breaking my month-long depressive silence to state:

this was the plan all along, actually. I am being purposefully inflammatory. the entire idea was to centralize the PL community in one place and irrevocably intertwine it with revolutionary politics via moderation policy that reflects that, ergo creating a schism in the community that needs to be addressed as a whole in order for marginalized groups to find their place within it.

in essence, if you disagree with our moderation policy, you've more or less put yourself on a list of people who marginalized groups interested in programming languages know to avoid.


I am very okay with the idea of dividing the PL community into an explicitly leftist space being the hill that my entire career dies on.

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not only that, but I think it's very important that the moderation team assembled here is entirely comprised of groups in a similar vein who run in contrast with bigoted figures in the programming languages community, because in essence when running I am creating a space *I* feel safe in, and when mixed with the intersections of other moderators it turns into a space that a large swath of people feel safe in.

if this generalized passive aggressiveness in the form of moderation policy and defense to it angers you, please consider:

- why does this make me angry?
- am I one of those bigoted figures? how would I know?
- would migrating instances be a good idea, or would it merely cause me to be banned somewhere else?
- if I am a professor, what do my students think about me?
- if I am a student, what would people think about me as a professor?

anyway don't @ me I'm literally just a rabbit

@hazel It doesn't anger me, but it does make me curious. I've never been very good at hiding my curiosity, which is basically the reason why I ended up in this field.

@hazel I hope my students learn from me that it is okay to ask questions and to make mistakes, as long as your intent is to learn and to become a better person.

@hazel I mean, as someone who literally ended her own career in programming to go bring digital tech creation power to the multiply marginalized, consider this my resounding "hell yeah."

(I know I'm not not on your instance, but solidarity doesn't care about that.)

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