@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 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.
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