A fun little success with multi-cultural/lingual moderation:

I was reviewing a trending hashtag: "长毛象安利大会". My instance lists trending hashtags only after mod review.

Google Translate said "Mammoth Amway Conference." Clearly "mammoth" is "Mastodon," but is this actually Amway? I wouldn't allow MLM to trend.

The posts didn't look like literal Amway. I have ~zero Chinese cultural/language competence. Time to ask friends.

@pstewart guessed it might be shorthand for "pitch something to us..."


And his guess was spot on! Based on that idea, a little bit more focused searching found an article confirming "卖安利" (selling Amway) is a colloquialism for making a pitch on social media.


Hashtag approved.

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