Thank You for Being Open and Free MangoLassi
The intention of this thread is not to bash but rather compliment. Just wanted to put that out there to start.
In some communities online, private groups with restricted access are common. While these can serve a purpose, such as acting as a place to discuss moderation topics and other things that don't need to be, or should be, publicly viewable, they come at a great cost. The cost is that cliques develop and it can quickly turn into a "do you know the secret handshake" situation. This leads to many claiming that people who are upset by the way these private groups are used as being conspiracy theorists or paranoid.
Anyways, one thing I really appreciate is that there are not and never will be private groups. I'm a very open person as it is, and aren't good about hiding my feelings, so when others go to such lengths to hide theirs it bothers me. Take that for what you will but that's how it is. So thank you MangoLassi for your approach to this online community. It's a breath of fresh air.
Thank you for the compliment @thanksajdotcom
This post is deleted!