reference to Bytten Studio's previous game, Lenna's Inception.

Lyrics

Here you are
Faced with a text of blood
An honest chip on your shoulder
Won’t make a soldier
Out of anyone

Golden or draped in black
It takes just a splinter in the right frame of mind
To break all obstacles you might find

Can’t you
Feel your true calling
It’s endlessly falling
Driving you here
Despite your repentance
And best intentions
Nothing to fear
You’ll figure it ou-ou-ou-out

Now let’s jump into the mix
It feels tectonic
Can you hear the shift

Are you craving acceptance
Now your inception’s
Finally here
You’ll figure it ou-ou-ou-out

If you learn to loosen your mind
You never know what you might find 'round here
The box looks smaller from the outside

Holes that they made will cave in
A dream of filling boots too big
In time you’ll see
How brave that you need to be

Can’t you
Feel your true calling
It’s endlessly falling
Driving you here
Despite your repentance
And best intentions
Nothing to fear
You’ll figure it ou-ou-ou-out

Now let’s jump into the mix
It feels tectonic
Can you hear the shift

Are you craving acceptance
Now your inception’s
Finally here
You’ll figure it ou-ou-ou-out

Silent sirens airing
Tremors causing cracks in the crown
They will never rest 'til
All that’s left are roots in the ground

Don’t you look so doubtful
All will be alright in the end
If you play your cards right
Keeping your hand close to your chest

Don’t you
Feel yourself crawling
No longer stalling
Destiny’s here

Time to find a new groove
Polish your best moves
And turn up this song
You’re leaving it all out to dry now

Stand out amongst it all
The quicker you get up
The harder they fall

Face the acceptance
Now your inception’s
Finally here
You’re figuring it ou-ou-out

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Screenshot Saturday! (self.gamedev)
submitted 2 weeks ago by Ategon to c/gamedev

Share some progress, text or screenshots of some development on your game!

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GSC - Finals (polls.programming.dev)
submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by Ategon to c/events

Were up to the finals for selecting our song for the lemmyvision contest!

Voting link: https://polls.programming.dev/oZyK

Playlist of songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjeTwn9uA3Y&list=PLJypTpbGxbEofp6tiOHO8hr48sL106ThK

What is Lemmyvision

Lemmyvision is a competition with different countries/communities each deciding on one song to send to the contest and then people will be able to vote for which one is their favorite. The aim is to promote different languages and cultures from around the world, to share more between our online communities across Lemmy, and discover songs from lesser known artists.

We are participating as an opportunity to showcase new advancements in the game development space, especially for indie games that might otherwise not get much exposure

Ive been nicknaming our team Team Antarctica but that might be the team name or might not be

How will voting work?

We have two semifinals each with 4 songs. You have the opportunity to vote for a favorite and then a second favorite in each semifinal with voting happening based on ranked choice where if your first choice doesnt get enough votes, the vote goes to your second choice instead. Top two of each semifinal are brought into the finals for a final round of voting

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Screenshot Saturday! (self.gamedev)
submitted 3 weeks ago by Ategon to c/gamedev

Share some progress, text or screenshots of some development on your game!

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GSC - Semifinal 2 (self.events)
submitted 3 weeks ago by Ategon to c/events

I have the poll for the second semifinal for selecting our song for lemmyvision. Anyones free to vote for their favorite

https://polls.programming.dev/nROl

In addition if you havent voted for the first semifinal yet: https://polls.programming.dev/mqy0

(there should be a link titles Playlist at the top of the song selection to get to the songs, if not theres links to the playlist at the bottom of each semifinal announcement)

What is Lemmyvision

Lemmyvision is a competition with different countries/communities each deciding on one song to send to the contest and then people will be able to vote for which one is their favorite. The aim is to promote different languages and cultures from around the world, to share more between our online communities across Lemmy, and discover songs from lesser known artists.

We are participating as an opportunity to showcase new advancements in the game development space, especially for indie games that might otherwise not get much exposure

Ive been nicknaming our team Team Antarctica but that might be the team name or might not be

How will voting work?

We have two semifinals each with 4 songs. You have the opportunity to vote for a favorite and then a second favorite in each semifinal with voting happening based on ranked choice where if your first choice doesnt get enough votes, the vote goes to your second choice instead

Semifinal 2

You can find the playlist with all four songs here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH-icr6lYjs&list=PLJypTpbGxbErMavHwnBF_j1IITXNDX0Xw

Voting link: https://polls.programming.dev/nROl

[-] Ategon 174 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Its still only voters, lurkers that dont do any actions arent counted

[-] Ategon 99 points 3 months ago

Calculation for MAU changed so the old MAU and the new MAU cant really compared

old one used to include commenters and posters while the new one has that and also voters
both are missing people who dont do any of these three actions though

[-] Ategon 78 points 9 months ago* (last edited 9 months ago)

Heres a link to the linked post: https://godotforums.org/d/35412-sadly-i-think-godot-is-a-scam-im-not-sure-i-can-do-this

Comment by the previous community forum owner (before the one that shut it down) that I feel should also be put in this thread

While I cannot speak for Cybereality and his experiences and feelings on Godot and such, i can speak a bit more on the forum side of things.

I ran the Godot Community Forums for 4 years and 7 months, back when Godot 3.0 wasn’t even in alpha yet. However, I resigned in May 2023 and handed the reins over to Cybereality, whom I believed would run the forums similar to how I did and seemed enthusiastic to do so. I resigned because I realized I didn’t have the time to dedicate to it like I felt a leader should and so, instead of being at the helm but not having the energy to properly help the forums grow, I stepped down. Simply put: I was burning out and didn’t have time to run the community, and Cybereality offered to take over it and so I passed it along.

I did not expect this turn of events and I am saddened by the entire thing. I understand being frustrated with the direction Godot can take, the difference between expectations and reality, and can sympathize with not running a community you do not believe in. However, I am most saddened that the community we built together on the forums is frozen in place simply because of an individual’s feelings on all this. The forums was more than just one individual, even if that individual was the owner of the forums. I know there are great people in the Godot forums that may have been willing to take it over should he have offered. Cybereality is a good person, and I wish him the best, but it saddens me to see years of community be locked in place. The forums grew so much in the last few years and has become a wealth of information on Godot, and while I am glad it is kept in read-only mode rather than being deleted, it pains me to see the forum community this way.

Something I’d like to address though, because I think there is a bit of a misconception on how long Cybereality has run the forums and what that means finically. I’ve seen a few claims that he’s spent hundreds or thousands on the forums.Cybereality has only run the forums for a few months, since May 15th. The reason I bring this is up is that, prior to this point, I was solely funding the Godot forums for the entire 4 years and 7 months, I did not take donations, run ads, or ask anyone to help fund it. While I understand that Cybereality has claimed to have spent hundreds (and he may have! I didn’t have paid plugins and such, and my server provider didn’t charge for bandwidth/vistors), I know for a fact that the forums cost (roughly) a couple hundred a year when I ran it, not hundreds a month. He certainly has not spent thousands on the Godot forums if he ran it the way I did. He has only spent his own money on the forums since May when we transferred the server to him, prior to that the forums were funded entirely out of my own pocket and no one else’s. I don’t know what server he used, whether he paid for bandwidth, how expensive the plugins he bought were ,etc., but I do know that the notion (implied or otherwise) he’s been paying for the forums for years is false, he’s only been paying for it for a few months.

Finally, the forums were never an official Godot social platform and we were entirely community driven, unlike the other Godot communities that are linked on the Godot community page. The forums was also linked on the Godot community page, but we ran our own ship, had our own set of rules (we observed and adhered to the Godot Code of Conduct, at least while I ran it), and forum staff (entire volunteer!) were composed of people from within the Godot forums community. We managed ourselves and did our best to make a healthy community. I can confidently say that the forum staff I worked with were some of the most talented people who really cared about the community and helping everyone use Godot, and we all spent countless hours of our free time to make the forums what it was. We truly tried to make it a place for all Godot developers, at least while I was running it.

It saddens me to see that it all went down this way and I’m sorry for everyone on the forums who enjoyed and participated as part of the community. I hope you all find new communities to join that are just as special as the forums. I also hope that Cybereality finds another project he can believe in and is able to pour his enthusiasm into that project and help whatever community he lands in next grow. I wish everyone I interacted with over the years on the forums the best and I hope you all keep making games (with Godot or otherwise) and find great communities to be a part of.

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