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Note that this is a work in progress and is imperfect; you may have to supplement it with filtering.


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@Gargron - admin and creator of Mastodon
@maloki - project manager
@CM_noelle - that's me! ❤

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!

To expand on what @CM_rushyo said here mastodon.social/@CM_rushyo/920 some examples:

"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.

@Maiasroberts That's a really good question - you should be able to. Are you posting from the web or from a phone app?

@Maiasroberts Hm, that may be a bug with the app then. You should be able to post text and images at the same time!

@CM_noelle oh never mind I just tried it again now and it's working, thanks 😁

@CM_noelle @Gargron @maloki @CM_chrismartin @Support: According to your Code of Conduct any sexual depictions of children is banned here.

Somebody setup an entire community for that here, of lolicon & shotacon and other such pedophilia.

That would be baraag.net

Shouldn't your Code of Conduct override their Terms of Service which allows all that?

Can't you just delete that entire community??

@CM_noelle @Gargron @maloki @CM_chrismartin @Support My account is at 'mstdn.social' while most of my mutuals are at 'mastodon.social'. So what's the difference in between these and is there any problem?? Please respond.

@aryansri971 @CM_noelle @Gargron @maloki @CM_chrismartin @Support don't think there is much of a difference except for the names. At least I didn't see anything different between the two.

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