whoa! pushing people who felt harassed or mistreated to step forward is not ok at all. I do not honestly understand why the story from nearly a year ago has emerged, with personal details.
It is not unusual for people who caused distress to not have done it intentionally, and to genuinely believe they did nothing wrong. It is nevertheless the role of the safety team to react to any reports they receive. Romaine, you're describing "a rumor that WMBE's treasurer was planning to attack that grants person" and are surprised that the safety team acted upon this rumor. I hope it is clear that they did exactly what they should have done. If there are rumors about physical violence, unbelievable as they may seem, the bottom line common sense is to approach the alleged would-be attacker and request politely that they stay away, to deescalate even just a potentially tense situation. I personally believe this fork of the discussion threat deserves a quick EOT and salting. Dariusz "pundit" (replying in my absolutely personal, and hastily expressed opinion) _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>