The account in question is still there but in a suspended status as Mastodon's native suspension tools removes everything which we don't want as we want it for evidence.
@j why not just use "lock account"?
@nightpool doesn’t that just prevent them from signing in?
@j sure. silencing would also work if you want to keep stuff around but not allow anyone else to see it
@nightpool Silencing only prevents it from showing up on public timelines right? The account still appears to be active otherwise which is also not what we want
@j silencing someone will prevent them from being seen by anyone who does not follow them (unless they're like, looking at the person's the profile page directly)
@nightpool the current problem is that people still think the account exists because it's linked and viewable, even while suspended or silenced
@j linked to what?
@nightpool mentioned in a toot
@j kind of worries me when I create an account and 1st thing I see is legal problems
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