You've made some perfectly good points that everyone in this thread could agree with. But you keep misinterpreting people.daikiraikimi wrote:It's not *only* you, but honestly speaking it's pretty messed up when someone states a very simple preference-- not to work with people who dehumanize them and others-- and then a horde of people post after saying how them not wanting to work with bigots makes them uncomfortable, how it is blacklisting (but no one is being excluded from the site), or a "witch hunt", and how using your resources differently is a denial of public good.
Overall, it was an extremely hostile response to a very simple, straightforward, and completely understandable statement.
Literally no-one in this thread has said that anyone should have to work with bigots. That never happened.
People did not like the idea of trooper keeping a list of people they wouldn't work with for a variety of reasons, most of them because it made them uncomfortable.
If someone I didn't like asked me to work with them, I'd most likely decline.
If however, someone I didn't remember much about proposed to me - I wouldn't bring up my sinister list and search out their name to see if they crossed a line I can't even remember.
Unless you think that everything trooper says is always 100% the ultimate truth for all time, an arrogance I'm sure they would deny themsleves, the idea that a single disagreement - years before any thoughts of collaboration - could have them shaking their head at some little entry is not a nice thought. People want to be judged when the time calls for it.
Actually, Sapphi's response was not rude. They did not say anything disrespectful. It was only an attempt to pull the moral high ground from under your feet. Which frankly I agree, shouldn't be there. Keeping a list is fine, I don't mind. If it makes life easier for you go ahead. Making an announcement about it and claiming that you're doing it for the good of all humankind is frankly bollocks.
I do disagree with Sapphi though, over not discussing issues like these at all. I just think people should strive to have a higher tolerance to other people's ideas. That way discussion can be more, in such topics, than just announcing whether you identify or not.
I actually forgot to address something earlier, it was mentioned a couple of times that people considered PyTom posting in locked threads "power trippy". I don't really mind either way but if a post isn't made I think the threadstarter at least should receive a message so they can learn why it happened. Maybe this already happens, I do not know.