I mean, what he said was abominable, but he’s a private citizen, not an elected or appointed official or a media personality or a celebrity. I really don’t think “baseball umpire” qualifies as somebody in the public eye. So yeah, I’d have a problem posting his favorite restaurants, his schedule, etc.
Pretty sure his schedule is made public in advance of games for anyone who cares to look. This isn’t doxxing by any reasonable sense of the word. The guy is known to the public and posted on an account known to be his. There’s nothing wrong with trying to get him fired, heckling his MAGA2020 ass at games, or loudly protesting his presence anytime he ventures into the public. Just like any random who gets caught in public doing racist shit, he should be ostracized.
I’m sorry to have singled you out like that, it was just a good example of what I thought was silly rule enforcement. I’ll be very sad to not see the tweets you post if you’re not around, so please rethink your decision.
I’m just checking in real quick during lunch and not caught up on whatever the heck is going on today, but Smacc you are a huge asset to the forum and please don’t leave us over this, even if you do decide to step down as mod.
Don’t have time to read the other drama threads right now, but would really like to see people start trying to deescalate all this stuff. Just stop posting about it all for a couple days maybe?
@Smacc_25 you are doing a great job, contribute a shitload and the mistake was trivial. You have a lot more space to make a lot more egregious errors than that with relative impunity in my personal view before even whiffing a question of a bad ratio.
I agree with @zikzak on the de-escalation idea. It would be really cool if everyone just took a moment to consider the paradigm of having to actually make decisions vs having an opinion on decisions. It’s a fucking burden that should be honored a little bit. Nobody is going to be perfect and the people who have taken on that burden deserve some empathy for the struggle.
Even if this were serious bizzness we should be able to get through it.
I thought this post was satire but I guess it was not? The post you hid was ambiguous and the issue was resolved almost immediately. A simple misunderstanding and nothing to apologize for or feel bad about imo.
Yes, and if he posted here I would have permabanned him for that. It doesn’t mean that it’s good for us to advocate for violence against him, or that we should allow that.
That’s fine, it doesn’t mean we should be encouraging people to go find his schedule or distribute it, nor does it mean we should be trying to get people riled up to go hurt him, nor should we be encouraging people to out his favorite hangouts while he’s on the road so that someone could go do something violent.
I have no problem with trying to get him fired, heckling him at games, loudly protesting his presence any time/place, ostracizing him, etc. I’d support all of that.
I was the one who flagged the post (only a few seconds after it popped up) because although I thought it was ironic I also thought it was not great to have a three word ambiguous post like that just sitting around. I debated just counter replying, but it occurred to to me that flagging is in fact the inbuilt way to meta-comment and moderate without being a distraction to the thread, and this way someone more experienced with the rules could make a consistent judgement.
I don’t have a problem with @CanadaMatt3004 or anything else of his posting and he also said he didn’t have a problem with the action, so I don’t think there’s any actual drama here. Keep modding man.
Finally, I definitely support enabling people to be ironic or sarcastic in threads because I mean, it’s hilarious and makes the forum better, I just thought that this particular example was too possible to misread. Hiding it is a quick fix, or just asking for it to be edited to make the satirical reference a little more obvious is also ok.