Community Code of Conduct
The following suggestions are meant to provide a guideline of the kind of community we're looking to cultivate here on ComicsCamp.Club. Please read and consider adopting these as habits as you engage with our community:
- In order to foster a spirit of conviviality, try to make it a habit to regularly reply to and engage with other users, especially in a positive or supportive manner. A kind word about someone's art or content can go a long way in helping this place feel like home.
- Only provide critique if it is explicitly requested. When requested, make sure the critique is constructive and supportive rather than just a list of flaws. Mention things you like and were done well in addition to things you think could use a little work. Where possible, provide links to references or resources you think may help the user learn.
- Mastodon has per-post privacy settings. Get to know what they're for and consider using them so the public timeline is freed up for more public and engaging content.
These are not hard and fast rules. Use your best judgement.
- Content you might want to consider setting as Unlisted: The replies in a long thread, off-topic discussions of personal life, idle/random thoughts, music you're listening to, etc.
- Content you might want to consider setting as Followers Only: More sensitive discussions of personal life, difficult or sensitive topics, discussions you don't want to make public.
- Don't be afraid to use Content Warnings! CWs are not censors, they allow users to decide when they want to engage with specific content, keeping ComicsCamp.Club a friendly and safe place for everyone. While we require people to CW NSFW content, gore, and violence, you may want to adopt the habit of CWing content dealing with potentially sensitive discussions or depictions of mental health, self-harm, alcohol, politics, violence against marginalized groups, etc.
- If a discussion between users is turning heated, sour, or negative, consider disengaging or de-escalating. You are more than welcome and even encouraged to contact an admin or a mod to mediate if this starts to happen.
- Familiarize yourself with the various block/mute/filter options and use them to help make your Mastodon experience as awesome as possible. Is there a specific user that rubs you the wrong way but who isn't violating any particular rules? Consider muting or blocking them as appropriate. Is there a hashtag or topic that keeps coming up that you'd prefer not to see? Think about using keywords to filter it from your timelines. Is there a thread that you don't want to get notifications from anymore? Consider muting the conversation.
- Likewise, if you find yourself muted or blocked by a user, any attempts to engage with the user or circumvent the block/mute will be considered harrassment. Don't take mutes/blocks personally! The reasons people have for muting/blocking are many, and many of them have nothing personal to do with the user themselves. Just accept that it happens and move on. Don't focus on this user, focus on cultivating other friendships and connections instead. It's a large Fediverse out there!
The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of comicscamp.club; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies:
The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
- Excessive advertising
- Uncurated news bots posting from third-party news sources
- Untagged nudity, pornography and sexually explicit content, including artistic depictions
- Untagged gore and potentially triggering graphic violence, including artistic depictions
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
- Bot accounts or accounts only used for cross-posting
The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
- Sexual depictions of children
- Depictions or discussions of extremely graphic violence
- 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 behaviours:
- 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.