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:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
Illegal content like child pornography is forbidden and WILL get
you suspended right away. Illustrations depicting minors also fall
in this category
Have some common sense, please. Racism, homophobia, sexism et al.
are not cool and can get you suspended.
When posting explicit content, do use CW and tag images as sensitive.
"NSFW" is often good for a Content Warning. Do put all the text and hashtags
_under_ the Content Warning, too! Tip: if you are always posting sexual
content, there's a setting in your profile to always flag new uploads
as sensitive by default, and we suggest you use it. We're not alone
in here, and some folks from other servers will appreciate the care :)
No public straight NSFW content. If you intend to post content not related
to the server's main focus, please bear in mind that
this is a gay-centric server, and thus people are here to share and
consume gay oriented material. If you do post or share straight content,
you are still free to do so, but please note:
All NSFW straight content MUST be unlisted.
Warning: If you keep posting straight NSFW content on the local timeline, your account will get silenced.
If you're boosting someone else's third party content, it MUST
be under an obvious CW hinting that it is straight NSFW.
Warning: If you keep boosting third party content
without following these rules, your account will get banned.
Use a SFW image for your avatar and header. The reason for this is that
we're federated with other servers that have different audiences, and
it's not possible to hide these in any way. By doing this, you make it
easier for people on other servers to follow you and consume your
Avoid flooding the servers with posts. It is subjective, but no more
than a handful of third-party NSFW pictures in rapid succession. Violating this
rule will get you silenced. By the same rule,
if you intend to have a bot here, pay attention to this!
The reason this rule exists is that this community is focused at interaction
first and foremost, be it around conversations or a member's own NSFW content.
If your goal is to transfer your Tumblr archive to your account here, there are
better places for that.
If the profile doing the flooding belongs to this community,
they'll be silenced right away, without forewarning. An admin
will notify them of the measure afterwards. The decision can
be reversed by talking to an admin.
If the profile belongs to a federated server, however,
it will not be silenced. It will be each person's
duty to filter out the content they don't want.
The silencing only affects the federated timeline for
profiles from federated servers, or the local timeline
for local profiles. Boosting will not be affected,
nor will be private/personal timelines.
Last but not least, be excellent to each other!
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.
Guidelines on posting content, and a note on flooding and posting third-party NSFW content
These are merely guidelines for posting content, not rules. They'll help us
build a healthy community.
⚓When posting third-party NSFW content
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
When posting your own content
We'll be a bit more lax on the flooding rule when the content is your own,
but please, don't push it :)
And why not flooding again?
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.
Tips on usability
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 :)
Admins and moderators
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:
⚓Treasure Hunt Rules
This server has a profile for a specific variation of a Treasure Hunt,
orchestrated by the profile @treasurehunt. Anyone from any server can participate.
Remember that, in spite of the rules, the main goal is to stimulate
conversation and to have fun together.
That being said, these are the details and rules:
A challenge will be posted every Wednesday by @treasurehunt. The
challenge might refer to a particular object, a place or even
a concept. Anything goes, really.
Once the challenge is up, participants have time to submit
the pictures until the next challenge comes.
All submissions must be original pictures authored by you,
then posted mentioning @treasurehunt.
Every submission must display the current date and "@treasurehunt"
somewhere in the picture. For example, write "@treasurehunt Dec 13"
in a piece of paper and make sure it is visible in the picture.
Use common sense. Don't post any images identifying people that have
not agreed in participating. Follow the other rules of this server too,
even if your account is from another server.
Participants can submit multiple pictures for a single challenge,
but only the most recently applied valid submission will be considered
An invalid submission is one that doesn't follow the rules posted
here. Invalid submissions are not awarded ★s.
Submissions are awarded ★s according to the following rules:
One ★ is the picture is related to the challenge and
was submitted on time.
One ★ if the picture is somehow funny. For now the
concept of what is funny is up to the organizer,
One ★ if the picture is lewd in some way.
The amount of ★s will be tallied after every four challenges,
and the participants with the highest scores will be published.
After that, the scores will be erased.