Cathode Church is a Mastodon instance on the Fediverse for trans and gender-diverse makers, coders and tinkerers.
It is intended to be a supportive, friendly, and creative online space.
Harassment, vitriol, exploitation and abuse are not tolerated. This includes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism and other expressions of power across structural power/privilege differentials.
Respect and venerate the great constellation of human experience and self-expression, across gender, sexuality, neurology, psychology, body, ability, race, identity, culture, spirituality, et cetera.
Content warnings should be used in accordance with evolving community standards and the needs of fellow users.
Accounts posting content not suitable for minors such as pornography or explicit sexual content should be locked and clearly marked as 18+ only in the display name or bio. The account-holder must reject follow requests from users who do not make clear that they are over 18. All posts containing explicit material must also be content-warned as such and have media hidden.
Bot accounts are allowed, but must not interact with other users without their consent.
Copyrighted content should not be posted without permission, and always with credit, ideally hyperlinking to the author's online presence.
Church users are expected to work to educate themselves and support their fellows with different lived experiences, cultures, beliefs, and intersections of structural power. It is not the responsibility of those whose identity or experience you do not understand to explain themselves to those yet uninformed. Any education offered is given as a favour and should be respected as such.
No one person can champion all worthy causes, and bigotry cannot be fought on any single front. Respect the work of those who are dedicated to different parts of the fight. Respect the capacity of others.
As part of our Solidarity, always remember who the greater persecutor is, who is responsible for the ignorance of our peers, and oppression of our communities. Disagreements among us are important and natural but can obscure the greater perspective.
Solidarity is meaningless without acknowledging and actively working against the multitudinous gradients of privilege/power any of us may hold over others. Consider your privileges and their ramifications when engaging with other users.
Church users are not required or expected to disclose or externally verify any aspects of their identity or to administrators other than a functioning email for signup, excluding conditions agreed to during the sign-up process.
Creating or using alternate accounts to evade blocks, mutings, suspensions or silencings is not allowed by any users.
Instances with a history of permitting harassment, abusive behaviour, and spam by their users will be blocked, regardless of the wording of their policies.
Church administrators will stand behind users reporting harassment and personally follow up where necessary and wanted, maintaining the anonymity of our users where possible, including against other church users.
Where a church user is under investigation for violating the Tenets, they will be informed of such as soon as practical, and offered the right of defence through a moderator. No public announcements will be made until a final decision is settled, and only if the decision affects other parties (such as in the case of an outright ban of a serial harasser).
Both those accused and those reporting are requested to avoid non-conciliatory public interaction with each other, 'callouts', and the like, until moderating decisions have been made.
The highest priority of Cathode Church is maintaining the safety of our users and this can contradict some assumptions of federating software regarding open access. The server is configured to disable search indexing and unauthenticated viewing of the timeline or toots where possible. Known fulltext-indexers are blocked. Hosts detected attempting to scan/crawl media files will be blocked.
That said, it is not recommended to rely on the security of Mastodon for very private information.
Cathode Church is run off a VPS in Sydney, Australia, and uses OpenStack Object Storage also in Sydney for media storage. The site should be fully accessible via IPv6 and modern HTTPS/TLS.
Inspired by vulpine.club's setup, it is possible to maintain multiple separate sessions for separate accounts by using the subdomains 0.cathode.church, 1.cathode.church, 2.cathode.church, and 3.cathode.church.
Toots that end with 👁 or have "Local-only" enabled in the web interface are not federated from cathode.church to any other instance. They are only visible to Cathode Church users (depending on the toot visibility setting).
No public donation method is currently available. Contact an administrator if you would like to make a donation.
The background image of the Cathode skin under Glitch Edition flavour is by the Weld, and All Rights Reserved.
This instance uses hand-picked subsets of the following emoji sets:
Mastodon 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.
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:
|switter.at||Un-CWed explicit media|
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:
|tweety.icu||Trump support, fascism, freeze peach|
No data from these servers will be processed, stored or exchanged, making any interaction or communication with users from these servers impossible:
|10minutepleroma.com||Fediblock.org: Gleason site, freeze peach, harassment, etc|
|a.nti.social||Anti-blackness, failure to moderate, reluctance to ban bad users https://cathode.church/@moderation/105490021901514657|
|animalliberation.social||Fediblock.org: Gleason instance (gab adjacent), transmisia|
|anime.website||fediblock.org: freeze peach, racism, homomisia|
|baraag.net||Fediblock.org: lolicon, child pornography|
|based.directory||Fediblock: freeze peach, alt-right, nazism https://cathode.church/@moderation/105536275475108805|
|bittube.video||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|brighteon.social||fediblock.org: fascism, freeze peach, conspiracy ideology|
|canberrasocial.net||fediblock.org: freeze peach, racism|
|club.darknight-coffee.org||Fediblock.org: Far-right political stance, no CoC|
|counter.fedi.live||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|cyberfuck.club||fediblock.org: freeze peach, racism|
|djsumdog.com||Well-known block evader|
|freespeech.firedragonstudios.com||Fediblock.org: Freeze peach, racism, antisemitism, etc|
|freespeechextremist.com||fediblock.org: freeze peach, etc|
|freethinkers.host||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|freethinkers.lgbt||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|freezepeach.xyz||Harassment, freeze peach, etc|
|fuck-man-i-just-want-like-one-friend.xyz||block evading, troll|
|gameliberty.club||Fediblock.org: nazism, "lolicon", racism|
|gleasonator.com||Fediblock.org: freeze peach, racism, transmisia, well-known awful admin|
|gleasonator.dev||gleason, terfy, gab adjacent|
|gorf.pub||freeze peach, antisemitism, transmisia, etc|
|handholding.io||Hosted on Soapbox (known racist/gab-adjacent pleroma version), incompatible CoC (no anti-harassment)|
|hitchhiker.social||fediblock.org: racism, misogyny, block evasion (djsumdog, with an m)|
|kiwifarms.cc||harassment, doxing, stalking, transmisia, racism, etc. Well known awful abusers|
|kiwifarms.is||stalking, doxing, racism etc (same owners as kiwifarms.cc)|
|kiwifarms.pleroma.net||harassment, doxing, racism, etc|
|lain.sh||fediblock.org: racism, freeze peach|
|ligma.pro||fediblock.org: unethical archiving, transmisia, harassment|
|loli.estate||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|loliandstuff.moe||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|lolifuggzi5axn2rmbk44u55zk3zjnbs4vhcruifrgyfpk6mwm4okuad.onion||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|lolis.world||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|lush.moe,lc.imexile.moe||FediBlock.Org: Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|melalandia.tk||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|memehub.eu||FediBlock.Org: Hitler memes, no CoC|
|neckbeard.xyz||fediblock.org: freeze peach, nazism|
|oursocialism.today||Fediblock: nazism, alt right https://cathode.church/@moderation/105536275475108805|
|pieville.net||Fediblock: blatant nazism https://cathode.church/@moderation/105536275475108805|
|pleroma.us||Fediblock.org: Nazism, fascism, gab-adjacent, etc|
|preteengirls.biz||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|quodverum.com||Fediblock: trumpism, fascism, conspiracy theorists https://cathode.church/@moderation/105536275475108805|
|rage.lol||Fediblock.org: Freeze peach, nazism|
|salesforce.social||'Reverse-racism' accusations, racist techbroing|
|sealion.club||Harassment, freeze peach|
|smuglo.li||fediblock.org: racism, transmisia|
|social.redxen.eu||fediblock.org: antisemitism, racism, homophobia|
|social.urspringer.de||fediblock.org: conspiracy ideology, freeze peach|
|societal.co||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|spinster.xyz||Terfs, transmisia, Gleason-adjacent|
|springbo.cc||fediblock.org: racism, transphobia|
|stupid.moe||Fediblock.org: Ableism, homomisia, transmisia|
|super-niche.club||Underage illustrated pornography "lolicon"|
|theburning.world||Fediblock: hate speech, homophobia https://cathode.church/@moderation/105536275475108805|
|theres.life||fediblock.org: freeze peach, racism, gab adjacent, etc|
|traboone.com||fediblock.org: freeze peach|
|trumpislovetrumpis.life||fediblock.org: fascism, nationalism, racism|
|untwitter.cf||freeze peach, federation with known fash & libertarian instances, right-wing red flags|
|wintermute.fr.to||Fediblock.org: Nazism, racism, harassment, well known neo-nazi admin|
|wolfie.pw||Libertarianism, association with bad actors https://cathode.church/@moderation/105490100664839375|
|wurm.host||fediblock.org: racism, spinster adjacent|
|yggdrasil.social||fediblock.org: nazism, terf, racism, homophobia|