My general thought is that while a fire is going on, seebs should stick to doing his admin shit in the background, and either not engage in threads (since this has the consistent effect of fanning the flames for various reasons), or just do some sort of mod announcement like 'yes, things are being done about this.' There doesn't have to be any performative empathy for the latter, just something saying that it's not being ignored (because it isn't). Then, depending on how urgent he sees the issues he wants to discuss, can either delegate the discussion of them to another mod if it's like... something that has to happen right as the fire is burning... which shouldn't be too common... or wait until the dust has settled before bringing them up himself. Maybe like a week? I think the latter would help a lot since it gives everyone more time to really suss out what's been going on and get the full story (something that's been an issue for a few people this time around, including seebs himself iirc), and has the added benefit of not having to deal with the heightened emotions that come with having a discussion on the sorts of topics seebs likes to bring up immediately following suicide baiting and threats being thrown around the forum willy nilly. Edit: Just so it's clear, this is in response to Bel's comment about 'how do we work with that' re: dropping the ball.