Introducing SepiaSearch, our search engine to help you discover videos and channels on PeerTube!
We've worked hard to ensure that this engine respects your data, your attention and your freedoms. Learn more: https://framablog.org/2020/09/22/sepia-search-our-search-engine-to-promote-peertube/
(Illus @davidrevoy )
@Framasoft I love you and your work, carry on 💪
A little feedback though
The Peertube logo isn't that great 😵
Is it possible that one day we could get a flagship type instance that would show the known peertube universe? It would hold no content but could possibly have user accounts for subscriptions/preferences only for muting/blocking based on their sensibilities.
This would be immensely useful for casual users that are able to understand the YouTube type/centralized model without even realizing/caring about the decentralized nature.
I do agree (hi, I'm Pouhiou).
We already maintain an instances index, a plugin directory, a search engine, a presentation website, the documentation website, test instances with a one-man-team https://joinpeertube.org/faq#who-does-what-in-peertube
So not only we don't have the manpower to create a flagship instance, but we also want others to take upon themselves such a responsibility.
We would gladly applaud such an initiative.
As a mod on peertube.social I can tell you that there is hate instances and/or illegal stuff hosted on instances. This is a problem for the admins of any 'flagship' instance with the law of their coutry.
@Niquarl @Framasoft @davidrevoy I saw just the other day a "federation" of several peertube instances that worked together to mirror videos and promote each other, something similar to a blogroll. This could be a good starting point. Known and trusted instances would show up on this "home" page at first with instances applying to be included in a whitelist.
Another idea would be to make a landing page that would act as a filter, similar to a instance picker for the first time you visit.
I tried SepiaSearch.org now. It is so much easier to find videos. Very fast too. With optional handy filters. Love it.
For those interested to contribute to SepiaSearch, its open source code is at https://framagit.org/framasoft/peertube/search-index/
@Framasoft Thanks. I'm not asking about the crawler code, though. I'm asking about the actual data in your elastic-search database.
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