What is mastodon.acc.sunet.se?

mastodon.acc.sunet.se is run by the Academic Computer Club at Umeå University located in Umeå, Sweden. ACC is actively involved in several open source projects and we provide mirrors for Debian, Ubuntu, Gnome and GIMP. We also host servers for the Gimpnet, Freenode, and OFTC IRC networks. You can read more about our projects and our servers on the ACC website.

Registration is open to the public, but we ask you read over and comply with our terms of use.

Home to 119 users
Who authored 1,719 statuses
Connected to 1,799 other instances

WELCOME TO MASTODON@SUNET!

We hope you'll be happy here, but if you find it's not for you, there are many other instances to choose from.

Terms of Use

  1. General Use
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Reporting an Issue
  4. Privacy
  5. Federation Status


General Use

When using mastodon.acc.sunet.se, we ask that you comply with the established rules and usage policy of the Academic Computer Club (ACC) (available in English and i Svenska) and of SUNET.

Accounts on mastodon.acc.sunet.se are for personal use. Please read the code of conduct if you need clarification on personal vs. commercial use.

You may not post (or boost/repost):

  • material illegal under Swedish law,
  • material in breach of the copyright act,
  • or material that may damage ACC's public image or its relationship with authorities or other institutions.

It is up to ACC to make the final determination what material violates our usage policy or may damage our public relations and to take suitable action, which may include removal of the material and suspension of your account.


Code of Conduct

Taking part in online interaction obliges the user to abide by current rules and netiquette.

On Mastodon, this includes using the CW function and the #NSFW hashtag, and choosing an appropriate level of public display for your posts.

Please remember what you say on mastodon.acc.sunet.se is public and can be seen by any person on the internet, many of whom have backgrounds and values that differ from yours; take a moment before posting and think about ways your message might be misunderstood. Likewise, remember that many things you read may be written by people who have different values or backgrounds than you.

You may not use services hosted by ACC to violate another person's integrity.

This includes compiling and posting personal information about another person, posting personal communications from a person without their permission, or sending harassing or abusive messages.

Bot accounts on may be suspended or silenced if they're disruptive or degrade performance.

Please be considerate when programming your bots, and use rate limiting and unlisted post visibility where appopriate. You may also want to consider hosting your bot on a bot-friendly instance like botsin.space.

Uncurated newsbots posting from feed sources are not permitted.

You may not use services hosted by ACC for commercial purposes.

There's not always a clear line between personal and commercial activity, especially for people who work on a freelance basis in creative and technical fields. If your account is for personal social interaction with other people, even if you're talking to people who work in your industry or sharing the kind of work you also do professionally, it's probably fine.

If your primary use for a Mastodon account is to advertise your products or services, post affiliate links, build your brand, connect with customers, or grow your audience, it's probably a commercial account and not allowed on mastodon.acc.sunet.se. If you need Mastodon for your business, why not run your own? :)

If you see content which you believe is in breach of this code or our usage rules, please report it for review.


Reporting an issue

For technical issues, use the administrator contact information listed under "Contact"

For content or abuse issues:

  • if you're a user on mastodon.acc.sunet.se you can use the "Report Abuse" function on the post you would like to report;
  • If you're not a user on mastodon.acc.sunet.se, or you're an administrator of another server who would like to discuss an abuse report you received about one of our users, please use the administrator email listed under "Contact".

For privacy reasons, we will not discuss abuse reports in public channels.


Privacy

Our copy of the standard Mastodon privacy policy is located here.

ACC will do its best to respect the privacy of individual users, but please remember that nothing on the internet is really private and consider anything you say saved forever. Mastodon is not a secure channel for sensitive communication.

Staff may examine user accounts hosted on the association's equipment if they suspect activity that conflicts with the association's rules.


Federation

mastodon.acc.sunet.se federates with all other Mastodon and Mastodon-compatible instances in the network. Suspension is only implemented as a last resort in cases of technical difficulties or hostile or malicious activity. If we need to suspend federation with another instance, it will be noted here.

Currently suspended: none

In some cases, it's necessary to "silence" another instance; this is usually due to local legal restrictions and content allowed on those instances. You're still able to follow and communicate with users on a silenced instance, but their posts will not appear in the public timelines on mastodon.acc.sunet.se. Please exercise discretion when boosting posts from these instances.

Currently silenced:

  • pawoo.net (no media)
  • switter.at (no media)

Last updated: 2018-03-29