guess .social has a popularity chart now and i guess instead of scrapping it immediately when the response to it was hating it, gaming it, and mostly gaming it because they hate it, they're just, doing draconian moderation to it that makes no sense?

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anyway if this terrible fucking "feature" makes it into the mastodon code base, we will not be implementing it, it is extremely bad and if anything there needs to be a way to move away from follower counts, because they are bad, toxic, and a dark design pattern

@anna This one from Gargron sounds OK though:
I have modified mastodon.social code so that if there is a referrer header value, i.e. the visitor comes from a link, the frontpage redirects to joinmastodon.org.

(I of course don't send referrer headers though, so easy to circumvent).

@VeintePesos yeah thats fine, like less people need to be signing up on .social

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@anna thought he removed it from the join Mastodon page?

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