Imagine you have a cool queer trans aunt who is a cartoon dragon sometimes. Don't do anything that'd probably piss her off.
Also, we generally silence any instance that claims to be dedicated to "free speech", as in practice this usually means it is happy to host hate speech. Life's too short for that shit.
This is an experiment. We currently make no promises as to the safety of any data you post to this site, nor to its persistence. Shit happens.
We do, however, promise not to try to monetize your attention with advertisements. We also promise not to share your private data with any other people, government agencies, or corporate entities. Well, we might share your data if the government comes knocking with a big pile of lawyers. We haven't had that happen yet.
We also don't want to dig into your private messages. That said, if someone is claiming you're harassing them in PMs, we will have a look at them. Please try not to make us have to look. Also, keep in mind that private messages are not encrypted, and other servers are not guaranteed to respect the 'this is private' marker. I would not advise talking about anything illegal here until the Mastodon project solves this.
It's up to you if you trust us to keep these promises. "We" is currently just @anthracite, a trans lady in her mid-forties.
The whole model of commercial social networks has been "make money by selling your attention to advertisers, as increasingly-more-specific market segments". This has a lot of problems.
Right now, running this thing costs me about $27/month, which is pocket change for me. But if you'd like to help out then I've set up a Patreon.
Alternatively: make crazy porn of one of my fursonas happen, or make a donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center or your local chapter of the Democratic Socialist Party. Or just take some spare money out of the bank and give it to someone near you who needs it more than either of us. ♥