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 see some kinda discourse is still going and people are eager to misinterpret anything i say, but the feature got taken out before it got into any production release and could actually harm anyone.

And I'm frustrated because i think it could have done a lot of good too and there were ways to make it work that were not heard.

.@Gargron kinda related, kinda in order to move away from the trending hashtags controversy, I'd like to see a feature were you click on a hashtag and it tells you what it's all about (first toots that mention it, most favorited, something). ATM if you encounter a hashtag in the middle of the conversation, all you can do is go to your favorite search engine.

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