@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.
Which is fine, there are use cases for that, but there ought to be one that *just* hides the account in public timelines, but it shows up in hashtag searches and conversation threading. (Essentially makes its posts "unlisted" on that server.)
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