Mastodon.ART General Information

Mastodon.ART is a separate & independent instance & is not affiliated with the (tootsuite) organization. The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of Mastodon.ART (aka .art); they are here to provide you with an insight into the site & moderation policies:


    No Hate. No Bots. No @name squatting (unused/dormant/moved/migrated accounts will be deleted & re-released within days/weeks of inactivity or at discretion of admin), no registrations of famous trademarks or names allowed.


  1. All content is ⓒ each artist & cannot be distributed or used without prior permission by the respective Mastodon.ART artist.
  2. protects your privacy & doesn't monetize or profit off of your personal information or art — your information is never for sale.
  3. Artists, please do not flood the local timeline. Flooding means to not post more than 1-2x per 5 minutes to the local timeline bc others need exposure. You can reply and enjoy banter back and forth as much as you want because that isn't on the local timeline. Also, please watch posting many pieces of art all at once. 1 post per 5-10 minutes (w 1-4 pics attached). Respect others' content & statuses so that they can discover others in the local timeline as well as have similar/equal exposure.
  4. Artists, by using this site you understand that it is not a backup or permanent repository for your information, statuses or media. Please keep an original copy of all your drafts or toots/posts BEFORE posting. Your account can be suspended & deleted if you move, are dormant or dont respect .ART’s ToS immediately — additionally, your media was downsized on original upload.
  5. The admin reserves the right to refuse service to anyone as well as remove your data at anytime due to inactivity (to help agains future unmonitored accounts from being hacked & becoming spam bots) of any duration or unethical poor use or usage against’s ToS. Thank you for your understanding.
  6. On sign-up, you will auto follow up to 10 people. Please feel free to unfollow them if they're not your cup-of-tea; no one takes offense. I manually add active & supportive .ART people to this list & rotate them so new artists have a home timeline filled with ART LOVE on -sign-up that would otherwise be empty.
  7. When posting long content 300- our 1500 character limit please use the content warning option to collapse it so it doesn't take up the entire timeline for others.
  8. Artists, you may post (with content warnings) illustrative nudity, body studies & anatomical form of 18+. Illustrative sexual depictions MUST be posted to followers only. No Loli OR content of questionable age - your account will be deleted. Fully nude photographs are not allowed but artistic topless or casual form is fine but needs to be content warned. Also, gore, vore & blood violence must also be CW/Content Warned
  9. Artists, you may leave and join another instance at any time by exporting your follow list
  10. You may delete your account by asking the admin. Please give at least 48 hours to respond & you will be given a timeframe where you must login to delete your account yourself; however, keep in mind, that federation of your statuses to other servers or search engines is beyond .ART's control. So, statuses, media & federated copies of your profile may remain elsewhere. This is permanant, cannot be undone & your username/content cannot be reinstated. I reserve the right to reallocate a general @name (i.e. @john @susan) at anytime but will not reallocate custom/creative @N4M3s.
  11. Zero tolerance for harrassment or bullying — your account will be immediately suspended
  12. Your admin & moderator is: @Curator
  13. We block or suspend other instances that do not adhere to our CoC
  14. Thank you for simply enjoying a creative community run by someone supporting The Arts.
  15. You may support the community by boosting & positively interacting with everyone.
  16. Mastodon.ART has a LiberaPay Account (preferred) & a patreon if you'd like to $upport the running of YOUR Art community.

Hosting Information

Mastodon.ART uses separate servers & is hosted professionally in Amsterdam on UpCloud & in the EU with multiple daily backups

    Mastodon.ART Mastodon Server

    1. Mastodon.ART provides your amazing toot experience from a UpCloud intel Xeon 4-core with 4GB of ram cloud server.

    Mastodon.ART Mastodon Media

    1. Mastodon.ART ( media uses a self-hosted media server utilizing the FOSS opensource code to serve your images from a separate 4-core/4GB ram cloud server with multiple daily automatic backups.

    Mastodon.ART eMail Notifications

    1. All the emails you receive go through Mailgun's paid subscription service.

    Federation Policy and Terms of Use

  1. Federation serves as a browsing & temporary cached link to cited work here on Mastodon.ART
  2. Other instances may not disseminate others' work or toots without credit and proper licensing.
  3. Other instances may not use dumb code, machine learning or AI to analyze any derived text or work for publication or profit without Mastodon.ART user consent. This includes serving ads next to copyright content originally submitted on Mastodon.ART
  4. Public toots are derived works that are still copyright protected.
  5. This instance honors noindex/nofollow and search engines are not allowed to index.
  6. Your instance will be blocked/suspended or silenced for willingly allowing any of the content prohibited by this instance

Mastodon.ART Code of Conduct


The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of Mastodon.ART; they are here to provide you with an insight into the site & moderation policies:

  1. All users, local and remote, are expected to adhere to the following interaction principles:
    1. Posting work of others must be cited (or say artist/author unknown) after searching. Fair Use of copyright applies here.
    2. Respect boundaries as placed by others
    3. Be respectful/apologize if someone tells you that you cross a boundary accidentally
    4. Give people space if you accidentally push past a boundary
    5. If you are on either side of this and are worried about the situation escalating, contact the admin or a mod
    6. Tag potentially upsetting content such as violence/blood, politics, and other such topics
  2. All users, local and remote, will be considered in the wrong in a conversation that goes sour if they participate in the following:
    1. Microaggressions ("not all men", white/man/cis-splaining, using the wrong pronouns to address someone after being corrected, etc)
    2. Demanding education on problematic behavior from a non-admin/moderator
    3. Skirting the lines of being a troll
    4. Not tagging potentially sensitive replies
    This is not an exhaustive list. If any of these don't make sense, please speak with an admin or moderator- we are more than happy to help you understand the problems with these kinds of behavior.
  3. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline:
    1. Advertising
    2. News bots that do not tag upsetting content
    3. Untagged pornography and sexually explicit content
    4. Untagged gore and extremely graphic violence
  4. The following types of content will be removed from the public timeline, and may result in account suspension and revocation of access to the service:
    1. Racism or advocation of racism
    2. Sexism or advocation of sexism
    3. Discrimination against gender and sexual minorities, or advocation thereof
    4. Xenophobic and/or violent nationalism
  5. The following types of content are explicitly disallowed and will result in revocation of access to the service:
    1. Sexual depictions of children
    2. Content illegal in Germany and/or France, such as holocaust denial or Nazi symbolism
    3. Conduct promoting the ideology of National Socialism
  6. Any conduct intended to stalk or harass other users, or to impede other users from utilizing the service, or to degrade the performance of the service, or to harass other users, or to incite other users to perform any of the aforementioned actions, is also disallowed, and subject to punishment up to and including revocation of access to the service. This includes, but is not limited to, the following behaviors:
    1. Continuing to engage in conversation with a user that has specifically has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist may be considered harassment, regardless of platform-specific privacy tools employed.
    2. Aggregating, posting, and/or disseminating a person's demographic, personal, or private data without express permission (informally called doxing or dropping dox) may be considered harassment.
    3. Inciting users to engage another user in continued interaction or discussion after a user has requested for said engagement with that user to cease and desist (informally called brigading or dogpiling) may be considered harassment.

These provisions notwithstanding, the administration of the service reserves the right to revoke any user's access permissions, at any time, for any reason, except as limited by law.


Mastodon.ART — Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want & not just art of all types: links, pictures, text, video. All on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free.