Subject: It was really late when I made that post,
Posted on: 2022-01-10 17:20:46 UTC

so here's the series of events that made one point I brought up. I remember the political conversation most clearly (and it has the most posts from other people as context clues), so I think I can reliably explain what happened. It may seem like I'm intentionally phrasing things in a way that makes Dachaefill come off badly, but I really am trying to not do that. Some of what they said is just that inflammatory.

One of the first things they did was ask if anyone wanted to "discuss political opinions" or something to that effect. After being pointed to the correct channel for that topic, they subsequently endorsed anarcho-capitalism and said that governments never helped with anything. Multiple people pointed out things that governments directly contribute, including fire departments, and their response was that fire departments are extraneous because they personally have never received benefits from one while Elon Muk had directly helped them because they've driven a Tesla. This was the first time in the conversation that Elon Musk, or any other specific person or corporation, had been brought up. Dachaefill was the only person to bring up Elon Musk or corporations during the entire conversation.

At some point they also either said or heavily implied that even disregarding public schooling Elon Musk and Google should just fund schools privately, and directly said that the police should have more power.

Please keep in mind that this alone was only one part of why they were banned, and in particular is suspect because it was one of the first things they did upon entering the server. The topic of politics isn't a forbidden one, and this is the only community I've been in where political conversations can genuinely end on either mutual understanding of some sort or an agreement that the conversation isn't going anywhere and should probably be left alone.

I've been regularly active on the server for years and can probably count on one hand the number of times I've seen the moderators called to sort something out (including for explicitly political conversations), and Dachaefill managed to require us to call the mods multiple times in the very brief time they were on the server.

(edited for clarity)

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