Herein lie the rules for banana dog. These are taken / adapted from the something awful forum rules.
If you have questions toot them at me @firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you are familiar with the rules below. Memorize them. Read them daily if you have to.
They are guidelines you must follow in order to keep your account privileges.
If you break a rule, you will likely be censored / punished.
Punishment can be a temporary or permanent loss of privileges.
A Message To the Newbies!
We are very serious about keeping banana dog clean and troll-free, so please consider your account an investment and treat it accordingly. Read the rules, use common sense, and help keep banana dog the best instance on mastodon!
Before you post:
please ask yourself the following question: "Am I making a post which is either funny, informative, or interesting on any level?"
If you can answer "yes" to this, then please post. If you cannot, then refrain from posting. If you post anyway, the mods may censor your post.
Before you reply:
please ask yourself the following question: "Does my reply offer any significant advice or help contribute to the conversation in any fashion?"
If you can answer "yes" to this, then please reply. If you cannot, then refrain from replying.
Low Content Posts:
Please do not make posts containing no content (ie, "first post," "hello, I'm new here," etc.). These just litter up the timeline. If you do not like a post, then just ignore it and move on; replies consisting solely of trolling fall into this category. As a general rule, write as if you were speaking in real life to another human being.
We do not care if you are drunk or high; please do not inform us of either. Please do not post crap asking us to vote for you on some website, give you referrals for free iPods / flatscreens / spare tires, or any other semi-spam things.
Don't fuck with this instance or any of its users. If you post a malicious link (any URL with spyware or code designed to annoy people) you will be banned. Do not make plans to annoy / destroy other users / instances.
Stay On Target:
Try to use the appropriate hash tag for your posts. This helps people find your post and makes the instance more user friendly.
Also, Mastodon supports content warnings so please consider using them. Examples may include posting spoilers for a brand new movie, discussing something gross or maybe just containing a political rant.
Respect the Mods:
The moderators are here to keep the instance safe, sane, and secure. If they ask you to do something, please do it. Please do not harass or intentionally annoy the mods. If you do not like the mods or the moderation, feel free to contact me @email@example.com.
Harass and Sass:
If somebody is harassing you report it to a mod or the admin. Disagreement does not constitute harassment.
Please do not post others' personal information (phone number, addresses, emails, etc.). Try to stay out of other peoples' personal lives as well. Keep in mind there's a good distinction between the Internet and real life.
You are solely responsible for the content posted from your account. Please secure it accordingly.
Please do not try to cleverly circumvent some rule listed here. These rules are general guidelines and are very flexible.
I Hate Speech:
Offensive terms such as "faggot" or "nigger" may or may not be bannable based on context of the toot. This rule is completely, 100% subjective and is based on the mod reading the post at the time. Use at your own peril.