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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 fascists, racists, TERFS, etc
  2. Don't do anything that will make the police or companies with expensive lawyers care about this server
  3. Be nice to each other

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/.

What to expect

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.

General culture

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.

How is this server supported?

At the present, costs are low enough that one person is just paying for them all. The cost to run this is currently about $10-12 a month.

Moderated servers

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.

Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

Server Reason
*.activitypub-proxy.cf proxy for evading defederation
*.refusal.biz "anti-moderation" instance
*.refusal.llc some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it
*.repl.co malware
activitypub-troll.cf ddos
aethy.com some sort of pedophilia thingm I'm not looking into it
bae.st racism
baraag.net alleged moderation problems; doesn't make it possible for non members to see what they do
beefyboys.win "unsafe space"
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?
cum.salon far-right
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
freespeechextremist.com self-explanatory
gab.ai nazis
gab.com nazis
genderheretics.xyz transphobia
gothloli.club self-explanatory
ignorelist.com malware?
kiwifarms.cc transphobic harrassment
kiwifarms.is transphobic harrassment
kiwifarms.net transphobic harrassment
leafposter.club "poor moderation standards", I can't see posts
loli.best self-explanatory
lolison.network self-explanatory
lolison.top a "lolicon" server
mastodong.lol malware
mirr0r.city racism, possible CSAM
misskey-forkbomb.cf malware
nateh******.**line racism
nicecrew.digital antisemitism
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
pedo.school self-explanatory
pieville.net nazis
poa.st nazis
poster.place well looking at who they block I might as well just do it for them
posting.lolicon.rocks self-explanatory
rapefeminists.network self-explanatory
rapemeat.solutions self-explanatory name
rapist.town self-explanatory
repl.co malware
ryona.agency all the bigotry apparently
seal.cafe apparently racism; I can't see what gets posted there
shitpost.cloud no moderation
shota.house a "lolicon" server
shota.social a "lolicon" server
smuglo.li a "lolicon" server
sneed.social racism etc
social.freetalklive.com no moderation
spinster.xyz TERFs
taullo.social some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it
urchan.org far-right, harassment
xhais.love some sort of pedophilia thing, I'm not looking into it
yggdrasil.social far-right
youjo.love pro CSAM