Some websites block links, for example Facebook as you can see in the screenshot below.

I dont know if this is because of the .ml domain (which is free and might be used by spammers), or because they are scared of Lemmy. Anyway, this doesnt mean that it is impossible to share content from on Facebook or other sites, thanks to federation there is a relatively easy workaround:

  1. Find another Lemmy instance, ideally one that is relevant to your audience
  2. Copy the link, and paste it into the search field of your chosen instance
  3. You should get a search result for the post, comment, community or user, click on it
  4. Copy the link and share!

There are a few caveats though: In the case of a post, comments and votes will be missing. You can fetch comments in the same way through the search. The other instance will also not receive any new posts/comments/votes made in the community, unless a user from the remote instance is following the community.

The easiest way to avoid these problems is for you to make an account on the other instance and follow the community from it. Then every post/comment/vote will be delivered to the other instance, and the community should look identical on both instances.


Reddit has been hiding .ml links for the past few months so it’s a good thing I found this post.

god facebook is pathetic


Of the big social media, FB is the only one I’ve found so far that blocks lemmy. Reddit, twitter, discord all seem to allow lemmy links. Maybe there is a process on FB by which a domain could be delisted from spam. I never venture into that walled garden anyway tho.

Is there a specific reason for you to use the .ml domain? Have you considered changing to something else (.social would be nice since Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed, Peertube and BookWyrm official instances use it)?

I will be very honest, my funny part of the brain sometimes thinks ml = Marxist Leninist. Please forgive me admins.

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