For Fuckin' Christ's Sake
Is it REALLY that hard to give someone the benefit of the doubt? IS IT REALLY THAT HARD, to think someone has changed or actually,... I don't know; LOOK AT THEIR BEHAVIOR.
Someone cared about the site, yet we've ostracized her. SOMEONE did their job to the best of their abilities, yet WE had the audacity to accuse her of power abuse because of HER PAST. SOMEONE legitimately tried to help, was there when we needed her, and was ASKED to help the site. Something she could've denied in an instant, but chose to help instead. But we fucked that up, didn't we?
That person was not involved in many site changes, yet for some reason I feel like I'm the only one who could see that she had changed. Maybe I'm not, but it's too late now. Only one person has actually come to me and felt guilty about it, so far as I can see. He's ashamed of himself because he treated what could've possibly been the site's biggest asset - and one of my greatest friends - like she was nothing but dirt under his feet. And so have the rest of us. I should have done something sooner. I should have addressed a problem I knew was going on, where this user, this admin, was being harassed and accused in such a manner. But I didn't do everything I could have and should have done. And for that, I'm sorry.
I am absolutely disgusted with this behavior. We should all know better, knowing where we come from. Knowing that we've all faced these kind of accusations. We should.
Let me ask you this; I was once accused of power abuse. I was once considered a bad person. But now I'm starting to question if anyone believes I'VE CHANGED or learned from my mistakes. After all, if we can't give the benefit of the doubt to one, how can we give the benefit of the doubt to another?
This behavior will not continue. If you have an issue with an admin, you take it up with a bureaucrat. If you're a crat and have an issue with another admin, you take it up with another crat. There will no longer be this disgusting ostracization of people in our community. I don't care who they are or who you are. If nothing else, you can take it up with me. We will no longer burn bridges of trust. I will no longer allow this kind of behavior, I can promise you that.
Forgive me if I'm a little cussy, but you know who you are. If you were one of these people that this blog post discusses, two words: Grow up.
Feel free to comment, but harassing and idiotic comments will be deleted. The proof is in the pudding, and I will not argue about this.