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Once more, with feeling:

Reading the mastodon.social guidelines, at mastodon.social/about/more , is not optional if you want to post here.

mastodon.social is only one of many instances in the Mastodon federation. If you can't abide by the rules on that page - which apply to both public and unlisted toots and to your profile! - please find another instance where you might feel more comfortable.

NEW USERS PAY ATTENTION!

We're getting a lot of reports about new users who don't seem to have read the rules at mastodon.social/about/more . These are not idle guidelines; they're the conditions for being welcome on mastodon.social (which is one of many instances in the Mastodon federation). If you can't follow them, even when you're posting unlisted toots, please find another instance.

Remember: one of us reads every report, and we will suspend users for repeated violations of the rules.

New users may also want to read over my "brief" introduction to Mastodon, where I've tried to answer many questions new users often have: gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

If you read the guidelines and feel that you can't abide by them, you may find yourself more comfortable on another instance. You can find a list of instances at joinmastodon.org/#getting-star and instances.social, and you may find a better fit there.

Hello new users! Welcome to mastodon.social, one of many instances in the Mastodon fediverse.

As you use mastodon.social, please be aware of this instance's guidelines, posted at mastodon.social/about/more . We do expect users to abide by these guidelines and moderate those who don't.

In particularly, I must point out that derogatory language, including but not limited to homophobic comments like "faggot" and "gay" and racial slurs like "nigga" and "jap", is not allowed.

I love it, with every new influx of people, we get a new wave of repeats of all the "toot-jokes" :D

I wrote up a brief introduction to Mastodon; hopefully it'll help new folks acclimate. Let me know if I need to change anything!

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

Fun fact: my avatar is animated. You might have to mouse over it to get the animation to show, though.

Reminder: these rules apply only to Mastodon.Social! If you're on a different instance, check with your instance admin and your instance's /about/more page to learn more about your instance's rules and guidelines.

Why do we ask you to tag these subjects? A few reasons:

Some people just don't like seeing them.

Some people are eating when they read Mastodon, and gore grosses them out.

Some people are reading Mastodon on their break at work, and could get in trouble.

Some people are under 18, and YOU could get in trouble for showing them your naked body.

Using the NSFW tag protects everybody and makes Mastodon a safer place to be.

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.

While we're on the subject! If you want to help with Mastodon there are a few things to remember:
Github for dev help, alt bug reports
github.com/tootsuite/mastodon
Wanna catch up on the feature discussion check discourse.joinmastodon.org
If you want to throw money at the project patreon.com/mastodon (you can find bit coin link on patreon as well)
paypal.me/Gargron
liberapay.com/mastodon
And if you're so inclined wiki
en.mstdn.wiki/Main_Page

We’ve updated the rules at Mastodon.social/about/more slightly to be more clear about our policy. Specifically, the following content will be removed from public timelines:

* Untagged nudity, pornography and sexually explicit content, including artistic depictions
* Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence, including artistic depictions

This may be done by removing the post or by a moderator tagging the images it contains.

Anti-trans rhetoric is unconditionally unwelcome on Mastodon.social.

Added :red_candle: and :lattentacle: to our custom emojis. We miss you, Natalie.

@kellycrow @Lostinmy20s Yes. Naked pictures are fine as long as:

* They’re photos of you or you have explicit permission to post them here;
* The subject is at least 18 years old; and
* You post them under a “sensitive media” tag (the NSFW button will appear under your post, between the privacy setting and “CW”, when you upload an image).

It looks like we have a bunch of new users. Hi there! As always, it’s important when you join a community to understand the community’s values. You can find mastodon.social’s guidelines here: Mastodon.social/about/more

In particular, I feel obliged to note that sexist remarks (like calling women “hoes”) and racist slurs (like “nigga”) aren’t welcome here. And if you’re not a fan of “SJWs”, you’re very unlikely to have a good time here and should find a different instance.

Thanks for reading!

It looks like we have a bunch of new users. Hi there! As always, it’s important when you join a community to understand the community’s values. You can find mastodon.social’s guidelines here: Mastodon.social/about/more

In particular, I feel obliged to note that sexist remarks (like calling women “hoes”) and racist slurs (like “nigga”) aren’t welcome here. And if you’re not a fan of “SJWs”, you’re very unlikely to have a good time here.

Thanks for reading!

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! 🍍

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