See. This is the ideal solution. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/10442
the user with the most followers wants to rank people by popularity?
I am shocked
@stuxnetsource Maybe they can, but only with close supervision by folks outside of white cishet dudes.
So hes trying to cover up how exploitable this is now. https://mastodon.social/@Gargron/101202440923902326
the problem is: we're not here to be popular, but to make links with other people and exchange and make new friends and everything like that. This is performative (as follower counters) and leads to really nasty behaviour…
Ah, yes I can see.
It's certainly starting from a good intention (giving new users a overhead of who is active and on what topics) but I can clearly see how it can be abused and that it certainly appears to be a popularity contest.
But coming from someones that does everything he can to copy Tweetdeck while denying it is no surprise to me.
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