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In case your instance does not federate to something you would like it to, follow these steps:

  • Go to your instance URL in a web browser -
  • Click Communities
  • Enter something in format !community@instance, e.g. ! Click the search button.
  • Nothing will show up, give it a couple of seconds
  • Click Communities again
  • Select All
  • Your searched community should now be on the list
  • Click Subscribe next to it
  • ???
  • Profit!

I think this is my biggest pet peeve about lemmy, the lack of any feedback to let you know it’s still searching. Right now it says there’s no results, then when you least expect it, there’s a result!


TBH, the UI of Lemmy is rouuuuuuuuuuuuuugh. I’m confident through attention with more ex-Redditors joining + through open source contributions, it’ll get better and better, stuff like this will be resolved (even with something as simple as a loading spinner)

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