Rules

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.

HarassmentNo harassment, dogpiling or doxxing of other users.
ImpersonationNo impersonation of other people, companies, organizations, brands, etc.
BigotryNo racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or casteism.
ExtremismNo incitement of violence or advocacy of violent acts/ideologies.
SPAMNo advertising, spam or excessive promotion.
NSFWNo sexually explicit or graphically violent media.
DisinformationNo 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.

Rule Violations

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.

Moderation Process

We have documented our moderation process to be as open as possible.

Transphobia

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.

Brand Accounts

Please see our policy page on Brand accounts.

Bot Accounts

Please see our policy page on Bot accounts.

Following Norms

There are certain "norms" of Mastodon, and the wider "Fediverse" that you'll be expected to follow while a member of this instance.

For example, include content warnings when necessary, mark media as sensitive as appropriate, and regularly use descriptive text (or "Alt Text") for image uploads.

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.