When, if ever, do admins admit they were wrong? Throughout the history of MetaFilter and MetaTalk in the 11 years I’ve been here, I see admins justifying or defending their actions and I almost never see admins admitting they made a mistake.
posted by joeclark to MetaFilter-Related at 7:51 AM (62 comments total)
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- Reopening a closed thread or undeleting a comment or unbanning a user seems never to have happened.
- MetaTalk is presented as a forum that can be used to raise grievances about MeFi admins’ decisions. In practice it allows people to vent with nearly zero chance of changing the outcome.
- I have no memory of any admin’s acting contrite or even abashed or hesitant about the decisions they made.
The overriding impression I get is this: We’re the admins, and that makes us right.
This would be a very bad time
for admins, particularly Jessamyn and PB, to act defensive. Just answer the question.