@humanetech Hi! Instances.social is the oldest instance picker, created and maintained by the admin of my Mastodon server :) I think it appeared even before Joinmastodon.org picker. The link to it used to be on fediverse.party, 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:
Aha, thank you 🙏
Finding resources fedi-related is a general issue. I've pointed a gazillion times to the watchlists that are input to https://fediverse.party and gazillion + 1 times to https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks 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]
2. thank you @@lightone for both https://git.feneas.org/feneas/fediverse/-/wikis/instance-monitoring-sites and https://fediverse.party, amazing resources! You mention you are looking for people to co-run fediverse.party with? What kind of cooperation would you be interested in? @bmann, me and others currently run https://moa.party following a loose cooperative model, although we are just getting started.
@flancian Hi! Co-run is not quite the word, as fediverse.party 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.
@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! Fediverse.party 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.
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!