Welcome to Laevateinn's Mastodon. Feel free to set yourself up an account and enjoy being a part of the Twitter alternative. (EMERGENCY NOTE: The blacklist to stop bot domains from registering isn't working. Open registration is temporarily disabled. Contact an existing user, mod, or admin for an invite.) This Mastodon server is set up in the United States and does not have any active plans to conform with European regulations. Compliance with those may only be coincidental or part of the Mastodon platform itself.
There are some rudimentary rules in place on this server that should come as obvious. It is the user's responsibility to obey these rules as well as the Mastodon terms of service, and they will be enforced within the administration's ability and discretion.
First, you must be real. Only the administration team may set up bot accounts on this server. Users may not be bots. Even if human-operated, accounts that are only being used for advertising are likely to be banned/deleted/what have you. This is a social platform. Advertising in the midst of your communications is generally fine, but not if it's the only thing you're doing.
Second, you must be at least 13 to use this site, as this server is in the United States. However, we do not have a dedicated team to deal with underage users. As such, in most cases, you must be at least 18 to use this site.
Third, and very important, what you post is your responsibility. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are within the law of the place you're using this service from as well as US law. We have already punished some accounts for this.
This version of our code of conduct is only rudimentary. It is not written to limit the administration, but to make the user aware of some limitations of use of this service that should be obvious.