What is frei.social?

German: Die erste Mastodon Instanz in München (Bayern) für Münchnerinnen, Münchner und alle anderen "zuagroasten" ;) Ich möchte Euch mit frei.social eine sichere Anlaufstelle bieten, um unbeschwert zu tröten und einfach Euch die Möglichkeit geben, dass Ihr Mastodon bequem und einfach nutzen könnt. Damit Ihr wisst, wo Euere Daten sind, bzw. Euere Daten nicht verwertet werden. Die Server für frei.social stehen in einem Rechenzentrum in Deutschland. Ich wünsche Euch viel Spass mit frei.social und wenn Ihr Lust habt, trötet mich einfach mal an :)

English: (frei=free) The first munich mastodon instance. I would like to provide you with a secure place with frei.social. I just want to give you the opportunity that you can use Mastodon convenient and easy and you know where your data is. The servers for frei.social are located in Germany. Have Fun, and if you like, send me a toot :)

Home to 51 users
Who authored 545 statuses
Connected to 677 other instances
On frei.social our primary directive is:

→ "Be nice to each other!"

Please remember there are real people on the other side of the screen, and those people may have different feelings and opinions and experiences than you do. Some of them may be tired or having a bad day. Or you might.
You don't have to agree with someone to be civil to them. If you can't be civil to someone, leave them alone.
If you don't wish to interact with someone, or see any of their posts, there are tools at your disposal including mute and block functions.
If someone's posts make you angry or upset, take some time to calm down before you reply. You might also try simply excusing yourself from a conversation and ask them to untag you if you no longer wish to discuss a topic.
When someone asks you to leave them alone, leave them alone. If you feel like you can't control your urge to respond to that person, use the block or mute feature so you won't see their posts and be tempted.
Keep in mind that while you cannot control other people's behavior, you are still responsible for your own conduct, even if you feel someone was rude to you or someone else.
We will not allow abusive or disruptive conduct by or toward users on frei.social. This includes continuing to engage in conversation with someone who has specifically requested you leave them alone, inciting other users to engage with that person on your behalf, aggregating and posting another person's personal information without their consent, and inciting others to engage with that person on other platforms. Blocking someone and then sitting on the other side of a block and continuing to talk about that person is also a provoking behavior.
Before you post, think about whether this is the kind of thing you would like to see (or would like your mom or kids to see) in the public timeline. There are post visibility settings that give you some control over which timelines your post appears in, and also CW and NSFW buttons to hide specific text and images in your post. Be a good social media neighbor and use these functions when appropriate.
Content not allowed on frei.social
Sexual depictions of children
Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
Content which will be removed from the public timeline:
Excessive advertising
Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence
We will also remove any content we judge to be hateful toward specific individuals or groups, or intended to cause or incite harm from the public timeline. This guideline is intentionally vague because we do not intend to play "rules lawyer" on the subject of what it is and isn't okay to say about people. A good rule of thumb is, if you're about to say something you think might fall foul of this rule, you probably shouldn't say it. ☺
If you see content which you believe is in breach of these rules, please report it for review. These guidelines are not a legal document, they're here to provide you with an insight into our moderation policies. Final interpretation is up to the administration of frei.social and the administration reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.
Federation status
frei.social does not believe in censorship. Federation is a network service and suspension of federation with another server will only be implemented as a last resort where content from another server may cause problems under German law, or in cases of technical difficulties or hostile or malicious activity. If we need to suspend federation or silence another instance, it will be noted here.
(currently no instances are suspend) (Note: you can still communicate with users on silenced instances; their posts will not appear in our public timelines. You will not be able to see posts made by users on suspended instances.)
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 frei.social you can use the "Report Abuse" function on the post you would like to report;
If you're not a user on frei.social, 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
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.
frei.social does not use advertising or external analytics software and does not sell your information.