Trying to make it an official timeline would make the hierarchy of the PPC even more blatant. As it is, we've already got a bit of a problem (just my opinion, sorry, but it's what I've seen) where people who've been around long enough have a sort of tenure, and giving them the ability to point at an official calendar and say "I've been here longer than you, that's why XYZ!" won't really help matters.
The way I understand it, tenure means you have a contract that says you can't be fired from your job for a certain period of time. Not sure how that concept applies to a community where we all hang... more
Do you think people would have been so willing to forgive my meltdown in March if I hadn't been around as long as I had? That's what I meant by 'tenure'. A sort of immunity to behaviors that wouldn't ... more
Here in the UK, there has for several years been active pushing of the 'it's okay to talk about mental health issues' message. So yes, I certainly hope that if a newbie had a meltdown of that kind,... more
But it's not. Fortunately for all of us, we've gotten to see more of you on your good days than on your bad ones, so we know that's the exception, not the rule. Making a good impression to start with ... more
As a newbie, I love how welcoming the PPC has been to me and I would hate to do anything to ruin that atmosphere. That said, it might be possible, if reworked with care, for a list like this to... more
As a newbie myself, I feel that I have really been welcomed with open arms onto this wonderful community. Seriously, you guys are awesome. But, we need to explain a few more things on arrival. I know ... more