Idea for joinmastodon.org (those are dropdowns).

I thought about the instances.social wizard and tooter.today a lot. And I couldn't come up with any options better than interest and language. I don't think new people know what size of community they prefer, nor do they want to choose things like "untagged NSFW"

Here is a video demo, with bad data: webmshare.com/6jbez

Actually getting the categorization data from somewhere is gonna be a challenge.

@Gargron /api/v1/instance/languages or /api/v1/instance/topics are planned?

@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...

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@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.

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