You have been permanently banned from participating in r/ruby (because of your writing off / outside of r/ruby). I do not see your participation adding anything to this community.

-- Richard Schneeman (r/ruby Mod)

Case Studies of Code of Conduct "Cancel Culture" Out-Of-Control Power Abuse - Ruby - A Call for Tolerance On Ruby-Talk Results In Ban On Reddit Ruby

Ruby (October, 2021) - A Call for Tolerance On Ruby-Talk Results In Ban On Reddit Ruby

You have been permanently banned from participating in r/ruby (because of your writing off / outside of r/ruby). I do not see your participation adding anything to this community.

– Richard Schneeman (r/ruby Mod)

Richard Schneeman sends on r/ruby where I have myself self-censored because of an anti-crypto mob (the irony is that I am a crypto-critic - by the way - and try to educate with code examples the absurdity of it all and so on) and haven’t posted anything for weeks - yes, a permanent ban (because of a posting off / outside of r/ruby).

And to restate again and again I am not the poster of the (harmless) joke. I was asking for (more) tolerance.

Anyways, for the record let’s post the “out-of-the-blue” (private) message of the r/ruby ban sent by Richard Schneeman (the “lead” / “head” r/ruby Mod):

You have been permanently banned from participating in r/ruby. You can still view and subscribe to r/ruby, but you won’t be able to post or comment.

Note from the moderators:

Yesterday I [Richard Schneeman] spoke with the mods on giving you a warning based on your behavior on the ruby-talk mailing list. I believe you listened to my feedback and stopped posting about crypto.

Editor’s Note - I self-censored, that is, I deleted all last postings on r/ruby and stopped posting altogether for weeks now. I even archived more than a dozen postings at a new reddit - see r/planetruby.

So we decided to make explicit where we sit regarding things that happen off of r/ruby reddit.

Today I [Richard Schneeman] see you posting this [on the ruby-talk mailing list] Political thought - Leader on the threat from the illiberal left - Don’t underestimate the danger of left-leaning identity politics. I see that someone said that a joke was harmful to them. I’m disgusted reading the joke.

Editor’s Note - The joke has been posted by a ruby newbie (yes, someone else).

I’m frustrated for my community. I see my co-workers face sexist remarks, and I see them burning out and quitting the programming community. I need programming and especially Ruby, to be inclusive and welcoming. I need programmers not to intentionally post harmful and hateful content.

I see others have already warned you several times against this behavior.

Editor’s Note - Warning about what? About have a different opinion!? It’s a debate / discussion. Learn to respect different opinions / view points.

It does not appear those warnings produced a meaningful change in your behavior.

How absurd. Meanigful change in your behavior. I am asking for tolerance and for sure that is not negotiable.

Anyways, not expecting any meaningful change from Richard Schneeman. To repost my answer for the record:

If you read the thread I am NOT - repeat with me - I am NOT the poster of the joke. I am asking for tolerance. But reading your comments above it looks like you are [- sorry to say - an extreme illiberal fanatic leftie] on a “mission”. You are targeting the wrong random nobody (and remember every action will have reactions and so on). And I thought you are acting in good faith [(when looking into how some haters game the r/ruby reddit with downvotes and flagging all post of targets as spam and so on)]. Helas.

How can a posting about a joke (that I didn’t post) on ruby-talk lead to a ban on r/ruby?

Yes, a clear case for out-of-control cancel culture power abuse.

Yes, I undestand - you, that is, Richard Schneeman want to “signal” to your friends and co-workers how ultra / extreme leftie and righteous you are.

Now - put yourself in my shoes - you see - taking the “unpopular” side and asking for more tolerance and standing up to the call-out about basically nothing (see the “joke” below) - how does that make you look to your self-righteous leftie friends and co-worker, eh?


Q: What was the joke (I think most of us don’t know it)?

The insanity of it all - here is the posting (not mine as stated before) from the archive:

Hello,

Another example - perhaps somebody could fix that (many errors have that source!)

Date.today

Date.today +1 # no error, but wrong result!

# Maybe this has been written for women, having calculated their age :wink:

Yes, that’s all the drama. Note the last line (above) a harmless statement about the vanity of older women (lying or being shy about their age or such).

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