• Admiral Patrick
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    5 months ago

    Not natively (that I’m aware of).

    A few 3rd party UIs will detect community/user/post links and re-write them to fetch locally.

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    Answer from @[email protected] when I asked the same question;

    Good question, and sorry to disappoint but I believe the answer is still no. This has been talked about a lot ever since the initial exodus over from Reddit, so I can only assume there’s a complicated technical reason why it’s not a thing yet.

    If you’re Lemmying from a browser there’s a tool called Lemmy Universal Link Switcher that I’ve heard good things about, although full disclosure I’ve not used it myself. It doesn’t solve the problem of generating instance-agnostic links but it does try to solve it from the reader’s side.

    • @[email protected]OP
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      So a hacky solution that uses lots of javascript to search your home instance and re-write the page. Got it.

  • Otter
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    Actually just learned more about this! See the post on [email protected], or use this link to test: lemmy.ca/post/9712488

    What I use when clicking on a link is [email protected], it will take you to the post on your home instance.

    The option when posting is to use lemmyverse.link, which you can put before the URL. For example: https://lemmyverse.link/lemmy.ca/post/9712488

    I’ll probably use both. I’ll include lemmyverse.link in my posts when promoting communities, and I’ll use the extension for my own use. At least until there’s a fix in Lemmy itself.

    • Admiral Patrick
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      Sadly that breaks things for the UIs that put in the effort to resolve those automatically. I guess I can add a patch to filter out the lemmyverse redirector lol.