When/ if an instance is ever deleted, what happens to all of the users and their toots etc?
@Ian_Fry @email@example.com Right, to some extent. Someone may be able to give a more in-depth explanation, but an instance can tell other instances a toot is deleted, which generally seems to be respected (but doesn't have to be). But it will take a long time (if ever) that the user totally disappears from being queried, and I think those federated toots are just going to be there "forever."
@Ian_Fry I set it private before I deleted, deleted the toots, and unfollowed everyone. It looks like 9 posts still show up here at mastodon.cloud, the account still shows up, and still shows 5 followers.
@Ian_Fry The toots that were federated to other servers will continue to exist on those other servers.
@Ian_Fry Nothing, they're gone. Obviously it could be exported with a little TLC. Depends on admin though.
@david It would be nice to have an option to export your toots.
I like the fact we can export who we follow.
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