What a tangled web policy can weigh – even when it comes to crafting.
Ravelry, a popular online knitting and knitting community that boasts millions of users, forbids posts in forums, projects, templates, profiles, and all other content that "support support for President Trump or his administration.
"We can not provide a space that includes everyone, and also allow support for open white domination," says a message released on Sunday on the site. "Trump's support is undoubtedly supportive of white superiority."
The new user forum policy still allows Trump fans to use it as a place for knitters, knitters, designers, razors, weavers and painters to share all their latest designs and techniques, but to talk about the current Chief of Staff is strictly no-moves forward.
"We do not support Democrats, nor ban Republicans," the message continued. "We certainly do not forbid conservative politics. The groups of hate and intolerance are different from other kinds of political positions. "
Ravery said he would not forbid consumers of Trump's" past support "or his administration, and warned that someone" was trying to arm that policy by conquering people "
." Similarly, opposing conservative members for their undeclared positions are unacceptable, "the message said.
The new policy, modeled after a similar set of rules, used through a role-playing website called RPGnet, was faced with immediate skepticism and fierce responses in social media, including some people who thought the proclamation was a scam.
"This is very real" reads Ravelry's answer to its 117,000 followers on Twitter.
Some users said the change would prompt them to close their shares immediately  "I'm called to ask that they are" included while forbidding or censoring half of the country to support Trump
" I just suppose you have not forbidden Obama's supporters, "he wrote another answer," I'm removing my bill, and I'm going to spread the word that others have to. "
More than 832,000 people used Ravelry in the last month, has over 8 million members, reports Business Insider
The website also asked users to mark projects, models, forum posts, and profiles that Trump maintained, but promised that anyone who was banned because of the new policy, will still be able to access their purchases and receive a copy of their data
But at least one critic of this move has questioned the idea of including a knitting community. in politics "and potentially expropriating a large part of its members.
"You literally do the opposite by turning on as you exclude many people," one user answered. "It's just sad that this is what people think."