How about we do the same on Mastodon?

@angristan We could free up usernames of deleted accounts no problem, deleting inactive accounts would require an e-mail campaign though 😬

@tho too early? There are tons of 2+ years old dead accounts

@angristan twitter doing it after 10+ years. 2 years is nothing

@tho they will delete the accounts that have been inactive for 6 months, so the actual age of the platform doesn't matter

@angristan what are the reasons? Freeing usernames? Reducing operational costs?

Can identify spoofing be prevented? Good thing is that this isn't email, so it isn't a big concern. Perhaps there should be a publicly accessible page to show account creation date and username date and count?

Should accounts of dead people be maintained?

Just some thoughts.

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