11/06/2012 03:44 PMYou'd be better off comparing what we do to a town hall debate, but I'm not running for anything. ;)
Posted by Zarhym
I like this, I really like it a lot.
Many people need to realize is that those of us who are regular posters here who respect what the CMs and MVPs do greatly. Even when we're not lining up with opinions on the topic at hand.
I gained a HUGE respect for the CMs two years ago when the battle (I'll call it) over unreasonable difficulty during 4.0. They managed the debate very very well, and put up with a TON of very negative posting for months. Posting that was directly attacking Blizzard employees, poor choices of wording by both sides, and a community that was at each other's throats. The CMs handled all of it professionally and within a measurement of sanity.
There have been rare, very rare exceptions to this. (Some I remember, but will not repeat...) Zarhym, Neth, Bash, and the entire team have always done what needs to be done to communicate with the community effectively with the tools and situation they've been given.
If you want the highest level of CM professionalism with hot and controversial topics, I'd point you to any post by Zarhym or Draztal.
Calling the CMs or MVPs out basically because they'ree not agreeing with your view of a topic or the game is more deserving of a look in the mirror for a solution to the problem before writing an email or posting on these boards.