I wonder if there is some way to automatically determine hashtag synonyms like art/mastoart or cats/catsofmastodon/catstodon...
@clarjon1 @Gargron ☝️ this. I think the best you can do without human intervention is try to rank related hashtags and display them when they reach a certain threshold of being used together. But that also kind of encourages people to use multiple similar hashtags to get them to be grouped.
A human-curated list (which I think is how some of the Twitter “trends” work) would probably be more immediately accurate for the covered hashtags, but would be a LOT more work.
@Gargron pwease sewect a catewowwy uwu
@Gargron If that would make it easier to block all the cats, that would be purfect!
@Gargron I want a graph of this data
This deserves an auto tag feature.
But Heh, it will make already existing combinations even more strengtheneded.
Maybe we should suggest lists with similar tags.
@Gargron you forgot "mastodev"
We will need budget for an exorcist at this point of hardcoding
@Gargron fedi$1 ?
@Gargron Considering that the first result I got in a search for "masto$1" was Walmart, I'd say yes!
@Gargron on a more extreme level you could rewrite the links for certain hashtags, e.g. instead of /tags/cats you use /tags/Q146 but eh, that's just overcomplicating it trying to retrofit onto existing Hashtags
@Gargron yes, there are natural language processing algorithm designed to do extract similarities between words or other features. It could be from a network of tag or something more fancy like word2vec
@Gargron Although it is not directly related to this problem, I would like you to consider emoji hashtags. cat / cats = 🐈, beer / bier = 🍺.
@Gargron Please don't, sir, I don't want to be hauled with the cats.
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