I’ve thought about this a few times since you wrote it, and I’d like to see what others think. Would you consider making it a top-level post (with or without any additional detail)?
Maybe shortform posts could graduate to being normal posts if they get some number of upvotes?
When someone writes a shortform post, they often intend for it to be less visible. I don’t want an automated feature that will often go against the intentions of a post’s author.
Do you think they intend for less visibility or to signal it’s a lower standard?
Could be one, the other, neither, or both. But my point is that an automated feature that removes Shortform status erases those differences.