@trumpet
Not on Mastodon.scot but recently investigated running costs of an instance so PayPal donation made!

I'd encourage others who have moved from Twitter to make a small donation 😊👍

Hi everyone! We run a monthly fundraiser on our other instance and now mastodon.scot is busier we'll do it here too.

We pay for the costs of running mastodon.scot ourselves and are more than happy to do so! But of course if any of our users would like to contribute even that would make our lives easier 🙂

You can donate towards our running costs by PayPal:

paypal.me/mysteryvortex

or by Bitcoin:

1JNPeAvbBwDFGPF4LzSPLscJ89MUNzxYWC

Every little helps. Thank you!

Hi everyone! We run a monthly fundraiser on our other instance and now mastodon.scot is busier we'll do it here too.

We pay for the costs of running mastodon.scot ourselves and are more than happy to do so! But of course if any of our users would like to contribute even that would make our lives easier 🙂

You can donate towards our running costs by PayPal:

paypal.me/mysteryvortex

or by Bitcoin:

1JNPeAvbBwDFGPF4LzSPLscJ89MUNzxYWC

Every little helps. Thank you!

Echoing that toot from @Gargron that I just boosted, the same applies here at mastodon.scot. Please be mindful of the instance rules, and if you don’t feel they’re right for you remember that there are thousands of other instances, or you can start your own. That’s the beauty of the fediverse!

Welcome to Mastodon, and mastodon.social specifically! Please be mindful of the code of conduct you agreed to when you signed up.

If for whatever reason you disagree with the rules on mastodon.social, Mastodon offers you a selection of 2,000+ other servers and the ability to start your own.

Cheers!

Merry Christmas everyone! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

It’s important that our users remember that mastodon.scot is administered by, paid for and moderated by private individuals as a labour of love.

Moderation decisions might be unpopular but they are final, and they are binding. Please be respectful of these decisions.

Hey - If you are finding your home hard to heat or feeling a wee bit like you are spending ton much heating your home hit me up - I’m passionate about this kind of thing ( it’s not my job) there’s lots of good advice and interest free loans and grants available too

Just a wee warning to those following the hashtag that registered in the larger mastodon.social instance: you can migrate to the mastodon.scot instance.
Follow this guide: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

Our beautiful, wonderful Scotland is for everyone. Celebrate Scotland, share Scotland, enjoy Scotland. Our Scotland is wonderfully diverse in every way. Let’s make our Scotland the best that it can be.

I've had surprising traction with a few recent posts where I've tried to offer some helpful advice to new migrants to our fediverse (mainly incoming Scots but hopefully the messages are useful outside of our clique). As such I hope that the following more pointed message will be read in the same vein (it comes from a good, albeit firm place, though I expect it won't be universally received that way).

Those coming in from twitter might be excited by the relative freedom of speech afforded to them by landing here. If utilised with respect it can indeed be empowering, particularly for movements such as our independence movement.

However, the word respect should not be overlooked here. By and large the fediverse (all of our interconnected servers) are intolerant of discrimination, we have terms of service and codes of conduct in place to support both majority of users and minorities who haven't had this support elsewhere. If an instance doesn't share your outlook then it isn't for you, move along.. but if you happen to have discriminatory views which you can't suppress for the greater good then there are instances for you but be prepared to be isolated from the larger network.

Don't give volunteer admins a hard time because you can't reign in your views and abide by their guidelines.

We are also less confrontational than twitter, the name-calling, derisory tact that is commonplace there needn't be migrated here. Use your enhanced ability to curate your timeline and communicate in peace to communicate peacefully.

I'm only the admin of a small, closed instance.. but in support of those whose free time workload has hugely increased and for the health of this space in general, I am speaking up.

Henceforth, my political posts etc. will come from my new account @albannach

I'd normally CW this type of post but am sensitive to the fact that new folks might not notice a CW'd post at this stage. Apologies.
TIL there is a Glasgow.social instance!

Excellent! small (relatively, no offence meant!) regional, interconnected instances makes me happy!

Mastodon.scot
Christmas #1
🎶 🎤 Just hear those Tootlers, Tootlin
a root toot a loot alin yeah

You know it's lovely weather
For an Indy Together With You 👈

Outside while Twitter is fallin and
Exodus is callin Yoo Hoo😎

In here were nice and cosy
The future is rosy
The noo...🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Ultimately, we've had over 800 new users in the last 48 hours and only two people have challenged our moderation policies. I'd be happy with a 0.25% failure rate in any aspect of my life.

You're always more than welcome to move tour account from one instance to another. Here's a guide:

blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/

We hope you'll stay. But if you don't we won't take it personally 😄

And remember, if there isn't an instance that fits the exact things you want to talk about, you're more than welcome to set up your own instance!

For example, there's a managed service here:

masto.host

And you can moderate your instance the way you want to, and shape it around you. That's the beauty of the fediverse!

So let's be happy here, let's be Scottish, and let's be good to one another.

In summary, all are welcome on mastodon.scot and we really want this to be a happy, safe place for Scottish people (or those who identify as Scottish) to discuss Scotland (including independence).

Please use common sense when tooting. Try to be nice to other users. We really do want to help you enjoy the whole fediverse.

We're not 'sticking up for A' or 'siding with B' when moderating, we're running a small instance to the best of our abilities and trying to find balance to keep the peace 😄

If we receive complaints from other instances on areas we are less knowledgeable about we may err on the side of caution when moderating. We will always use the lightest form of moderation we can.

Mastodon.scot is administered and paid for by individuals, not a corporation. We do not have a legal team and a moderation rulebook.

If you feel strongly that you want to discuss sex/gender issues in detail there are over 4,000 other instances, some of which may be better suited to that.

This instance is set up for Scottish people to discuss Scottish things. We're reasonably knowledgeable about Scotland and feel we can moderate these issues in a fair and balanced way.

We feel this instance is a good fit for users who would like to discuss Scotland and/or Scottish independence (from either side of the argument).

I know some popular Indy figures have strong opinions on sex/gender. We are not experts on these issues and are less equipped to deal with moderation of them.

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