Armed with newfound, Twitter-inspired boldness, Romney is feeling like his courageous old self… from way back in high school … when he gave someone an unwelcome haircut. I am dismantling my account, have left all of the groups, and use only my pages when I am there. The Tomahawk missile is one of the most plentiful missiles in the US military arsenal. Tools are available to check whether a website is compliant, but again, testing with people gives better and more realistic results. I want no part of the foolishness. To avoid causing problems, I’ve created a separate page to show a couple of screenshots of the redesigned interface. Staff, by I am a member of a lot of groups on FB, but I don't comment or post on most of them, except for a handful that are either conservative or anti-Ravelry. It’s a real shame they let their vitriol cause such a division. Site wasn’t that great and difficult to get around. We have the person who was harassed by let’s say extreme Conservatives (making a distinction, NOT all conservatives are like this) in Ravelry and her situation was the catalyst for the ban. It’s quite scary to think that a company has had a monopoly on a market for so much time, even if it happens very frequently these days. Post author By Silvia Maggi Post date 20 July 2020 As a responsible patriotic American I have absolutely nothing in common with the left, from their politicians, to their media and down to their knitting clubs. The new branding is colourful: there are at least three bright accent colours and two others that are more neutral. Finally, the newly redesigned icons have many details that get lost in the small rendering on the page: a 16px square that seems to be a code legacy. Unfortunately for our single-minded media elites, the announcement was about the raid and subsequent death of al-Baghdadi. There are plenty of sites for me to find patterns and they don't feel the need to drag politics into it. NBC's local affiliate has a timeline of this weekend's shootings. It’s inherently unfair and untrue. But this time, it’s WalkAway from Ravelry. Why This Has Harm Users and Damaged Trust. Ravelry published a 35-pages survey. Design, Digested is a newsletter about design, tech, their implications in our lives and the occasional photography work. by If you found something valuable in my posts, then consider buying me a coffee. She anonymously complained about a Trump hat and the designer passed her info, Instagram, home address, etc. Thus, the icons are not conveying their true function, adding yet another challenge. It was started by Cassidy and Jess Forbes in 2007. In the absence of early user testing, it might have been a good idea to roll out the redesign in batches, letting people use the new pages and leave feedback. We are gathered here today to lay our beloved Elijah Cummings to rest. More Ravelry members are voicing their objections to Ravelry banning President Trump supporters by posting videos on YouTube. Total tax revenues were slightly higher in 2018 than in 2017. According to Dowker’s post, when office staff said the company started working three weeks late so that was not going to happen, staff told him the caller said, “I am the husband to the governor, will this make a difference?”, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its guidance once again, acknowledging new information on its website was confusing about the low risk of contracting COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces. For the co-founder of the site to attack a user who is advocating for those who have lost access to Ravelry is appalling and has seriously damaged the little trust that many members had left. At least 42 others were injured in shootings. None dare call it treason. Trump" or pin cushions with Trumps head. But what happened in 2013 when Apple released iOS 7 proves that those reactions are genuine. With time, users get used to the new: but this doesn’t seem to be the case. After a wobbly open, Friday stocks market action picked up the pace mid-morning. Monica Showalter, by As a designer, I know how exciting it is to redesign interfaces that feel dated and how hard it is to receive negative feedback. Anyone member who's losing business or facing trade restrictions has a case against Ravelry. The president took aim at his Democrat rival Monday evening, when he retweeted the post from Fox News political analyst Brit Hume. Ravelry, a private site created in 2007, has transformed from a niche discussion board to a digital marketplace where users can sell their wares and swap patterns in a global community. Even more important now is for communities, online and not, to be more inclusive than ever. People tend to spend a lot of time looking for patterns and instructions: arguably, a less contrasted interface might have worked better. President Trump’s top national security priority was crossing al-Baghdadi off the wanted terrorist list. Hopes were high as they began praying for a sudden Trump resignation, or perhaps a recording of Trump singing “You Are My Sunshine” to Putin. I also know that we design for other people: we need to listen to them to create a successful experience. If they could lynch President Trump in the Jefferson Monument Rotunda, they would gladly remove the founding father and string #45 up. (Snip) Furthermore, viruses tend to get better at infecting new species as they adapt over time, but COVID-19 started 'completely optimised. I was a R member since 2007, so needless to say, I had a ton of content saved there. A "no hate" platform has become quite a divided space and ridiculous. Said Moi, Ravelry (if you look at it from a … If only that spine-inducing social media personage were in play during the 2012 election. As stated in a blog post published three days after the release, the team at Ravelry started the redesign in January 2019. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The result is a fuel that can be sourced directly from America’s most plentiful crop, bypassing foreign sources. I crochet and was a member of Ravelry for a number of years. The IRS will shut down businesses of those who disagree with us. I belong to Knitting Paradise. I just ground my teeth a bit and inched away from them as soon as possible. So the tax cut did not add to the deficit. One of the goals is to understand if an interface is usable. Many of you will recognize the name Ravelry, and you should. But another problem I have with the Ravelry statement is the implication that anyone who has a positive thing to say about the POTUS is supporting white supremacy. When words are not easy to find, she publishes her pictures. As people started browsing the site, a percentage of them started to report episodes of eyestrain, migraines, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision and even seizures. But Ravelry has just put itself at the very top of my [expletive] list. I understand that for someone it’ll be difficult, but I saw a few designers offer now alternative spaces where to buy their patterns. I will miss the knit a longs I was participated in. 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He looked like that guy saying 'help me' in the old movie 'The Fly,': New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and planned to discuss major investments in infrastructure as a way to jumpstart a U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.Cuomo also told a daily briefing on Tuesday he planned to accelerate major construction projects in his state, including the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport and a renovation and expansion of Penn Station in New York City.The Democratic governor, who has at times has traded barbs with Trump over the federal government’s pandemic response, said he would promote, One of the nation’s most prestigious national labs has developed a new fuel substitute for the same jet fuel that powers cruise missiles. Get 3 months of free membership to learn UX Design! Pundits have declared his reelection in “deep trouble,” and they have highlighted polls showing him “hemorrhaging older voters.” Even Republicans in swing states have raised alarms about how vulnerable Trump is to defeat. From what we understand, Ravelry recently made changes to their user interface which, according to some users, may be affecting people w/photosensitivity. Asking members of Ravelry to turn in other members for possible wrong-think is McCarthyism. “C’est moi” exclaimed Romney, because that’s another French term Pierre would use. I am a member of the Interaction Design Foundation, the world’s largest UX Design learning community. Alex Swoyer, by Well-known among knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers, Ravelry is a free platform where users can organise and keep track of their projects, network with other people and sell their designs. We must use that power to target political opponents. Donald Trump has retweeted a post mocking Joe Biden for wearing a face mask at Memorial Day commemorations while the president refused to don one at a ceremony in Virginia. All users of that particular site have had their Ravelry accounts (including any duplicate accounts) suspended until further notice. Forbes has been vocal recently too about what he finds unacceptable, and in January, he tweeted: Professor Nikolai Petrovsky said the virus was better at attaching itself to human cells than to any other animal, explaining why it has infected five million people. Accessibility and usability are among the core areas of user experience, as is credibility. It has just sunk too low-the discrimination against conservatives, poking fun at people for religious reasons, the vulgarity, the porn, etc. America, known for the First Amendment and Free Speech Rights, has a bunch of leftist lunatics having issues with this first, and a most basic right. June 24, 2019 Bookworm Politics Comments Off on This is not the first time Ravelry has banned conservatives. As a knitting and fiber website, it has a shocking 9 million members. In his blunt style he responds – no, not all. Close. Crochet has been my happy place, this was and is a disturbing, cowardly, bullying and sad stance, that has Ravelry has taken. Years ago something similar or worse happened to La Leche League. I also walked away from ravelry after being a member for several years. Police said 10 people were shot and killed in the city, the highest total since 2015. WalkAway from Ravelry: Intolerant knitting site Ravelry losing members. They need us more than we need those fascists. (Snip) The CDC initially changed the information, Coronavirus is so 'perfectly adapted' to infect humans that the possibility it was made in a Chinese lab can't be ignored, Australian vaccine researchers conclude. I loved it. Karen Hagestad Cacy, by Could it be that those who perpetrated scurrilous lies, spying, and set-ups, including the use of international players since Trump’s inauguration and before, will finally be vulnerable to American justice? “Brothers and sisters! Ravelry made a political stance based off untrue statements, it's disturbing that yet another platform takes a side and causes more division.' Well-spoken, moderate, and reasonable, these women provide some unexpected points of view concerning their reasons for departing. Haven’t been on for a while but lots of neat patterns and help if needed. “We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call.” The “divisive” guest in question is indeed President Donald Trump’s former White House press spokesman. I'm in the process of printing the many patterns I have stored there, and then I'm gone. The best practice is to conduct user testing sessions, where users are given tasks to complete. Checking static images will never compare to checking live pages. See so much of this carry on now. I have downloaded all of the patterns I had saved in my account. Member of the Interaction Design Foundation. Updates: the text has been corrected to delete inaccuracies about when the old design will be retired (there will be a six-month notice) and the fact that screen reader software didn’t work correctly with the old version, too. This, in my opinion, is not a freedom of speech issue. That starts with promoting tribalism, the us vs them mentality. This is not the first time the nation’s premier public health agency has had to reverse course on information related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the agency’s evolving guidance on whether a face mask should or should not be worn in public. There’s a Walk away from Ravelry FB page, with nearly 1,400 members so far, and three! Ravelry has always been a very lefty place, where all the cool kids posted their p-ssy hat patterns. Some were enthusiastic, others critical. This wily tactician hid in the shadows, while he and his followers forced religious confessions from his victims through murder and vile torture. Joe Biden made his big comeback Monday, emerging after two months of COVID-19 isolation from his Delaware mansion basement. You’re damn tootin’, they’re aware. HI Susan-the whole thing stinks. People who would never have considered starting a blog happily joined Ravelry.” Designer Anne Hanson also started her business a few years before Ravelry came to be, and she was one of the first designers Jessica and Casey invited to come on board during the site’s beta stage. Trish March 26, 2009 at 4:54 PM Biden today,' the Tweet read, alongside a close-up shot of Biden sporting a dark face mask and sunglasses at a Memorial Day event. That’s probably because Ravelry was always perceived as a community. Frances Ponick, Posted By: BigAlPeoplesPal, The community space is being edited to produce the impression that pretty much everyone is ecstatic about this new policy, and everything’s carrying on, business as usual. Ravelry, a social network for knitters with 8 million members, banned users from showing support for Donald Trump on the platform. Ravelry isn’t trying to make people feel safe, it’s making them question how safe their neighborhood is. There are other platforms out there besides Ravelry. They’re making us nuts just watching them. The reaction from Forbes was the deletion of all the group members’ Ravelry accounts, which Tammy estimates to be up to about 400 people. My hope is that enough of us will move on, and utilize other platforms to access the designers we love. The interesting thing out of all this is that we caught them spying on the election. I’m glad you liked it, and I’m sorry your experience with the new Ravelry is not good. There’s a leap in logic there that I cannot understand. It was hard for me but I love the group more than I love politics. This pattern can be customized to make any size you wish with any yarn or hook size. I quit. In a now-deleted Facebook post, Tad Dowker, owner of NorthShore Dock LLC, said a man called the company a few days before Memorial Day weekend asking if he could put his boat in the water. Terry Ponick, by It functions as an organizational tool for a variety of fiber arts, including knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving.Members share projects, ideas, and their collection of yarn, fiber, and tools via various components of the site. To prepare for 2020, it’s resurrecting the playbook, as are other social media sites. Journalists woke up Sunday morning to a pending major Trump announcement planned for 9:00am. Before he becomes #46 in 2020. Ravelry did not return Vox’s requests for comment, but many of its community members have been very vocal on social media about their support of the site and enthusiasm for its new policy. Ravelry’s Wikipedia page states that, as of March 2020, they had almost 9 million registered users, and approximately 1 million monthly active users. Indiegogo may be the first casualty of causality, but not the last. So while Ravelry says it doesn’t endorse Democrats or ban Republicans, past actions have proven otherwise. I have scrolled past many patterns that have offended me, I’ve never gone to a designer’s page and insulted the designer. They are concerned with different aspects of the design, but overlap. We must gain political power. They have THOUSANDS of patterns and you can store them on their server if you cannot on your computer. It started even before his election, much less his inauguration. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany shot down criticism from Fox News host Chris Wallace for claiming that she was out of line in her responses to reporters during a Friday press conference.During his “Fox News Sunday” program, Wallace devoted a segment to blast McEnany’s performance, saying her remarks about reporters seemingly not being interested in the reopening of churches around the country shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic were inappropriate.“I spent six years in the White House Briefing Room covering Ronald Reagan. There was a Note From Ravelry posted yesterday, here’s the cut & paste: A group of users have been organizing together on another website and visiting Ravelry directly from it, disrupting normal site activities. If you did, then consider buying me a coffee. It was a lot of work. Stephen Z. Nemo, by I want to see each of the marginalized peoples get the attention they deserve, and that necessary changes are made for all that need them. After a group of users experienced physical issues from browsing the redesigned interface, Ravelry lost the trust of their community. What The Bunker’s members discovered in 2009 was that they were also poor winners. I have been an active member since November 2007. Jacquie Kubin, by Jeanne McKinney, by Gretchen Whitmer confirmed her husband made “a failed attempt at humor” over the weekend after a comment he made to a docking company drew criticism from conservatives. Redesigns can be controversial: the more people are used to an interface, the more difficult it is to accept changes. Thank you so much for reading and commenting! Gov. I see you have bookmarked me (and I've bookmarked you), so let's stay in touch! After the tax cut, revenues did not decline. Why This Has Harm Users and Damaged Trust. Liberals are also Rule-Breakers. & Contrary to what the media reports, the tax cuts enacted in 2018 did not add one penny to the deficit. I used to scroll thru Instagram and hit Like on almost everything. President Trump said during his 2016 presidential campaign that he would reduce the annual deficit. Your blog post was excellent. The Department of Justice must become the Department of Vengeance. Eric Golub, by I have to say, I never, and, in the years since too, I never saw a White House press secretary act like that,” Wallace said. A scan of the headlines will tell you everything you need to know about the media. Democrats and never-Trump Republicans have waged a relentless campaign against Trump. In these oddball, off-year elections, relatively few voters turn out to cast their ballots. to her followers who harassed her. I’m so disappointed in them. While researching this blog post, I found an article stating that this cannot be anything different than mass hysteria. Los Alamos National Labs has come up with a replacement fuel for JP-10 that uses corn bran and other feedstocks instead of petroleum products. This is why Biden has been hiding in his basement for months.Creepy Joe left his Delaware basement for the first time in over two months on Monday.And he looked like a weak fool with his face mask on.A video of 77-year-old Biden looking very frail sparked concerns over his health.Biden shuffled his feet and gripped his wife’s hand as he walked over to his car as he was leaving the veterans memorial in Delaware.One observer said, “People suffering from dementia often have a certain distinct walk. The Epilepsy Foundation of America issued a warning and indicated what might be the trigger to the seizures. Christina Laila, by Chose to no longer waste any more of my time on on their hate website so deleted my Ravelry account without any fanfare. President Trump and Vice President Pence were informed on Friday that there was a very good chance al-Baghdadi was in the compound. I’m not totally familiar with the story, other than the leadership lost their minds. Get a life. Al Goodwyn, by Or rather they used to be. Pelosi, Schiff, Mitch McConnell?” The President’s response shows how little trust he has for the Democrat party. I hope they lose a LOT of members, like all of them. I'm gradually deleting everything from Ravelry and leaving. In a recent tweet, Donald Trump uses the word lynching to describe the Democrat’s latest push to destroy his very life. Frances Ponick, by That means that the party most effective in turning out its base is virtually guaranteed a win. The platform is massive: 800 pages that needed updating one by one. In Ravelry’s case, even those who are free from these issues are suffering from visiting the site. In 2009, Ravelry first silenced, then banned conservatives. Oh, and their Pride Flag is still up, even though June is over. I've read comments from some not involved in that craft world who find it mockable, but mostly I'm glad that people see the larger picture. Accessibility makes sure people with disabilities can access the web. Boycott. That the individual designers will not suffer, but will realize how important it is to be aware of and sensitive to the needs of all of their users. When you can't even talk Knitting without fear of being called a white supremacist, things are way out of control. 7/6/2019 2:38:08 PM. Looking at the bright side, this could be the right moment for bringing about some healthy competition and other ways or spaces to meet. I tried to join just to see how many minutes it would take them to ban me, but their registration for new members is closed. Comments poured in a thread that had more than 7,000 replies. Street pastor Donovan Price said the shootings are a result of some Chicago residents refusing to adapt to the new social distancing and quarantine guidelines. AD. First, let’s recognize the cause for the increase in the current deficit. And no US flag or message celebrating Independence Day. Archived. And it did not work. Today the site, which currently counts eight million members, ... Ravelry has not banned people who … A website is credible when it engenders trust in its users by being accessible and secure. 480 reviews for Ravelry, 3.2 stars: 'Ravelry no longer accepts Trump projects or supporters EXCEPT if you make projects that say "$#*!