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re: How Can We Keep On A Tech Side VIEW POST

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So Dev.to (like most online platforms) is a site where content creators don't make money for their writing. They create it for either building a profile, because they want to find community, networking, learning, or for some other sort of self-promotion. Even if people aren't explicitly self-promoting, people still need to be getting something from posting, or else they wouldn't post.

I really don't think putting parameters around what people can post is productive, because, again, people are doing free work by posting on here. I agree that unfollowing certain tags could be a good solution so that people who aren't interested won't see it. Beginner stuff appeals to a wider audience so it's upvoted more, I feel like that's pretty much inevitable in most communities, so then relying on the tag pages for things you are interested in becomes more important!

Also, sites like Reddit and HackerNews exist already where most of the content is tailored towards more advanced content -- I've been #1 on HackerNews and at the top of /r/Programming. That experience made me take a break from writing because of the hate I was getting -- I had to change my name on my personal Facebook and make my Instagram private because I was getting awful stuff on my non-code platforms in addition to Twitter which I mostly use professionally and on the platforms themselves. I think censorship is pretty necessary on a professional platform, and I personally wouldn't write here anymore if the code of conduct was taken away (which I know it won't, just speaking hypothetically).

I agree with @rhymes -- I would reach out to the people that write the content you are interested in and see if they would like to post here. That's probably the most productive way to make change!

 

I think censorship is pretty necessary on a professional platform

Wow. Maybe we should better kill those having a different opinion?

I personally wouldn't write here anymore if the code of conduct was taken away

Well, I do write here to maybe help people to learn something new. I do not get how CoC is connected to my willingness to share knowledge.

 

Some people just want to watch the world burn. But they will settle for burning down an interesting community or person they find. Being able to stop those people (by non-lethal means) seems like a good ability to have.

 

That experience made me take a break from writing because of the hate I was getting -- I had to change my name on my personal Facebook and make my Instagram private because I was getting awful stuff on my non-code platforms in addition to Twitter which I mostly use professionally and on the platforms themselves.

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I'm not surprised though. I end up on HN once a week because of the HighScalability.com digest and some people over there are masters of using this over other people:

(have no idea what's its name in English, sorry 😅)

 

The noun would be “steamroller” and the verb is “steamrolled” :)

 

Yeah so true! Can be super toxic.

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