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.)
@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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