Originally Posted by Onixx
Indeed. And the same two people jumping on WindSock to have a go at her giving feedback on the Feedback forum, and then the most vocal of the two pretending not to know what she's talking about when she calls them up on it. Do they feel some sort of duty to Boards.ie or something?
Since you're very clearly talking to me, I'll answer. I owe Boards.ie nothing, no "duty" nor anything like it.
Was I harsh/hostile in the beginning of the other
thread? Yes, and I apologise to WindSock for that.
Was I harsh/hostile in the beginning of this
thread? No, I was offering another suggestion since the initial thread ended up binned. There was no feigning innocence in my response. If you or Windsock called me on the first thread I'd agree I was hostile.
Would I highlight my exasperation at the OP differently next time? Yes.
Do I regret it? Not entirely. I stand by my opinion that the vagueness of the original post made it come across like a whinge. I still disagree on the very need for this thread - a PM to a Mod or Cat Mod asking them to highlight the policy better via a charter/sticky/announcement would most likely have led to a constructive conversation about this and a resolution much quicker than the month that it took.
Anybody who has spent any amount of time on this site knows that sometimes the first place to go if you would like something changed is directly to the people responsibly for fostering activity in the various sub-communities - the mods/cat mods.
There are many, many things wrong with this site and community. Some are small, some are more symptomatic of deeper issues. This is not a harmonious place, and feedback is almost never positive. There will be people who agree and who disagree with topics here, we're not all on the same page. I will continue to engage on here as I have done but in future I'll endeavour to leave out anything that is, or can be perceived as, hostile.