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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. No racism, sexism / misogyny, ableism, anti-semitism / religious-based hate, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or casteism.
  2. No incitement of violence or promotion of violent, white supremacist, incel, Holocaust denial or Nazi ideologies.
  3. No harassment, dogpiling, or doxxing of other users. Do not contact people who have requested that you stop contacting them. Do not deliberately intimidate people. No stalking. No threats of violence
  4. No posting sensitive images of others without their explicit permission. No revenge porn, snitching, etc.
  5. Do not use any slur for someone's race, sexual orientation, or similar (even in an ironic way) or corresponding stereotypes. Do not deliberately misgender or use a "dead" or rejected name for someone.
  6. Sexually explicit or violent media must be marked as sensitive.
  7. No intentionally false or misleading information (this includes COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation).
  8. No spam or excessive advertising.
Lincolnite.net is a microblogging site for folks in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. If you are elsewhere in Nebraska, please check out carhenge.club! Not associated with the City of Lincoln.

PLEASE NOTE

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 karindalziel@gmail.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.

lincolnite.net Code of Conduct

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:

  • Be courteous and respectful. Do not post inflammatory, derogatory, or otherwise inappropriate comments about other users. Respect one another’s privacy and intellectual property.
  • Know and respect the law. Do not promote, condone, or encourage illegal activity in your postings.

Moderation policy

  • New accounts must have a verified email address and are subject to moderator approval, especially as we learn the ropes.
  • Any attacks on another person, and especially any based on race, gender, identity, religion, or national origin may result in a time out or ban.
  • Posts inciting violence or promoting violent, white supremacist, incel, Holocaust denial or Nazi ideologies will result immediately in a permanent ban.
  • Other offenses will incur a warning.
  • If a member engages in behavior that violates the code of conduct please report the behavior (with links) to karindalziel@gmail.com.

Plans for the Future

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 karindalziel@gmail.com.