The sign up section has been moved to a separate page, the confusingly interchanging usage of tech jargon like "instance" and "server" has been removed in favour of "community". The questions "can I move my account later" and "can I talk to people from other communities" is answered upfront. Categories are now at the front and the communities are grouped by language with a prominent language filter option. Communities that don't offer instant sign-up are now clearly marked as such upfront.
I've also changed the API for the list of communities, so that communities like toot.wales can be in both the English and Welsh languages, and communities like tech.lgbt can be in both Tech and LGBT categories.
I can nominate mastodon.technology, mastodon.cloud, mstdn.io, social.linux.pizza, toomanycooks.social. I'm not sure whether instance admins should nominate their own instances. Is there a repository where anyone can open a pull/merge-request? Is the communities list API open source?
@Gargron very epic
Nice update, thanks!
Regarding the list of available communities, is there a place where we can propose new ones? I noticed many are still missing, e.g. for Academia (at least 3 of them)
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!