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Instance rules

Summary of rules

Threatening, abusive, intolerant or illegal behaviour may lead to moderation and/or further measures. We have a zero tolerance approach to discrimination, including (but not limited to) racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia. Moderation decisions are final.

The Content Warning flag should be used for NSFW content, and NSFW media should be marked as sensitive.

Account registrations are monitored and accounts considered spam (including commercial advertising, political campaigning/propaganda, duplicate accounts or impersonating legal entities) will be moderated or removed.

We fully subscribe to and comply with the Mastodon Server Covenant. A number of instance blocks are implemented to comply with the principles of the covenant and to prevent our users from being exposed to content that does not comply with our instance rules.

Detailed rules

The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of mastodon.scot; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies:

  1. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
    1. Excessive advertising
    2. Uncurated news bots posting from third-party news sources
    3. Untagged nudity, pornography and sexually explicit content, including artistic depictions
    4. Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence, including artistic depictions
  2. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access to the service:
    1. Racism or advocation of racism
    2. Sexism or advocation of sexism
    3. Casteism or advocation of casteism
    4. Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
    5. Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
    6. Spreading disinformation or conspiracy theories that undermine public health
  3. The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
    1. Sexual depictions of children
    2. Content illegal in Germany (where mastodon.scot is hosted) or the United Kingdom (where mastodon.scot's administrators are domiciled), including holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
    3. Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
  4. Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
    1. Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
    2. Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be considered harassment.
    3. Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading or dogpiling) may be considered harassment.

These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.

Cross-posting

"Cross-posting" is the automatic copying of posts from one platform to another. That definition does not include the simultaneous posting to multiple platforms from the same app, such as Twidere or PostyBirb. If you use those apps, we consider those posts original, and the following need not apply.

Cross-posting from Mastodon to other platforms is fully permitted. Cross-posting into Mastodon from another platform is not permitted.

Relay

We run a relay that other instances can connect to:

  • Mastodon - https://relay.mastodon.scot/inbox
  • Pleroma/other - https://relay.mastodon.scot/actor

Use of the relay is subject to pre-approval. To use the relay your instance must clearly display and enforce (and continue to display and enforce) a code of conduct that prohibits racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia. Please contact @trumpet to request relay access. We reserve the right to withdraw relay access at our discretion.

Media retention

We currently cache media files for up to 60 days.

Donations

We run mastodon.scot as a free service because we love Mastodon, but it costs us money! If you'd like to donate towards our running costs you can contribute by:

  • PayPal
  • Bitcoin: 1mG9mvpTnx2gv281mELaQu3tjC2dUM8RR
  • Ethereum: 0x4cFf1Af8A322507E2ef8ac1b8Cb9a539aD8671fB

Moderated servers

Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.

Filtered media

Media files from these servers will not be processed or stored, and no thumbnails will be displayed, requiring manual click-through to the original file:

Server Reason
baraag.net
humblr.social
ligma.pro
my.dirtyhobby.xyz
neurodiver.ge
porn-k.com
sinblr.com
switter.at
twimblr.live
twimblr.xyz

Silenced servers

Posts from these servers will be hidden in public timelines and conversations, and no notifications will be generated from their users interactions, unless you are following them:

Server Reason
baraag.net
humblr.social
ligma.pro
my.dirtyhobby.xyz
neurodiver.ge
porn-k.com
sinblr.com
switter.at
twimblr.live
twimblr.xyz

Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

Server Reason
archivefedifor.fun
bitcoinhackers.org
bittube.video
brighteon.social
buildthatwallandmakeamericagreatagain.trumpislovetrumpis.life
carnal-gabhub.protohype.net
counter.fedi.live
crypto-group-buy.com
definitely-not-archivefedifor.fun
develop.gab.com
fedi.app
fiume.club
freespeechextremist.com
frennet.link
gab.com
gab.polaris-1.work
gab.protohype.net
gameliberty.club
gitmo.life
gleasonator
glindr.org
kiwifarms.cc
lain.sh
mao.mastodonhub.com
nazi.social
neckbeard.xyz
noagendasocial.com
not-develop.gab.com
oursocialism.today
paypig.org
pieville.net
pl.anon-kenkai.com
pleroma.hatthieves.es
pleroma.us
poa.st
rage.lol
rayn.bo
scrapist.xyz
search.fedi.app
shitposter.club
social.wildeboer.net
spinster.xyz
springbo.cc
toot.canberrasocial.net
traboone.com
tweety.icu
verita84.com
weedis.life
wintermute.fr.to
yggdrasil.social