Good points @Vico Biscotti - and I think this is the area the team might find themselves fighting old tendencies to want rep algorithms to make everything work.
Moderation is crucial, and the Narrative Company having the ability to step in and get rid of bad actors is too.
And this will probably eventually lead to a discussion of human curation again. I know it is a bit of a side conversation to the one about trolls, but posts all about money are also somewhat problematic for the platform but I certainly would not downvote them. Plenty of people upvote them, because a lot of our current community come from crypto and are primarily interested in if they can get rich.
With these posts at the top or near the top of trending, quality and discover pages, our main market is probably turned off... Most people just want to come and discover content, or join a community they feel they can relate to... and most people feel dirty when a place gives off a get-rich-quick vibe...
We're relying purely on algorithms to place the pieces of content that represent Narrative... it just isn't optimal. If we finally allow niche owners a small degree of curation, we'll find human beings making better choices than the code does, and we'll allow them to attract better content creators because they'll be able to offer to feature them in some way for a limited period of time. Humans can also recognise low rep and low vote content that is clearly worthy of more exposure, and so decide to give it a few hours at the top.
So there's trolls, and there's content by good users that still may not be the best representation for Narrative. We only get one chance at a first impression, and new user's first impression is the content they first see on the platform. Leaving that up to algorithms is neutering our ability to tailor our image. A hybrid of algorithm control, and limited niche owner/moderator control would work best.
EDIT - tagging in @Brian Lenz, @Ted and @Michael Farris - not so they feel they need to respond, but so they are aware these considerations are linked.