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emma wrote

dividing an otherwise strong community based on something as ridiculous as skin colour is wrong, no matter what

Have you any idea how ridiculous it is to draw parallels between racism and what happened here? You are downplaying actual, systemic racism. This is an example of the low-key bigotry I'm talking about.

No one is calling for the community to be divided by factors like skin colour or sexuality. Rather, you are calling for unity between those who fight against this division and the bigots who spit in their faces. Fuck unity with bigots.

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emma wrote (edited )

On a side note, didn't you forgive one of the peons a little bit too easy even after asking for punishment, while the other fool is being dragged to hell even after begging for mercy, sup with that agenda?

I have no agenda. I saw a big influx in racist & queerphobic attitudes in a small period of time, and decided to call it out after individual conversations proved fruitless. One person admitted fault, the other has continued to double down on their problematic behaviour.

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emma wrote (edited )

Calling me a white supremacist and queerphobe for that is way too much.

No where did I explicitly call you 'a white supremacist and queerphobe', but you've certainly said questionable stuff pertaining to white supremacy and queerphobia. Your continuing insistence that the argument about racism amounts to a 'disagreement on definitions' makes me very sceptical of you, because it shows that you really haven't understood the core of the issue at all. Please consider the possibility that even self-described leftists like yourself are largely products of your environments, and so attitudes pertaining to white supremacy and patriarchy must be unlearnt.

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emma wrote (edited )

but I'm not good with PHP.

I don't think this is the issue, though. The frontend code (HTML, CSS, JS) is completely decoupled from the PHP code, but very few people contribute to that either.

Everyone who uses computers and phones is familiar with user interfaces, and has their own expectations of how they should behave. Just being sent MS Paint mockups (like this one I made) of how something ought to look like would be of much help, since UI isn't my field of expertise.

I don't think I'm going to burn out. I just feel a bit salty after someone sent me a disrespectful email a few days ago, which made me think about the unequal relationship between maintainers and consumers of free software.

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emma wrote (edited )

https://coinsh.red/p/Screenshot-2018-4-15_Raddle.png

For the record, this needs to be fixed so I can add more sorting/filtering options. Without a proper UI that doesn't occupy all the space, I won't be adding things like the linear view that was discussed some time ago, or options for limiting top/controversial/most commented to the last [your selection here] days.

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emma wrote

There's a delete button on every post. This is the exact same method of deletion the admins have to use when granting deletion requests. There's no special 'delete account' button for admins.

Be a good person, and save Tequila_Wolf and/or Leftous the work of hitting 'delete' hundreds of times by doing it yourself.

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emma wrote

I saw the linked post talking shit about heterosexuals in general, calling them boring and bland. I'm tired to the bone of seeing people discriminate against any sexuality, and i see no justification for calling heterosexuals in general boring and bland.

Let me explain this as I see it, and as I hope you'll come to see it.

Queer people constantly face oppression to various degrees, either directly (violence, having slurs hurled at one, denied access to healthcare, denied jobs, etc.), or more indirectly (e.g. being placed in a binary gender and expected to live up to one's gender roles, going through bureaucratic hell to adopt kids because one can't naturally conceive with one's partner/because of hormone treatment, etc.). Coupled with other factors like increased rates of poverty & mental issues among queer people that's a result of this oppression, and you'll see that many of us simply aren't able to live out the typical, boring ("bland?") recipe life cishets are able to live, where you get your education, marry, have kids, work eight hours a day, leave work and pick up your kids, get old, get divored, get older, get remarried, and die. You either take pride in this, and attempt to find your own way of living, or you suck it up as best you can, stay in the closet forever, and stay unhappy until you die.

As I explained through my snarky reply, (cis-)heterosexual people don't face any of the forms of oppression I listed. Straight people don't need straight pride, because there's absolutely nothing getting in the way of them due to their sexuality. Every day is straight pride day.

With all the shit we have to go through, giving queer people an outlet for venting is important. Mocking non-queer people and their 'culture' is a typical coping mechanism, and in the article you had commented on, someone had done just that by invoking the 'straight = bland' trope. Are such generalising outbursts useless for advancing queer liberation and alienating to queer peoples' allies? I'd say 'probably' and 'no'. As far as I'm concerned, a true ally who takes up the fight on behalf of those they claim to support would understand the material conditions we suffer, and thus understand the place such outbursts come from. You feel unfairly treated when a queer person calls you 'bland'? Imagine how a queer person feels when they're beaten up because they kissed someone of their own gender.

P.S. I accept your apology, and if you haven't already been unbanned, I implore /u/Tequila_Wolf to unban you.

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emma wrote

I have a lot to say about your post, especially the part where you say I'm right, then start listing reasons I'm wrong, but I'll just make two points:

I have to disagree on PHP not being a limitation though, the language is declining in popularity and evolvement and most of the new programmers learn Python as their first and probably only, backend language, so that will enable more contributions in the future.

Any programmer worth their salt will be able to apply the concepts they've learnt in one language to another. At university, we're expected to grok both PHP and Python after spending a few semesters writing Java, because these languages aren't wildly different once you look beyond syntax.

If Postmill being PHP weeds out contributions from people who cannot comprehend code in terms of abstract concepts, or who cannot take ten minutes to figure out PHP's syntax, then awesome.

If someone takes over maintaining Postmill that would be the best and a reason for me to keep learning PHP.

You can be this 'someone'. Be the force of change you want to see in this world.

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emma wrote

Apparently many of raddle's users could contribute to the project but the language it's currently implemented in is a limitation. which means that the codebase should probably be in Python.

From what I could tell, it was always about back-seat programmers being unhappy that Postmill wasn't written in their favourite language, not PHP being any kind of limitation. I can assure you that redoing 15 months and 28,000 lines of work in Python for the benefit of talkers with a questionable commitment to the project isn't going to bring in more contributions, but will just be a massive waste of time.