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

also my .social account is legit and i have not gamed it and i checked the box and thus, should show up on it but i don't, so wtf is that about

its bad AND im being excluded for arbitrary reasons. harumph. :colbert:

and i mean i kind of felt bad for .social as it seems like everyone in the Tumblr Paste Eating Club landed there and there's probably been a lot of cleaning up to do

SO WHY ARE WE HEAVILY MODERATING A BAD NEW FEATURE INSTEAD OF WORKING ON THAT

@anna problem is it's kinda unclear early on there is different instances, a friend had to tell me.

Enter discipleship

@PaladinQuinn there's been a TON of "dead signups" here of people who don't really use the account after signing up and then there are a few people from there who i talk to who seem to think you need to sign up on every instance you see, and/or are otherwise confused why their login to one doesn't work on the other

it IS a tricky concept but i'd rather see work on making that clearer than this stupid fucking leaderboard

@anna Yeah read the full thing, but if ya want something else to think about --- I uh... posted some more transition related stuff for me... I would love input.

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