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    Maybe we don't need to post every staff change as news?

    Like the one today with the divirisity and inclusion officer...for reasons it ends up bringing the worst out of people, the thread devolves into a really nasty fight y'all end up banning 10 people and the thread has to get closed in a week.

    All this over something that isn't going to affect the game in any noticable manner but give the wow doomsayers more ammo in their "another reason the game is dying" bag and give the more colorful people on this forum a reason to spew their nonsense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterymask View Post
    Like the one today with the divirisity and inclusion officer...for reasons it ends up bringing the worst out of people, the thread devolves into a really nasty fight y'all end up banning 10 people and the thread has to get closed in a week.

    All this over something that isn't going to affect the game in any noticable manner but give the wow doomsayers more ammo in their "another reason the game is dying" bag and give the more colorful people on this forum a reason to spew their nonsense
    Alternatively, post these kinds of articles MORE, have the scum come crawling out of the woodwork, ban them with great justice
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    FruitySalad boy, this is a fantastic thread and is really going places. I just want to make sure I'm on page one of what is bound to be a long lasting and productive thread. It's amazing there are no other threads discussing the squish, as I'm confident you would have just posted in them if they did exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterymask View Post
    Like the one today with the divirisity and inclusion officer...for reasons it ends up bringing the worst out of people, the thread devolves into a really nasty fight y'all end up banning 10 people and the thread has to get closed in a week.

    All this over something that isn't going to affect the game in any noticable manner but give the wow doomsayers more ammo in their "another reason the game is dying" bag and give the more colorful people on this forum a reason to spew their nonsense
    Agreed. None of this shit should matter to players.

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    If it doesn't matter then just don't read it. Clearly its impactful if people want it censored.

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    Maybe users should not be so childish that somehow something going on employee wise at blizzard is a reason to get that axe out to grind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Maybe users should not be so childish that somehow something going on employee wise at blizzard is a reason to get that axe out to grind.
    You have The average MMO Champion user at an 8 I need you to drop them back down to a more realistic number like a 3

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    The purpose of 'news' is to drive traffic and engagement and profit off it. The Blizzard bashing bandwagon is a hot discussion topic that draws out strong opinions and high levels of engagement. If the forum was exclusive to in-game related updates and news, the front page would experience enormous news droughts given the recent cadence of content delivery over in Blizzard HQ. Plus, this DEI vision will impact the game dramatically, so its relevant context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtigal View Post
    Agreed. None of this shit should matter to players.
    Possibly, but it apparently does matter as evidenced by the last year or so of people whinging about it.

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    There's a simple enough solution: Post the news, turn off comments. We should post the news. We don't always need to know what people think about it especially when it's concerning a single person who is a stranger and new name to just about everyone. It's frankly disgusting when people use posts like this as a punching bag for some person they've never heard of up to that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickiler View Post
    Alternatively, post these kinds of articles MORE, have the scum come crawling out of the woodwork, ban them with great justice
    Bold of you to assume you're not scum too

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    It's relevant and some people care about this kind of stuff, and it is usually only posted as filler when there isn't super big news going on.

    Only globals and admins can moderate the news posts, so unfortunately the reports and bad posts there get addressed a bit slower than other places. Please do report them when you see it but give us a little slack for getting to them.
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