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Warpy

(111,794 posts)
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 03:34 PM Mar 2021

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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Interesting article on Ravelry in The New Yorker (Original Post) Warpy Mar 2021 OP
It's a long strange trip from.. luvs2sing Mar 2021 #1
I avoid B.I.D. like the plague Warpy Mar 2021 #3
I'm not sure what B.I.D. is. luvs2sing Mar 2021 #4
I love knitting with handspun Warpy Mar 2021 #5
E.T.A. Estimated time of arrival. PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2021 #6
Thanks for posting this Warpy. I am a newish knitter and use Ravelry quite a lot and find many seaglass Mar 2021 #2

luvs2sing

(2,220 posts)
1. It's a long strange trip from..
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:14 PM
Mar 2021

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.

Warpy

(111,794 posts)
3. I avoid B.I.D. like the plague
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:27 PM
Mar 2021

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.

luvs2sing

(2,220 posts)
4. I'm not sure what B.I.D. is.
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:35 PM
Mar 2021

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

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
2. Thanks for posting this Warpy. I am a newish knitter and use Ravelry quite a lot and find many
Mon Mar 22, 2021, 04:25 PM
Mar 2021

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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