@Gabe_N I think the ones that Funky 63 publishes from CryingLaugh are actually collaborations between them both, like the Minecraft project
On this issue, I think that if someone is remixing and adding features to your projects then that's totally fine and you should be pleased someone's adding their ideas to help make your project even better. I don't Hopscotch for plays and hearts but it is encouraging when you see "t1 liked your project" for example. I absolutely love it when people do remix my projects!! I love seeing what they added and their ideas.
Hearts and plays aren't everything but they are encouraging. We should just create for fun and if we're enjoying it, then other people will too! And it just takes time for everyone to get to see each other's projects and thousands of Hopscotch projects are published everyday, which is why it's difficult for people to get noticed and for other people to check out what they've made.
I think one thing though is that when people do have a lot of hearts, followers, features or trends and things like that, maybe they should just be more considerate when thinking about other Hopscotchers. Often people post how many followers they have and it's totally great for them, but how might this make other people feel? A lot of the time it's what makes people feel sad they don't have followers ):
So if we all just be patient, considerate and have fun coding, everyone will have a great time coding no matter how popular or not they are