It is our intention that you use this service for personal enjoyment and respectful, friendly interaction. To that end, we hope to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.

The server is privately owned and open to users voluntarily, not a public space. Users wishing to join this community are expected to act without malice and in good faith. Doing otherwise may lead to removal from the service, independent of whether a user violates any rules outlined below.

SysAdmins: @joacim
Admins: see above

The server hosting the instance is located in Vallentuna, Stockholm, Sweden.

The following apply regardless of privacy level and instance of the users involved. In rare cases, public or private offline conduct or conduct on a separate instance may constitute grounds for removal from the service.

Anti-Harassment Policies

Content promoting the oppression of any marginalized group is forbidden. We will stand unapologetically in defense of these groups, and will not tolerate hateful language or harmful rhetoric directed toward groups subject to social exclusion.

Such individuals may include (but are not limited to) members of groups defined by the following:

ethnicity
gender identity and expression
sexual identity and orientation
age or physical characteristics
disability or illness
immigrant or refugee status
health, wealth or educational status
nationality, residency or citizenship status
faith, or lack thereof

It is our hope that users will not silence, but rather will amplify the voices of those groups at risk of being unfairly subjected to harassment and discrimination, particularly those who have not always felt welcomed by the open-source community.

Additionally, the following are expressly forbidden:

Content threatening any marginalized group or individual, or encouraging self-violence or self-harm.

Conduct promoting the ideologies of fascism, National Socialism, white supremacy or other extremist, violent or xenophobic viewpoints.

Symbols and slogans associated with these groups should not be used casually or in a joking fashion, and may result in removal from the service at the discretion of the moderators.

Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has requested for said engagement to cease.

Inciting other users to engage with this user (brigading) will result in removal from the service. If it is clear to the moderator, even if not explicitly stated, that a user wishes for engagement to cease, continued engagement may be considered harassment.

Stalking and doxing will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Please report either behavior immediately to a moderator.

Actions intended to damage the performance of this instance, as well as advocating or inciting others to do so to this or other instances.

Intentionally misgendering or deadnaming individuals.

Content illegal in the United States or Sweden.

Creation of an account for the specific purpose of evading bans, mutes or blocks on another instance or another bsd.network account. This will result in permanent loss of access to this instance.

Best Practices:

mastodon.fidonet.io encourages use of the tools provided for accessibility and consideration of other users. Alt-text captioning is recommended on image/video posts. Content warnings should be used freely, including (but not limited to) use on potentially distressing or controversial topics. Boosting the content of others should only be used to show appreciation or increase visibility, never in an attempt to harass or intimidate the poster or incite others to do so. Providing credit for creative works is encouraged.

The use of content warnings is recommended for any automated cross-posting services. Please consider setting any such posts unlisted by default. Well-behaved, curated and clearly-labeled bot accounts are permitted, but flooding of the local timeline may result in removal and restrictions on content will still apply. Please consider a different instance for unattended or high-volume automated accounts.

Users who do automate cross-posts are expected to remain active participants in the community. Accounts existing primarily to serve as a mirror of another source may be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

It is not the responsibility of any user to explain the rules of this instance to another. If an argument arises, any questions about rule interpretation should be referred to a moderator, and interaction about the point should then cease.

Uninvited comments about another user's personal choices, lifestyle or family are strongly discouraged and may be considered harassment.

Inappropriate sexual attention, comments about appearance and implication of physical contact will never be tolerated toward any non-consenting user.

All nudity, sexually-explicit content, gore or violent content should be tagged or hidden from the public timeline. No sexualized content featuring children, even artist depictions, will be tolerated.

We strongly recommend content about politics, current events and any disturbing topics be given a content warning out of respect for the other users of this instance.

Additional Policies:

If a violation of these rules requires further investigation to make a determination, the moderators reserve the right to choose to act immediately to protect potential victims of misconduct and the community at large.

Content on this instance should not be used for the purposes of machine learning or other "research" purposes without the explicit consent of the users involved.

Content on this instance beyond this page should not be archived or indexed wholesale by automated means by any user or service. Active users may export their following lists and post content through the web interface.

Spam accounts will be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

Suspected impostor/parody accounts may be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

Accounts suspected of camping or remaining idle for excessive periods may be removed at the discretion of the moderators.

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