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Hi, I have a question.
I'm new to Mastodon, I've read fosstodon's CoC and the article about "English only, please". Now what I'm not sure about is this:
If a toot in another language comes in from another instance via federated and I reply to that in the same language, is this a violation of the rules?
Thanks in advance for clarification!


Hi @fredl99 and welcome to Fosstodon! No, there wouldn't be an issue with replying to a toot on another instance, in another language. We just ask that you refrain from tooting, on Fosstodon, in other languages. Great question! Thanks for asking. 😀

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