@bluepupboi I think this analogy is very effective in helping understand the function of moderation. The moderators work for the instance, or apartment building, rather than Mastadon as a whole. So their role is less that of elected government officials and more that of landlords. They serve the instance like a property, protecting the property and enforcing the intended rules of use set by the property owner. They don't serve the tenants.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!