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We are launching fedisearch.com , a website for doing full text search on fediverse content.

This could be very useful for small instances users that are missing full text searches, just about anyone else who is looking for a blazing fast fediverse search engine.

We have a well behaved indexer that honors users' preference on opting out status indexing.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

We are launching fedisearch.com , a website for doing full text search on fediverse content.

This could be very useful for small instances users that are missing full text searches, just about anyone else who is looking for a blazing fast fediverse search engine.

We have a well behaved indexer that honors users' preference on opting out status indexing.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

With the help from @8zu 🎉 , we recently localised fedisearch.com in Chinese and Japanese

你好!中文用户

こんにちは!日本のユーザー

Just found at another instance -- and think this is a really important development.

Fedisearch.com allows Full Text Searches on fedinet posted content -- from Mastodon, Pleroma, Misskey instances.

In Mastodon instances, Full Text Search is VERY RARE in my experience. It's available at qoto.org, and one reason I have recommended people to keep an account there if their main account does not provide it.

Even Elite instances have this option turned OFF (to save processor cycles and memory). Silly, because they could support that easily.

Now we have an external search Engine and it works. Tested briefly and found results I knew would be there, shown as expected.

Kudos for a much needed service and thank you to @fedisearch !

Visit https://fedisearch.com to try it out.

With the help from @8zu 🎉 , we recently localised fedisearch.com in Chinese and Japanese

你好!中文用户

こんにちは!日本のユーザー

Some notes regarding Fedisearch and opensource .

We mentioned earlier that Fedisearch.com is not opensource. Despite many benefit opensourcing could bring to the community, we have reservations:

Disabling fedisearch's compliance mechanism to robots.txt and robots meta tag is quite trivial.

Having folks run individual deployment of fedisearch that indifferently indexes everyone's content would severely damage fedisearch's reputation, and most likely will kill this project in its incubation.

Hence, no opensource, unless there's a good solution to the problem above.

We pushed a new feature to auto hide posts that have been marked as sensitive by their author in the search results.

Still rebuilding index (since 15 hours ago) to support filtering by time interval ...

We are testing some advanced search features that allow users to specify a range of datetime to search postings from. However, still waiting on search index migrations to complete

We want to work with instance admins to bring Fedisearch's functionality directly to their instances' web interface. If you are a mastodon or pleroma instance admin, and would like to participate, feel free to send us a direct message.

We want to work with instance admins to bring Fedisearch's functionality directly to their instances' web interface. If you are a mastodon or pleroma instance admin, and would like to participate, feel free to send us a direct message.

We've spent some time to make the search page uglier. Was it worth it?

We've spent some time to make the search page uglier. Was it worth it?

Hope we didn't disturb too many of you with the announcement and boosts. We will try to keep reboosting minimal, while trying to initially spread the word out.

We are launching fedisearch.com , a website for doing full text search on fediverse content.

This could be very useful for small instances users that are missing full text searches, just about anyone else who is looking for a blazing fast fediverse search engine.

We have a well behaved indexer that honors users' preference on opting out status indexing.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think.

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