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InHuOfficial • Edited on

@graciegregory Ok having read the rules I completely agree that my comment was far too sarcastic and not constructive, thank you for stepping in to cool everything down!

The big question though is does this article itself not contravene the code of conduct?

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks.

Is this not a personal attack on Adam Wathan and if not insulting to him as it makes accusations about his character?

I do mean that genuinely, I enjoy writing here and interacting with the people on the site but the wording is not clear and as I am someone with a big mouth and strong opinions I want to know where the line is so I do not cross it!

Thanks in advance for any clarity you can give!

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Moustache Design

I think the main thing to understand is that this is just an example of many other similar cases of entitlement that happen daily in tech (and outside of) which prompted this article to be written, taking the case study of Tailwind and Adam as a starting point.

The main point here is that he, personally, is at fault. He should do better than angrily tweeting these things, and the fact he doesn't realize he has done something wrong is stated here, not to blame him, but to raise awareness.

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Jordan Brennan

Gracie’s hollow justification for the author’s obvious violation of the Code of Conduct is a perfect example of the double-standard that goes unchecked on social platforms. The “It’s okay to break our rules as long as it’s in support of our worldview” is the only thing toxic around here.

And btw, anyone who spends time “investigating” where people’s deleted Tweets went need to get off the damn internet and go do something real.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hi @inhuofficial ! Thanks so much for asking for some clarification. More than happy to help. Really glad you're enjoying this community 🙂

I think the edit that's now at the end of the post sums it up pretty well. Essentially, our moderators interpret this post not as a personal attack on Adam Wathan but as a critique on a system at play in the dynamic described. The intention here doesn't seem to be to insult Adam but instead, the general framework of privilege white men benefit from inherently — and the patterns that result from this.

I hope this clarifies things a bit further. If you have any other questions about our Code of Conduct, feel free to direct them to our team email: yo@dev.to

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InHuOfficial

@graciegregory thank you for taking the time to respond.

It doesn't unfortunately, it is probably an America vs UK culture thing (or just me needing an attitude adjustment!) that means I can't quite grasp where the line is, but thank you for pointing me to the email address to have a less public discussion about it.

I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your weekend and have no more "fires to put out"! and once again thank you for taking the time to respond.

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Rolf Streefkerk • Edited on

Identity politics is a very toxic viewpoint and I'd hope people start realizing that we're individuals and we're not bound by group identities and as such being evaluated as one group.

This "code of conduct" is a perpetuation of discrimination against groups/people and is therefore appalling, it should be revised.

You talk about inclusion, but really what this is all about is "getting even" with "white people". It's a backwards philosophy that has created a lot of conflict in the past but now it's deemed appropriate because it's targeted at "westerners".

more censorship, that's how to deal with opinions other than your own. Don't discuss them, hide them.

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