What mindset is that, M2?
If you consider that behavior petty, shallow or whatever else, once again, your perogative. But it's our perogative to feel like the menality on this board with some posters also happens to be petty, shallow and unpleasant, and that's why some people have decided to voice their displeasure.
Couldn't this "fight for Justice" be put to better use in, say, a real-world cause and not a baseball forum?
Seems that if your mission in coming here is to make a "fairer world for all" and not engage in challenging baseball discussions, then you're probably here in the wrong spirit of things.
Isn't this question (whether rhetorical or otherwise) basically like the pot calling the kettle black? Here we have a thread of over 400 responses of people voicing concerns and ideas for the forum and because some people may want a better, more comfortable environment they have alterior motives?
Consider maybe the reason there are issues being raised is because they WANT to discuss baseball comfortably and in an environment where they feel they can have a different viewpoint without being criticized and talked down like they don't understand baseball or they are incapable of adapting to a new concept.
Just because these people don't have 20,000 posts don't mean they aren't here for baseball discussion. Just because they're looking for a little more consistency and respect doesn't make them disciples for justice or give any right to question their motives.
This is exactly the problem. The moderators and administrators tell people to take their issues private.
They do so and essentially, to no avail. So they share concerns with other people facing the same problems - and that's "petty and shallow" behavior.
They respond in a thread where administrators ask for input, and now they have alterior motives.
It's proving everything that's being complained about - for speaking out against the way they are treated, they get branded, labeled and criticized.
Funny thing is, there are probably several people that probably aren't speaking out right now for fear of exactly what I'm responding to right now. They know what kind of backlash they would get for it.
This thread was designed to ask people what could be done to change the atmosphere of the board and Boss wanted input. That's what's being given and if people disagree with it, that's more than fine.