Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:
This instance is an experiment. At this time I (Karin) am funding it and hosting it on one of the few managed mastodon hosts, federation.spacebear.ee. I cannot guarantee privacy, if you need to securely talk to someone I recommend Signal. It is quite likely that service may degrade quickly if a bunch of people join, and I'll do what I can but no promises.
To use the site on mobile I recommend the apps Tusky for Android and Metatext for iOS, but the website works well on mobile too.
In order to save resource, please don't upload video at this time, and size down images if you can.
If you are interested in helping either technically or socially (moderation, etc) to this instance, please email me at email@example.com.
Thank you to Brent Wilson for use of the domain lincolnite.net. Stay tuned for news on lincolnite.com!
I am not taking donations for hosting at this time, but if you feel so inclined please donate to the Lincoln Food Bank or another local charity! More later on longer term funding possibilities.
Much of this document is borrowed heavily from hcommons.social.
We want lincolnite.net to be a welcoming place that encourages discussion (especially of local matters). To that end, we reserve the right to delete any posting or ban any account judged to be inappropriate, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or otherwise illegal or offensive. The following guidelines outline our expectations for appropriate online behavior for all users:
I am committed to running this site for one year (through 2023), and will re-evaluate at that time. My hope is that we can build a community of people willing to maintain the instance or find a local non-profit willing to take it on. I cannot commit to hosting forever, so please keep that in mind when you register.
That said, if I can't find help and need to shut down the server, I will issue a notice beforehand. There is functionality within mastodon to transfer to other instances, and I will help in any way I can.
If you would like to be in contact about helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.