I am 100% here for reply hiding and I hope it leads to more.
But meanwhile we'll be able to moderate our own replies.
I'd still give up the right half of my soul to be able to moderate replies to my tweets on twitter.
Same is true of twitter itself as a whole, even before any special checkmark-only tools or considerations are factored in.
But that's no reason to withhold features we need.
Counterpoint: I don't actually care if this happens, and I am increasingly confident that this kind of discourse in the replies of a tweet rounds down to zero in its effect on anything.
Who cares if they deserve criticism?
Not by making sure we're all exposed to Nazis and anti-vaxers, I mean.
Mod tools = talking @ people is less viable, talking about issues instead becomes more normalized.
I care about the latter
"Mod tools are bad because they will let the rich silence criticism" is the "UBI is bad because millionaires don't need it." of twitter.
Nazis spend more time in their targets' replies than the other way around, terfs spend more times in trans women's replies than the other way around, etc.
A 100% open platform enables them. User-level moderation hurt them.