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.
I've locked the discussion so nobody can comment on it anymore but here is where it all went down, if you want the original source: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/7702
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