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The Dragon's Cave is a Mastodon/Hometown instance hosted by Talon the Dragon. It is primarily meant to be a cozy place to chill for friends and people from the blind and visually impaired community in general. But even if you aren't one of those and want to join anyway, as long as you're a kind and friendly person, you'll fit in just fine!

Are you curious about why you should join this instance over all the others out there? Here are some of the things we offer:

  • A cool domain name (at least if you like dragons, but who doesn't?)
  • A small and pleasant local community -- with an option of local-only posting if you're feeling shy -- as well as plenty of friends awaiting you in the vast Fediverse outside of it.
  • Two mostly-benevolent admins who regularly check and respond to reports, questions and requests.
  • A larger character limit, 1000 instead of 500, so you will always have enough space to express your opinions clearly.
  • A few useful features added by the Mastodon fork Hometown (developed by Darius Kazemi), such as the aforementioned local-only posting and bigger character limit, as well as exclusive lists, two more themes and better formatting of posts from other software in the Fediverse.

If this has convinced you, please familiarize yourself with our etiquette and then send us an application!

The Dragon's Cave Etiquette

We want this instance to be a welcoming and comfortable space for everyone. To achieve this, please keep these 5 things in mind.

1. Be Decent

Do not harass, insult, or otherwise intentionally harm other users of any kind, local or federated. Do not discriminate against people based on any of the various things that make humanity so beautiful and diverse, including but not limited to: age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religion or lack thereof, sexual orientation, etc.

2. Be Sentient

Avoid creating bot accounts on this instance without permission. There may be exceptions, however it's best to consult with either of the administrators before going ahead. Specialized instances exist for bot accounts that are a better place for your bot, both for visibility and discoverability, as well as the health of this instances timelines and federation.

3. Be Active

Cross posting is only allowed if you regularly check your account here and interact with notifications. Please set cross posts to unlisted or stricter.

4. Be Lawful

Do not post links to illegal content, or post content that you do not have permission to share. Do not post sexual content without a content warning. If you regularly find yourself wanting to post content of sexual nature, this may not be the best instance for you. Do not post any sexualized depictions of minors, regardless of whether they are real or fictional.

5. Be Mindful

Politics, Religion, and other shaky topics should be posted behind a content warning. Be mindful of people you interact with, as they may have had experiences drastically different from yours, including severe psychological or physical trauma. Content warnings are no inconvenience for you as a user, and will provide a much higher well being for individuals that might want to read your content, but prefer not to get involved in those topics due to various reasons.

Please try to describe your media posts to the best of your ability to accommodate disabilities such as blindness and deafness. If you cannot do so, there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Currently, tagging @ImageCaptionsPls@gup.pe is the best way to do so.

Instance Administration

Dragon's Cave is moderated by two people: talon and Mayana. We do our best to take care of the instance, but we are both just volunteers, and only human. If you come upon any objectionable content, please report it, and we will respond as soon as possible. Additionally, feel free to reach out to us -- preferably both in the same direct message -- if you would like us to change something about the rules above, the instance moderation actions below, or anything else related to the instance.

Moderated servers

Mastodon generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.

Filtered media

Media files from these servers will not be processed or stored, and no thumbnails will be displayed, requiring manual click-through to the original file:

Server Reason
artalley.social Sexualized depiction of minors. https://cyrenesavage.com/@CyclopsCaveman/105497155839174163
freespeech.firedragonstudios.com Conspiracy theories, hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
freespeechextremist.com Hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
gameliberty.club Racism, allows loli art. (See FediBlock.org)
gleasonator.com Racism, antisemitism, transphobia and other hate speech. (See FediBlock.org)
pawoo.net Sexualized depiction of minors.
shitposter.club Hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)

Silenced servers

Posts from these servers will be hidden in public timelines and conversations, and no notifications will be generated from their users interactions, unless you are following them:

Server Reason
birdsite.link Bots-only instance, Twitter crossposting.
birdsite.monster Bots-only instance, Twitter crossposting.
botsin.space Bots-only instance.
mirror.social Bots-only instance, Twitter crossposting.
mstdn.foxfam.club Perhaps not bots-only, but definitely more bots than users.
newsbots.eu Bots-only instance.
twitter.1d4.us Bots-only instance, Twitter crossposting.
twitter.activitypub.actor Bots-only instance, Twitter crossposting.
freespeech.firedragonstudios.com Conspiracy theories, hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
freespeechextremist.com Hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
gameliberty.club Racism, allows loli art. (See FediBlock.org)
gleasonator.com Racism, antisemitism, transphobia and other hate speech. (See FediBlock.org)
pawoo.net Sexualized depiction of minors.
shitposter.club Hate speech and harassment. (See FediBlock.org)

Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

Server Reason
10minutepleroma.com Allows creation of disposable Pleroma instances.
2ar.xyz Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
2hu.club Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
antivaxxer.icu Vaccination is good for you; this instance is not. Part of FightBig.tech.
baraag.net Sexualized depiction of minors. (See FediBlock.org)
based.directory Bots-only instance, trying to get around well-deserved blocks.
brighteon.social Conspiracy theories, fascism, and other trash. Current home of Alex Jones. (See FediBlock.org)
bwzone.xyz Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
cawfee.club Racists and actual nazis. (See FediBlock.org)
censorship.icu Censorship? Sure, gladly. Part of FightBig.tech.
degooglization.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
freespeech.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
gab.ai Gab is a community of cranks, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, anti-Semites, Islamophobes, and other kinds of alt-right trash.
gab.com Gab is a community of cranks, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists, anti-Semites, Islamophobes, and other kinds of alt-right trash.
gitmo.life Several far-right posters, unsolicited mass-following that does not respect #NoBot.
katiehopkinspolitical.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
kiwifarms.cc Kiwi Farms is a community dedicated to organized trolling whose users frequently engage in doxxing, stalking and harassment, including real-life harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
kiwifarms.is Kiwi Farms is a community dedicated to organized trolling whose users frequently engage in doxxing, stalking and harassment, including real-life harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
kiwifarms.net Kiwi Farms is a community dedicated to organized trolling whose users frequently engage in doxxing, stalking and harassment, including real-life harassment. (See FediBlock.org)
kowai.youkai.town Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
loli.estate Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
lush.moe Sexualized depiction of minors. (See FediBlock.org)
nazi.social Exactly what it says on the tin: actual nazis.
oursocialism.today Actual nazis. (See FediBlock.org)
pieville.net Actual nazis. (See FediBlock.org)
pl.smuglo.li Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors. (See FediBlock.org)
plandemic.icu Conspiracy theories, far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
political.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
povertypimps.xyz Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
projectveritas.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
rino.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
shitasstits.life Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
smugloli.net Backup domain of smuglo.li. (See FediBlock.org)
social.homunyan.com Sexualized depiction of minors.
social.super-niche.club Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
societal.co Far too many bot accounts.
thecitizen.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
theduran.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
thepopulist.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
tweety.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
vampire.estate Hate speech and harassment, sexualized depiction of minors.
voicenews.icu Far-right, part of FightBig.tech.
wxw.moe Sexualized depiction of minors.