cross-posted from: https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/post/5376797
The fediseer now allows instance admins to self-tag their instance as they want. Those tags can then be consumed via the API.
For example, one could use these tags to discover all instances focusing one or more topics at the same time. Places like pangora.social can use them to find more instances to suggest in their lists.
On the flip side, instance admins can also use them to help improve their blocklists in a "positive" manner. For example, let's say that you want your instance to be SFW, you could explicitly block any instance self reporting as "porn" or "gore" etc. Along with the endorsements and hesitations, this would provide a lot of tools to ensure you associate only with the people you fit well.
You can add or delete tags in the GUI or directly via the API as an instance admin
tags_csvarg on the
/whitelistendpoint, will also return all instances which match any of the tags in your csv.