ni.hil.ist has now been switched to the hometown fork!
The main reason behind this was to add the nice privacy feature of local only posting (this means that posts with that setting are only visible to ni.hil.ist users). Mobile apps may not show this option but it can be used through the browser.
We also have a cute vanity onion address :)
For instance admins:
Adding Onion-Location as described in this blog post (https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-95) half fixes this!
The onion address will load over https and then redirect to http, which still means users have to accept the ssl certificate once but after that the experience isn't too bad. Still breaks onion federation and mobile apps but it's a start.
ni.hil.ist is a server run by anarchists who are friendly to a nihilistic worldview.