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    The Ravelry Facsists

    I was a member of this group until yesterday, when I heard that they were doing this.

    I deleted my account, and not only because of this, but they also are highly vocal in supporting LBGTWXYZ, and I decided I can't be part of them anymore.

    The popular knitting and crochet website Ravelry says its 8 million members are welcome to garter, seed or purl stitch their way through thousands of online patterns but if they want to cast on with any pro-Trump views, they need to do it somewhere else.

    The website's administrators announced Sunday that Ravelry is "banning support of Donald Trump and his administration" in any form, including "forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles" and anything else.

    "We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy," Ravelry said in a statement.


    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/24/73546...k-and-patterns

    This is censorship at it's finest.

    WARNING: There is at least one disguised profanity in the article.


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    It's sad to see so much hate out there, especially when most of those trying to point it out have their fingers going in the wrong direction.
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    Why did you quit? You should start posting Trump patterns and stuff! Be a troll!

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    Is it a forum site like tweb, or a store site like Etsy?

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    you should start your own site and call it "Unraveled!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Why did you quit? You should start posting Trump patterns and stuff! Be a troll!
    They are actually banning the accounts of anyone who appears to be supportive of Trump.

    I asked in a help thread there yesterday if someone "could please tell me how to delete my account, as I no longer wish to be a member". That's all I said. I got no response, and 30 seconds later my post had been deleted.

    I did figure out how to delete the account myself. But if they are deleting posts about how to delete an account, I would get one post in telling them they are biased against anyone who thinks differently than they and it would be gone before you can blink.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Is it a forum site like tweb, or a store site like Etsy?
    Yes.

    It is a forum, and there are people there who sell their patterns. My sister is one of them. She is really struggling with this. She doesn't really like Trump, but dislikes that Ravelry is silencing voices. I told her that I also didn't like the home page covered with rainbow flags and blatant homosexual approval and we should all do the same, and she is also struggling with that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    you should start your own site and call it "Unraveled!"
    Someone might do that, actually. I would be interested in knowing how many people have actually quit the place.

    It's a shame. I got a lot of free patterns there, and even bought a few really nice ones.

    But, as I said to my sis, I have enough patterns now to last me until after I can't knit anymore, so I'm good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    They are actually banning the accounts of anyone who appears to be supportive of Trump.

    I asked in a help thread there yesterday if someone "could please tell me how to delete my account, as I no longer wish to be a member". That's all I said. I got no response, and 30 seconds later my post had been deleted.

    I did figure out how to delete the account myself. But if they are deleting posts about how to delete an account, I would get one post in telling them they are biased against anyone who thinks differently than they and it would be gone before you can blink.
    But you could have done an epic Steamer flounce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Someone might do that, actually. I would be interested in knowing how many people have actually quit the place.

    It's a shame. I got a lot of free patterns there, and even bought a few really nice ones.

    But, as I said to my sis, I have enough patterns now to last me until after I can't knit anymore, so I'm good.
    Well only you are allowed to use my awesome name, "Unraveled" -- if anyone else uses it I will have to sue them!

    Unraveled.net is available and "net" sounds kinda like "knit"

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