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.

@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 @fedisearch too bad.. Like someone said below, a search engine for the entire 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 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

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