Trending hashtags legit had risks of abuse. But they're only a lens over toots that are already in the FTL, over which plenty of mod tools are available, and you could even make pre-screening necessary for trending. Instead the discussion became about how nobody really wants this feature and I'm just "pulling off wings from insects for fun".
I think the debate about #forkoff shows 2 things: 1. People care about Mastodon, and 2. Mastodon is growing.
Thus, it is now the perfect time to think about future governance improvements and
community management structures. Different than #floss meritocracy, #mastodon actually creates a community. That's why it needs particular forms of governance.
I tried to summarize solutions/requirements here #featwishlist 👍
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