What a jumble of web politics – even when crafting – can weave.
Ravelry – a popular online community for knitting and crocheting millions of users – prohibits forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and any other content from "providing support" to President Trump or his government.
"We can do not provide a space that includes all and also allows support for the open supremacy of the whites, "it said in an announcement published on Sunday announcement on the website. "The support of the Trump administration is indisputable support for the supremacy of the whites."
The new user-driven forum policy continues to allow Trump fans to use it as a place for "knitters, crooks, designers, spinners, weavers, and dyers." Sharing all of their latest projects and techniques, but talking about the current commander-in-chief is a strict no-no.
"We do not endorse the Democrats or ban Republicans," the announcement continued. "We definitely do not ban conservative policies. Hate groups and intolerance are different from other types of political positions. "
Ravelry said it would not ban users from" prior support "for Trump or his government, and warned anyone who" seeks to arm this policy by including people "to stand up for it. Trump sings his praises on the social networking site.
"Likewise, it is unacceptable to criticize conservative members for their unspoken positions," the announcement said on a RPG RPGnet site, skepticism and enthusiastic responses were immediately struck on social media, including some people the proclamation for a hoax held.
"Has anyone hacked your account?" Asked a Twitter user. "This is very real," read a response from Ravelry to his 117,000 Twitter followers.
Some users said the change would cause them to close their account immediately while others demanded to challenge the claim "to be involved while half the country is blocked or censored for assistance".
"My guess is that you did not ban Obama supporters," it said in another response. "I'll remove my account and I'll spread the message that others should." It has more than 8 million members, Business Insider reported.
A message requesting additional comment from its representatives was not returned immediately on early Monday.
The site also prompted users to flag projects, samples, forum posts, and profiles that support this. Trump promised, however, that anyone suspended because of the new policy would continue to access his purchases and receive a copy of his data could. However, at least one critic of the procession questioned the idea of a knit community engaging in politics "and possibly alienating a large segment of its members.
"It's just sad that people think so."