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Frequently Asked Questions

We'll keep updating this as more questions are asked.

Where is the site hosted?

On a VPS in Amsterdam.

Where are the admins based?

West Asia, Scandinavia, and somewhere in Africa.

How seriously does raddle.me take user's privacy?

You don't have to provide an email when you sign up. There are no ads, tracking or monetization. If you don't provide an email, the only identifying data we store is the IP addresses of new accounts, and only for 24 hours.

Since none of the 3 admins is based in the US, UK, or another of the surveillance States, we couldn't care less about the oppressive laws citizens of these States have to follow. They can't force us to retain your data or issue us with court orders to reveal anything to them, as they have no jurisdiction over us. For this reason, we will never allow anyone from a surveillance State onto the admin team.

See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service for full information regarding our promises to you, and what we expect from users. You'll be hard pressed to find a more pro-user ToS/PP.

Is there a warrant canary available?

Yes. It's posted in the Wiki the first week of every month for your peace of mind.

Where can I report bugs or offer ideas for new features?

Go to f/meta. You'll immediately see how quickly emma and other volunteers integrate user ideas into the site's code. This is truly a community-built site.

What happened to the old site and all our posts from there?

You can download the archive here:

https://archive.org/details/radditarchives

Tor hidden service?

Sure!

http://lfbg75wjgi4nzdio.onion/

Can I contribute to the code?

We'd love your help! Go here:

https://gitlab.com/edgyemma/Postmill

Can I help translate the site into my language?

Yes! Read this guide:

https://raddle.me/wiki/translate

Is there a mobile app for the site?

No, because we would never be allowed into Google or Apple's app stores without drastically changing what the site is to meet their terms of service.

Instead, just click your username, go to your user settings, unclick the 'show custom stylesheets' box, and run raddle in your mobile web browser.

Any .apk files you see floating around the internet have ads injected into them and should be avoided.

How are moderators appointed?

Anyone can apply to be a mod in any sub by filing an application in f/meta. If you're a good and valued contributor to the sub you want to mod, you'll be appointed a moderator.

How do moderators operate?

Mods are required to uphold the site-wide Terms of Service which includes many anti-oppression safeguards.

Unlike on similar sites, there isn't a hierarchical structure within our mod teams. Each mod is equal and a democratic process (currently in development) decides all disputes between mods. Furthermore, mods are held accountable to the greater community - anyone can file a complaint in f/meta if a moderator is seen to be abusing their position. We value transparency.

How do I see what actions moderators have taken?

The toolbox on every forum contains a link to the local moderation log. There's also a global moderation log available.

Can I create my own forums?

Currently, users must be registered for 24 hours to be able to create their own forums.

Is there vetting of new users?

Yes. New users have to be explicitly marked as trusted, otherwise they have a few restrictions:

  • Cannot post more than three submission in an hour.
  • Cannot edit the wiki unless their account is older than 24 hours.
  • Are subject to IP bans when logged in.
  • IP address will be associated with votes, submissions, comments, and message. The addresses are pruned every 24 hours, though.

We had to implement this to deal with swaths of porn spam.

Can I change my username?

Yea. Just go to your user settings and edit your name.

Can I see all the latest comments across the site?

Bookmark this page: https://raddle.me/comments

Is Raddle free and open source?

Completely! Raddle belongs to the people.


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We'll keep updating this as more questions are asked.

## Where is the site hosted?

On a VPS in Amsterdam.

## Where are the admins based?

West Asia, Scandinavia, and somewhere in Africa.

## How seriously does raddle.me take user's privacy?

You don't have to provide an email when you sign up. There are no ads, tracking or monetization. If you don't provide an email, the only identifying data we store is the IP addresses of new accounts, and only for 24 hours.

Since none of the 3 admins is based in the US, UK, or another of the surveillance States, we couldn't care less about the oppressive laws citizens of these States have to follow. They can't force us to retain your data or issue us with court orders to reveal anything to them, as they have no jurisdiction over us. For this reason, we will never allow anyone from a surveillance State onto the admin team.

See our [Privacy Policy](/w/privacy_policy) and [Terms of Service](/w/terms_of_service) for full information regarding our promises to you, and what we expect from users. You'll be hard pressed to find a more pro-user ToS/PP.

## Is there a warrant canary available?

Yes. It's posted in the Wiki the first week of every month for your peace of mind.

## Where can I report bugs or offer ideas for new features?

Go to f/meta. You'll immediately see how quickly emma and other volunteers integrate user ideas into the site's code. This is truly a community-built site.

## What happened to the old site and all our posts from there?

You can download the archive here: 

https://archive.org/details/radditarchives

## Tor hidden service?

Sure! 

http://lfbg75wjgi4nzdio.onion/

## Can I contribute to the code?

We'd love your help! Go here: 

https://gitlab.com/edgyemma/Postmill

## Can I help translate the site into my language?

Yes! Read this guide: 

https://raddle.me/wiki/translate

## Is there a mobile app for the site?

No, because we would never be allowed into Google or Apple's app stores without drastically changing what the site is to meet their terms of service.

Instead, just click your username, go to your user settings, unclick the 'show custom stylesheets' box, and run raddle in your mobile web browser.

Any .apk files you see floating around the internet have ads injected into them and should be avoided.

## How are moderators appointed?

Anyone can apply to be a mod in any sub by filing an application in f/meta. If you're a good and valued contributor to the sub you want to mod, you'll be appointed a moderator.

## How do moderators operate?

Mods are required to uphold the site-wide [Terms of Service](/f/meta/374/writing-the-terms-of-service-privacy-policy-any-input)  which includes many anti-oppression safeguards. 

Unlike on similar sites, there isn't a hierarchical structure within our mod teams. Each mod is equal and a democratic process (currently in development) decides all disputes between mods. Furthermore, mods are held accountable to the greater community - anyone can file a complaint in f/meta if a moderator is seen to be abusing their position. We value transparency.

## How do I see what actions moderators have taken? 

The toolbox on every forum contains a link to the local moderation log. There's also a [global moderation log](/moderation_log) available.

## Can I create my own forums?

Currently, users must be registered for 24 hours to be able to create their own forums.

## Is there vetting of new users?

Yes. New users have to be explicitly marked as trusted, otherwise they have a few restrictions:

* Cannot post more than three submission in an hour.
* Cannot edit the wiki unless their account is older than 24 hours.
* Are subject to IP bans when logged in.
* IP address will be associated with votes, submissions, comments, and message. The addresses are pruned every 24 hours, though.

We had to implement this to deal with swaths of porn spam.

## Can I change my username?

Yea. Just go to your user settings and edit your name.

## Can I see all the latest comments across the site?

Bookmark this page: https://raddle.me/comments

## Is Raddle free and open source?

Completely! Raddle belongs to the people.