I just wish to point out that I am disappointed with the actions of poeticsadness
. I know this is offtopic, and for that I apologise. However, I feel that this needs to be said, and as this was the community that the actions took place in, I feel it should be the users of this community who I share my thoughts with.
For those who missed the action, I am referring to this post
. Poeticsadness made her post explaining her thoughts on addiction to MMORPGs such as EQ. It was interesting, and most definitely relevant to the community. However, once people started commenting on the post, she started to remove replies by people that she disagreed with, or found 'mean'. This included for example, a post made by someone who suggested she must be new here, as that showed some sort of 'attitude', in sptie of the fact that the poster was trying to help by informing her of a community created specifically to deal with these scenarios.
I expressed my thoughts on the matter, and I know I for one felt that if you post to a community, you should expect replies and comments you may not agree with. Your own journal is the place where you deserve the respect of people who read it. But in a community, I think that when and if you post, you need to be open to alternative viewpoints. It's a learning experience for all of us.
Poeticsadness has now apparently disabled comments completely on the post, and all of the previous posts to the entry have been lost to the void. I don't know about anyone else, but I feel that you have done us all a great wrong Poeticsadness. As you have removed the ability for me to share my thoughts in the place I would prefer to do it, I have had to post it here. I apologise to everyone else if they aren't interested in the subject, but I feel that the issue does need to be raised and discussed, and it needs to be done in an environment where people are not going to lose their post to the void and where they can say what they think, even if you don't agree.
So what does everyone else think? Be honest? I would like to here peoples thoughts on the matter, most especially yours Poeticsadness...