@xrevan86 @moonman Huh. I was like 90% sure @schestowitz was just automated crossposting. I can see why servers would silence him - on small/ low traffic instances he could totally swamp a public timeline. I never saw him post anything that would merit a ban imo tho. (But I also muted him a while ago b/c of the aforementioned tidal wave of posts.)
Mastodon docs only say "silence" mutes someone in the public timelines, so I'm not sure if the feature is buggy or if the muting in conversations/hashtags is undocumented, deliberately or otherwise - hard to tell with Mastodon since there's a security-by-obscurity attitude.
@kai Muting is kind of flakey too, like it doesn't mute boosted toots.
I was talking abt the admin options, though. Right now the options are "silence" which hides all posts by a user (or all users on the silenced instance) in all contexts, except from people who follow them, and "suspend" which blocks them entirely.
It would be nice if there was an option that admins could use that *only* hid posts from the public timelines. I'm thinking for like high volume bots.
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