On 2006-04-10, Dev Purkayastha wrote:
Yes, of course, treat everyone equal, but you’re raising a strawman. No one is saying “moderate yourself so that I can put you down”.
Excluding people for content focus is helpful - so don’t play on Vincent’s blog if you can’t abide by its grounding principles, natch. But excluding people for non-relevant contexts, like a gender norm or class norm, is silly, and just prevents a potential conversation from actually happening.
If there was an intelligent gaming blog by someone who threw around “Apu” jokes, I’d probably feel excluded (not being in on the joke) and just ignore it, leaving both of us less well off.
(I don’t think you ARE that guy, Vincent, but this strawman bugs me a bit.)