Hi @lightone there's a new cool site for the selection of instances, that I didn't know of before.

Maybe a good candidate for inclusion on @fediverseparty if it wasn't mentioned yet.

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@humanetech Hi! is the oldest instance picker, created and maintained by the admin of my Mastodon server :) I think it appeared even before picker. The link to it used to be on, but at some point I removed it. TheKinrar mentioned the service might be closed in the future. I now returned it to /Mastodon website's page (at the bottom, Server lists).

There's a Wiki list of such services, I've updated it now:

@lightone @humanetech just so you know, I don't plan to close anymore

And I can confirm it came way before, I believe I created it on the first or second of April 2017

@lightone @humanetech I have more time than I used to, therefore I really want to improve the website. I'll post updates if that happen anyway. :)

@TheKinrar @lightone

Aha, thank you 🙏

Finding resources fedi-related is a general issue. I've pointed a gazillion times to the watchlists that are input to and gazillion + 1 times to often to the delight of fedizens all asking the same questions over and over again.

We might have some @infobot that you can ask keywords, followed with "please".

@infobot fediverse instances please

[returns description, list of tracking sites, further keywords]

@humanetech @TheKinrar @lightone indeed! Thank you for the ping -- and sorry for the delay in responding, I've been engaged elsewhere.

1. I'd be happy to run such a bot, and try to have it respond on Twitter also (like [[agora bot]]).

@humanetech @TheKinrar @lightone

2. thank you @@lightone for both and, amazing resources! You mention you are looking for people to co-run with? What kind of cooperation would you be interested in? @bmann, me and others currently run following a loose cooperative model, although we are just getting started.

@flancian Hi! Co-run is not quite the word, as development is more like crawling at the moment :) My initial newcomer's wonder has run out a bit, and motivation sometimes lags. @humanetech has helped a lot, by appearing out of the blue full of energy and enthusiasm! 🙃 I think contributors (new blood) will do the project a lot of good. In the long run it makes sense to share control responsibility, so that if I'm away everything keeps working/updating.

@lightone @humanetech I'd love to share maintenance burden if you're interested, within my possibilities and following your lead.

@flancian Aha! I was wondering about those [[.]] brackets in your messages. Even went to check if your server runs some special flavour of Mastodon that turns [[.]] into some sort of markup. But this is something different! is sort of like a Wiki too, in the sense that it tries to aggregate useful links and information about Fedi. Maintenance is mostly about keeping all links up-to-date. So if you see someting's missing or broken, please, don't hesitate to open an issue!

@lightone yes, you can use [[agora ext]] to have those light up -- but I also leave them as anchoring points for further integration, the idea being that everything wikilinked in any supporting platforms will be integrated into the knowledge graph eventually.

@lightone @humanetech I'd love to explore [[agora]] - [[fediverse party]] interactions too.


If you tell the Agora about a [[wikilink]], it will try to resolve it for you and mark your resource as relevant to the entity described between double square brackets.

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