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.

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?

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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.

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