From the point of view of an outsider looking in on this whole "dramadumb"

3  2012-01-23 by [deleted]

I am trans. I don't post very often, I don't feel the need to. I don't care what other's think of my opinion in most cases, and upvoting and downvoting seem like terrible ideas to me.

However. I do spend a lot of time in places where people talk about reddit and I believe myself to have a fairly good understand of what exactly is happening. I will do my best to leave out any personal details of people who are not myself regardless of whether or not others have done or will do the same.

I don't know how it started but I do know that people across this and other boards are having a fucking heart attack because someone is being mean. They don't agree with what this person has to say and are worried because they are in a position of relative power. While I don't agree with them either, I know that this is not the way people normally act. Specifically this person. Has anyone ever thought that there are maybe other things going on in someone's life than the internet? Who knows. It is entirely possible that this place is no longer a priority for them. It is also entirely possible that they are doing their best to help the community but are unsure of how to do it. Or, they are sure of how to do it, they're just going about it in what could be called "not the best way"

I also know that rubbing it in their face will in fact make it WORSE. No one likes having their shortcomings pointed out to them, especially not on a daily basis. Stop. I will say that I believe they should at least be given a "timeout" of sorts, perhaps letting them have some time to calm down and get everything back in order.

One last point before I'm done: Mass downvoting is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. You don't like someone? throw everything they've ever said in the trash! It was probably shit anyway!