If people want it delayed I'm not fussed. But tbh, is anyone going to stand in two weeks that isn't already standing now?
This was the most thoughtful post in this entire thread.Having reflected, i don’t really want to stand. I don’t like the way that Beverly was treated when he said he wanted to withdraw. I listen closely to what HSH says about the experience of being black and global majority, in that everything can be an endless debate and you don’t get a pass with anything. The bad faith readings Beverley got don’t sit well with me, and I feel really bad for him that he felt this wasn’t a safe space. HSH left because he didn’t want to have to stay and explain the impact of the n-word and ‘defend’ his feelings. I think it’s worth reflecting on why two non-white posters have left because they don’t want to debate their feelings - I think when your lived experience is one where no ‘free passes’, I imagine the energy you have for it online in your free time is limited.
There is an element to all this about having the luxury of being able to take part in a debate that doesn’t personally affect you, and how this can influence how you view and take part in conversations. With the Israel-Gaza thread I think there’s a sensitivity for certain posters that have (and haven’t!) posted in there because they have family/friend/religious connections that mean engaging with the topic comes with a lot more weight to it. I don’t think gggggg should have said fuck you - and I think if you went by the rules set out in the first post then him being banned wasn’t a surprise - but I do think the best way of handling it would have been to have recognised the intensity of emotion that this was having on gggggg and given him a private word, not a potentially humiliating banning. By the same token, Beverley posting the content he was posting was done with the intention of bearing witness to the unfolding atrocities, and if people were feeling intimidated maybe a private word with him too would have been helpful instead of saying it after.
Respect to the people who want to moderate but I only really want to engage with content on here that makes me lmao etc and I think a good moderator needs to be ready to engage with everything from fun to serious. GOOD LUCK to the other candidates xx
I think we'd need to wait a couple months rather than a couple of weeks to have a meaningful impact.Tensions are high. You might get a couple more nominations in a couple of weeks, and people might vote more objectively. Beverly might change his mind.
Quite. I've been on the verge of pulling out. The recent expectations and criticisms of the mod team have clearly not been good for mental health and I do wonder if I could manage if shit goes down when I'm having down time. Although I suspect I'm unlikely to pass the confidence vote.Am worried that the more we delay this the more chances for sth else to pop up again and further discourage people who offered to run