It's unfortunate that I have to write this and I have to even fear
to get banned for life or whatever here too.
Anyways, due to a private email I got today about a ruby reddit ban
(twice! incl. the banned person humbly asking the mod - yes, Richard
Schneeman - for forgiveness - getting the classic answer:
the reddit ruby mob doesn't like what you offer (hint: your gems are NOT about rails!)
and, thus, humbly accept the mistreatment and bullying -
your feelings don't matter and so on.
Anyways, the cheerleading here on ruby-talk by Ryan Davis and friends
when Opti / Die Optimisten got banned is worrying.
I do not know Opti and his style is not mine
but getting "triggered" by saying it's a bug is ridiculous and no
cause for a ban.
Thus, may I humbly ask to start with the policy of no-bans right
here on ruby-talk
and turn it into a two or three- week suspension for cool-off
and than let's welcome Opti / Die Optimisten back here.
But back to the mod (or is it the forum nazi?) - yes, Richard Schneeman
enjoying and taking pleasure in kicking off rubyists from the reddit
seemingly how he feels like.
May I again offer an alternative - change the "policy" banning
posters willy-nilly for life and instead start with a no-ban policy.
If the discussion gets heated or you get reports of harassment,
abuse, spam, etc. than use a two/three week suspension or such.
For sure there is a case for obvious spammers to ban / kick-off but
punishing and kicking off rubyists with years of contributions and
dozens of gem is ridiculous and needs to stop.
Join us in the call for no-bans and making all welcome in
the ruby community. What's your take?