WE CAN DO BETTER!

We are all feeling a bit upset at the moment.

At the best of times, humans tend not to handle change very well, and when you have half a million passionate members of a site like RB, well… change tends to stir up a lot of emotions.

Loss, sadness, anger… these are all completely normal reactions to what has happend over the last week.

But may I suggest that we start to consider another way of expressing our feelings, and that anger and nasty comments directed at RB Admin may not be the most effective way of getting our message across.

Its also just bad behaviour.

Considering that none of us actually know the staff at RB, it would seem spurious to say that they don’t care about us.

I have had many many wonderful interactions with RB staff, and from these interactions I can assure you that they are amazing, caring people who do in fact give a “rat’s ass” about us.

They feel deeply when comments like this are directed at them. They are people trying their best to make things better for us, and for themselves. They serve two masters [as they must] and we should not abuse them for trying to get that balance right.

Don’t forget that there are nearly half a million members, and about 15 staff to deal with them. Do the numbers, imagine what they are going thru down there in Melbourne right now.

How do you think they feel seeing our nasty comments directed at them all day from all around the world, because we are all upset about the percieved loss of our shiny toy?

Don’t get me wrong, I have behaved poorly in this matter too, and I am deeply ashamed at my actions, especially when I have effectively ignored the plight of our fellow artists – the Writers.

We should all take a good look at ourselves, and start behaving with a degree of maturity that behoves who we are, support each other, and offer constructive ideas instead of anger and pain.

Our pain and anger is no excuse for our bad behaviour.


Special thanks to Kafka for showing me the error of my ways.

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