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[PM] Notification of a moderation concerning your post

Today I received the following email about a comment that I posted on this thread on the official Scala Contributors forum.

My comment had included a link to this document, which quotes racist, misogynistic, and violent comments that a Scala community member has made from accounts that he used professionally. Some of these abusive comments were directed at other Scala community members.

Posting this link apparently constitutes "doxing" in the view of the Scala moderators, presumably because it mentions this community member's name, which is easily available in many places under the GitHub profile that he used professionally.

[PM] Notification of a moderation concerning your post

Hello Travis Brown,

This is to notify you that we–the moderators–flagged and removed your message on Politics, Safety, and the Future of Scala that read as

Thank you, @darja. I have a couple of questions for you (or other Scala Center representatives) specifically.

  • Do Martin’s vague threats about “disqualification” and “reducing my motivation” represent the position of the Scala Center? If not, can you explain how the position of the Scala Center with respect to Rob’s decision is different? Do Martin’s threats have any bearing on Rob’s role at the Scala Center? (I’m assuming the answers are “no” and “it doesn’t have a position” and “no”, but if they’re not I’d like to know.)
  • Would this ZIO contributor be allowed to participate in Scala Center venues? I believe this question is relevant because that person specifically has been welcomed for years by the ZIO community, despite their exclusionary behavior, and Martin’s defence of the ZIO community is the original topic of this post.

Posting the link “this ZIO contributor” is a clear violation of our Code of Conduct, in particular about the following unacceptable behavior:

Posting or threatening to post other people’s personally identifying information (“doxing”).

Please consider this notification as an official warning by the moderators team. Further violations of our code of conduct may result in further moderation actions, up to a possible ban.

As usual, please remember the first rules of our code of conduct: be kind and courteous, and respect differences of opinion.

Best regards, Sébastien Doeraene, for the moderators team

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