I’m guessing this is a bug as when you search for a deactivated user they don’t show in search results.
Basically if you go to this page: Discourse Meta and scroll through it, deactivated users show… but if you try to reach for them they don’t show. (You can’t @ them in posts either.)
Would it be best to hide deactivated or not activated users from all public areas? (I think so.)
By non-activated/deactivated members I mean those who haven’t validated their email or those who must re-validate their email.