I'm aware that usually we avoid public announcements (I'm the only person on post mod who got an announcement for it previously), but also I've been becoming convinced that we need to be more clear about stating what problems we're addressing, because every time we do, we find out that many other people had similar concerns but hadn't said anything. Last year, around October and early November, there was some heated discussion pertaining to concerns various users had about cleverThylacine (aka cryptoThelematrix, hereafter "cT"). There's some discussion in a thread in That's So Meta I don't think the no rules thing is working, and more in Rules thread derail which was split from that. There's also some posts in her vent thread from last October-November which are relevant to this: [18+] Thylacine Party Den (Around posts #217-220 or so.) In fact, the proposed conversation did at least start, but ended without much in the way of resolution around November 16th of last year: Me, Spock, CryptoThelematrix This is by no means a comprehensive list, it's just the most relevant stuff. After this, we were under the impression that cT wanted to take a break from the conversation and return to it later. That did not happen. What actually happened was, a little over six months later, she announced that she was "taking her vent thread back" ([18+] Thylacine Party Den, post #240), and asserted that the things involved would involve "conversations [she's] not revisiting". And here is where we have a problem: cT is unwilling to revisit these conversations, but these conversations involve a number of things that were never properly visited in the first place. Which is to say, the problems which are actually the most significant and concerning have persistently been glossed over and disregarded. When people write careful explanations of exactly what they are, and are not, complaining about, that gets disregarded in favor of discussions of completely different things. The biggest problem is not the presence of sexual content in RP, or the existence of sex-positive posts, or anything like that. It's the way complaints about that get deflected, dismissed, and derided. It's the fact that people end up feeling afraid to comment on a thing that upsets them, because they're worried about being attacked. (And the historical record shows that these concerns are not without a basis; cT does sometimes take shots at people who have previously complained.) And that means that we end up with a fair number of people who are afraid that they'll be attacked, or lose friends, if they comment about their concerns. And we have people who are extremely distressed about posts directed to them, or posted in their threads, but who don't feel safe saying so. The general pattern where someone says a thing is triggering and upsetting for them and they really need to not see people advocating for it, and get a response from cT explaining why the thing is fine, has not stopped. That's despite multiple specific examples being given of this being a problem. The pattern of cT jumping into people's vent threads or other similar contexts to argue with them or lecture them about sex things has not stopped. Users have been severely distressed, up to and including having nightmares about this behavior, because it comes uncomfortably close to the way their abusers have behaved. They don't say anything publically because they're afraid of retaliation. And every attempt to point out that this, not some vague belief that women shouldn't have sexualities, is the problem gets disregarded or dismissed or mischaracterized as something else. So, to summarize: People are still getting hurt. The normal method for addressing this, "people raise their concerns and the behavior changes", is not working, because cT rarely if ever accepts such concerns as a reason to change her behavior. She's very focused on whether her behavior "is wrong", not on whether the people reporting being hurt are actually being hurt. She has expressed a very firm disinterest in further discussion of this. I have absolutely no evidence that she has even correctly understood what the complaints are, and a lot of evidence that she has completely false beliefs about the actual substance of the complaints. We can't get her to agree to change her behavior even enough to allow people to directly express their concerns, and even indirect expressions, such as reporting posts, have resulted in snarky comments and vagueblogging suggesting that a given user must be the one who complained about a given post, and this makes it difficult for us to get accurate feedback. On the other hand, it's pretty easy for us to look at posts and say "this seems likely to be upsetting". Conclusion: cT is going on post mod, and we will be vetting her posts for the sort of boundary-trampling thing that people keep complaining about, because her belief that these complaints are actually really about something totally unrelated does not change the fact that the behavior is causing significant distress for a lot of people. She is welcome to resume the conversation in TCHGB, or to not resume it. I would prefer that she resume it, actually engage with the substance of the complaints, and work on correcting the problem, but that's up to her. In the mean time, since she can't prevent herself from hurting people severely, we'll be helping out with that. I'm aware that we usually do post moderation only by consent, but in this case, we've had more than one person report being mildly suicidal over this stuff, so we're doing the "respond in a relatively timely manner, then sort it out" thing. But realistically, I don't think there's any way this will change until we've actually got confirmation that we've even successfully communicated the problem.