For mastodon.social users:

Dogpiling and harassment are off-limits no matter how justified you think you are. The rules are for everyone.

Strongly considering adding screenshot-dunking to the code of conduct as well. We don't need that culture here.

@Gargron a large number of users responding critically to a poorly thought out staff decision is dogpiling, huh?

@maolfunction No, what's happened with Wil Wheaton is dogpiling.

@Gargron it's more like people are seeing a dangerous precedent being set by the way staff on .cloud and .social handled the whole situation that will benefit abusers, but we'll agree to disagree it appears.

@maolfunction .cloud's decision to suspend wil has indeed benefitted abusers in this case.

@maolfunction He was not actively harming anyone. He has clarified about the blocklist thing. You have every right to suspend him from your instance, but chasing him off from someone else's server through dogpiling was wrong.

@Gargron @maolfunction fam, "clarified the blocklist thing" is just not true. it's a lazy excuse. he advertised the list long after he knew about the problems. oh, and he STILL has to denounce his best friend, the abuser.

@Gargron @maolfunction you have absolutely nothing to win in defending wil "shut up, wesley" wheaton. not moral superiority, not love of his "fans", not support of the LGBTQI+ community. what are you doing, baby?

@labpleb @maolfunction I am doing what I think is right. If you don't like it, switch to a server where the policies align with your values more closely.

@Gargron @maolfunction this is a discourse - i want THIS to be a good place for peeps. i like the community, i just don't like how this situation was and is being handled by you and the mods. and others clearly think so, too.

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@labpleb @maolfunction And yet others think differently. I even get DMs from people who are too afraid to agree with me publicly for fear of being the next target. That's absolutely not the right kind of community atmosphere.

@Gargron @maolfunction but you're blocking off. not one issue about this night's moderation was resolved. why did a mod with severe personal stuff to process, have to handle THIS situation, too. that's bad for both them AND literally everyone else involved. users should not have to wait UNTIL after the punishment was lifted to get to know WHY they were being punished.

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