No way out: You can’t delete a Mastodon account

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Mastodon, the upstart anti-Twitter that everyone is talking about has one glaring problem.

You can’t delete your account.

In reality, Mastodon has many issues, including this one. For example, it’s a distributed social network, so there are clusters of users living on different domains. That means not everyone can find and talk to each other. Some consider this a plus, since it allows for whole topic-based Twitter-like communities where people needn’t worry about being bothered by off-topic conversations or topic trolls.

Multiple servers also means that creating one account for yourself on one instance or domain does not mean you have that handle locked up for all of Mastodon. Anyone can swoop in a create an account with your name. Read more…

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