Another thing I noticed about that Debian-users thread where a blind woman asked for help, and got beat down for top-posting was someone who called her obnoxious and such, and then said something like "but this is probably against group rules so I'll stop here." This kind of almost passive-aggressive crap is something I hate about "conservative" type people. They'll post what they think no matter what, but they *know* it's rude and doesn't help anything.

Yet, they probably are still on the list. Because why not? That's how Linux and Foss-bros are. They don't have to care. They're busy, doing "real" work. They can be as much of an asshole as they want because they have "real" work to do, and don't have time for stupid, disabled, whiny women. No wonder Linux hasn't gone as far as it could have. As long as men sit there and think what they say won't come back to devour them in the future, it won't because no one wants to deal with that.

@devinprater I totally agree with that, however where I'm drawing a line is basically at you passively accusing the entirity of linux of not going forward because afew people are racist, have obnoxious prejudices or whatever.

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It's not so much a matter of prejudice as it is a problem with how fucking frightening and hostile Linux forums can be to the uninitiated. It's a l33t culture holdover that I think is slowly starting to diminish, but it kept me scared of going past Ubuntu for years and years.
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Although prejudice is also definitely an issue in the tech community, don't get me wrong. A policy of ignoring all but the worst offenders means that prejudiced assholes are given free rein in a lot of Linux/FOSS/tech forums.
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