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Server rules

Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:

  1. Be nice to each other
  2. Do not publish advertisements
  3. Do not publish conspiracy myths
  4. Do not publish content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
  5. Do not publish content promoting the ideology of National Socialism
  6. Do not publish content that is hateful towards specific individuals or groups, or intended to cause or incite harm

Above statistics are specific to this server.

This instance uses and recommends the Mastomojies by @seppini.
You can copy them in your admin panel or get them here.


Our terms don't yet reflect it for technical reasons but logfiles are now purged after 7 days!



On social.tchncs.de our primary directive is:
→ "Be nice to each other!"

Please remember there are real people on the other side of the screen, and those people may have different feelings and opinions and experiences than you do. Some of them may be tired or having a bad day. Or you might.

You don't have to agree with someone to be civil to them. If you can't be civil to someone, leave them alone.

If you don't wish to interact with someone, or see any of their posts, there are tools at your disposal including mute and block functions.

If someone's posts make you angry or upset, take some time to calm down before you reply. You might also try simply excusing yourself from a conversation and ask them to untag you if you no longer wish to discuss a topic.

When someone asks you to leave them alone, leave them alone. If you feel like you can't control your urge to respond to that person, use the block or mute feature so you won't see their posts and be tempted.

Keep in mind that while you cannot control other people's behavior, you are still responsible for your own conduct, even if you feel someone was rude to you or someone else.

We will not allow abusive or disruptive conduct by or toward users on social.tchncs.de. This includes continuing to engage in conversation with someone who has specifically requested you leave them alone, inciting other users to engage with that person on your behalf, aggregating and posting another person's personal information without their consent, and inciting others to engage with that person on other platforms. Blocking someone and then sitting on the other side of a block and continuing to talk about that person is also a provoking behavior.

Before you post, think about whether this is the kind of thing you would like to see (or would like your mom or kids to see) in the public timeline. There are post visibility settings that give you some control over which timelines your post appears in, and also CW and NSFW buttons to hide specific text and images in your post. Be a good social media neighbor and use these functions when appropriate.

Content not allowed on social.tchncs.de

  • Sexual depictions of children
  • Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
  • Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
  • Content that is considered to be misinformation/conspiracy

Content which will be removed from the public timeline:

  • Excessive advertising
  • Untagged pornography- and sexually explicit content
  • Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence
  • We will also remove any content we judge to be hateful toward specific individuals or groups, or intended to cause or incite harm from the public timeline. This guideline is intentionally vague because we do not intend to play "rules lawyer" on the subject of what it is and isn't okay to say about people. A good rule of thumb is, if you're about to say something you think might fall foul of this rule, you probably shouldn't say it. ☺

Timeline Flooding

In order to keep the best user experience, we ask you not to send like twenty toots in two minutes (exemplification) as people want to be able to see more than just one user in their timelines.
Of course we understand and may do an exception for critical reasons of yours like a kind of serious emergency situation for example.

Reporting / Moderation Notes

If you see content which you believe is in breach of these rules, please report it for review,
it is very important for us, as it makes our work easier and this instance a more enjoyable place.
Please note however that repeately falsely reporting users is not welcomed and are treated as feature-abuse.

In case you broke our rules by mistake, we may try to reach out to you so please make sure not to block the team of social.tchncs.de.

These guidelines are not a legal document, they're here to provide you with an insight into our moderation policies. Final interpretation is up to the administration of social.tchncs.de and the administration reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.

Federation status

social.tchncs.de does not believe in censorship. Federation is a network service and suspension of federation with another server will only be implemented as a last resort where content from another server may cause problems under German law, or in cases of technical difficulties or hostile or malicious activity. If we need to suspend federation or silence another instance for one/some of these reasons, it will be noted here (now further below). Did we make a wrong decision in your opinion? Ping us!

(Note: you can still communicate with users on silenced instances; their posts will not appear in our public timelines. You will not be able to see posts made by users on suspended instances.)

Reporting an issue

For technical issues, use the administrator contact information listed under "Contact" For content or abuse issues:

  • if you're a user on social.tchncs.de you can use the "Report Abuse" function on the post you would like to report;
  • If you're not a user on social.tchncs.de, or you're an administrator of another server who would like to discuss an abuse report you received about one of our users, please use the administrator email listed under "Contact"

For privacy reasons, we will not discuss abuse reports in public channels.


Our servers and related are crowdfunded and thereby made possible by our amazing community. 😍


Please remember that nothing on the internet is really private and consider anything you say saved forever. Mastodon is not a secure channel for sensitive communication.

social.tchncs.de does not use advertising or external analytics software and does not sell your information.
(Instead you can help us by dropping a small donation. ♡ 😉)

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Moderated servers

Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.

Filtered media

Media files from these servers will not be processed or stored, and no thumbnails will be displayed, requiring manual click-through to the original file:

Server Reason
humblr.social Workaround for instance-wide CW
myfreecams.com Workaround for instance-wide CW
pawoo.net Media-block due to in germany illegal media
sinblr.com workaround, untagged nsfw content
feminism.lgbt Selfprotection (errors, down) - suspicious activity
witches.town Selfprotection (errors) due to instance discontinuation

Silenced servers

Posts from these servers will be hidden in public timelines and conversations, and no notifications will be generated from their users interactions, unless you are following them:

Server Reason
gs.kawa-kun.com Considered being lawless
humblr.social Workaround for instance-wide CW
myfreecams.com Workaround for instance-wide CW
pawoo.net Media-block due to in germany illegal media
sinblr.com workaround, untagged nsfw content

Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

Server Reason
765racing.com Considered being lawless
anim*.****ite shitposting instance, administration seems pro-pedophilia and lolicon-content
brighteon.social nazi propaganda, spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories
crypto-group-buy.com spam
degenerates.fail considered being lawless
dev-wiki.de Not properly moderated, admin seems empathize with corona myths.
exited.eu Considered being lawless
fedichive.tk Spam
freecu*********t.com shitposting instance, bad moderation
freefedifollowers.ga Spam / Harmful administration activities
freespeechextremist.com Workaround for instance-wide CW
friendica.eskimo.com admin appears to be openly racist
gab.ai Considered being lawless
gab.com Considered being lawless
gameliberty.club Suspicious or harmful administration activity / considered lawless
gitmo.life considered being lawless
iddqd.social multiple rule violations
kenfm.de Verschwörungs-Mythen und Hetze
kitty.town Suspicious or harmful administration activity
kiwifarms.cc Workaround for instance-wide CW
lolicon.rocks content against various tchncs rules
loli.pizza Not well moderated, allows loli content - even "boosted" by admin
masto.glx-consulting.com Excessive spread of conspiracy myths
mstdn.foxfam.club appears to be 100% rss bots ... and a ton.
my.dirtyhobby.xyz unmoderated content
neckbeard.xyz considered lawless: shitposter instance seemingly allowing loli/conspiracy/hatespeech content
newjack.city Considered being lawless
pl.smuglo.li Considered being lawless
poa.st Self-described as shitposting-instance, much racist content
querdenken-711.de dedicated to conspiracy myths
radiosocial.org discontinued instance, block to avoid errors
sealion.club Considered being lawless
shitposter.club Considered being lawless
social.ancreport.com spam and loli content, overall content violates multiple rules
social.hatthieves.es Suspicious or harmful administration activity / considered lawless
twitter.1d4.us spam
feminism.lgbt Selfprotection (errors, down) - suspicious activity
witches.town Selfprotection (errors) due to instance discontinuation