Author: ugrnm <email@example.com>
Date: Fri Jan 14 16:28:31 +0100
|TOS.txt|| | ||48||++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--------------|
1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
diff --git a/TOS.txt b/TOS.txt
@@ -15,22 +15,33 @@
LURK is used by several communities coming from a variety of cultural, ethnic
and professional backgrounds. We strive for LURK to be welcoming to people of
these various backgrounds and provide a non-toxic and harassment-free
-environment. To that extent we’re in the process of writing a Code of Conduct,
-Terms of Services and Privacy Statement, and have moderators on different
+environment. This document is our iterative 3-in-1 Code of Conduct, Terms of
+Services and Privacy Statement.
+By using LURK services you agree to the following:
-For now, by using LURK services you agree to the following:
* Be respectful towards others. This means that we will not tolerate
homophobic, transphobic, racist, ableist and sexist slurs and content, even
- if intended as a joke, or as an ironic remark. Users who violate this rule
- may get warned once, or banned right away from using our services if their
- action were clearly ill-intended.
+ if intended as a joke, or as an ironic remark. That also includes demeaning,
+ belittling or otherwise verbally intimidating communication. In short, any
+ attitudes that may promote the oppression and/or exclusion of historically
+ marginalized groups will not be accepted. Users who violate this rule may get
+ warned once, or banned right away from using our services if their action
+ were clearly ill-intended.
+* We talk to and with people rather than about people and/or groups. That means
+ no subtoots, unwelcome, or otherwise toxic comments regarding a person’s
+ lifestyle choices and practices, antagonizing and incendiary generalizations,
+ flaming or edgy remarks at the expense of someone or another community. We
+ understand and appreciate that for some, social media has became a place to
+ vent and dump their frustrations. While we welcome sarcasm, critique and the
+ need to seek support and alliances while expressing defeating feelings, our
+ services, as well as its local and remote users, are not meant to be your
+ personal punching ball. There is however a place for everything, and the
+ place for that is Twitter. Users who violate this rule will get warned once,
+ and then banned from using our services.
* Absolutely no harassment, stalking or disclosure of others’ personal details
(doxing). Users which violate this rule will be unconditionally banned.
@@ -51,17 +62,26 @@ For now, by using LURK services you agree to the following:
* Media containing sexualized depictions of children (including lolicon) are
not allowed. Users who violate this rule will be unconditionally banned.
If you have trouble with a local or remote user, on any of LURK services,
violating these rules, contact the relevant admin and moderators of the
-service. Do not hesitate to reach out to the moderators.
+service. Do not hesitate to reach out to the moderators, and do not feel feel
+like you're being a nuisance when you do, on the contrary!
+By using our services you agree that a minimal amount of information about your
+connection (IP address) will be kept for debugging and maintenance purposes.
+You are welcome to use a VPN or Tor to connect to our services though. We do
+not actively store or archive this information beyond the default rotation time
+of the software we use. We welcome suggestions and practical information to
+limit data retention to a minimum! Contact us if you have good experience with
+preferences. We don't track our users, nor do we use analytical software
+(third-party or self-hosted).
THESE HOSTED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF