Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:
Don't be an asshole.
The definition of "being an asshole" includes but is not limited to racism, harassment, abusive behavior, sexism, transphobia, enbyphobia, any and all ableism, hatred towards plural systems/alterhumans/minorities and being a nazi, exclusionist, member of the altright, altfurry or other hate groups.
We have the final say on the definition of an asshole and reserve the right to use the admin tools at our disposal in any way we see fit to make our users feel safe.
Respect boundaries. A boundary is a limit or space between you and the other person; a clear place where you begin and the other person ends. Healthy boundaries respect yourself and the other person, toxic boundaries are controlling and enforce behaviour without respecting the other's space.
Visibility is not consent.
Nothing about someone's appearance/presentation gives one the right to act on them, sexually or not. Merely being attractive to a kink isnt permission to include folks in that kink even hypothetically. Consent is freely given, reversible, informed, enthusiastic & specific
Where possible, try to use descriptive content warnings so that people can filter things properly. However do not participate in cw meta. That does more harm than good. For a list of common content warnings, see the content warning guidelines section.
No content that is illegal in your own country and Germany. This obviously includes sexualization of minors.
This is a work in progress! We are a new instance, as such we need some time to work on things. Questions? Contact us! We're happy to talk and/or clarify.
About the rules
Until deviation becomes necessary, this instance will follow the terms of service/code of conduct of the flagship instance. Please read and follow them while participating in this community.
Additional rule clarifications and guidelines are above
Additional content warning requirements
Posts with these topics should have a content warning attached to them, preferably descriptive so that it's easily filterable and recognizable. Do not intentionally try to get around filters.
- Abuse (any and all forms of)
- Alcohol/drugs use
- Content that is unsafe for photosensitive folk, such as flashing imagery
- Graphic violence/gore
- Self harm
- Sexual content/kinks
In general: use your best judgement and try to be considerate of your followers.
These topics do *not* require a content warning, however we still advice using content warnings for potentially sensitive, extremely negative or hurtful posts in general and as such, about these topics as well
- Racism and other forms of oppression
- Mental health
Why limited federation mode
This is a personal instance, our biggest goal is to be able to interact with our friends and to create a space for ourselves where we can safely exist online.
Furthermore, we have observed through our time on the fediverse on other instances that it is incredibly difficult to keep up to date with the amount of rule-breaking and bad actor instance. We have seen a lot of folks burn out on this, it's just too much labor for one system.
We already are limited on energy, and while that does not mean we will become an unmoderated instance, it does mean that we needed ways to lighten the load on ourselves. Limited Federation Mode is (part of) how we do that.
We do not care about things like "data silos" and "against the spirit of federation". We're not here for that. Do not argue with us on that. We do not care
You can contact us via email at admin @ mnglw.xyz, or otherwise on our plural cafe backup account, which I suspect you know if you want to federate with us
We reserve the right to deny your request without any explanation
This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
bunHD emojis by feuerfuchs, which are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
Blob emoji, blobcats, blobghosts and google emoji are sourced from Blobs.gg and are based on Noto Emoji which are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.
Alterhuman symbol emoji, with sources, credits and history can be found here.
Synqueer flags and sparkles based on the Synqueer flag
Pokémon emoji prefixed by pkmn_ modified for fediverse use by Siphonay, originally sourced from msikma’s pokesprite repository. Usage under fair use.