What is social.tchncs.de?

One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!

Home to 8,843 users
Who authored 245,457 statuses
Connected to 3,400 other instances

Above statistics are specific to this server.

Guidelines

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

    1. Sexual depictions of children
    2. Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
    3. Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism

Content which will be removed from the public timeline:

    1. Excessive advertising
    2. Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
    3. 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.
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.

Moderators

  • Cedara
  • likecroft
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, it will be noted here.

  • shitposter.club (suspended)
  • pawoo.net (silenced; media attachments blocked)
  • gs.kawa-kun.com (silenced)

(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.

Privacy

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. ♡ 😉)