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Yeah, I do think you're exaggerating, and I'd be surprised if even Edward Cree (the OP) would go as far as you are here. Power Mods who treat their mailing list like a fiefdom, and social media klans who inundate people with negativity, are not the same as the real thing. They don't have access to physical force. It's the internet. You can always leave.

Which is not to be taken as sticking up for the Twitter mob. There's a reason my Twitter account is locked.

I'm sticking up for the Code of Conduct specifically. After all, DEV has a very similar code, and you seem happy enough with it. I'm not getting kicked out for using strong language, and you're not getting kicked out for invoking Godwin's Law. I expect the LKML to be less like Tumblr and more like Lobsters, really.

you seem happy enough with it

Nah, I am not. Ask @ben : I was nearly banned twice, I was personally emailed by core team members to stop exposing my thoughts broadly and my innocent post containing no one harsh or rude word was removed because some anonymous but still way-too-tolerant people literally conveyed I am a moron insulting people.

I'm not getting kicked out for using strong language

My wild guess would be it’s only because I am known as an easy person to not to pay attention to words and focus on the meaning. If I were a bit less intelligent, you’d received all that fancy load of the tolerance (see above.)

and you're not getting kicked out for invoking Goodwin's Law

I explicitly avoided the protagonist of Godwin’s law, so nice try, but plain wrong again.

I really don't care about the specific distinction between Nazi Germany and the Spanish Inquisition. It's the same non-argument, comparing online harassment to a state-sponsored atrocity. They are both bad, but they are not anything near the same.

I'm curious about how "nearly" those near-bans were. I've had plenty of conversations with the mods (not here, not been around long enough, but in similarly strongly-moderated forums), and participated in threads that got locked. It's actually really difficult to get banned from a place like this, and I expect LKML will be the same. Lots of warnings and locks, very few bans.

You might care or don’t care about whatever you want, you might even claim that 2×2=5 and live in that particular axiomatics, but the communication is easier when people use the same meaning of words and that’s where the vocabulary comes to the scene. Godwin’s law mentions Hitler. Period.

I'm curious about how "nearly" those near-bans were.

Ad hominem arguments are great to bully the person but they rarely if never help to prove anything. It does not really matter ‘how "nearly" those near-bans were,’ what actually matters is ‘how insulting they were.’

That’s the point I advocating for and that’s IMHO the main point of the OP.

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