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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. All participants *must* follow the instance's code of conduct.
  2. All Blade Runner units must be filed and monitored.
  3. Replicants are not permitted on this instance and will be retired on sight. Bots are permitted.

Blocking Policy

This instance blocks instances that:

  • Violate the Code of Conduct (see below)
  • Are set up entirely to promote a commercial organization or product, or a government agency
  • Are effective imports of "Twitter for X group" e.g. infosec twitter, crypto twitter etc

This instance blocks commercial, official, or otherwise brand accounts on instances that are not fully commercial instances.

Despite the name, this is not a capitalist space, nor a space for broadcast-only accounts (excluding bots). This isn't about moral judgements about who can read our stuff, it's more the uniquely work/consumerism-free environment we want to conserve in what we read. There are always exceptions, and members may ask admins or moderators to unblock if they like. If you are not a member and this affects someone you follow, you are free to follow them from somewhere that aligns more with our instance's values.

Code of Conduct

Note: "Bladerunner Social" in this document refers to the Bladerunner Social Mastodon instance at https://bladerunner.social. "The administrators" refers to the administrators on this organization: currently @stevelord@bladerunner.social.

Bladerunner Social 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 Bladerunner Social 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.

Types of Harassment

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, immigration status, religion, or other identity marker. This includes anti-Indigenous/Nativeness and anti-Blackness.
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of "dead" or rejected names
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they're not appropriate
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like "hug" or "backrub") without consent or after a request to stop.
  • Threats of violence Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate "outing" of any aspect of a person's identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication
  • Jokes that resemble the above, such as "hipster racism", still count as harassment even if meant satirically or ironically.
  • Microaggressions, which take the form of everyday jokes, put downs, and insults that spread humiliating feelings to people of marginalized groups
  • The administrators will not act on complaints regarding:
  • "Reverse"-isms, including "reverse racism," "reverse sexism,", "reverse ableism", and "cisphobia"
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone," "go away," or "I'm not discussing this with you."
  • Communicating in a "tone" you don't find congenial
  • Criticism of racist, sexist, cissexist, ableist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions


If you are being harassed by a member of Bladerunner Social, 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 Bladerunner Social based on their past behavior, including behavior outside Bladerunner Social spaces and behavior towards people who are not in Bladerunner Social. 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 Bladerunner Social spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other Bladerunner Social 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 email and posts from admin accounts. If you have any concerns about or suggestions for the CoC, please contact an administrator via DM.


This was adapted from the LGBTQ in Tech Code of Conduct and as such is licensed using a Creative Commons Zero License, meaning the contents are in the public domain.

Privacy Policy

The data you post here lives on a server that Steve Lord runs. He promises that he won't look at your private data. You are just going to have to trust him on this.

This is, however, 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 bladerunner.social users, and only ever @ mention other bladerunner.social 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!

Privacy Policy License

This privacy policy was written by Darius Kazemi, modified for bladerunner.social by Steve Lord and provided under a Creative Commons Zero License, meaning the contents are in the public domain.

Moderated servers

Hometown generally allows you to view content from and interact with users from any other server in the fediverse. These are the exceptions that have been made on this particular server.

Filtered media

Media files from these servers will not be processed or stored, and no thumbnails will be displayed, requiring manual click-through to the original file:

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Limited servers

Posts from these servers will be hidden in public timelines and conversations, and no notifications will be generated from their users interactions, unless you are following them:

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Suspended servers

No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:

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