I usually try to stay out of toxic topics like this, but when I see a post that looks like this:
If stating the facts is 'revenge' and demanding new CM who'll be at least semi-competent
and will not antagonize most active members of IW community is 'justice', then absolutely - I fight for justice and am thirsty for revenge
I can't sit out anymore. Justice and revenge seldom, if ever, go together in the same sentence - especially when they're accompanied by a passive-aggressive smiley emoticon and the emotional charge on the conversation burned out 5 days ago.
Is Drew the best CM we've ever had? No, absolutely not. We know it and I'm pretty sure he knows it. There's a reason though that we don't name and shame - it accomplishes nothing, makes the community in general look like a bunch of petulant children and really doesn't show people the appeal that our community normally has in terms of maturity. Furthermore, when the name of a topic is "Evaluation of DrewUniverse as CM" I'm sorry - your post isn't about the CM anymore, its about DrewUniverse, who is also a CM. This topic could have just as easily been named "Finding the ideal CM" and I can almost guarantee you there would have been a radically different response which addressed the same concerns. The topic subliminally invited people to trash the person - not the position. I'm assuming that wasn't your intention, but that's what happened.
If the job someone is doing is subpar, then as a community member it is certainly within our rights to post to the community forum what your concerns are. However the OP wasn't a post about what the CM was doing wrong and what can be done better - it was an expose smearing someone and get everyone to jump onto a bandwagon of hate without coming up with any ACTUAL solutions to what is otherwise a valid concern. In the real world you don't get a pat on the head just because you can point out someone who isn't doing their job optimally. You get points for identifying a problem AND
providing a solution - something this thread has a real lack of. Just saying "Get/gut the new guy" isn't really all that helpful unless we can clearly identify how the ideal CM ought to interact with the community.
This is definitely a topic that needs a detailed discussion but we're getting nowhere with a thread containing an emotional train which was derailed at some point. If anything, this thread should be locked purely on the basis of what an embarrassment it is for the community that it degraded into a daytime soap opera. To be clear, I'm not defending the current CM, but I'm also not defending this thread either.
Come on people, we're better than this.