General and moderated instance. Although the main language is English, we accept every single language and country.
Tootsite is administered and moderated by:
Don't hesitate to say hi, or ask any questions.
If you see content that violates our rules, please use the report feature, or notify an administrator.
Most importantly, have fun and be nice to each other!
TL;DR All opinions are welcome, but hate speech, illegal content and advertisement are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity. We don’t block instances unless they severely and/or constantly break our rules or cause inconveniences for our users.
No illegal stuff, advertisements, harassment, discrimination, xenophobia, transphobia etc. Please don't post anything like that here.
Anything illegal in Europe shall not be posted on this server.
Be kind and respectful to other users. Please treat other Mastodon users with respect, so that this will be a positive place for everyone.
Content warning (CW)
Content warnings (CWs) are required if you are posting content that is erotic, pornographic, gory, etc. This applies to text, pictures, and videos. If you would not open that picture/video in front of your boss/spouse/kids, use the CW feature. That way individual users will see the CW, and decide for themselves if they want to click and view the content you have shared.
Bio and avatar
Your avatar is an image that represents you and appears next to messages (toots) that you send. You are welcome to upload a custom avatar image. But please, make sure your avatar image is a safe-for-work one. It should be an image that people will feel comfortable having on their computer screens whilst children are looking over their shoulders. So no erotic, pornographic, or gory avatars, please. Such is also applicable to banners.
Spreading of malicious or misleading information (such as, but not limited to, anti-science, pseudoscience, fake news, hate brigading) are bannable offences. This also includes the encouragement and normalising of said information. Such content can, for example, include anti-vaccine, anti-GMO, alternative medicine, climate change denial and "magic". Users exhibiting such behaviour from other instances may also be banned.
Posting extreme political content, such as Nazism, extreme far-left content (eg violent forms of communism) and extreme nationalism should not be posted. An exception to this is news stories and journalism around these topics.
We do not tolerate incitement of violence, regardless of the situation. Incitement or celebration of violence is tolerated neither ante-mortem nor post-mortem, eg. celebrating someone's death.
Discrimination related to social status, economic status, consensual body modifications, caste and so forth is not tolerated.
Anything that can be regarded as advertising is discouraged and will, with repeated offences, result in a ban. This includes giveaways and call-to-action posts (that are of a for-profit nature), affiliate marketing and so forth. Commissions related to the arts are exempt this ruling at the discretion of the moderators. Services of a sexual nature (both virtual and physical) are not allowed. Other instances are more suited for this.
Automated services (bots)
We do not allow any bots or automated services. You can have a look at sites like botsin.space
for that kind of stuff. An exception to this rule is Markov bots aka. ebooks created for the users of this instance.
Breach of rules
We will act on our users' reports, but bans on an instance-wide level will only be issued if it is evident that our users will need more protection than what per-user tools give. Thus, we suggest that you first block the persons you don't want to see. If that situation degenerates, contact us and we'll deal with it. Moderation is the last resort action, as you, the user have the power to block/silence anyone or any instance you want.
Tootsite will always go for the option that minimises harm whilst maximising freedom.
Humour and hyperbole
Posts that may unequivocally be regarded as either attempt at humour, hyperbole and satire are held to a different standard. Similarly, criticising actual trends within a certain demographic and blanket statements are also held to a different standard.
Consider the following examples:
Men are rapists. | Hyperbole
Scandinavians are akward | Blanket statement
Americans are fat. | Criticising actual trend
Women without long hair aren't women | Satire
Vaccines give me the autisms | Poor attempt at humour
We acknowledge that the lines between ia. humour and speech that is detrimental to the social environment are rather grey, however, we will try our best to enforce these rules consistently and appropriately.
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