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Monday, March 04, 2024

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Antonio

well what is a little bit more hard to explain is why you closed the comments on your previous post about what is happening in Linden Lab..

Media Matters

But let’s not talk about the thing, let’s talk about the coverage:

Are you taking the allegations seriously?

Why did you outsource your moderation of the comment topics to a subreddit with (a particular) moderator who uses mod status to peddle a dismissive view of the allegations?

Wagner James Au

I can only report that two trusted sources tell me it's being investigated. I'll report more if I can confirm more.

Ant

@Antonio ~ its understandable. Not closing comments may lead to accusations of defamation or libel by this website.

Wagner James Au

Also the Reddit thread was already active, is heavily moderated, and requires people to at least create a Reddit account to post.

Siobhan Dreadlow

As far as NWN goes -- and speaking as a journalist and former newspaper editor -- I would be leery of comments on the investigation as well, particularly when my sources let me know the corporate lawyers are looking into defamation.

Defamation/Libel are damnably hard to PROVE, mind, but "the process is the punishment" if you don't have corporate legal budgets you can be bankrupted even if you WIN.

Arwyn Quandry

It's more interesting and telling to watch the behavior surrounding the allegations - the accused persons closing their social media accounts, website pages going down, public staff lists being hidden. That gives some hint into how the company is really feeling about what's going on.

Jolly Roger

But they kind of have addressed it by mass deleting of information - that's a reaction and gives us an insight into what panic/crisis reactions are being taken.

The corporate website deletion of the team information - that is not a normal response from a "corporate" UNLESS somebody is no longer on that public team.

Also strange that both LL and the individual concerned forgot wayback machine etc exists which allows that content to still be visible and draws more attention to themselves as a result of the knee jerk actions.

The pictures on Flickr, well anyone can make up their own mind if they set a certain viewpoint on the basis of this being a professional account representing a corporate company.

It looks like they are only making it worse, and perhaps should seek a corporate strategist or crisis PR team to help them. Thank goodness Tilia is under a separate entity.

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