You couldn’t make this up. Continuing on from Dillahunty’s experiment, we have Flewellyn making a resolution post here.
Matt Dillahunty may be allowed back, at some point, if and only if he apologizes, sincerely, for the damage he has done to our community, and makes good on trying to repair that damage.
Seriously? The damage he’s done to your community? Oh, right. The damage of making some logical statements that inadvertently managed to pull down your disingenuous façade! You want him to grovel for a place in your
exclusive inclusive, welcoming forums?
To be serious, the damage that was caused was due to the atmosphere of hypersensitivity and unreasonableness that is bred by A+. At least one person cried over the issue.
Telling us that our distress over his actions is “too damn bad” is not welcome, and displays a lack of concern for the well-being of our forum membership.
This is in response to his follow-up video. I assume feelings were hurt, and now the witch hunts have started again. The next heretic is Matt!
And, due to troll fatigue, we got a bit trigger-happy and suspicious of new users.
In case you hadn’t heard the trope yet: “I decide what to do with you based on what others have said, and the likelihood of you being just like them!”
Finally: in the interest of being more welcoming to new users, we have adopted a policy for moderators and administrators of assuming good faith on the part of the new users
Well that’s good to hear.
The policy of assuming good faith for new users, and trying to be welcoming to them, is required only for moderators and admins! Extending benefit of the doubt is a tiring thing, and if you aren’t able, you are not at fault for that.
Yeah, oh gosh. Treating someone who has only said a few things based on the few things they have said is so draining. It’s much easier to just treat them based on how I feel at the time. That’s what makes good relations.
Well, it was pointed out to us by a few insightful users that being able to assume good faith is a matter of privilege.
I believe one person blurged it out and others were like “Oh hey, yeah! I totally didn’t even think of that. Let’s use that.”
The A+ crowd seem so incessantly childish, did anyone else notice that? “If you wanna be my best friend again you have to say sorry! You hurt my feelings THIIS much!”