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I was just thinking he couldn't stay away any longer, but that's en excellent observation. I feel like an idiot for not making that connection myself.
You and I may not always agree on how to handle Jae but I agree with you on this. Jae finds where you're sensitive or vulnerable or easily triggered and he works away at that spot. Sometimes subtly so that it's hard to pinpoint exactly what he's saying or hold him accountable for it and sometimes more obviously. It's an interesting little game. And it gets him guaranteed attention, which is what he seems to need.Jae will try to find the thing that annoys you and press home an attack on that point. With me, it's creationism. With Tabitha, it's quilts. John points out that most of us are upset with a Doug Ford win, so he came back to gloat about that. He wants to make each of us angry, and that seems to feed him. What a terrible existence.
It isn't Jae's opinions that are the problem. Else we'd be talking about unsafe, Pontifex, and blackbelt here, too. It is how he chooses to express himself and treat others. He doesn't just express opinions that we disagree with, he treats those who disagree with him with disdain and actively bullies them in some cases.Do we want to scare more people away? Don’t we say we want diverse opinions? Seems like what we mostly want is liberal minded opinions only
I don't give a s**t about the code of conduct. All I know is I don't like being played. Codes of conduct are weasel documents to cover your ass when somebody is offended and people want to delete something or ban somebody. Jae will always retreat behind plausible deniability and claim he isn't doing any of those things on purpose, or we misunderstood.So for me, the more pressing question is - why do we keep putting up with this? What does it say about us that we continue to accept repeated abuse of the Code of Conduct which we all agreed to? I don't mean this comment to be in any way disrespectful of the present or former mods - I know how tough that position can be. It's more a reflective question to all of us in the community.