Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part.
posted by loquacious to MetaFilter-Related at 1:34 AM (609 comments total)
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No, seriously. It's getting a little heavy handed in my opinion. We don't always need baby sitters. Sometimes we just need to talk about shit. Sometimes we might just need to say goodbye to someone who was exiting gracefully. Sometimes that might get ugly or unpleasant, or it can be surprisingly civil.
But all in all? It's part of the process and it seems to work ok - if you allow it to happen.
But I feel you're trying to make things run too smoothly - for your own benefit at the cost of ours.
Please understand that I don't say this to invoke drama, but I have seen this before on a number of sites. If the patterns I've seen hold true you probably run the risk of a massive user exodus if these trends continue.