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Server rules

Below is a summary of rules you need to follow if you want to have an account on this server of Mastodon:

  1. Sexually explicit or violent media must be marked as sensitive when posting.
  2. No harassment, dogpiling or doxxing of other users.
  3. Don't be an asshole.
  4. No sexism, no fascism, no colonialism, no white supremacy, no religious extremism, no nationalism, no racism, no homophobia, no transphobia.
  5. No violence: It can be okay to talk in strongly critical terms about people's words but don't cross the line into any threats of violence or wishing violence on other people.
  6. No hacking: don't attack the system integrity, e.g. breaking into another user's account
  7. No impersonation or misrepresentation: pretending to be somebody else.
  8. Safe Space: LGTBQIA+
  9. Safe Space: neurodivergent (ADHD, Autism, etc.)

Established 2022.

mefi.social is a Mastodon instance for Metafilter. It's unofficial - it's not controlled or owned by Metafilter. Everyone on here was verified as a Metafilter member.

It's not intended as a replacement for Metafilter or Metatalk.


Request an invitation to join, by MeFi Mail to:

custom emoji

See all of our custom emoji at emojos.in. We've imported sets of emoji:


Most of our blocks are imported from a Tier 0 blocklist from Oliphant.social; it's a high level of consensus of a list of the worst instances on the Fediverse. Our blocklist is displayed only to logged-on members, so that people keeping score of how much they're blocked, can't.

A couple more places are silenced or limited. The effect is like putting up fences, that people can talk over, but which prevent swarms.

  • Threads, from Facebook / Meta / Instagram, has been silenced / limited since before its release. (As of 2023-11, it's not federated yet.)
  • If and when the BBC instance includes reporters.

We're running Hometown, which is currently based on a slightly older version of Mastodon; we lack the Mastodon v4.2 options to allow or disallow keyword searching of our public posts.