I disagree vehemently with the idea that any portion of the PPC community should be members-only. We are an open community. We welcome everyone who doesn't stir up trouble. We don't say 'no, you haven't been round long enough for us to trust you with the keys to the secret clubhouse'.
I also just straight up don't feel comfortable with it. The Discord can be used to attack people behind their backs - we've literally just seen that. Now tell me how people who aren't able to access it should feel about that. How many times have I been discussed on the channel? I'unno - and now I'm reliant on the goodwill of four people if for any reason I want to check. It makes me extremely uncomfortable.
I'm also bitterly disappointed that my argument against the Discord making unilateral decisions has been not so much rejected (I could handle that!) as flat-out ignored. How many people were involved in this decision to wall off half of the PPC community? I know, I'll just go and check the chat logs to find out what was discussed.
Oh wait. I can't.
PS: And yes, before you say it, I'm fully aware that any of the four would throw me an invite in an instant. This isn't about me. But how about someone shiny and new, who's only posted on the Board once, and maybe doesn't pay attention to their spelling? Would they get the same no-questions-asked invite? What if they haven't posted here at all?
As PC said: "If you're NOT in the channel and want to get in, then you will need to speak with one of the people I previously mentioned. " This means invites can also be handed out by Cat, Maslab, or ... more
It was a plural 'you', yep. Huinesoron,Tue Mar 28 9:00am
I was present during the troll invasion; at first they acted just crazy, cracking lame jokes, so we (or at least I) thought "Oh, just one of those 'lol-so-random' newbies", not unlike a potential... more
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