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Hmm. The new Mastodon version has “trends”, which seem cool. Too bad each trend needs to be hand-approved by someone on our mod team, and there’s no way to auto-approve (like with hashtags).

I mean, I get it. Makes sense you’d want these reviewed first. But this also gives a new chore to our mod team, who is already hand-approving new user accounts. Hmm.

@ashfurrow@mastodon.technology in what way distinct? (sorry my questions, just curious and i don't know much about mastodon itself)

@puniko they have distinct UI for approval and settings in the admin interface. Trends are posts, trending hashtags “belong to” posts.

@ashfurrow it also gives mods unprecedented (for Mastodon) (AFAIK) power to shape discussion, conditioned on people actually using this new feature.

@ashfurrow

I propose you vet and leave it at that.

(TBH, trends don't really seem like something useful on a smallish instance like this one.)

@ashfurrow Fine for me to ignore that. If someone wants that, they automatically volunteer for the approver task ;-)

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