Hey, Chuck Wendig had a good idea with this thing! Good for Chuck.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that if you make a comment on my posts, then you put yourself in my hands. And my hands believe in Karl Popper’s principle of tolerance.
I want to build a space that’s not just tolerant of others, but welcoming to them. I want women, transgender people, queer people, disabled people, people of colour and all other minorities that I haven’t yet mentioned to be able to come here and feel like this is a community that will listen to them. I want them to be able to trust I’m well-meaning and doing my best to represent them fairly – because I absolutely want to do that. I want, most of all, for people to feel like I’ll have their backs when the nasties come rolling around, and I want for the criticism I recieve to be legitimate things I can take on board.
That means, I am exceptionally intolerant of intolerance. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia. All of it. And I am not afraid to take a stance where I need to. Bad actors, sealions, and trolls alike will find themselves kicked deep into the spam folders and blocklists until they give up being shits in my house. I am also willing to use said tools against people who are here just to be nasty or tear myself or others down.
Pictured: me, shoving you into the spam folder and into the jaws of my security plugins
You have freedom from the government to say what the fuck you want, but I am not the government, and I will punt you into as many blocklists as I need in order to get the fuck rid of you. In the infamous words of Justin “Hoops” McElroy; “for the millionth time the first amendment protects you from the government not the justin”
Now be nice.