1. New functionality: Option to exclude closed threads. This applies both in the admin settings for the global trending topics page and individually in each [bd] Framework Widget.
2. New functionality: Content by ignored users is not shown. The Trending Topics main page has a link option to show ignored users if there are any. It appears in the bottom-right on the same row as the nav bar.
I've taken over this add-on from @Daniel Hood (I originally commissioned it), and it's now available on my site, M2N, for purchase and download. All future versions will be there as well.
If you have a current license for this add-on, you can register it there (instructions are available here). You'll get a license from me (terms here), for the remaining duration of your original license, plus another 30 days - just a friendly gesture because of the inevitable delays caused by the hand-over.
My plan is to update this add-on with new features if they are needed by enough people or identified by me as necessary. Anyone who wants specific features enough to fund them should discuss it with me in a private conversation.