bear.community is a Mastodon server built by @urso to the gay/bi audience, a place to meet other bears, chubbies and chasers.
Feel free to get in, make some friends, engage in the community and, of course, see some nudes and some porn!. But first: read this document through the end. It contains all the rules you need to know and a few tips to improve your experience by the end. If you have any questions, contact one of the moderators, listed at the end of this document.
Also, please remember that bear.community is not a business, we're not taking any profit from running this server. If you enjoy it and would like to help maintaining it, consider becoming a patron.
In order to be part of this community, you MUST follow these rules:
Feel free to report users or content that should not be here.
Admins of this site reserve the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.
These are merely guidelines for posting content, not rules. They'll help us build a healthy community.
Strictly speaking, you are free to do so, however, these kinds of content are fairly easy to find and come by anywhere on the Internet. When excessively sharing them here, they have a tendency of burying original content from the timeline, and since our goal is to foster a safe place for bears, chubbies and chasers to meet and talk, it doesn't do us any good to freely allow these profiles to existe and proliferate.
You will not be banned for posting third-party NSFW content. Provided that you don't break other rules, your profile might only get silenced at the discretion of an admin.
If your profile only posts third-party NSFW content, it will be silenced right away with no forewarning. The admin will let you know of the decision afterwards.
Be mindful that, whenever possible, you should try to put the source to where you found the content, assuming it's a publicly accessible URL. If it's a private URL or resource, do not post it.
If your profile, however, does post original content - your own content, that is - you are free to occasionally share third-party NSFW content without the risk of being silenced..
We'll be a bit more lax on the flooding rule when the content is your own, but please, don't push it :)
Our reference is Tumblr, the land we all came from after we got mercilessly purged. There you could follow anyone and your timeline was your own: if you didn't like the frequency of a certain blog, you could just unfollow it and that was it.
Mastodon works differently. Here we have not one, but two "shared" timelines, Local and Federated. When someone floods their profile with content, it'll also fill up everyone else's timeline. It makes navigating them a chore, and puts the burden of tidying it up to every user, which is why we, the moderators, are watching over that issue.
If you are here to consume adult content, there's a particular setting in your preferences page that can be turned on to always expand CW-ed* toots and to always show sensitive media. It'll save you a fair amount of clicks when reading your feed.
If you are here to post adult content, there's another setting in your preferences page to auto-tag all uploaded media as sensitive for you. Helps a lot in case you forget and end up getting reported due to a silly mistake :)
If you ever have a problem with a particular content or profile, use Mastodon's default reporting tools. If for some reason they're not enough for your case, or you just want to ask something, these are the moderators: