πŸ”₯ In which Boomzilla is banned from Github πŸ”₯


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    My github account was marked as spam when I first joined because I committed a bunch of logs in a testdata folder. They fixed that right after I contacted them. I can't see your ticket at all.


    ETA: This post was originally made by @ben_lubar, but he donated it to me by incorrectly importing the posts.



  • @boomzilla said:

    I suspect they can't see it either.

    Can anyone?



  • @boomzilla said:

    I suspect they can't see it


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    @ben_lubar said:

    They fixed that right after I contacted them.

    I contacted them multiple times. Eventually I got this bullshit in response:

    Hello,

    Sorry for the delay here. The boomzillawtf account was flagged as spam for issue comments that were recently reported and were found to be in violation of GitHub's Terms of Service. Written slurs based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. have no place on GitHub.

    In order to keep the offending content hidden, I'm afraid we will have to leave the spam flag intact at this time. If you would like to discuss a way forward for us to consider reinstating the account, please let us know.

    Cheers,
    GitHub Staff


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    @boomzilla said:

    Written slurs based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. have no place on GitHub.

    What did you do? Threaten someone with a purple dildo?



  • @boomzilla said:

    boomzillawtf

    @boomzilla said:

    slurs based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender

    That figures. :passport_control:


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    You could suggest they delete the offending comments, and if they refuse, make a new account and only post stuff like the bug report you copied here.


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    @Jaloopa said:

    @boomzilla said:
    Written slurs based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. have no place on GitHub.

    What did you do? Threaten someone with a purple dildo?

    You can start here:
    https://what.thedailywtf.com/t/fire-if-fox-news-held-a-gop-presidential-debate-in-detroit-with-a-can-of-joan-of-arc-beans-he-would-invest-in-jpm-while-smoking-a-cigar-the-size-of-cincinnati-and-running-naked-through-the-streets-covered-in-green-jello/52835/4075?u=boomzilla

    ...and see Alex's bug report here:

    I've sent github a new message:

    It was a violation of the ToS only if you viewed them without any context. The whole point of them was to show the developer that the issue raised was legitimate, i.e., that "Jew" could be considered a slur and should be added to the project's list of possibly problematic language.

    The response of github (and/or whoever reported it) proves the point!

    OK, perhaps the demonstration is too much. Can't you delete / hide those posts instead of wrecking the entire account?


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    Although the thread had a TRIGGER WARNING, you forgot to preface your comment with a TRIGGER WARNING. Clearly, someone might have been offended by your example of something that someone might cause offense to someone.

    Please remember folks, GitHub is a safe space. Don't bring your microagressions there.


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    So in other words, once you use a system to deliberately troll, you may have trouble legitimately using it later. Go figure.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Issue: Suggestion: add "jew" / "jewed" as potential profanity

    I'd forgotten about that :laughing:


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    Truthy! I still maintain that it was valid discussion for that topic. Unless the whole project is in violation of their ToS.


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    Oh, sure, the topic was valid! But you were trolling ;)



  • Sounds like Belgium talk to me.



  • But does one troll post really deserve what looks like a permanent ban?


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    A: No more than Alex was to begin with.
    B: I proved that Alex's suggestion should have been included. Github support proved it.
    3: They tell me that I look like a robot. Not that I violated any ToS (until I pulled some teeth to get a weeks later email response). I guess they took their cue from git on useful error messages?
    D: Blakey is right: github is teh suxx0rz.



  • I remember when some people started saying that Github was becoming too "politically sensitive" (to avoid using a certain 3-letter term) and most people (including me) thought they were exaggerating.

    Then they started doing silly things, and big projects started banning technical terms like "master/slave" or "kill" (a process) because they are "problematic" and getting seriously upset over sex jokes because they are sexist (apparently women lack the emotional stability to hear a penis joke and should be protected from them?), and frankly, I don't know what to think anymore.


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    You forgot one that is a strong front-runner for the dumbest shit to come out of GitHub.

    It is all too dumb to really believe, saying that GitHub being a meritocracy is not inclusive enough. It is tragic that people believed that, instead of just pointing and laughing at her, which is the response that it deserved.


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    Posting penis jokes is immature and doesn't belong on a site about getting shit done.


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    @anonymous234 said:

    and big projects started banning technical terms like "master/slave" or "kill" (a process) because they are "problematic"

    Evidence? I remember having read about one project that did that, and it was just some library.



  • I just looked at the guy's main Github page. He has a very punchable face.


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    @aliceif said:

    Evidence? I remember having read about one project that did that, and it was just some library.

    Django is not just a library, and it was done there. I think it was the genesis of that particular bit of bullshit.


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    Two projects mentioned there and it happened on 2014. Looks like it's not happening everywhere.

    Oh, and the latter (Drupal) uses a different bug tracker.


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    It doesn't matter to me if it was only one project that this disease infected. The fact that a project as major as Django had someone suggest this and the PR get accepted is enough. The whole thing is fucking stupid, and shit like this should not be getting traction. The people behind it should be ridiculed, not have their idiocy supported.


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    @Polygeekery said:

    It doesn't matter to me if it was only one project that this disease infected. The fact that a project as major as Django had someone suggest this and the PR get accepted is enough. The whole thing is fucking stupid, and shit like this should not be getting traction. The people behind it should be ridiculed, not have their idiocy supported.

    You are part of the problem.

    There is no feminist takeover happening.

    Fucking 4CHAN TROLLS made Django change their terminology and one other project bandwagoned.

    That was 2014.

    Two years ago.

    Fearmongering is not a solution.

    Writing about "liberals/progressives/SJWs/feminists/foxes" ruining software development is just stupid.



  • Holy shit, how did I miss this? Hilarious.

    Your guys only mistake was using your real accounts connected with twitter and TDWTF. They were able to track you down and figure out you're trolling. If you created dupes and maybe made some social justicey tweets a day before, they'd have totally bought it.

    BTW, the fact they need to research pull requests to figure out if they are serious is the best indication how crazy this social justice political correctness stuff has gotten.



  • It doesn't matter if there's no evidence of X! The fact that someone's imagination came up with X is what I object to!!!!!

    How do you watch fiction movies? Like... are you in your basement right now making anti-Star Wars Empire posters to put on the wall?

    EDIT: Wait a second. I just realized you're basically doing the thought police shit from 1984. Isn't that the thing gamer gate people are always accusing the horrible feminists of doing?


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    @cartman82 said:

    Your guys only mistake was using your real accounts connected with twitter and TDWTF.

    Maybe they shouldn't troll the issue tracker of someone with a strict agenda?


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    @aliceif said:

    Fucking 4CHAN TROLLS made Django change their terminology and one other project bandwagoned.

    Yes, I know they were trolling. The problem is that bit of trolling seemed perfectly rational to them to the point that they accepted the PR and did not just point at them and laugh.

    It is not just 2 repos. It didn't stop there.

    @aliceif said:

    Fearmongering is not a solution.

    I am not fearmongering. I actually moved all of our shit over to Bitbucket years ago because of all of the fucking SJW bullshit that happens at GitHub. I speak with my wallet, and I would host our own git server before I would give one dollar to an organization as fucked up as GitHub.



  • @Polygeekery said:

    I am not fearmongering. I actually moved all of our shit over to Bitbucket years ago because of all of the fucking SJW bullshit that happens at GitHub.

    #But nothing ever happened!

    We just discussed that. So you moved your shit because your own imagination told you to.

    Wow you certainly are an intellectual heavyweight.



  • I think we can all agree that such things don't belong on a website about getting things done, but does it belong on github?


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    @BC_Programmer said:

    I think we can all agree that such things don't belong on a website about getting things done, but does it belong on github?

    From https://github.com :

    Powerful collaboration, code review, and code management for open source and private projects.



  • @aliceif said:

    Maybe they shouldn't troll the issue tracker of someone with a strict agenda?

    Why not? You wouldn't object if they trolled Trump or Bill O'reilly or Phelps.



  • Well there's the two famous cases

    https://what.thedailywtf.com/t/slave-rebellion-at-the-swift-repo/53142

    https://github.com/nodejs/node/issues/3721 & https://github.com/nodejs/inclusivity/issues/9 (OK, admittedly they didn't ban kill but they did ban suicide)

    @aliceif said:

    Posting penis jokes is immature and doesn't belong on a site about getting shit done.

    I agree that comments that don't contribute, such as that particular one, should be deleted without much discussion.

    But the way they talk about a ":eggplant:" comment in terms of "promoting inclusivity" and "makes users feel unsafe" just feels a bit crazy to me, like we're not living in the same world. It's a "pen1s in bagina xDDDD" joke made by a random online troll, not a personal threat or a statement by a project manager.



  • @boomzilla said:

    D: Blakey is right: github is teh suxx0rz.

    @blakeyrat, quick! Save this! Who knows when he'll admit this again?! :smiley:


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    @blakeyrat said:

    It doesn't matter if there's no evidence of X! The fact that someone's imagination came up with X is what I object to!!!!!

    There is no evidence?

    People can imagine whatever they want. But, for shit that idiotic they should be laughed at, not have their ideas entertained.

    @blakeyrat said:

    EDIT: Wait a second. I just realized you're basically doing the thought police shit from 1984. Isn't that the thing gamer gate people are always accusing the horrible feminists of doing?

    No, retard. I am not saying that people should not be able to express their stupid ideas. This post of yours that I am quoting is fucking retarded, but you are welcome to say what you wish. I am welcome to think your opinion is fucking retarded.

    If anything, the other side of the argument are the ones guilty of thought policing, recalibrate your shoulder aliens.



  • @aliceif said:

    Posting penis jokes is immature

    Maybe.

    @aliceif said:

    and doesn't belong on a site about getting shit done.

    ...you mean GitHub? Heh.

    I mean yeah, it's immature and silly, but really, freaking out like some people in that thread because someone around mentioned PENIS means you do have problems as well.

    Just dole out standard spam/trolling punishment and move on, instead of debating about the exact degree of inappropriateness of the eggplant and what it really means?


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    @cartman82 said:

    @aliceif said:
    Maybe they shouldn't troll the issue tracker of someone with a strict agenda?

    Why not? You wouldn't object if they trolled Trump or Bill O'reilly or Phelps.

    Of the three, I only know Trump.

    And I'd prefer reading less about Trump on the internet in general.


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    @blakeyrat said:

    But nothing ever happened!

    We just discussed that. So you moved your shit because your own imagination told you to.

    Are you fucking retarded? Because lots of shit has happened.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    And this has affected you how?



  • why is github being blamed by stupid shit their users are doing?


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    @aliceif said:

    @cartman82 said:
    Your guys only mistake was using your real accounts connected with twitter and TDWTF.

    Maybe they shouldn't troll the issue tracker of someone with a strict agenda?

    I suppose it's an appropriate punishment for acting like the agenda was respectable.



  • @aliceif said:

    @cartman82 said:
    Your guys only mistake was using your real accounts connected with twitter and TDWTF.

    Maybe they shouldn't troll the issue tracker of someone with a strict agenda?

    something something meta.d something


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    @Jaloopa said:

    And this has affected you how?

    I am triggered by people endlessly debating the appropriate reaction to penis jokes.

    @fbmac said:

    why is github being blamed by stupid shit their users are doing?

    GitHub is a community. When that community is almost entirely composed of cunts, I take my money and support elsewhere.


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    @Polygeekery said:

    When that community is almost entirely composed of cunts, I take my money and support elsewhere

    Demonstrably untrue since you're still posting here.



  • Gitlab is free for private repositories, why do anyone pay for github?


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    Touche...different set of cunts though. I like you lot. Mostly. ;)

    If this entire place gets taken over by the likes of @Fox and his idiotic opinions become the predominant ones...I will go somewhere else. I come here to make dick jokes, not debate the appropriate response to dick jokes.


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    @fbmac said:

    Gitlab is free for private repositories, why do anyone pay for github?

    It is?

    FWIW, Bitbucket private repos are free for up to 5 users.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    So you're saying the appropriate response to dick jokes is to laugh at them? I prefer a mild snigger myself, unless they're particularly funny


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    @Jaloopa said:

    I prefer a mild snigger myself

    I am triggered by your almost racism.

    https://github.com/wooorm/profanities/blob/master/data/index.json#L1328-L1331


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