This is a follow-up to my most recent messages. I would like to request that all read, and not take any negative emotions from this, and regard this from as neutral and wide of a perspective as possible.
For start-up, I would like to say that the SAMB is probably known as a small, less-populated, diverse, and...weird (in a good way :D) culture. This small population usually makes it so that we, about the 22 SAMBers last I checked, know each other relatively well, as well as what we each like to see and dislike to see, what jokes we like, and many of the facts that make each of us whom we are.
As most of us probably already know, we've had a bit of a population surge. As cringey as this sounds, the WoFMBers are our honored guests at the moment. They're SAMBers as well, if they decide to stay, which I certainly hope they do.
But with population increase comes a few factors that need to be considered. Like I already addressed, we all know each other, right? But as well as we do, sometimes we accidentally make a mistake...or should I call it a mishap? We say something we didn't think someone else would get offended by. That "someone else" might be someone we've known for a long time, or someone we just met. We think it's perfectly fine, humorous, innocent, whatever--but we each, behind this screen, have our own preferences, from our identity, background, culture, et cetera, et cetera. Something completely what we didn't mean to even imply might be seen as something else, and in this case I mean negative in particular. Then the situation gets out of control. Something that wasn't supposed to happen happened, and we don't know what to make of it. We couldn't have even seen what happened, or what could have happened.
We're diverse and different in our own ways. We have our own personalities, appearances, habits, personal preferences, and interpretations that others may not see out of it. If we only look at our own preferences, instead of thinking about others', we're easily insulted. It's that simple, for me to see at least. We feel bad. We react, and we make others feel bad.
Now, I feel like I forgot to mention this, but "we" is indefinite.
Anyhow, the final message I really want to convey in this is that we have the need to adjust to others' personal preferences as well as our own. If one sees something insulting in something...please do voice out your concern, but not in a way that may be entirely definite. I know some things are definitely...definite (excuse that, please). For instance, racial slurs, racial jokes, insults to someone and their being in general. Those threads are reported and removed, right? But somewhere, where there isn't any malicious intent, please just...voice your concern in an accepting way? And if those concerns are voiced, respond in an equally accepting way as well? Conflicts cannot be started from one side, not to say, they cannot arise from nothing.
...And if anyone takes offense from my words, please tell me. I would like to change towards the better as well.
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Est. June 2018
God of Loyalty, Life, & Cosmos
We never know all the chances we lost
Until we lose them
~I guess it's almost time to say...