@Gargron OUR LORD AND SAVIOR GARGRON HAS ONCE AGAIN DEFEATED THE EVIL FORCES OF DISAGREEMENT FOR THE GOOD OF HIS SERVANTS
@Gargron (ok but seriously, about time)
@Gargron still tentatively wary in that spambots and bad actors can now attach trending tags to get more visibility... but maybe that's fine bc we have actual human mods and a working report system?
@trwnh No trending hashtag has more reach than the plain old public timeline
@Gargron it has more reach bc people are more willing to view a tag than a firehose
@trwnh Historically, this was not the case, but we'll see. Anything that appears under a tag appears on the public timeline anyway.
@Gargron yeah like i said, i'm tentatively wary. but in either case the tag tl provides additional surface area, because the bad actor's post now appears in the public tl *and* the tag tl.
- without trends, bad actors can attach hashtags but they don't know which ones will actually be searched for
- with trends they know exactly which ones to add to maximize views
@Gargron hopefully it's fine due to mods/reports but this is still an open vector for bad actors and they can receive exposure in the interval before mods have a chance to react
@Gargron Where can we see this in action?
@BalooUriza Here on mastodon.social!
@Gargron haha i wont stop if i start
@Gargron Thank you so much 👍 I really liked the feature when it was first announced and was very sad that it got removed again for the stable release.I can't wait to integrate that into Halcyon 😃
@Gargron really beautiful! Thanks!! 😀
Now make a setting for viewing other people's favourited toots on the timeline
(I didn't find this feature in the mobile version of the site, but...)
Should it not have an asterisk pointing to a note? Something like "After moderation approval"?
Because there are people, especially younger ones, who think that "trends", in #google #twitter, etc, are real, and not polished results, intended to make those services look good. Sometimes even completely manipulated results, for political reasons. (to be continued)
@Gargron Can an admin just add a hashtag, even if it is not deemed "trending" by the algorithm?
Also regardless, should those be "featured" hashtags, since the process is (in part) manual?
@remram44 No, the admin cannot.
@Gargron Is there a way to turn it off, or at least make it stop updating? Some of us (well, one of us anyway) find it hard to read text when there is motion nearby.
@gamehawk It should only update very rarely. What are you observing?
@Gargron If it doesn't move much then it's okay (currently it's moving less often than my notifications column 😆 (also thank you for that mentions-only option)), but I assumed it was gonna have stuff changing rank, coming and going, etc.
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