Tony Sidaway wrote:
I'm surprised that this has to be pointed out,
really. I shouldn't
be. We're becoming so process-bound and wrapped up in groupthink that
applying commonsense to a situation is not only seen as unusual, on
occasion it is seen as *destructive*.
Your 'common sense' contradicts my observed reality... both before and
after the event.
It is 'common sense' that we indefinitely block people for saying they
are pedophiles? It is 'common sense' that any such statements are
forcibly removed? So... why does this 'common sense' apply to one
incident and one incident only - while not applying to virtually
identical cases which have existed for years and, indeed, continue to exist?
Suddenly, out of nowhere, this became 'common sense'... despite being
contradictory to all process and precedent. People were punished for
failing to perceive this 'common sense'... but now, just as swiftly as
it came, the 'common sense' has vanished and we've still got people who
opnely declare themselves pedophiles and nobody says 'boo' about it.
Forgive me for my foolishness, but I do not understand your 'common sense'.
Stop and consider how it looks from the outside. It looks like a rule
was made up on the spot to justify one side of a wheel war and punish
the other... and yes, that appearance IS destructive. As evidenced by
the people who left (Radiant) or became hostile (SPUI). The benefit of
being 'process-bound and wrapped up in groupthink' is that it does not
inherently< appear capricious. Even if we accept
that 'the powers that
be' are imbued with some higher perception of
'common sense' than the
community in general... by definition it is NEVER going to appear that
way to the majority who do not share this special wisdom.