fuck RMS: a personal anecdote
tbt the time RMS made a shitty gay joke on csail-related@, and a couple people told him off
and he said that since only a couple people were offended, clearly everyone else was fine with it and it wasn't a problem
and then all of us told him exactly what we thought of that
and then some rando told us to stop dogpiling RMS
Another thing about community management, which came up in this very thread: I really wanna re-emphasize the whole "Let people delete their past selves" thing.
Everyone, without exception, says stupid things online. Everyone, with very few exceptions, reflects on the stupid things they said once upon a time, and cringes. The only people who don't are people who don't grow, change, and learn.
Every bit of personal info you have about your users is a legal liability and bait for hackers. Treat personal data like toxic waste, keep it as far away from you as possible and minimize your exposure.
What you actually need from users is a known-good email address and the last few IP addresses and browsers they used (to help spot when an account has been compromised). That's it. Anything more than that is WAY more trouble than it's worth.
🔥 Here's everything Google tracks about you !
Apple's App Tracking Transparency rule forced Google to reveal and clarify what personal data Chrome and other of its apps collect on you.
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