I wonder if this looks better
@Gargron y'know I love that you're, like, looking at things and going "hmm" and playing with them until they look right, rather than holding a meeting to see what you can A/B test along key demographic lines to utilitize your core paradigms on a go-forward basis or what the hell ever
@Gargron Oh and to actually answer the question that looks lovely but the "and here is where I can sign up" kinda makes it sound like other instances are totally off-limits - maybe something like "and these places would be happiest to see me" or something like that
@Gargron I think the line running through the left is a bit distracting. Otherwise, it looks good.
Try to pick aggressively poor combinations and see what you get
I'm an [artist] and I speak [English] and this is where I can sign up:
I think that would be better placement/wording for the dropdown menus.
Here is a video demo, with bad data: https://webmshare.com/6jbez
Actually getting the categorization data from somewhere is gonna be a challenge.
@kasaikumin languages is simple and makes sense, yes (would add it to /instance, no need for new endpoint), but I don't know how topics would work. For meaningful categorization we need consensus on terms, which means no freeform text input. But then we'd need to come up with a comprehensive list of categories to hardcode...
@kasaikumin But in both cases waiting until a new release is out and installed on most servers AND the server admins took the time to enter those details, that would take forever.
@Gargron I do not know whether I welcome this innovation. What about the people who don't want to associate themselves with a particular interest group?
Most users are logged on to generalist instances, aren't they?
It can also be interesting to take a look at communities you are not yet bound to.
@Gargron Maybe add "you can follow anyone, no matter what instance you pick" (or something like that) to the bottom text box?
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