This is not a legal document. There will be no lawyering on the definitions below (feedback appreciated though!). This instance ultimately exists as a safe place, and if you make it unsafe, we may need to have a talk.
Because this is intended to be a safe space, every member is required to have an invite from an existing member, as a voucher that they don’t think you’re an utter dipshit. 💌
Give some thought to who you bring along! Don't be That Person who brings their disruptive friend to the party. If they want to bring their own friend along, they can issue invites of their own after signing up.
Obviously don't bring people who are strangers to you, and certainly don't post invitations publicly. As a nudge in the right direction, we only let you issue single-use invites.
We track the provenance of accounts by who invited them, and make use of this information when moderating.
Excessive advertising on the public timeline will be removed in the name of readability. 🙅
This isn’t saying you shouldn’t be proud of the thing you made, it’s probably great! But keep it non-disruptive - consider boosting your own toots instead of making new, identical ones, and don’t go namesearching and sending everyone links out of the blue.
You should be fine as long as you don’t look like one of those robotic, corporate accounts Twitter loves “promoting” into your timeline so much 🤖
The following types of content is fine, but must have clear CWs if posted publicly! 🙆
In general, use common sense when posting, and remember to flag content which could be upsetting to someone! 🏳️🌈
There is absolutely zero tolerance for hate speech, symbols associated with hate groups (swastikas), or behaviour which is illegal under German law. ✋
This will get you a stern talking to if it looks like it could be accidental, otherwise your account will be suspended. An archive of your content will be emailed to your log-in address, which will let you migrate to another instance and keep your following lists.
Hate speech includes, but is not limited to:
But this rule also covers things like:
This is just covering our own butts. If you upload illegal content to our servers, we get in trouble, so please don’t. 🙇♀️
We will generally not involve the police, but a special exception applies if you upload (non-drawn) child porn, in which case wtf is wrong with you and we will call the cops on you. No emoji.