okay im going through the rules and stuff on matsodon rn and
sexworkers are good here as long as what they post is tagged. the gore thing is :// but like the person said sexworkers are supported here.
all of this. all of this is hot as hell.
they actually have specific rules disallowing pedophiles and nazis+the terfs from the last screenshot.
dogpiling and harrassment and stalking is listed as a no go thank fucking god??
there is not one specific staff account as each member of staff has their own thing so it’d be most likely easier to get in touch with them
and the best part
a peek at the list of blocked domains?
ive legit been on this site for ten minutes and i feel safer on this site than ive ever been on tumblr. again im not like, leaving tumblr but this place is nice as hell.
btw this is okay to rb so more people know how sexy this place is
MINORS STAY VERY VERY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!! IT’S BASICALLY A GATHERING OF PEDOS
in case the link stops working suddenly:
(YEP, YOU CAN POST ART OF LOLIS AND SHOTAS, PLEASE, PLEASE STAY SAFE OR I’LL FRIGGIN LOSE IT!)
Okay, so it looks like there’s a bit of misunderstanding. That’s okay, this sort of thing is to be expected the first time you come across something decentralized like this!
One benefit of decentralized hosting is that you are in absolute control of whether your content stays up, barring hacks and/or intervention from the law/internet companies. For preventing situations like what tumblr is going through, it’s GREAT! If you want to post something against the site’s rules, there’s nothing preventing you from spinning up your own server! This is true whether it’s LGBT content, fandom content, or… well… what you found.
What the community can do, and in this case does, is maintain a blacklist. Since there’s no central authority to manage the instances, the federation has taken it upon themselves to create a list of instances with questionable or illegal material and their recommended response.
So the Mastodon instance in your picture is listed as “Suspended” for this content. This means the federation recommends making it so that “No content from the server is stored or displayed, no communication with the server is possible.“ This means that whatever goes down on the server won’t affect Mastodon.social.
You may also notice that some of the servers are “Sandboxed” due to harassment, or gore, meaning that content on the servers is only shown if you look for them or follow someone in the servers. This makes sense, especially when you look at the kinds of servers that are sandboxed – ones that you may legitimately want to follow, but would be tough to moderate. To make that content available only when users want it, these servers have been sandboxed. This can be reversed once the problem is handled.
Through this blacklist system, the community has developed a moderation system to keep its servers safe, even without the same tools. And with the helpful explanations as to why each server was blocked, and a central authority to maintain it, server hosts can feel much more comfortable trusting in it to provide their own serves with a clean experience.
So kids, if you venture to Mastodon, please be mindful to avoid suspended parts of the blacklist, and be extra cautious when entering a sandboxed area!