(To view a full list of our rules for users, see the final section of this page.)
This page contains the goals, principles, and rules for participating in Lemmy.World, with some additional information about our platform. It is intended to protect all our members from bad actors, and to ensure that our platform is as welcoming and inclusive as possible. Keep in mind that this is a working document, and so the Lemmy.World team may amend it from time to time.
All significant changes made on this page will be announced to our users.
Provide a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all members; regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, political affiliation, or other similar characteristic. Human comes first.
Create a supportive environment, where people freely share their passions and are excited and positive about each other’s successes.
Protect our community from harassment, malicious or illegal content, and from bad actors, whose goals are to disrupt our community and promote their own self-interest at the expense of others.
We are not a free speech zone. This Code of Conduct lays out the expected standards of conduct and behavior. Users may not say or post anything that violates these rules, and all participants are required to follow this code. If you disagree with this code, you are welcome to keep looking for other Lemmy instances. Here’s a list of all public instances.
The moderators are not morality or thought police. They are guided by this Code of Conduct. Post what you want, as long as your post follows the rules, principles, and goals outlined on this page. Not every user will appreciate controversial or explicit posts, so feel encouraged to use NSFW marks very liberally. We use NSFW marks often so the members themselves may decide whether they want to see a post that might be controversial or explicit.
Bullies, trolls, and disruptors are not welcome in Lemmy.World. We will moderate accordingly.
This is a voluntary community. You chose to be here. When you choose to join, you have implied that you agree with this Code of Conduct and will follow it.
Here is a general guidance for participating in Lemmy.World:
Do not post about inflammatory or controversial subjects without a NSFW mark. Ideally, you would not post about inflammatory subjects at all. However, it may be acceptable to do so in some cases, but it is never acceptable to post inflammatory content without hiding the content behind the appropriate NSFW warning.
Do not post any type of nudity without marking it NSFW.
Regarding spam: we are not your free advertising platform. If you are here only to sell your products or services, you will be removed. Occasional posts of commercial links are tolerated, but when the vast majority of a user’s posts are commercial in nature, we regard the account as a Spam account. Moderators will evaluate reports of Spam on a case by case basis.
Don’t report every post that upsets you. Please do report posts that violate our rules or a community’s rules, but for others that you may find distasteful, or just don’t like, use the tools available to you. You can block the user, and you can also block communities.
A full list of rules is included on the final section of this page.
When a user violates any of the points described in our Code of Conduct, our team may suspend an account from Lemmy.World. This may happen when a user has breached any rule several times, or if their content suggests that they are likely to continue to break the rules. The number of breaches leading to suspension is deliberately not defined. In egregious cases, one breach can result in suspension of the user account.
The team takes a pragmatic approach to every situation - if they feel that a problematic post isn’t explicitly a breach of any of these rules but is inappropriate for Lemmy.World, the post will likely be removed. Users who repeatedly post problematic content or otherwise are seen by the team as a negative, disruptive presence in our community can be removed at the discretion of our team, even if those posts or the user did not explicitly violate our rules.
This instance has the following administrators:
This instance is kept up and running by the following heroes:
A special thanks to them for their countless helpful efforts.
Lemmy.World is run by @Ruud, who also pays the bills.
Since the June 2023 user influx, those bills have gone up quite steeply. For those who would like to contribute, the following options for donations are available:
The running costs of Lemmy.World currently consist of:
A special thank you to @vsp for giving us an amazing logo and banner!
Here’s a full list of our rules for users. To see our Rules of Use for Bots, please follow this link.
Please note that all of these rules represent our views on which type of behaviour and content shouldn’t be on our platform. When applicable, they will also apply for usernames, display names, avatars, profile descriptions, and communities.