I don't think it's a matter of "going from" one to the other. And part of the problem, as Beldaran pointed out, is that it's pretty easy to see how post moderation helps with blowups. It doesn't work as well with less-unambiguous jekyll/hyde switches. Fair enough. Other people have made it clear that they specifically want other people to be forcibly removed, or driven away. HFL did have other accounts, but the other accounts don't appear to have been made explicitly to bypass moderation. If there'd been more of a clear blowup/recovery pattern, we'd probably have been more careful, but even then, some of the subs predated things, so. It's possible, but I think it's worth noting, people absolutely do come to tell me that they're upset with the explosions or whatever. It's not as though I'm only ever hearing from one set of people. The thing is, for all my flaws, I have a pretty long track record here of admitting I was wrong, apologizing, and otherwise not particularly holding grudges over past events once they're resolved. (The qualifier may be significant.) So while there are totally people who are afraid to tell me things, there have been a number of those who actually agreed with me on some of these issues, but were afraid to say because they weren't sure. And at least some of the people who disagree with me nonetheless tell me. But that's partially because I do have the track record of apologizing and trying to fix things. Yeah. And I think you get that part, but I am not sure everyone else involved does. A lot of the accusations directed towards people who explode unexpectedly make a lot more sense if you assume that they result from trying to model the explosions as being motivated by something a lot more like narcissistic rage.