At base, the rules of this instance are simple. Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, discuss these things and there won’t be anything to worry about.
This being a fallen world, however, it is best to be specific where possible.
These rules are instituted as protections for civility in interaction, and should be understood as conventions for polite behavior on this instance. Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love. Both of those principles should govern our speech, and our hearts – for from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. If these guidelines do not suit your preferences – that’s okay! The wonderful thing about federated social media is that you can pick a server that is right for you.
We commit to strive to refrain from abuses of power – and to remain approachable to our users. This is a community server, and our goal is to provide a helpful service to our community. Nuclear solutions will only be applied in cases of egregious or habitual violations.
While we’d love to all join hands and enjoy the open source Fediverse, we reserve the right to choose whom we federate with. Servers with content that is illegal or immoral may be moderated, filtered, or blocked by this instance.
As an instance populated by Christians, and hosted by Reformed Christians, there are some general principles that we all agree with, when it comes to content appearing on our community spaces. Those principles are behind any of the instance-level moderation features we have in place. Our users may also institute client-level filtering, especially for language or images they find offensive.
Admins and users from other servers: While we reserve the right to moderate the content appearing to us, we understand that you have a similar right when it comes to our content. It’s fine, and we understand. Good fences make good neighbors, after all. Let’s all get along, shall we?
I can tell better after I get home,
Better a month from now when cutting posts
Or mending fence it all comes back to me
What I was thinking when you interrupted
My life-train logic. I agree with you
We’re too unseparate. And going home
From company means coming to our senses.
-Robert Frost, Build Soil