this instance is loosely dedicated to speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, magical realism etc.) and firmly dedicated to social justice -- particularly it's about the intersection of the two. this instance is for imagining a universe which transcends imperial colonialism, racism, transphobia, and other ills of our contemporary society
if you are a creator of art/writing/film/games/etc dealing with these themes, moon holiday is for you. if you partake in media analysis discussing the positive and problematic takes in fiction, moon holiday is for you. if you are a fan or if you just want a pleasant social experience, moon holiday is for you as well
there are no restrictions on what's appropriate to post here (except as outlined in the code of conduct below), so you can expect a lot of general internet whatever. this is not a super serious instance as you might guess
moon holiday is not intended to be a "queer instance" per se. all are welcome, regardless of gender and sexual orientation. moon holiday was founded by an extremely queer person who happens to enjoy the lesbian moon motif, hence the decoration and theme
in addition to the general conduct guidelines below, moon holiday also asks members: please caption all images/video you post to public timelines. if you are unable to properly caption your images/video, please post them followers-only. we want the fediverse to be accessble to as many people as possible
Note: "moon holiday" in this document refers to the moon holiday Mastodon instance at https://moon.holiday . "The administrators" refers to the administrators on this organization: currently @firstname.lastname@example.org .
moon holiday is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all moon holiday spaces, including public channels, private channels and direct messages, both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the administrators.
The administrators will not act on complaints regarding:
If you are being harassed by a member of moon holiday, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an administrator (listed at the top of this document) directly or file a report using the Mastodon reporting system (click the "..." on a post and then use the reporting feature).
The admins reserve the right to exclude people from moon holiday based on their past behavior, including behavior outside moon holiday spaces and behavior towards people who are not in moon holiday. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the administrators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all moon holiday spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other moon holiday members or the general public.
The administrators reserve the right to update the Code of Conduct at any time at their discretion. Updates to the CoC will be communicated to users via posts from admin accounts. If you have any concerns about or suggestions for the CoC, please contact an administrator via DM.
This is an ActivityPub federated server. This means that other people on other federated servers can find you, send you messages, etc. This also means that any information you put in posts, whether they are public or private, might end up "federated" -- basically, a copy of your post gets put on any server that reads your post.
If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other moon.holiday users, and only ever @ mention other moon.holiday users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!
This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
blob emoji are licensed under the Apache License 2.0.