This happens every now and then, someone post something here, or anywhere else really - and you read it, and you feel the feels. The feels, the emotions.
These emotions can be happiness, surprise, but I mostly care about anger, irritation and hate for now.
This is a technical forum, and as such, I don’t know about you - but I expect to read about technology. If someone is happy, or sad regarding a feature or a piece of new tech - that’s cool too, and I enjoy an occasional meme as much as the next person.
Sometimes, I see people talk about world politics. And it makes me feel the feels, specifically - it makes me angry.
Why do I have to be exposed to something that’s by its nature divisive and typically not positive, while being wholly unrelated to technology?
I may agree with your politics, or I may disagree, but you expressing your political views here, publicly will make me feel a negative emotion. On the scale from sadness to anger, depending on how much I personally agree with the views being expressed. This brings me to my main point: PLEASE DON’T. If you want to express your political views, and you visit this forum - please don’t express them here. Talk to a friend, visit your local government assembly, find a political forum, or if you really really must - do it privately, message a person or a group outside of the public eye.
To me, this seems like a very basic thing, for a functioning adult it’s the same as not throwing trash on the street or using a bathroom to relieve yourself. I like a lot of people here, and the chances are, if I were to spend some time with any of you in private - we could become friends. But you are not my friend. Our relationship revolves around three.js. Please keep the discussion limited to that topic. Don’t turn this platform and this community into a toxic divisive dump.
I understand that some of you are probably confused reading this thus far. You’re probably puzzled by what prompted me to write this. After some thinking, I decided that I will not provide examples that motivated me, that would just be pouring fuel onto the fire. Suffice it say - there are examples of that.
If you’re not the kind of person that that ever done such things - thank you, and I appreciate it.
If you believe you are not the kind of person who is bothered by politics being brought to this platform - I feel a little envious of you.
At the end of the day, it’s not about me. The reason I wrote this - is because I believe it is something that hurts the community as a whole. And I care about this community.