We are a community for fetish models, photographers, producers and fans.
We are part of the distributed social network Mastodon. It's like Twitter, except it exists as a federation of lots of little communities (called instances) which can talk to each other.
Importantly, these are run by lots of different people, under their own control.
There is no central company which can censor us.
This community is run by the webmaster of RestrainedElegance.com; other fetish producers, models and fans are very welcome to join us.
Each instance has its own rules and guidelines. These are ours.
Please mark "Not Safe For Work" (NSFW) content with the eye button for images AND the CW button for text. It is important to DO BOTH for every post so vanilla users on other instances know what they are getting.
Choose SFW images for avatars, as they show up on people's timelines in other instances regardless of the viewer's content settings.
In Settings->Preferences, you can set "Always mark media as sensitive". (You can also choose "Always show media marked as sensitive" too).
Use the CW text to describe the content- I use NSFW, nudity, bondage, BDSM for my posts.
That will make people click on your keywords like "NSFW, nudity, bondage, BDSM" to reveal the content (which is kinda cool, actually). You can flag CW's automatically if reposting your twitter feed. More detailed instructions here: HERE.
Describing our content is the Mastodon way of being polite and considerate to the neighbours, so they will have our feeds on their instances. This will mean we can reach scene newcomers and worried kinky people seeking out information, as well as existing fans.
We are a small and friendly instance and I'd like to keep it that way. So please:
The admin reserves the right to kick you off if you're not playing nice; you're a guest in our social media house and I'd really appreciate keeping it a friendly place to be.
Remember that Mastodon is a collective of small instances, so if these rules don't seem right to you, it is very easy to set up your own instance. Please come and link with us when you're set up!