Github Topic(s) List Criteria

I believe it would be quite a help for the GitHub community if we were able to see what criteria is used when publishing a topic. This will not only be useful for bigger projects to draw more attention easily, but also prevent any overflow of less common topics from being on the list. Of course, the said list should be posted somewhere on the page (probably the bottom) to give content creators a heads up.

For starters, here are some subjective requirements:

  • Certain amount of stars
  • Level of relevance
  • Is it an organization or valued subject?

Maybe this suggestion will merge with the “collections” page - who knows?

Also, it would be kinda cool if there were icons for every topic instead of the pound symbol. (:

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Hello @F1nx :wave:
Thanks for this feedback!

Here’s some information about Topics from our help docs.

As long as your repository has a topic properly added to it, you will appear on the list for that specific topic. We have a GitHub/Explore repository where you can contribute and suggest edits to an existing topic page or collection.

That being said, we’re always working to improve GitHub and the GitHub Support Community, and we consider every suggestion we receive.
You can do so by submitting this through our official product feedback form so that our product team can track your request.

You can also keep an eye on our Changelog as well as the GitHub public roadmap to see features we are working on.

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And thank you for the helpful response @ernest-phillips!

I went ahead and gave github/explore a look, and although they do give criteria for any topic proposed, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of “final say” for what will actually be shown on the display page.

Am I missing something?