It would be cool if there was a machine-readable way to represent various Mastodon server rules.

Then they could not only be filtered by such rules on directories like, but apps could display summaries when displaying a sign up screen.

I imagine it might work a bit like rubocop rule names (e.g. "Style/FrozenStringLiteralComment") but I don't know how practical this idea is. Don't take this as me planning to do it, just sharing thoughts.

And users could select the rule, which was broken, when reporting a toot

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