I would like to apologize for my lack of good judgment in another mod post I made three days ago. I would also like to take this opportunity to clarify a misunderstanding.
Three days ago, I temporarily switched on moderated posting for “various reasons” and made a mod post notifying the community. I hastily explained that it was due to suspected trolling and did not explain further. This quickly led to accusations and speculations of what was meant to be a private disagreement with the other moderator of this community, a_liger
It was only much later on when things got out of hand that I admitted the real reason for the moderated posting: - I had to go to the hospital, and the community would be left unmoderated during my shift and
the shift I was covering for youkofujima
. As it were, there was internet access at the hospital, and the default posting settings were back on once I returned home, which was around 10 hours later.
I am sorry I was not forthright about this, because I was not comfortable discussing such personal details on a fandom community. Had I been home, moderated posting would certainly not
have been switched on, because the existence of trolls would hardly call for it.
Secondly, I would also like to apologize to the community (and especially to youkofujima
) for what transpired in the comments of my post. As a moderator I should not have answered/bantered with or humored those who wanted to cause irrelevant disruptions. I knew I could have used a different approach, but I chose not to exercise those options, and therefore I am responsible for this. I am sorry to those who felt discomfort and inconvenienced because of my actions. For these reasons, although I will continue to perform my default duties (as we are short-handed and it will take time to pick new mods), I have decided to withdraw myself from all decision/policy making indefinitely, both as a moderator and as a member of this community
and I have already apologized to each other in private, and things have come to a close. I stand by my view that any discussion as to major reforms relating to this community ought to be open to all
members of this community, not just a small privileged section of a sole moderator’s f-list. I believe this community is capable of mature unbiased discussion when the time comes for it.