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Welcome to Masthead and FreeVoice! About Masthead and FreeVoice | Masthead and FreeVoice Rules | More on Mastodon Welcome to Masthead and FreeVoice ... The Kicker All the news that's fit to toot. The Lede Masthead and FreeVoice is a social network for everyone, muckrakers and media makers (including bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters), scribes and stringers, hacks, newsies, and the news junkies who love them, in fact anyone that wants to spread the truth, and have a conversation. The Nutgraf We all used to love Twitter for two reasons: there's an audience to read their posts, and that audience includes journalists and politicians. The good news is that Twitter is a great place for both breaking news and media commentary (prividing you agree with only tritters opinion), a bustling town square where stories and behind-the-scenes stories unfold every minute. The bad news is that Twitter is Twitter, a cesspool of trolls, haters, spammers, bots, misinformation and foreign-influence campaigns, and HUGE censorship Masthead is " media Twitter" without the Twitter part. It's like #journchat every day. However the differance with us is we wont delete your account just because we dont like what your saying , as long as its within our rules. The Pitch Masthead and FreeVoice is a virtual, open-plan newsroom that encourages shop talk, both thoughtful analyses and hot takes, both commentary and conversation. Trade story leads, contacts, witticisms, one-liners, and zingers. Vet sources, check facts, debunk and vent. Here, news peers will get that inside joke, celebrate practical cynicism, revel in the meta, and actually click that link to your latest piece. Here the ribbing is almost always good natured, and the humor appropriately wry and dark. Pre-Press Masthead and FreeVoice are powered by Mastodon, a free, open-source, decentralized social media platform. You can read, watch, or listen to further explanations at the bottom of this page. (Check them out, they're quite good!) The interface is modeled after Twitter (and Tweetdeck), except posts are called Toots, reposts are called Boosts, and likes are called Favorites. But there are no ads, no Nazis and the timeline is chronological. In addition to the web interface, there are several mobile apps that you can use. On the Record We have a boilerplate Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, but nobody really reads those, right? Let's get to the Masthead Rules, which are liberally borrowed from Toot.cafe and Mastodon.technology. ... Masthead Rules The Short Version Don't harass, threaten, vandalize, hack, or steal. Report harassment, threats, vandalism, hacking, or theft. Be awesome to each other. To report problems, click the "..." button and then click "Report," send a Direct Message to the @editor, or send an email to editor@masthead.social. The Slightly Longer Version Code of Conduct Masthead and FreeVoice are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of Masthead members in any form. Masthead members violating these rules may be expelled from the service at the discretion of Masthead editor(s). Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual or abusive images in posts, deliberate intimidation, hostile commentary, and other unwanted contact. Members asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a member engages in harassing behavior, the Masthead editor(s) may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the service without notice. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an editor immediately. Prohibited Behavior No excessive promotion. Links to your own works and recommended works by others are welcome in moderation. No fake accounts, impersonation accounts, nor celebrity joke accounts. There are no "verified" members of Masthead, but everyone is expected to be and represent themselves. No bots, unless they're cute, funny, or useful. Bots should avoid posting to the public timeline. No pornography, nudity, or something that would be considered "NSFW" in a U.S. workplace, even behind a Content Warning (CW) or NSFW warning. Content that is borderline NSFW or could be construed as NSFW at a glance should be put behind a Content Warning (CW). No gore or graphic violence. No racism, sexism, or discrimination based on gender, sexual minority, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or national origin (see Code of Conduct above). No stalking or harassment (see Code of Conduct above). No xenophobia or violent nationalism. No holocaust denialism, Nazi symbolism, promotion of National Socialism, or anything that is illegal in the European Union. No sexual depictions of children. Fediverse Policy Masthead together with FreeVoice and its editor(s) reserve the right to refuse to federate or exchange content with any other Mastodon instance. We may elect to ban instances listed on the Toot.cat List of Banned Instances. ... More on Mastodon Still not sure what to make of the Mastodon platform? We get it. You're new. You want all the background you can get. Here are articles, podcasts, and videos that can help explain what's going on here. Read An Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon Mastodon’s 2 Year Anniversary (Oct. 14, 2018) What is Mastodon and why should I use it? (September 5, 2018) Mastodon Quick Start Guide (Aug. 27, 2018) Tired of Nazis in Your Twitter Mentions? Try Mastodon. (Aug. 22, 2018) A Beginner’s Guide to Mastodon (Aug. 22, 2018) Tired of Twitter? Join me on Mastodon (Aug. 19, 2018) Mastodon is Better than Twitter (August 18, 2018) Getting Started with Mastodon (Aug. 13, 2018) How Does Mastodon Work (Aug. 4, 2018) Facebook Domination vs. Self-Determination (July 18, 2018) Mastodon & the Federated Model of Social Networks (May 7, 2018) #DeleteFacebook: Perspective from a platform that doesn’t put democracy in peril (March 21, 2018) Mastodon Makes the Internet Feel Like Home Again (Dec. 19, 2017) What is Mastodon and why is it better than Twitter (October 23, 2017) Mastodon 101: A Queer-Friendly Social Network You’re Gonna Like a Lot (October 11, 2017) Toot How-To : Intro to Mastodon (June 11, 2017) Like Twitter But Hate The Trolls? Try Mastodon. (April 13, 2017) A Complete Sloth’s Guide to Mastodon (April 8, 2017) A beginner’s guide to Mastodon, the hot new open-source Twitter clone (April 7, 2017) How to use Mastodon, the Twitter alternative that’s becoming super popular (April 6, 2017) The coder who built Mastodon is 24, fiercely independent, and doesn’t care about money (April 6, 2017) Mastodon Is Like Twitter Without Nazis, So Why Are We Not Using It? (April 4, 2017) Listen Podcast: The Changelog #315: Mastodon Awaits (September 19, 2018) Podcast: If Then: Twitter Without the Nazis (August 29, 2018) Podcast: Software Engineering Daily: Mastodon: Federated Social Network with Eugen Rochko (April 12, 2018) Watch Mastodon 101 (March 3, 2019) Video: Intro to Mastodon 101 (Aug. 25, 2018) Video: What is Mastodon? (March 22, 2018)

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