Last week, I was proud to finally publish my Rust implementation of MuSig2. In the daily discussion on r/bitcoin, (October 30th I believe), I submitted a comment which went something like this:
Today I finally put the finishing touches on my new MuSig2 crate. As far as I'm aware, this is the first publicly available rust crate for MuSig2. Would love any feedback.
I received this message in my inbox shortly afterward:
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Hello, You have been permanently banned from participating in r/Bitcoin because you broke this community's rules. You won't be able to post or comment, but you can still view and subscribe to it.Note from the moderators:Reddit has suspended your account. Subreddit moderators don't know why and can't help you. You will need to contact site admins directly via this link. https://www.reddithelp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045734511If you have a question regarding your ban, you can contact the moderator team by replying to this message.Reminder from the Reddit staff: If you use another account to circumvent this subreddit ban, that will be considered a violation of the Content Policy and can result in your account being suspended from the site as a whole.
The message seems to point fingers in opposite directions at once.
- On one hand, it claims i was banned only specifically from r/bitcoin by the mods there.
- On the other hand, it claims my whole account was suspended by reddit's admins.
This is quite disappointing. I was hoping to elicit community discussion on an open source library which might prove very useful to other ecosystem developers, and provoke technical interest in newbies. Seems like a sign that r/bitcoin's mods are, for god-knows-why, trying desperately to avoid hosting technical content discussion on their sub.
Has anyone experienced this before? Maybe I'm entirely misunderstanding this whole escapade.
- I can still access my account and apparently I can still post in other subreddits.
- I followed the mentioned link (https://www.reddithelp.com/hc/en-us/articles/360045734511) and submitted an appeal to reddit. I haven't gotten any reply on this yet.
- I do everything over TOR. Maybe this is related somehow.
- I posted a link to the same blog URL in r/cryptography and that post is still up.
- I haven't yet replied to this message, in case it might inflame them further or earn me a complete account ban.
I'm very thankful to have stacker.news. I've always felt open technical discussion is welcomed here.