Hello, new users!
This isn't "no rules Twitter". Please take a minute to read the rules: https://mastodon.social/about/more
Nobody's verified. ✅ is an emoji you can copy and paste into your username.
The CW button on a new toot will hide the text behind a clickable warning. Please use it liberally for lewd, graphic, or current-events toots, or to hide the punchlines of jokes.
If you upload an image, the NSFW button will appear. Clicking it will add a "sensitive image" overlay. Please use it!
Some more useful information:
Mastodon is not new. It's been around for a while, and mastodon.social has many longtime users. Please be as respectful of them as you'd like others to be respectful of you.
If you click the "switches" icon at the upper right of any Mastodon column, you can filter what appears there. Your Home and Local timelines have keyword filters; your Notification lets you select types of notifications to display.
Your admins and moderators on mastodon.social are:
If you run into a bug or have a question about how the site works, please contact @Support (we all keep an eye on it)
We like the community here and we want to keep you safe. We regularly check reports and read feedback. Please let us know if there's something we could do better!
"Ugh, white people": fine
"I hate white people": fine
"I hate all white people": not so fine
"kill white people": don't do it
We know that power dynamics are a thing and that criticizing those in power is important, but we do have to draw a line, especially at incitement to violence or self-harm - even the appearance of it! - which isn't legal where Mastodon.social is hosted.
Here's a good introduction to Mastodon, if you want more information: https://medium.com/@GinnyMcQueen/toot-how-to-intro-to-mastodon-e5655bfa87d2