Hey Jes & Mods -
You all know I appreciate you as people and the work you do, so I'm going to skip the whole group hug thing.
I think this post is - although it's of course sad that it's needed - a very useful reminder. It reminds us members that none of the decisions that are being announced have undergone a process of discussion and careful consideration, even though the members can't be part of the process and might not even know it happened.
As a member, I almost feel like I want to apologize for the people who bitch, but please also remember that if even someone like me, someone who loves you and is extremely thankful that more than one of you got me drunk
, might not fully agree with everything, just because we never witnessed the process that comes before a guideline, and that can be a little intimidating.
That being said, I'm in no way trying to criticize any of the recent additions to the rules, I actually agree with all of them.
I think this was a useful reminder from a mod perspective, so I hope the member input counts a little as well, bear with us if we feel overwhelmed with something new, we're all humans. I encourage everyone to be respectful and considerate when voicing your concerns towards the mods, though.
P.S. Since they are being rejected by the mods, all cookies may please be directed at me.