"Be excellent to each other" is easier said than done, and means different things to different people.
The following rules are a (non-exhaustive) list of behaviours that may lead to deletion of toots, silencing or suspension of accounts, at the descretion of the instance administrators.
Please report behaviour that bothers you. We will keep your report confidential.
We do not tolerate harrassment, stalking, and doxxing. We do not tolerate racism, sexism, verbal abuse, discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or the advocation of any of these. We do not tolerate violent nationalist propaganda, Nazi symbolism or promoting the ideology of National Socialism. Do not contact people who made clear they want no contact. This includes dogpiling/brigading. Posts with sexual content or gore have to be tagged. Advertisements have to be tagged, and must not be excessive or automated. Automated posts should be unlisted (rendering visible to everybody, but not appearing on the local timeline) to keep the local timeline of our instance a place of community dialogue and human interaction. This extends to bots, feed posters, Twitter "retweets" and Twitter crossposts with broken mentions. Bots may only interact with a user when they're invited by that user to do so. If you need to post with a high frequency, please set your posts to be unlisted to keep the local timeline readable. In discussions, please remain civil, do not insult the people you're talking to, and try to avoid irony, sarcasm, or similar modes of language – they typically don't translate well to written language and tend to escalate discussions or misunderstandings.
Resources ¶ You can find further information on our instance in our GitHub repository, which includes a list of currently blocked or silenced instances.
At the time of registration, and for providing communications between the user account and their contacts, the user has to provide a display name (pen name), a username (nickname) and a working email address. The names will be accessible on the profile page of the account by any visitor of the page, even if other profile details are not displayed. The email address will only be used to send the user notifications about interactions, but won’t be visibly displayed. The listing of an account in the node's user directory or the global user directory is optional and can be controlled in the user settings, it is not necessary for communication.
This information is required for communication and is passed on to the nodes of the communication partners and is stored there. Users can enter additional personal information that may be transmitted to the communication partner's accounts.
At any point in time a logged in user can export their account data from the account settings. If the user wants to delete their account they can do so at https://sokrates.social/removeme. The deletion of the account will be permanent. Deletion of the data will also be requested from the nodes of the communication partners.