If I'm overstepping, mods, please let me know and I'll delete this.

I think it's obvious tensions have been (understandably) running pretty high for people over the past several weeks, and it's spilling over into our communication with each other. I'm sure I'm guilty of this as well. It's a sucky time of year for many of us. We've also got a lack of private messaging facilities, so if people have issues with each other it often gets hashed out in public.

This is not directed at any one person in particular, so please don't take it that way. But, I feel like I'm noticing an increasing tendency to post the "I'm hurt by this person" messages to the Groupthink page itself, though, instead of keeping it in the conversation thread where it has context. I know we like to think of Groupthink as a safe, welcoming space, but we're a group of people, so we're going to have strife. Some of us don't get on for various reasons, and some people are acting hurtfully. But please think twice before calling it out as a headline on the main Groupthink page, because I don't think that helps anybody. This is a request for future consideration, not a condemnation of past actions.

(As a side note, it's a big enough group that one can generally avoid interacting with someone who continually hacks one off without it being too noticeable. It's far from a one-size-fits-all solution, but it's an option to keep in mind. I'm far from an ideal commenter, but sometimes it's better for my blood pressure to just not respond.)