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Code of Conduct

Short Version

We try to handle moderation ASAP, but we may not see reports for several hours. We will get to all reports though!

We're not free speech absolutists. We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech of any sort, which we will define at our sole discretion as moderators.

This instance is meant to be a friendly, welcoming space to all members who are willing to reciprocate in helping to create that environment.

Long Version

The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of puppy.cafe; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies:

  1. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
    1. Excessive advertising
    2. Uncurated news bots posting from third-party news sources
    3. Untagged nudity, pornography and sexually explicit content, including artistic depictions
    4. Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence, including artistic depictions
  2. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access to the service:
    1. Racism or advocation of racism
    2. Sexism or advocation of sexism
    3. Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
    4. Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
  3. The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
    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
  4. Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
    1. Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
    2. Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be considered harassment.
    3. Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading or dogpiling) may be considered harassment.
    4. Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, immigration status, religion, or other identity marker. This includes anti-Indigenous/Nativeness and anti-Blackness.
    5. Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
    6. Deliberate misgendering or use of "dead" or rejected names
    7. Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they're not appropriate
    8. Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop.
    9. Threats of violence Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
    10. Deliberate intimidation
    11. Stalking or following
    12. Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
    13. Sustained disruption of discussion
    14. Unwelcome sexual attention
    15. Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
    16. Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
    17. Deliberate "outing" of any aspect of a person's identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse
    18. Publication of non-harassing private communication
    19. Jokes that resemble the above, such as "hipster racism", still count as harassment even if meant satirically or ironically.
    20. Microaggressions, which take the form of everyday jokes, put downs, and insults that spread humiliating feelings to people of marginalized groups

These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.

Staff

This instance is administered by the site owner, @bowie. Additional moderation support provided by:

Funding

This instance is funded in part by Patreon donations.

This page most recently updated on 19 October 2020

License

Borrowed and modified from the mastodon.social instance information as well as the friend.camp instance Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct was assembled by David Wolfpaw and provided under a Creative Commons Zero License.

Privacy Policy

The data you post here lives on a server that David Wolfpaw runs. He promises that he won't look at your private data.

This is an ActivityPub federated server. This means that other people on other federated servers can find you, send you messages, etc. This also means that any information you put in posts, whether they are public or private, might end up "federated" -- basically, a copy of your post gets put on any server that reads your post.

Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

License

This privacy policy was written mainly by Darius Kazemi and provided under a Creative Commons Zero License. It was then lifted by David Wolfpaw because it serves my needs pretty well.

puppy.cafe

Puppy.Cafe is a closed, invite only community with allow-list based federation. This is done to minimize abuse for our members.

Our Instance art is created by @ljames@mastodon.art.

We have a code of conduct that we adhere to. We try to be proactive in handling moderation, and respond to reports.

Abridged Code of Conduct

Discrimination & Bigotry Won’t Be Tolerated.

We're not interested in Nazis, TERFS, or hate speech.

Respect Other Users.

Listen actively to and honor the requests of others; always respond with compassion first.

Consent is Important in all contexts.

If you’re ever unsure, ask first. Use CWs where required.

Listen; Don’t Make Excuses.

If you’re accused of causing harm, either take some responsibility or ask moderators for help.

Use the Report Feature.

Our moderators are here to listen and respond to reports.



For more detail, please
Review our Full Code of Conduct