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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:34 PM

Interesting article on Ravelry in The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/03/29/how-politics-tested-ravelry-and-the-crafting-community

Some of it is informative, some glosses over the bad behavior of right wingers (doxxing people, death threats, the usual for them) while magnifying other controversies on the site, but it's a decent read for those of us who use the site for patterns and problem solving.

I knew Deplorable was back, there is a disagree on every post I make, even on the kitty threads.

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Reply Interesting article on Ravelry in The New Yorker (Original post)
Warpy Mar 22 OP
luvs2sing Mar 22 #1
Warpy Mar 22 #3
luvs2sing Mar 22 #4
Warpy Mar 22 #5
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 22 #6
seaglass Mar 22 #2

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. It's a long strange trip from..

the original Be excellent to each other.

I use Rav to keep track of projects, patterns and stash. I bailed on the social media aspect of it years ago. I rarely even leave a comment on a pattern.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:27 PM

3. I avoid B.I.D. like the plague

but I've had a lot of "wow, I never knew that" moments in the fiber oriented groups.

For the record, I'm a weaver, dyer, spinner, knitter, or was before my eyes went to hell.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:35 PM

4. I'm not sure what B.I.D. is.

Im a knitter, bobbin lace maker, crocheter, needlepointer, and counted cross stitcher, kinda in that order. Ive dabbled in drop spindle spinning but never got serious about it. Id rather knit than make the yarn.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:42 PM

5. I love knitting with handspun

So I do both.

E.T.A. Big Issues Debate. Speaks for itself.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 05:03 PM

6. E.T.A. Estimated time of arrival.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:25 PM

2. Thanks for posting this Warpy. I am a newish knitter and use Ravelry quite a lot and find many

of the members very helpful. I was initially surprised to find a contingent of really negative people (not Trump related as I joined way after that) but I guess it's to be expected in any social space.

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