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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.

@a7 @fedisearch I never understood why elephant fornicators feel so concerned about trash they produced in public :cirnoThink:

@roka @fedisearch you think they would welcome surveilance with how much they want to police speech

@fedisearch there's also search.social
But sometimes it doesn't work.
So it's good to see one more independent fedi search engine...

@matrixsasuke
Thanks. I think search social was constantly under heavy load. Part of why this project was started was because of the lack of a good public ally available search engine that respects people's privacy

@matrixsasuke @fedisearch too bad.. Like someone said below, a search engine for the entire #ActivityPub fediverse would be great.. With ability to filter between types (pixelfed, Peertube, Pleroma, Mastodon etc..)
And perhaps a greater control for instances admins to allow them to Participate in the search network

@matrixsasuke @fedisearch can't find the code anywhere else.. I wouldn't mind hosting a mirror of this... I wish we could empower the network by doing decentralized hosting of a common search engine, so that if one peer goes down, any other mirrors could serve the search query, adding more redundancy to common tools like search, relay etc..

@matrixsasuke @fedisearch that's really sad.. The current status of these two projects are not encouraging neither.. I wish some of the tools built in the #Fediverse where collectivized (funding could operate through Open Collective) so that essential building blocks could operate in the long run without breaking or fading away without maintainers... This code should be recycled and reused... Instead we'll reinvent the wheel :/

@rmdes well yeah, to everything the instance knows about. But then again a centralized search provider can't know about every single software installation in the world either...

@matrixsasuke I guess it would make more sense to have it opt-in, admin instance could register their instance for it to be indexed (and have means to tweak/control that)

I'm wondering how Peertube does it with their Sepia Search engine

@fedisearch what I’m wondering here is if this move counters the anti-stalking mechanism. From the creator’s manual, by challenge the ‘search’ engine, one will be protected from stalkers if they have any.

@feizong
Understood the concern, but we don't see this as a threat to any user in the fediverse.

Allow us to elaborate:
Even when mastodon purposefully dumbed down the search functionality, pleroma and misskey search are still functioning at full capacity. Also, if content producers allowed search indexing, their content would've been searchable on Google as well. Https://Fedisearch.com respects every content producers' privacy; as long as they turn on noindex option, none of their content would be indexed by us.

@fedisearch What is misskey ? Looks like a good idea, I will share on my Blog (or schedule it for later as I like to try and get at least 1 post per day) so may be Dec 1st.

Does this just include the services listed or does it also include peertube, friendica etc too.

I am sorry to barge in here. Fedisearch is not listening to requests made by users. Their interface does not allow you to request a removal. Even worse, they do not listen to requests made by people to reindex posts on the fediverse so they have indexed posts from Hubzilla that do not even exist anymore. Neither to they reindex pixelfed sites and they do not notice accounts state they are locked for the fedisearch so they should remove them.

They are not opensource and to be honest, you would even have better results if you let google index it. Google allows you to let them reindex, to remove urls, etc...

@fedisearch will you be including everything #activitypub like #peertube #writeas #pixelfed #funkwhale etc?

This could be THE killer fedi app:) Giving it a try right now.

@fedisearch Wishing the code was available somewhere, I would not mind hosting a mirror to help with hosting availability.

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