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Our code of conduct

As a resident (member) of jawns.club, you agree to uphold an environment of respect and consideration for all users.

Any conduct that is deemed oppressive is grounds for removal from jawns.club. Any language or action that expresses, reinforces, upholds or sympathizes with any form of systemic social domination is considered oppressive and is grounds for removal at any level deemed appropriate by the admins.



Membership & Invitation Expectations

jawns.club is semi-open, meaning that you do need an invitation to join but any member can invite people, and anybody can contact the mods to request an invite, and there is no formal application process. Please help us make this instance inviting and inclusive.

If you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, or are "Philadelphia identifying" (aka someone who loves this city, previously lived here and wants to stay plugged into the community, or is thinking about moving to Philly and wants to meet people before you arrive), you're welcome here!



Recommended Post Etiquette

Since this is a semi-open instance, we have some guidelines and recommendations for joining the community outlined below. Please keep in mind that these guidelines are designed to encourage positive and supportive interactions within jawns.club, not to police behavior.

Community members are encouraged to share and recommend these best practices to their fellow community members, especially when someone joins on your invite.

🗣Introduce yourself!
Once you've had some time to get the lay of the land, it's a great idea to write a quick #introduction (and include that hashtag so others can find it). Bonus points for sharing something about Philly in your intro, like a fav place/thing to do/etc.

❤️ Before you promote, participate!
It's super cool to share the stuff you're working on, invite people to events, ask for help, share work opportunities/gigs, etc. But please try not to make these your first or only posts! Join in the conversation, say hello, make an introduction above, even share *other* people's stuff. All of these things will help you build connections and earn trust. Besides, people are way more likely to pay attention to (and boost/click/share) the stuff you share if they recognize you!

In general, promoting stuff is good. It's how we learn what's going on, and help each other. If you're active in the community and sharing something you think others might like, you don't have to worry. Drive-by promotion doesn't help the community, so please try to avoid it.

🚨Please consider using "content warnings."
We ask that you put the following topics behind a content warning (CW) (photos must be marked with the eye symbol - after uploading, before posting):

  • politics (local or national)
  • graphic violence or gore
  • spoilers
  • hate topics (racism/sexism/homophobia/transphobia/etc)
  • flashing video/gifs

When in doubt, CW. Our goal is to create a space where we are not overwhelmed by negative posts or bombarded by the 24 hour news cycle.

Community members are free to post about their work and ask for support as long as it stays within our Code of Conduct.



No Fly Zone:

The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in a ban from jawns.club:

  • Unapproved bots (for approval, please contact the admins)
  • Plagiarism
  • Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
  • Untagged gore and graphic violence
  • Racism or advocation of racism
  • Sexism or advocation of sexism
  • Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
  • Intentional misinformation

The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in a ban from jawns.club:

  • Sexual depictions of children
  • Holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
  • Conduct promoting the ideology of fascism/radical nationalsim
  • Promoting the oppression of any group based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, nationality, or class

Any conduct intended to stalk, harass, or intimidate other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions is forbidden and subject to punishment up to and including a ban from jawns.club.

This can include, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:

  • Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically requested for said engagement to cease may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
  • Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission.
  • Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment.
  • Posting and/or disseminating a person's posts ("toots"), including screen captures or any other content without express permission.
  • Intentionally posting or disseminating libel, slander, or other disinformation.

This Code of Conduct applies both to content on jawns.club and to public spaces when an individual is representing jawns.club or its community.

Reports of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be made by using the report button. All reports will be reviewed and dealt with as soon as possible. Admins are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.

The admins reserves the right to revoke any user's content on or access to jawns.club, at any time, for any reason.

No creepy crawlies (robot.txt set to disallow).

No secret crypto mining operations (yes, that's a thing people do now).

Code of conduct heavily inspired by/borrowed from the talented mods at kitty.town. Thanks gang!