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    • Completely fascinating. Thanks for the pointer to Mark Needham's taxonomy paper.

      We have various tools in place to moderate topics, such as merging them. For example, the other day I noticed the topics fitness and getting fit seemed to be used the same way and each had about 130ish followers, so I merged them with the surviving topic being fitness. The software does the right things after merging.

      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 suspect one of the most important things will be when we can devote someone very knowledgeable to the job. I suspect this is what Medium is doing because it looks to me like they handle topics really well.