Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:
Fediscience is a social network for publishing scientists. Everyone is welcome to join from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server. We made a list of related fediverse servers.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science.
As many people as possible should feel welcome at Fediscience, so please follow the code of conduct.
Users violating these rules may have their accounts suspended and will not be welcome to take part any more.
If you are subject to or observe any harassment, or have any other concerns, please report the toot concerned or message a moderator. Reports will be dealt with discreetly and in confidence.
We want everyone to have a great time and treat each other with respect.
Mastodon has Content Warnings, please use them. They can be used to collapse a long (series) of messages, but also to hide topics some may find upsetting, especially when people would not expect this kind of content in your stream, e.g., when you are not talking about your area of expertise.
At the bottom of the message editor you can click the "CW" button; anything in the small warning field above your larger message editor field will be visible. The reader will have to click on "Show more" to see the full message.
It is fine to use apps or services which generate toots automatically, but please make sure that you have them under control: make sure they are relevant, try to limit it to a few posts a day. Mark the account as bot. When using bots and cross-posters visit Fediscience regularly, if only to interact with replies.
The best way to help is to spread the word! If you starting using Mastodon and find it useful then help out by telling other people about it.
This server is free to access and there will never be any subscription charges, but running this server does cost money and we may add a donation system later.