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Community Moderator Noëlle @CM_noelle@mastodon.social

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Hello, new users! Welcome to Mastodon.social!

Please take a moment to read the community guidelines: mastodon.social/about/more

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask any of the moderators (me, @CM_chrismartin, @CM_eramdam, and @Yukari). We're happy to help!

Happy tooting! 🍍

@Veruss Hi there. Normally I would make this a DM, but since you want something on the record, here you go.

What we know of your ethnic identity is what you've told us. On previous accounts, you've claimed in public to be white and Australian. On that basis, no, you're not an ethnic minority in your culture.

In addition, your views are virulently racist and sexist, and they violate mastodon.social's rules. I'm about to ban your account for the third time. Please find another instance.

FYI: I am told that the algorithm for trending hashtags has been changed so it only counts impressions from unique users. That means you can't drive a hashtag to the top by posting it repeatedly.

(That means please stop posting hashtags repeatedly to try to drive them to the top.)

Wow, the reports queue was long today. Thanks, everybody, for your help keeping mastodon.social spam-free!

If you're new to Mastodon and would like some pointers, or if you're trying to get your friends to join Mastodon, check out my Increasingly-Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon: github.com/joyeusenoelle/Guide

Hey non-Black folx in tech, if you are able, please help support the means and the projects of non-binary Black folks, Black sex workers, and Black Women.
These amazing people are why EYE'm still on this cockamamie website.
These amazing people are thoughtful AND THEY DESERVE.

Info that's useful for user and alike:

If you're reporting a user on another instance, and you choose to forward your report to the admin of that instance, the report is anonymized: on the remote instance, it appears to come from the admin of the instance you're on.

This is for your protection, but it also makes including a report reason and offending toots important, because the remote admin doesn't know who you are and has no way to check with you about what's going on.

When you submit a report about another user, please try to include toots illustrating the problem you're having, and please try to include a report reason.

An issue that seems self-evident to you is often difficult for someone else to see, and we don't want to miss abuse or rule-breaking, potential or actual, because we can't tell what's going on.

From the "I can't believe I have to say this" files:

Death threats are against the mastodon.social community guidelines and will result in account suspension. You can read them here: mastodon.social/about/more

Earlier today, due to a miscommunication, we briefly had emoji of Tulla Luana. They have been removed. As always, memes that mock the disabled, those with mental illness, or those with autism are not permitted on mastodon.social.

Hoje cedo, devido a uma falta de comunicação, nós tivemos brevemente emoji de Tulla Luana. Eles foram removidos. Como sempre, os memes que zombam dos deficientes, aqueles com doença mental ou aqueles com autismo não são permitidos no mastodon.social.

In addition, memes that mock the disabled, those with mental illness, or those with autism are not permitted and may result in your account being suspended or banned. This includes Tulla Luana, sorry.

Além disso, memes que zombam dos deficientes, aqueles com doença mental ou aqueles com autismo não são permitidos e podem resultar em sua conta ser suspensa ou banida. Isso inclui Tulla Luana, desculpe.

Please remember that anti-LGBTQ slurs aren't welcome here, and may result in your account being silenced or banned. This includes "poc", which we've just learned about thanks to some reports.

Lembre-se de que insultos anti-LGBTQ não são bem-vindos aqui e podem resultar em sua conta ser silenciada ou banida. Isso inclui "poc", que acabamos de aprender graças a alguns relatórios.

How to tag images with nudity or graphic violence:

When you upload an image, an "eye" icon appears under the post window, between the privacy settings icon and the CW icon.

Click that eye icon so it turns blue and gets a strike through it.

You've now done everything you need to do.

Olá, novos usuários! Se ainda não o fez, leia as regras de instância do mastodon.social em mastodon.social/about/more.

Se você puder ler inglês, você também pode querer ler a minha introdução ao Mastodon: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

Se você tiver alguma dúvida, pergunte a um moderador ou administrador!

Hello, new users! If you haven't, please take a moment to read over mastodon.social's instance rules at mastodon.social/about/more .

You might also want to read over my introduction to Mastodon: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

If you have any questions, please ask a moderator or administrator!

Hello, new users! If you haven't, please take a moment to read over mastodon.social's instance rules at mastodon.social/about/more .

You might also want to read over my introduction to Mastodon: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

If you have any questions, please ask a moderator or administrator!

When you meet those users, please remember that the rules on Mastodon.Social - which you can read at mastodon.social/about/more - apply ONLY to m.s!

They don't apply to any other Mastodon server, and they certainly don't apply to servers running other software that can talk to Mastodon servers, like Pleroma or GNU Social!

If you have any questions, please ask a moderator: @CM_chrismartin, @Yukari, or myself!

Hello, new users! A few reminders:

Mastodon.Social is not the entirety of Mastodon. Mastodon is a server framework that anyone can set up and run on their own server. You will meet many Mastodon users who aren't on m.s!

Mastodon servers use communication protocols called OStatus and ActivityPub. Not everything that uses OStatus and ActivityPub is a Mastodon server! You will meet many users who aren't Mastodon users at all!

Mastodon Pro Tip: Masto assumes that all URLs are 20 characters long. There's no need for URL shorteners - let people see what you're linking to!

gadfly, n.

1 : any of various flies (such as a horsefly, botfly, or warble fly) that bite or annoy livestock
2 : a person who stimulates or annoys other people especially by persistent criticism

(from merriam-webster.com/dictionary )