I wonder if this looks better
Here is a video demo, with bad data: https://webmshare.com/6jbez
Actually getting the categorization data from somewhere is gonna be a challenge.
@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
@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?
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!