Is anyone else weirded out by the closing of the original Love Parade tragedy thread
posted by Skwirl to Etiquette/Policy at 12:01 PM (144 comments total)
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This post was deleted for the following reason: This kind of weirdly framed, and you need to maybe not argue with people in your own post twoleftfeet. -- cortex
It's a tragedy and some people deal with tragedy by fleshing out the controversy. I don't think it's healthy site moderation to shut down threads because there is some minor, reasonable disagreement in an organic discussion. Is it really the end of the world if the poster comments in their own thread and there's no derail? Sometimes MeFi culture is trying way too hard to be polite. Not every tragedy should be responded to with nothing more than empty .'s. And yes, it was a poorly worded newsfilter, but that's what I sometimes expect from a community written blog.
I'm not necessarily looking for explanation from the moderator. I do think it's worth discussing the often controversy and imperfection adverse culture here.