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I hate drama. [Jul. 10th, 2014|01:30 pm]
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I hate drama. I hate conflict between friends. I hate having to take sides. I hate disagreeing with people I like about very important things.

It makes me quite literally sick to my stomach.

But when your ethics say that something is the right action, then your honor demands that you do it, no matter how unpleasant.
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[User Picture]From: kalmn
2014-07-10 06:45 pm (UTC)

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Ayup.
[User Picture]From: tigerbright
2014-07-10 09:40 pm (UTC)

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Yes.
[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2014-07-10 09:42 pm (UTC)

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I think the "right action" is to try to nudge people towards mutual understanding and agreement. But that probably needs to wait a few weeks.
[User Picture]From: bercilakslady
2014-07-11 12:51 am (UTC)

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Yes.
[User Picture]From: browngirl
2014-07-11 05:44 am (UTC)

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Yes indeed.
[User Picture]From: ellettra
2014-07-11 06:46 pm (UTC)

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This is the truth. Your friend's description on Facebook of the events sounded extremely unsettling.
[User Picture]From: rosefox
2014-07-12 06:29 am (UTC)

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Yes.

This has been really hard. Harder in some ways than Readercon things in 2012--that was hard-work hard, but this is painful-loss hard. I could save Readercon. I can't save BOS/EOS. :(
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-07-12 01:18 pm (UTC)

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By the way, I saw someone refer to a situation with, "I don't see how this can be solved without a Readercon-level of effort."

Which means that Readercon is now the exemplar for "screwing up, acknowledging one's screwup, and fixing it until it is fixed."

That isn't a bad thing to be identified with.
[User Picture]From: rosefox
2014-07-13 05:40 am (UTC)

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Yeah, I think we're about 70% identified with "fixing things well" and 30% with "screwing things up" at this point, and that's pretty good.
[User Picture]From: yehoshua
2014-07-13 04:20 am (UTC)

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Sorry... what? Is this about the party/restraining order/cops thing I've seen hashed out a few other places, or some other drama?
[User Picture]From: xiphias
2014-07-13 11:53 am (UTC)

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Yes, that's the specific proximate cause which made me think about this. But it is something which I feel is generally true.
[User Picture]From: phantom_wolfboy
2014-07-13 03:36 pm (UTC)

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I am pleased to see that you (and Rose, for that matter) are as honourable as I have long believed that you are. I, at least, have appreciated your efforts.