I made up my mind: I will no longer attempt to contribute to or promote #mastodon .
After a few days I cannot get any specific information why one of my features was reverted : https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/9988
This is the last straw after:
➖ missing dev documentation
➖ paywalled -dev discord channel
➖ unclear requirements
➖ loads of bad communication.
I respect the maintainers for what they have created so far, but I will not waste any more of my time trying to help.