Welcome to nelson.social, an online space dedicated to the community of Nelson, BC! We’re excited to build a place where people from all walks of life can come together to share ideas and passions, build connections, or just hang out and chat.
Here at nelson.social, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting one another in order to enrich our community. Whether you are a lifelong resident of Nelson, new to the region, or just passing through, we invite you to join the conversation and be a part of our community.
In this space, you can share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions of your neighbours, and even plan events and activities. You can also connect with people from all over the world, because nelson.social is part of the Mastodon network. We like to think of it like a big WhatsApp or iMessage group, but where you can choose who to share with and whose messages you see, even if they aren’t members of nelson.social.
nelson.social is not:
You may find another server to be a better fit if you don't like these rules.
We respectfully acknowledge that in Nelson we live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, Sinixt Nation, and Syilx Peoples. We feel privileged and grateful to be here, and we invite those reading this to explore their own relationship to place.
Nelson is home to people from all over the world who have a diverse set of skills, personalities, backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to ensuring that the nelson.social community is a safe, enjoyable and thriving environment for the largest number possible of Nelson residents, their friends and family members. We celebrate diversity and do not tolerate bigotry, prejudice or discrimination.
The Code of Conduct is a living document. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact
We expect all community participants to abide by this Code of Conduct in all community venues-online and in-person as well as in all one-on-one communications pertaining to community business. This code of conduct and its related procedures also applies to unacceptable behavior occurring outside the scope of community activities when such behavior has the potential to adversely affect the safety and well-being of community members.
If you wouldn't do it in Oso Negro, don't do it on nelson.social
Unacceptable behavior from any community member, including community organizer(s), will not be tolerated.
Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If a community member engages in unacceptable behavior, the community organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including a temporary suspension or permanent ban from the community without warning. In particular, we do not tolerate anyone deliberately or repeatedly breaking these rules.
If you are subject to or witness unacceptable behavior, please use the "Report user" functionality of Mastodon. If the situation is beyond unacceptable behavior, please notify any of the Team via direct message. Your reports will be taken seriously, treated in confidence and will not be dismissed or argued with. Additionally, community organizers are available to help community members engage with local law enforcement or to otherwise help those experiencing unacceptable behavior feel safe.
If you feel you have been falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct, you should notify
[email protected] with a concise description of your grievance. Your grievance will be handled in due course by the moderation team.
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The minimum age to use the nelson.social online space is 13 years old. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old.
You agree that you will not share your account or account information with others. You are responsible for taking reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality of your username and password, and you are responsible for all activities under your account that you can reasonably control.
The nelson.social online space is provided “as is” and “as available.” We disclaim all conditions, representations and warranties not expressly set out in these terms to the fullest extent permitted by law.
We are not liable for business losses. We only provide the nelson.social online space for your personal, non-commercial, and domestic use. If you use our online space for any other purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity, or similar loss.
We are not responsible for any lack of functionality or failure to provide any part of the online place, or any loss of content or data that is due to: your equipment, devices, operating system or internet connection; or your failure to comply with specified compatibility requirements.
To the extent not prohibited by applicable law, we shall not be liable to you for indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, including lost profits and property damage, even if we were advised of the possibility of such damages, nor shall we be held liable for delay or failure in performance resulting from causes beyond our reasonable control.
In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action exceed ten Canadian dollars (CAD $10).
In connection with anything you submit to us – whether or not solicited by us – you agree that creative ideas, suggestions or other materials you submit are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way, and that you have no expectation of review, compensation or consideration of any type.
We do not claim ownership of the content that you communicate, submit, upload or otherwise make available text, chats, images, audio, video, or other content in the nelson.social online space. We may monitor, screen, post, remove, modify, store and review your content, at any time and for any reason, including to ensure that the your content conforms to this Agreement, without prior notice to you.
No waiver of any provision of the Terms by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of the Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the rest of the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Proceedings to resolve or litigate a dispute in any forum will be conducted on an individual basis to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Neither you nor us will seek to have a dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding can be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to the arbitrations or proceedings.
This server is hosted and run by a team of volunteers who live here in Nelson, BC:
[email protected] to contact us.