To be quite honest...in all the internet communities I have been a part of...SLU/VVO has been one of the closest-knit, supportive and willing to give the shirt off their back to others...that I have ever seen. Yes we meme and lolcat to high heaven but fuck outta here with that group-think bullshit.
It was only Mad Blogger, Crazy happy troll and 'let my pedos go' who were narky. Most everyone else seemed to be pretty cool and positive about VV. Like I posted there, people who were banned from SLU were not going to mourn for it. In my never humble opinion SLU did good work; raised money for good causes, supported its members in many ways, gave a wide leeway to differing points of view and always had a light touch with moderation.
I hope if anyone on that thread complaining about ""hard leftist sycophants """ comes here to stir trouble, they see my account and burst into flames before getting the chance to grace us with their dumbfuckery,
Yes, we are mean.
We don't kneel down to worship the almighty Linden Lab and their infallible decisions, their remarkable developers choises.
We dare to say: "SL is a cool place, but it could have been cooler if ....." How can we ever be good people?
We don't even let the self important SL fan boys and girls be self important SL drama lama's over here.
Shame on us.
Let's pray for forgiveness.
I have been too long in the wilds: I saw that the mod had edited out profanity and told people to stay on topic, and I was surprised adults would be treated that way. Not my cup of tea, although I did like the comment about SLU having no control.