Welcome to the main community in programming.dev! Feel free to post anything relating to the instance here
People will guide you in the replies to relevant communities for that kind of content to help get you communities in the instance to then join and make future posts in
We ask that if you do a help request please add [help] to the start of the post to help differentiate it from the rest of the posts until we get a flair system in
Hope you enjoy the instance!
programming.dev is a collection of programming communities aimed at topics relevant to software engineers, hackers, hardware and software enthusiasts, script kiddies, cryptographers, researchers, roboticists, and more.
The site is primarily english with some communities in other languages. Feel free to click on one of the sections below to see some information on it.
The active sort will show posts that are getting comment activity while the hot sort will get posts that are getting more upvotes. New will show new posts and top will show the top posts for the time frame you select (last hour, last 6 hours, etc.)
To find communities in our instance you can check out our community list
For finding communities within the wider fediverse including all connected sites you can use one of these sites:
Communities in our instance are created from our community request zone. If you have an idea for a community that fits our instance that hasnt been made already feel free to create a post for it there. Communities will be considered for creation if theres enough interest in the idea shown by people upvoting it
Mark Bots as BotsBot accounts should be marked that they are a bot using the checkbox in the user settings. This includes any automation in an account (if you automate part of your personal account, put what the automation is in your bio so people know)
Put contact infoThe owner of the bot and some way to contact them must be in the bot’s bio (unless its an automated personal account, in that case the account itself it the way to contact)
Use mentions as prefixIf a bot has commands it should use its mention as a prefix. (This will allow different bots to use the same commands without interfering with each other)
Dont spamBots should not spam posts or comments. (If a bot command has been used its fine to do a response but dont drown out non bot posts in the local new sort.) Certain cases are unavoidable such as if you want to get a bot posting weekly threads in different communities at the same time but in those cases please contact me first to get it approved
Allow mods to opt inBots participating in a community should be opt in so communities can choose what bots they want. If you want a bot to be allowed in a community please contact the moderators of that community first. EXCEPTION: If a bot is deemed to be a well behaving bot that brings net good to the instance it can override this rule as long as it has been approved by an admin. This can include things such as a tldr bot, remindme bot, link fixer bot, piped link converter bot, etc. If a bot has overriden rule 5 with this exception community moderators should still be able to opt out of the bot
If you would like to help support the server you can donate on @snowe’s GitHub Sponsors page. We will be setting up a different method to donate later, but for now, we’ve been getting asked a ton for how to donate.
We are on various other platforms for communication outside the site. For real time chat there is both discord and matrix and we have a mastodon account for microblogging where things such as instance downtimes are announced.
Currently there is a major bug with TOTP. Please see the discord #user-help page or the matrix for more information.
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