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This thread is closed [an actual new thread]

On 02/10/2018 11:46, Rhodri James wrote:
> On 02/10/18 01:02, Ethan Furman wrote:
>> On 10/01/2018 04:26 PM, Ben Finney wrote:
>> ?> Ethan Furman writes:
>> ?>> This thread is closed.
>> ?>
>> ?> Coming from a moderator of this forum, I don't know how that statement
>> ?> is to be interpreted.
>> It should be interpreted as:
>> - No further discussion should take place on this thread.
>> - I've done what I can with the primitive tools at hand to block
>> ?? any further discussion.
>> - Continued considerate posts will be discarded.
>> - Continued flame-bait/inconsiderate posts will be met with warnings
>> ?? or stronger as warranted.
> On what grounds are you suppressing debate?? It is exactly and precisely not irrelevant to Python, since it's discussing a 
> Python-specific change to known and understood computing terminology, and frankly the statement "Continued considerate posts will 
> be discarded" is outrageous.
> I have been unimpressed with the moderation team for some weeks now, but this is just not acceptable.
+1 from me

there seems to be a considerable humour deficit in some quarters. The language is called python and is named after Monty Python's 
Flying Circus (https://docs.python.org/2/faq/general.html#why-is-it-called-python). Apparently we now also have the Spanish 
Inquisition :)
Robin Becker