We can also correct spelling and disambiguate, such as refining Mastodon to Mastodon (social network). And we can add or subtract topics from a conversation as part of moderation.
I noticed this refinement today from Mastodon to Mastodon (social network). Thank you for that: I suspect discussions on cloning Mastodon DNA should inhabit its own separate space.
I think one of the ideas expressed on Cake and elsewhere is the benefits of having a directory of topics and subtopics, whether in an ugly outline list format or a more elegant graphical sphere drill down format.
Circling back to my point in another post, I think there’s an exponential benefit to creating tools that are going to be useful for your content creators.
Specifically, I think you want polymath commenters like myself and others to easily know when new topics are introduced and also when a topic is stagnating:
I know that I can easily highjack a topic if I don’t take a pause to let other voices join in. Knowing that there are new topics, or topics in need of some love, gives me direction on where I can help build community.