Rules

We, like you, enjoy freedom, and we wish to respect our members' rights to free speech. However, we must restrict that right under circumstances in which it would directly harm us or this service. Therefore:

  1. Do not attempt to disrupt ~vern's ability to provide any of our services. This includes, but isn't limited to: attempting to cryptomine in the tilde, spamming e-mail or in the official matrix rooms, or attempting to distribute malware.
  2. Respect the American and Canadian legislation. Some examples of unacceptable behavior in accordance to the law include, but are not limited to: harassment and unauthorized copying and/or distribution of copyrighted content.
  3. Due to online privacy laws such as COPPA and GDPR, you must be 16 years or older to sign up for ~vern.

The following rules would not harm us or our services if they were to be broken. Therefore breaking them wouldn't result in an instant ban from our services. However, they are still enforced and continuous breaking of these rules will resuilt in a ban.

  1. Due to our ideological standpoint in regards to freedom, any and all original user content hosted on our servers must be licensed under a free (as in freedom) license.
  2. No discrimination of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination on the basis of of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexuality, age, or disability.

Community guidelines

  1. Additionally, if you become a member of this community, please make sure to respect the other members and follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you would want to be treated.

Reasoning behind these rules can be found here.

~vern PROVIDES SERVICES "AS IS" AND GUARANTEES NO WARRANTY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO WITHIN ~vern.

If you find a user violating these rules, please report it on our Matrix room (#abuse:vern.cc).

The ~vern team can change these rules at any time. It is likely that we will announce when doing so, but make sure when referencing the rules to check them.

Thanks for being part of ~vern!