awoo.space is a Mastodon instance where people can rely on a team of moderators to help resolve conflict. Favicon and menu column art by @kyra (@kyradoesart on Twitter)
What is Awoo.space?
Awoo.space is a small social network where folks are expected to be respectful of boundaries. While Mastodon gives us a great many tools for helping people carve out safe spaces, it is more open than what more folks want out of an instance- federation is a concept that is difficult to explain, and some people simply want to just use and speak with people on Mastodon.social, and nowhere else. It is built and maintained by its admin and moderators to help curate a space where folks can be more open with another without worrying that they have to provide emotional labor if the discussion takes a turn for the worse. Favicon and menu column art by @kyra (@kyradoesart on Twitter)
The current administrator of this instance is:
The current moderator of this instance is:
Moderators here take on a different role than other places- they do not have the power to directly silence or ban your account, and are instead are volunteers whom the administration trusts with a direct line of commmunication with the admin to help facilitate the respect of boundaries and keep discussion and education civil so that awoo.space is a safe place for folks.
We are interested in more moderators, but are not currently actively searching for new ones. If you are interested, please contact the administrator. We are trying to build a diverse team for this place and if you feel you fit into that and don't mind volunteering then please let us know!
The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of Awoo.space; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies:
All users, local and remote, are expected to adhere to the following interaction principles:
- Respect boundaries as placed by others
- Be respectful/apologize if someone tells you that you cross a boundary accidentally
- Give people space if you accidentally push past a boundary
- If you are on either side of this and are worried about the situation escalating, contact the admin or a mod
All users, local and remote, will be considered in the wrong in a conversation that goes sour if they participate in the following:
- Microaggressions ("not all men", white/man/cis-splaining, etc)
- Demanding education on problematic behavior from a non-admin/moderator
- Skirting the lines of being a troll
- Not tagging potentially sensitive replies
The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
- News bots that do not tag upsetting content
- Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
- Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence
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:
- Racism or advocation of racism
- Sexism or advocation of sexism
- Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
- Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
- Sexual depictions of children
- Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
- Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.