submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by lwadmin to c/lemmyworld

Hello World!

The Lemmy.World Terms of Service was recently updated, and we have also published 3 new documents set to be in use, starting from today. These documents are:

they're too long, didn't read


Here are some simplified explanations to save you from the trouble. This update of our documentation was made to further reassure transparency towards our users, to comply with applicable laws to the best of our abilities, and to make it more convenient for all of us to use Lemmy.World safely.

The Changes Made to the Terms of Service


  • Section 8 was updated to refer to our new documents.
  • Section 5 was updated to further accommodate some of our communities, which were requesting exemptions from the previous version.
  • The minimum age was raised from 16 to 18.


The Privacy Policy in Short

We don't collect any real data from you. The only actual data we do collect are your username, password, the e-mail address you provide, and your Internet Protocol(IP) address.

We will never share your data with anyone for any reason, unless you do illegal stuff.


What's the Fair Use Policy?

The Fair Use Policy defines the main user and bot rules, and it is made so that rules of conduct and participation are easier for our users to read and access.


The Cookie Policy

Lemmy.World uses cookies like any other website. If you'd like to learn more or disable cookies, then visit the relevant link to our Cookie Policy.


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Upon these bits of info, we are also dying to tell you about why are we even bothering with any of this at all, and much more about our efforts and struggles that we hadn't had the time to tell you yet. But let that be a topic for our next post, haha :) stay safe, and with love!



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[-] Zombiepirate 131 points 7 months ago

Don't forget to support the instance! They don't sell your data or inundate you with ads, so throw some cash their way to keep non-corporate social media alive!

[-] Drunemeton 10 points 7 months ago

FYIE: They have a $2/month tier and I highly encourage you to do this, if you can!

[-] MrPoopyButthole 53 points 7 months ago

Thanks for continuing to provide this platform free of data collection and advertising!

[-] setsneedtofeed 49 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Thanks so much for pinning the update! I do have a question regarding illegal content. The governing laws for the site are still the Netherlands, and from what I can see laws about airsoft are very restrictive. Is simply talking about or posting pictures airsoft guns that would be illegal in the Netherlands be considered not allowed, if the airsoft guns are in countries where they are legal? Or would TOS restrictions only be for discussing how to circumvent Netherlands laws regarding airsoft? The latter seems to make more sense to me, since a picture of the item and discussion on it's own as long as it doesn't veer into how to break the law shouldn't cause any issues for the server, but I do want to be clear so that if I post my realistic airsoft gun in the airsoft community I don't get on the admin badside.

[-] Zstom6IP 48 points 7 months ago

As a moderator of multiple larger communities, i am here to express my gratitude for the admins who maintain this platform.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 7 months ago

Both the advantage and disadvantage of being the largest instance is that you will be more likely to need to be the most thorough with Data Processing and faced with the most scrutiny, but should have more resources (if people donate) to have a sophisticated policy in place.

[-] BackOnMyBS 16 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Thanks for maintaining this site so welcoming, transparently, and professionally!

On the 18+ age restriction, it's possible that there are users in the [email protected] community that are under 18 years old, but get a lot of benefit from being a part of the community. Is there a way we can eventually have an adjustment to the terms of some sort that allows adolescents (say 16 & 17 y/o) from partaking in the community openly with their age?

Edit: [email protected] would be willing to develop a set of rules that ensure the community is considerate of 16 & 17 y/o users.

[-] YoBuckStopsHere 16 points 7 months ago

Thanks for listening to us!

[-] [email protected] 12 points 7 months ago

The links to the Fair Use policy are broken. They use an underscore instead of a dash, which is giving me a 404 on mobile.

[-] lwadmin 9 points 7 months ago

the information was updated.

[-] keefshape 9 points 7 months ago

Very much appreciated, team 👊

[-] egeres 7 points 7 months ago

❤❤❤❤ thank you for all the hard work!!!!

[-] Touching_Grass 5 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)



this post was submitted on 02 Nov 2023
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