Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:
Mastodon is a tool for making small social media websites that can talk to other similar websites without everyone having to be on the same website.
This one specifically is aimed at bike, transit and pedestrian advocacy people, particularly in the SF Bay Area.
Currently, it's limited to people the current admins know personally. The plan is to eventually have a more community-based method of running this server, and be able to support more people, but still keep it a community of people who know each other. If you apply to join, please enter who you are in the "why I want to join" box - real name, previous user name on a different site, where we might know you from, etc.
Many of us are friends with people on sfba.social and towns.gay. We relay some bike and transit related hashtags from sfba.social using https://github.com/g3rv4/FakeRelay/.
So far stability and performance seem better than larger instances, since we have a lot more compute resources per person and don't have to deal with rapidly growing users. The only outages have been to upgrade the server and have been for about 5 minutes. Outage information, as well as plans for the future, are communicated at http://status.carfree.city. (Currently https:// doesn't redirect properly). Because it's a small server run by volunteers, outages may not be fixed immediately.
Because it's a small server where everyone knows each other, we haven't had major moderation issues yet, but we will not tolerate harassment, racism, etc should it come up, including attempts to pressure people to not talk about racism. We will defederate from servers as needed, and defederate proactively from known problem servers as we become aware of them.
We're still very small, so it's being developed over time. Right now, use your best judgement with regards to content warnings. Generally we don't put content warnings around local SF bike politics by default, because this is a major theme of this instance, but we do generally try and tag it so that our friends outside SF can filter them out. A post about a specific instance of traffic violence, though, we would put behind a CW.
Members of this instance are generally on the left politically, and obviously, support bikes and transit. At least one moderator is a queer person of color.
Hometown generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.
No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:
|*.activitypub-proxy.cf||proxy for evading defederation|
|*.refusal.llc||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|
|aethy.com||some sort of pedophilia thingm I'm not looking into it|
|baraag.net||alleged moderation problems; doesn't make it possible for non members to see what they do|
|cawfee.club||far right, maybe defunct?|
|childpawn.shop||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|
|chudbuds.lol||another "bad moderation" instance that doesn't make it easy for non members to see posts|
|comfyboy.club||far right, maybe defunct?|
|detroitriotcity.com||racism, allows simulated CSAM|
|freak.university||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|
|freeatlantis.com||bad moderation, general far right propaganda|
|leafposter.club||"poor moderation standards", I can't see posts|
|lolison.top||a "lolicon" server|
|mirr0r.city||racism, possible CSAM|
|nnia.space||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|
|noagendasocial.com||contains at least one nazi|
|outpoa.st||"poor moderation standards", I can't see posts|
|pawoo.net||a "lolicon" server|
|poster.place||well looking at who they block I might as well just do it for them|
|ryona.agency||all the bigotry apparently|
|seal.cafe||apparently racism; I can't see what gets posted there|
|shota.house||a "lolicon" server|
|shota.social||a "lolicon" server|
|smuglo.li||a "lolicon" server|
|taullo.social||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|
|xhais.love||some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it|