There have been a few questions over the last day day or two about our moderation policies. Where complaints are received from other instances we'll consider each on its own merits. Possible moderation actions include:
1) Do nothing
2) Warn the user, and optionally delete the post
3) Silence (mute) the user
4) Suspend (effectively delete) the user.
I know a lot of people have joined recently because of account bans/deletions on Twitter, and so I'd like to explain how we moderate.
gender recognition act, lgbt orgs
Instead of smearing Scottish mastodon users & instances and telling everyone to block us on sight, consider:
Responding to the Scottish government’s consultation on the Gender Recognition Act http://equalrecognition.scot/supportthedraftbill/
👉 The Equal Recognition campaign http://equalrecognition.scot/fundraising/
👉 Time for Inclusive Education https://www.tiecampaign.co.uk/donate
👉 LBGT Youth Scotland https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/donate/
👉 LGBT Health and Wellbeing https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/donate/
Also, your public posts can be seen by any other Mastodon instances that link to us, of which there are currently over 4,000. When you post do please be mindful of the wider Mastodon community!
That said, we were a great little site with a lovely community before, and now we’re a bigger site with a lovely community. So, whatever your beliefs, let’s make this a corner of the internet where we can be proud to be Scottish ☺️
Just a couple more quick thoughts as our user count increases rapidly! Over 700 new users in the last 24 hours and counting.
mastodon.scot was started in early 2018 as a Mastodon instance for Scottish users
While we’ve had a huge influx of pro-independence supporters be mindful this instance is for all Scots, even those with different views. Please be respectful of others’ beliefs. We’ll always have to share Scotland whatever happens!
Hello, #Scotland! A brief #introduction: I'm a long time Mastodon user and a moderator at another instance, and because of my interest support for Scottish independence, I've volunteered to help with the moderation here. I'd be glad to help answer any questions you have as you get settled in.
Take a minute to look at this guide by @noelle which tells you how Mastodon is different from Twitter and shows you features you may not have noticed:
Just as matter of interest how many Independence supporters on here are planning to close their Twitter accounts?
Hi everyone, since we have LOTS of new users just a quick reminder here of our rules. We subscribe to the Mastodon Server Covenant (link below). This states that a Mastodon instance should have:
"Active moderation against racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia
Users must have the confidence that they are joining a safe space, free from white supremacy, anti-semitism and transphobia of other platforms."
Please be mindful of these rules when posting.
And bad things clearly come in pairs. We've had some complex I/O errors over the past couple of days which took mastodon.scot down and took a while to investigate. In the end we took the decision to restore from a backup from the 19th of October which so far seems to be stable. We'll keep an eye on things over the next few days.
PARP! We've just upgraded to Mastodon v3.0.1 😎
EXCITING TIMES! We have upgraded to Mastodon v3.0.0.
Thanks to @Gargron and all the development team for their hard work 🙂
HELLO TOOTLINGS. We've just upgraded to Mastodon v3.0.0rc2.
We love upgrades!
HI EVERYONE. Mastodon v3.0.0rc1 has just been released and we've updated the instance already.
We've updated mastodon.scot to v2.9.2
More details here: