Late last night, I posted a couple of pictures of a game I was playing, along with a very short (and admittedly, very ambiguous) comment about the state of a game my friends and I were playing.
When I woke up this morning, I found a handful of comments on it, some just asking what the game was, and/or whether my comment was about the game itself or the game situation. However, there was one other person who just jumped in and threatened to delete the post the next time these certain bits of critical information weren't on there.
Ok, I can understand that there are community standards, and I have no problem with that. But really, this is supposed to be an open community about something fun. This is a community about board games, not building the next space shuttle. People make mistakes. Instead of jumping on the post and throwing immediately throwing threats around, how about just saying that, for the sake of everyone, there are certain standards we all try to adhere to. Be helpful and encouraging rather than threatening.
I have to say that, after this post, I will never post in this community again. It's unfortunate because the overwhelming majority of people in this community seem to excellent people, but this experience has completely turned me off to actually participating again. If you are managing/moderating a community, be supportive. Don't stomp on the very things that make your community thrive, the people themselves.