We want to foster an open discussion where everyone feels welcome. The rules are meant to be clear and direct, but the staff of this instance has ultimate discretion on how they are enforced. We may alter these rules as needed, but will make an effort to notify you of any major change.
|No harassment, dogpiling or doxxing of other users.
|No impersonation of other people, companies, organizations, brands, etc.
|No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or casteism.
|No incitement of violence or advocacy of violent acts/ideologies.
|No advertising, spam or excessive promotion.
|No sexually explicit or graphically violent media.
|No intentionally false or misleading information.
If you are found to be in violation, the staff may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the instance.
If you find content that is in violation of the Server Rules, please report the offending account.
You may also take other actions on your own, such as muting or blocking the account, or the entire domain/instance.
We have documented our moderation process to be as open as possible.
Misgendering, the act of referring to someone using a gender or pronouns that do not correctly reflect their gender identity, is prohibited. Deliberate or targeted misgendering, where there is an intentional refusal to respect an individual's self-identified gender and pronouns, is considered a form of harassment and discrimination.
Deadnaming, which involves referring to a transgender or gender-diverse person by a name they used before their gender transition, is prohibited.
The promotion or endorsement of so-called "conversion therapy" or any related programs or practices is prohibited. Conversion therapy, which aims to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity, is a discredited practice that is harmful and disrespectful to the LGBTQ+ community.
Please see our policy page on Brand accounts.
Please see our policy page on Bot accounts.
There are certain "norms" of Mastodon, and the wider "Fediverse" that you'll be expected to follow while a member of this instance.
Some of these norms may be different than what you're used to on other platforms. While failure to use these these are not strictly moderation worth events, we do ask that you respect and try and conform to these norms as you explore and grow on the platform.