Oh for heaven's sake. Don't drag drama in here.
No, the Dark situation was and is no different. I don't care if he was head mod. I don't care if it was a big scandal. Because that's not all there is to it. Yes, it was scandalous, and yes, it was a problem, but many of you folks were like vultures on a corpse. Gleeful vultures. It was pretty disgusting to watch you systematically tear apart someone who, despite that mistake and a few others, had generally served the community well. That was what sparked us as a team to try and ask you to calm it down for awhile. It wasn't that we wanted you not to think or say bad things about Dark. We realized that plenty of outrage was understandable. The fact is, we wanted to minimize the damage and the echo-chamber atmosphere, because such things tend to run away with themselves and result in people posting things they're going to have a hard time taking back later. We tried asking you not to talk about it for a bit, and the forum lost its ever-loving mind over it.
So we learned a lesson. The forum can't handle it when we lock threads, so generally we don't unless we absolutely must.
Haily's leaving, and other people, will go away on its own. Hell, Sam's thread was considerably worse, and if any of you would care to look, we were talking about shutting that down, but several of you got very angry just at the prospect. Now, we didn't lock that thread, don't think. It eventually petered out on its own, though it got far bigger and more heated than it needed to. Haily's thread, just by comparison, is less than half the size, and already appears to be dying, which, in my opinion, is a good thing.
So...yeah. With Liam here. Damned if we do, damned if we don't.
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