The post was deleted because of the wording. It doesn’t mean it isn’t deserved or that we are defending said person - just that we need to avoid the kind of tone on the forum.
This topic about one person as it stands has gone in circles over and over. I would like to address it once and for all so we can ideally move on from there… But I choose my words carefully and need time to construct my thoughts - I’ll post soon.
In relation to codinghorror and vegabomb - the forum and our community is evolving as all communities do and as does the internet. Vegabomb has been with this community a long time and with that is very protective of what we have built, how we survive as a store, and how things should be in general - rules we have had being enforced, etc. Codinghorror comes from a very different world with some amazing community building skillsets but can be difficult to keep up with as he moves like a speeding bullet through conversations with strong opinions and the mindset that building community is the goal over everything else.
At this point its my job to find a balance and I’m working on it. What I have seen is our community here very much cares at its core about what we do, how we do it, and who is involved and I appreciate that people are bringing their opinions and voicing.
With that said - let’s pivot back to positive conversation and if you need to in the mean time just send me a DM on this topic. I have some decisions to make that I’m not taking lightly about how to best forge into the future and do what is best for our community here.