Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates on Humanities One -- abbr: HOne -- is expected to observe the site's Code of Conduct, which applies to all HOne spaces, including public channels, private channels and direct messages. Anyone who violates this code may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the administrators. This code may be updated at any time at the administrator's discretion. Updates will be communicated to users via email and posts from admin accounts.


Privacy regarding any fact about yourself that you have not voluntarily made public will be assumed as a right on HOne. That said, the following facts bear on your right to privacy, and you should consider them carefully in your participation on the platform:

  • HOne is an instance of Mastodon, an open-source micro-blogging suite. The structure of Mastodon is such that data provided to this instance may be accessible to both the host and admin. That includes two categories of data you should be aware of anytime you use Mastodon:
    1. Passwords
    2. Messages, including those sent as private or direct.
  • HOne is hosted by Masto.Host, a service operated by @Hugo Gameiro. Its servers are located in Portugal, and subject to Portuguese law.
  • HOne is administrated by @lrhodes, a citizen of the United States and subject to American law.
  • Due to the federated nature of Mastodon, messages you make available to users of other instances may be viewable to the admins of those instances, as well.
  • Not everyone who participates on HOne will know about, or abide by, this privacy policy.
For these reasons, it's advisable on Mastodon to
  • use a unique password -- i.e. one you haven't used elsewhere; and
  • never post any information, even in ostensibly private messages, that you wouldn't want publicly known.
Except in cases where it's necessary to the administration of the site (e.g. investigating a report of harassment), L. Rhodes will never intentionally view, use or manipulate user data where there is a clear expectation of privacy.

If you have significant doubts about the trustworthiness or reliability of either the host or the admin, you are advised against participating on HOne.

Humanities One

Topics for discussion include anthropology, archaeology, the arts, ethnic and gender studies, history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, political science, religion, and so on. Professionals, academics, students and amateurs welcome.

Share your #HumanitiesReading.

H1 is an experiment in using the features of Mastodon to carve out a space for conversations about specific topics. The goal is to devote the local timeline (visible to accounts and on the front page of the site) as narrowly as possible to discussion of the humanities. (FAQ: Local Timeline)

To that end, please mark personal and off-topic posts "unlisted." If you intend to use your H1 presence as your principle account on Mastodon, consider making "unlisted" your default privacy status and only making messages "public" when they're on-topic. (FAQ: Status Privacy)

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