If you see something bad going on within your communities, do something about it, and when approached about it don’t resort to the “not all of us are like that” defense or deny that it exists, because that tells me that you are refusing to address the problem; it’s likely that someone who does either is actually participating in the bad behavior themselves. When someone does bad things within a community and no one speaks up, it carries the implicit impression that everyone supports it, and as a result makes the entire community look bad. 

This is why I’m glad I co-admin a decently sized fandom community, so that I’m in a position to directly handle any harmful communication that emerges.


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